JICA Research Institute



Visiting ScholarPart-time

Educational Background

2014 Ph.D. in International Studies, Waseda University, Japan
1999 MA in Economics, the University of Manchester (with Distinction)

Career Background

2018- Associate Professor, School of Information and Communication, Meiji University
2014- Visiting Scholar, Columbia University
2014- Adjunct Researcher, Waseda University
2018- Visiting Scholar,Center for Global Studies, Graduate School of International Relations, the University of Shizuoka
2015-2018 Associate Professor of Economics, Graduate School of International Relations, the University of Shizuoka
Researcher, Wider Europe Research Center,the University of Shizuoka
Senior Research Fellow, JICA Research Institute
Director, Research Program Division, JICA Research Institute
Director, Private Sector Development Division, Department of Industrial Development and Public Policy, JICA
Special Assistant to the President, Office of President, JICA
First Secretary, Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations
Personnel Division, Personnel Department

Major Publications

○Refereed Journal
Shimada, Go and Miki Motomura. 2017. "Building Resilience through Social Capital as a Counter-Measure to Natural Disasters in Africa: A Case Study From A Project in Pastoralist and Agro-pastoralist communities in Borena, in the Oromia Region of Ethiopia." Africa Study Monograph. Supplement Issue No. 53: 35-51. Kyoto: Kyoto University.

Shimada, Go. 2017. "A Quantitative Study of Social Capital in the Tertiary Sector of Kobe - Has Social Capital Promoted Economic Reconstruction Since the Great Hanshin Awaji Earthquake?” International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. Volume 22. June 2017. Pages 494-502.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2016.10.002. (Reprint as a chapter in Pijush Samui, Dookie Kim and Chandan Ghosh. eds. 2018. Integrating Disaster Science and Management: Global Case Studies in Mitigation and Recovery. Amsterdam: Elsevier). 

Shimada, Go. 2015. "The Role of Social Capital after Disasters: An Empirical Study of Japan based on Time-Series-Cross-Section (TSCS) Data from 1981 to 2012. " International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction.14(2015)388-394. doi:10.1016/j.ijdrr.2015.09.004

Shimada, Go. 2012. The Macro Economic Impacts of Natural Disasters: A Case Study of Japan, Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies. Waseda University, Journal of Asia Pacific Studies, No. 24. 2012.

Shimada, Go. 2009. “The Political Economy of the United Nations Development System: UN reform debate since the 1969 Jackson Report to the Coherence Panel Report of 2006, and the possibilities of further UN reform.” The United Nations Studies. Number 10, June 2009. Tokyo: The Japan Association for United Nations Studies 
○Book Chapter
Higuchi, Yuki and Go Shimada. 2019. "Industrial Policy, Industrial Development and Structural Transformation in Asia and Africa." In Keijiro Osuka and Kaoru Sugihara. eds. Paths to the Emerging State in Asia and Africa (Emerging-Economy State and International Policy Studies). Singapore: Springer
Shimada, Go. 2017. "Inside the Black Box of Japan’s Institution for Industrial Policy – An Institutional Analysis of Development Bank, Private Sector and Labour." In Akbar Noman and Joseph Stiglitz, eds. Efficiency, Finance and Varieties of Industrial Policy. New York: Columbia University Press.

Shimada, Go. 2015a. "The Economic Implications of Comprehensive Approach to Learning on Industrial Development (Policy and Managerial Capability Learning): A Case of Ethiopia." In Akbar Noman and Joseph Stiglitz, eds. Industrial Policy and Economic Transformation in Africa. New York: Columbia University Press.
Shimada, Go. 2015b. "Towards community resilience - the role of social capital after disasters." In Laurence Chandy, Hiroshi Kato, Homi Kharas, eds. The last mile in ending extreme poverty, Washington D.C.: Brookings Institutions. 

Shimada, Go. 2015c. "What are the Macroeconomic Impacts of Natural Disasters? - The Impacts of Natural Disasters on the Growth Rate of Gross Prefectural Domestic Product in Japan." In Haddad, Lawrence. Hiroshi Kato. Nicolas Meisel. eds. Growth is Dead, Long Live Growth The Quality of Economic Growth and Why it Matters. Tokyo: JICA Research Institute.

Shimada, Go. 2015. “Twenty years after the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake and the Great East Japan Earthquake: From the Perspective of Resilience and Social Capital.” In Waseda University “After 3.11 disaster” editorial committee. After 3.11: Waseda’s 92 Analysis and Suggestions (In Japanese).

Shimada, Go. 2013. Industrial Development of Africa- JICA's commitment at TICAD IV and its follow-up, In Inclusive and Dynamic Development in Sub-Saharan Africa, ed.Kato, H. Tokyo: JICA Research Institute. (with Toru Homma and Hiromichi Murakami)

Shimada, Go. 2012. Japan's Approach to African Development During TICAD IV: The Case of Ethiopia, (Edited by GRISP Development Forum), Policy Miniutes No. 24, Tokyo: GRIPS.


Japan Association for Human Security Studies(board member)
The Japan Society for International Development
The American Economic Association
Japan Association for African Studies
Japan Association for United Nations Studies
Japanese Association for Development Economics(board member)

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