Challenges of Contemporary Economics

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First Name: Masahiro
Second name: Taguchi
Academic title: Professor

Place of employment: Graduate School of Humanities & Social Sciences, Okayama University, Japan
Position: Professor

  • 1979-1984 Central School of Planning and Statistics (Szkoła Główna Planowania i Statystyki: SGPiS)Warsaw Major in finance and statistics
  • 1985-1988 Post Graduate School, Kyoto UniversityKyotoMajor in Economic Policy

Research interests:
  • Strategy of Economic Growth,
  • Economies in Transition,
  • Economic History of Contemporary Poland

Publications (most important/popular):
  • Masahiro Taguchi. Polish-English-Japanese Small Dictionary of Economic Terms (Mały słownik ekonomiczny polsko-angielsko-japoński). Warszawa/Kyoto, 1985.
  • Masahiro Taguchi. ‘Program of Transition and the Problems during its implementation’, ‘The Structure of Unemployment in Poland’, in: Ohtsu, Sadami & Masahiko Yoshii (ed.) Transition of Economic System and Situations of Labour Markets. Tokyo: Nihonhyoronsha, 1999,
  • Masahiro Taguchi. ‘The Failure of Democratization and Economic Liberalism in Poland in the Interwar Period’, Okayama Economic Review, Vol.33, No.1, 2001.6.
  • Masahiro Taguchi. ‘Transition Policy in Poland and the „Washington Consensus”’, Comparative Economic Studies, Vol.8, May 2001.
  • Masahiro Taguchi. ‘Japanese Approach to the Transition Economies’. Grzegorz W. Kolodko (ed.) Emerging Market Economies: Globalization and Development. Ashgate Publishing: UK, 2003.
  • Masahiro Taguchi. ‘The Rise of Intereventionism in Interwar Poland --Etatism as a Development Strategy’, Okayama Economic Review, vol.37, No.2, Sept. 2005, pp.69-84.
  • Masahiro Taguchi. The Political Economy of Transition in Poland. Tokyo: Ochanomizu-shobno, 2005. ‘State and Market in Poland in the Interwar Period’, Shokichi Nakayama and Katsuhiko Matsukawa (ed.)
  • Ryohei Nakamura, Masahiro Taguchi. 'Agglomeration and Institutional Effects on Dynamics in Regional Disparities: Experience from Poland and Japan', Ekonomia (Faculty of Economic Sciences, Warsaw University, Poland), Nr 25, 2010, pp.3-31.
  • Masahiro Taguchi. 'Mechanizm upadku socjalistycznego systemu gospodarczego', Ekonomia (Faculty of Economic Sciences, Warsaw University, Poland), Nr 26, 2010, pp.3-28. (Japanese)

  • 2007 Award of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland
  • 2009 Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland