Sophia University Faculty of Economics

Sophia University Faculty of Economics

Master's Program in Economics Curriculum

Building Solid Fundamentals Through Coursework

  • The topics of microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics, all of which constitute the foundation of the study of economics, will be covered thoroughly in required courses for first-year students.
  • Students will then take courses in applied economics based on their individual research topics to acquire high-level specialized knowledge.

Dialog-based Thesis Seminars

  • Thesis seminars featuring dialog-based guidance in small groups are offered as required courses to assist in the completion of a master's thesis based on up-to-date research trends.
  • The seminars will present cutting-edge knowledge in high-level analytical methods and data, and also focus on developing presentation skills through seminar reports.

Guidance From Multiple Faculty Instructors

Multifaceted guidance from multiple specialized staff members will be available to support the master's thesis writing process. This will help to broaden the analytical perspectives and methods in approaching the research topic.

Research Fields of Graduate Program Instructors

Ken Aoki Industrial Organization, Industrial Organization of Health Care Markets
Takahisa Dejima Labor Economics: Applied Econometric Analysis of the Japanese Wage Structure, Employment System, and Fertility Rate
Satoshi Kawanishi Business applications of game theory and behavioral economics
Hiroki Kondo Public economics and finance; New economic geography; Macroeconomics
John Joseph Puthenkalam Economic Growth and Sustainable Development of Asia and Developing Countries
Kazushi Takahashi Development Economics, Applied microeconometrics
Yosuke Takeda Macroeconomics, Monetary Policy, Household Finance, Political Economy, Optimal Taxation, Innovation
Morihiro Yomogida International Economics, Theory of International Trade
Ayako Honda Governance of healthcare financing, Incentives and motivation, Economics of health systems
Tetsuya Horie Environmental Economics,Natural Resource Economics,Ecological Economics
Kohei Kamaga Social Choice Theory, Welfare Economics, Law and Economics
Aiko Kurushima Stochastic optimization, optimal stopping, decision making under uncertainty
Naoaki Minamihashi Japanese Economy,Financial Intermediation,Industrial Organization
Toru Nakazato Macroeconomics
Asuka Takeuchi Financial Econometrics, Empirical analysis of the risk of financial assets and option prices.
Masamitsu Kurata World Economic History, Development Economics, Agricultural Economics