Sophia University

Academics Professors Information

Email:
michiru-s[at]sophia.ac.jp
Tel: 03-3238-4055
Office: 10-541
KOSAKA (SAKANE) Michiru
小阪 みちる

Associate Professor
Macroeconomics, International Finance

on sabbatical leave in autumn 2017 and spring 2018

B.A., Hitotsubashi University
M.A., Hitotsubashi University
M.A., Duke University
Ph.D., Duke University

Research and Teaching Interests:
My research areas are macroeconomics and international finance. I have been mainly working on the field of open economy macroeconomics. My main recent interest is to explore the international business cycles and the dynamics of international relative price movements using a model incorporating firm-specific heterogeneous productivities and markups. In my courses at Sophia, students learn theoretical macroeconomic models and economic consequences of various policies.

Selected Publications

Book Chapters

  • "Jinmingen Kaikaku to Sono Jissai," (with Eiji Ogawa and Takatoshi Ito, in Japanese), in Ito, Takatoshi, Eiji Ogawa, and Junko Shimzu eds., Higashi Ajia Tsuuka Basuketto no Keizai Bunseki, Toyo Keizai Inc., 2007.

Journal Articles

  • “Chinese Yuan after the Chinese Exchange Rate System Reform,” China & World Economy, Vol.14, No.6, 2006, pp. 39-57.

Working Papers

  • “News-Driven International Business Cycles: Effects of U.S. News Shock on the Canadian Economy,” Global COE Hi-Stat Discussion Paper Series gd09-129, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University, 2010.
  • “Product Variety, Firm Entry, and Terms of Trade Dynamics,” TCER Working Paper E-35, 2011.

COURSES

Courses No Title 2018 Semester Offered
IBE201 PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS Autumn
IBE323
INTERNATIONAL FINANCE
Not Offered
IBE430
ECONOMICS SURVEY OF CONTEMPORARY JAPAN
Autumn
IBE434
ADVANCED MACROECONOMICS
Autumn