Faculty name
Associate Professor: Tomoki Ishikura

Research policy and content

In order to study the relationship between policy and social life, it is necessary to think deeply about how people think, how they act, and what kind of society will be realized.The study that deals with this is "economic theory," which systematically theorizes people's thinking and behavior in society.
The basic policy of our laboratory is to consider the relationship between policy and social life by expressing society as an abstracted model, using economic theory as an academic foundation.Models based on economic theory are also described using applied mathematics, especially optimization theory.
Therefore, in our laboratory, learning the basics of economics and applied mathematics is the basis of our research activities.

Two Pillars of Research

From transportation systems that connect the world to river embankments, urban lifelines, and roads in front of homes, all of these can be called social infrastructures, but the spatial scale of each social infrastructure varies.The time horizon of infrastructure is also long-term, as evidenced by the fact that Roman roads are the foundation of the modern Italian motorway network.
In particular, large-scale social infrastructure facilities require a long construction period, a long period of use, and a long lifespan.In other words, "space" and "time" are important keywords when considering social infrastructure policies, and the following two are the pillars of our research themes.

  • Research on Infrastructure Policy from the Perspective of Spatial Economic System
  • Research on Infrastructure Policy from the Viewpoint of Dynamic Economic System

Master/Doctoral thesis theme

Estimating Elasticity of Substitution and Transport Barriers in Interregional Trade

Ripple effects on industries in each country brought about by the development of the ASEAN aviation industry

Major Graduation Thesis Themes

Proposal of general equilibrium model including port selection

A Study of Regional Evaluation Factors in the Suburbs of Tokyo Based on the Hedonic Pricing Method

Quantitative Analysis of Land Price Formation Factors in Fukuoka City

Preference bias in interregional trade and its transition