General policy

First of all, I myself was a foreign student from China. I finished my Ph.D. study in Kyoto University of Japan, which is invaluable in my life. Therefore, I would like to help you as much as I can.

Our research group is interested in applying mathematics to social sciences, particularly social economics. Specifically, I did some work in spatial economics (including regional science, urban economics and international economics) and conflict resolution. Students interested in one them are welcome.

Don't worry about your Japanese if your English is good enough. Many students here learn Japanese after their coming.

Both Economics and Mathematics are important. According to my experience, it is easier to learn Economics after Mathematics than the reverse. Therefore, don't worry too much about your knowledge in economics.

To become a student

Please send me the following files by e-mail.

1. Your resume, with a recent photo if possible.

2. A list of courses and their scores of your undergraduate period.

3. You are expected to read at least one of my papers. Please tell me which part you are interested in.

List of papers coauthored with my students

Papers Included in Social Science Citation Index
  1. Offshoring, Globalization, and Welfare, The North American Journal of Economics and Finance, Vol. 31, 75-93. Doi: 10.1016/j.najef.2014.10.004.
  2. Zeng, D.-Z. and Uchikawa, T. (2014): Ubiquitous inequality: the home market effect in a multicountry space, Journal of Mathematical Economics, Vol. 50, No. 1, 225-233. Doi: 10.1016/i.jmateco.2013.11.007.
  3. Tan, L. and Zeng, D.-Z. (2014): Spatial Inequality between Developed and Developing Economies, Papers in Regional Science, Vol. 93, No. 2, 229-248. Doi: 10.1111/pirs.12046.
  4. Wang, A.-M. and Zeng, D.-Z., (2013): Agglomeration, Tax, and Local Public Goods, Hitotsubashi Journal of Economics, Vol. 54, No. 2, 177-201.
  5. Takahashi, T., Takatsuka, H. and Zeng, D.-Z. (2013): Spatial Inequality, Globalization, and Footloose Capital, Economic Theory, Vol. 53, No. 1, 213-238. Doi: 10.1007/s00199-011-0686-7

Other Peer-Reviewed Papers
  1. Zhou, Y., Imaizumi, C., Kono, T., and Zeng, D.-Z. (2016): Trade and the Location of Two Industries: A Two-Factor Model, Interdisciplinary Information Sciences, forthcoming. Doi: 10.4036/iis.2015.R.02
  2. Sakurada, K. and Zeng, D.-Z. (2012): Regional competition for infrastructure provision incorporating industrial agglomeration (in Japanese), Journal of Applied Regional Science, No. 16, 15-25.
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