Institute of Economic Research,
2-1 Naka Kunitachi, Tokyo 186-8603, Japan
Department of Economic History (on leave)
London School of Economics and Political Science
London WC2A 2AE, UK
My research interests include long-term economic growth in East Asia; international comparison of living standards, human capital and productivity; institutions, legal traditions, long-run growth and global history and the economics of the silk sector.