KOSAKA (SAKANE) Michiru

小阪 みちる
on sabbatical leave in autumn 2017 and spring 2018
Associate Professor
Macroeconomics, International Finance
B.A., Hitotsubashi University
M.A., Hitotsubashi University
M.A., Duke University
Ph.D., Duke University

Research and Teaching Interests:

My research areas are macroeconomics and international finance. I have been mainly working on the field of open economy macroeconomics. My main recent interest is to explore the international business cycles and the dynamics of international relative price movements using a model incorporating firm-specific heterogeneous productivities and markups. In my courses at Sophia, students learn theoretical macroeconomic models and economic consequences of various policies.

Selected Publications:

Book Chapters
"Jinmingen Kaikaku to Sono Jissai," (with Eiji Ogawa and Takatoshi Ito, in Japanese), in Ito, Takatoshi, Eiji Ogawa, and Junko Shimzu eds., Higashi Ajia Tsuuka Basuketto no Keizai Bunseki, Toyo Keizai Inc., 2007.

Journal Articles
“Chinese Yuan after the Chinese Exchange Rate System Reform,” China & World Economy, Vol.14, No.6, 2006, pp. 39-57.

Working Papers
“News-Driven International Business Cycles: Effects of U.S. News Shock on the Canadian Economy,” Global COE Hi-Stat Discussion Paper Series gd09-129, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University, 2010.

“Product Variety, Firm Entry, and Terms of Trade Dynamics,” TCER Working Paper E-35, 2011.

COURSES

Courses NoTitle2017 Semester Offered
IBE434 ADVANCED MACROECONOMICS Not Offered
IBE430 ECONOMICS SURVEY OF CONTEMPORARY JAPAN Not Offered
IBE323 INTERNATIONAL FINANCE Not Offered
IBE201 PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS Spring
Tel:
03-3238-4055
Email:
michiru-s@sophia.ac.jp
Website:
https://sites.google.com/site/michirusakane/
Office:
10-541