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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 Non faculty-members as well as faculty-members of the University are welcome to submit unpublished research articles for editorial consideration.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 copyrights in the submitted work, such as the right of reproduction or public transmission, including the copyrights protected under any applicable law of any foreign countries, shall be assigned exclusively to Hitotsubashi University in accordance with Hitotsubashi Journal Copyright Policy (http://www.hit-u.ac.jp/eng/about/publications/hitotsubashijournal.html). When the author(s) reproduce or republish the work elsewhere, please notify Hitotsubashi Journal Editorial Office in advance. 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:
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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: Makoto Saito
Associate Editors: Hodaka Morita   Motohiro Sato   Yohei Yamamoto
Editorial Board: Yutaka Arimoto  Jota Ishikawa  Ryo Jinnai  Eiji Kurozumi  Yosuke Okada
  Eiichi Tomiura  Takashi Ui   Izumi Yokoyama   Naoki Yoshihara
Editorial Secretary: Mitsuyo Shirakawa