Research Project: Origins of Protectionist Trade Policy Preferences
Professor Ito received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in Economics from Keio University. His research focuses on international trade and investment; trade, innovation and intellectual property rights; and trade protection and political economy. Professor Ito’s articles have been published in The World Economy, Economic Inquiry, Review of International Economics, Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, China Economic Review, and in other journals and edited volumes. He is also the co-author of Global Innovations (in Japanese, Keio University Press, 2011). While at Harvard, his research project will examine the origins of protectionist policy preferences.