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Hitotsubashi Journal of Economics

Aims and Scope

The Hitotsubashi Journal of Economics is published twice annually by Hitotsubashi University and is open to all researchers in the field of economics. Non faculty-members as well as faculty-members of the University are welcome to submit unpublished research articles for editorial consideration.


Manuscripts that are closely related to those already published in the Journal or manuscripts that concern empirical, theoretical and/or historical aspects of the Japanese economy are especially welcome.


Authors submitting a manuscript do so on the understanding that if it is accepted for publication, the rights of reproduction and public transmission of the published work, as provided for in sections 21 and 23 of the Copyright Act of Japan and including the use of digital archives, shall be assigned exclusively to Hitotsubashi University. The author accepts that it may not be possible to restrict access to the work once it has been published in such archive(s). Hitotsubashi University will not refuse any reasonable request by the author for permission to reproduce or republish the published work elsewhere. All those considering submissions should consult Instructions to Authors below.


Copies are distributed to academic institutions in exchange for publications of a similar nature. Individuals may subscribe to this Journal through the following agents.


Subscription outside Japan:
      Japan Publications Trading Co., Ltd., Book Export II Department
      1-2-1 Sarugaku-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0064, Japan
      Fax: +81-3-3292-0410@E-mail: serials@jptco.co.jp


Subscription in Japan:
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      Tel: 03-3230-9412 Fax: 03-3230-9569



All communications should be addressed to the Hitotsubashi Journal Editorial Office, Hitotsubashi University, Kunitachi, Tokyo 186-8601, Japan. E-mail: hje-ed@econ


Table of contents for each issue is available from the university repository system (HERMES-IR).

All the papers in Hitotsubashi Journal of Economics are downloadable in pdf format for free of charge from HERMES-IR.


Web page of Hitotsubashi Journal of Economics in HERMES-IR


Instructions to Authors (PDF)


   Editor:    Yukinobu Kitamura
   Associate Editors:    Naohito Abe   Motohiro Sato    Emiko Usui
   Editorial Board:    Jota Ishikawa   Daiji Kawaguchi     Eiji Kurozumi    Yosuke Okada
                                  Makoto Saito   Eiichi Tomiura     Takashi Ui    Naoki Yoshihara
   Editorial Secretary:    Mitsuyo Shirakawa