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Toshihisa Toyoda

also known as 豊田 利久

economist , educator

Toshihisa Toyoda, Japanese economist, educator. Member Econometric Society, Japanese Economic Association, Japanese Statistics Society, Japan Society International Devel. (president, 2005-2008), East Asian Economic Association, Omicron Delta Epsilon.

He worked at Kobe University for 1966-2004, and at Hiroshima Shudo University for 2004-2012. He is now Professor Emeritus at Kobe Univ and at Hiroshima Shudo Univ.


Toyoda, Toshihisa was born in 1940 in Okayama, Japan. Son of Tohru and Kikuyo Toyoda.


Bachelor, Kobe University, Japan, 1963; Master of Arts, Kobe University, Japan, 1965; Doctor of Philosophy, Carnegie Mellon University, 1971. My mentor supervisors at Carnegie were Prof Robert E. Lucas and late Prof Martin Bronfenbrenner.


Assistant professor Kobe University, 1971-1972, associate professor, 1972-1980, professor economics, 1980, dean Grad. School International Cooperation Studies, 1996-1998, emeritus professor since 2004; professor Hiroshima Shudo University, 2004-2012, emeritus professor since 2012; Visiting professor Beijing Normal University, 2012; Visiting professor University of Essex, 1988; visiting research associate North Carolina State Uiv., University California-Riverside, 1974, Duke University, 1977; visiting senior research officer Economic Planning Agency, Tokyo, 1979-1984; Editor Economic Studies Quarterly, 1981-1984; President Japan Society of International Development, 2005-2008.


  • Founded the Faculty of Economics and Business Management, National University of Laos, along with the government of Lao PDR and JICA.


  • Econometric Society

  • Japanese Economic Association

  • Asian Economic Association

  • Japan Society International Devel. (president 2005-2008)

  • Omicron Delta Epsilon.