The Graduate School of Public Policy is pleased to announce that the doctoral program has launched from AY2016. The main research areas of the doctoral program are International Finance and Development, International Security, and Science and Technology. The program aims to nurture highly skilled researchers in law and politics and economics. In addition, it aims to foster cross-cutting, multidisciplinary, and practical skills for policy-making.
Globalization and major changes in the global environment are presenting modern society with increasingly diverse and complex challenges. Dealing with these challenges demands an advanced skillset—the ability to identify quickly and accurately the key issues from amidst complex phenomena, to apply sophisticated research skills to establish the relevant questions, and to synthesize expert knowledge from various fields to create a set of options for solutions. A choice must then be made from amongst the options set while building social consensus around that choice through communication, and the chosen option implemented expeditiously with an international perspective. Given this new level of complexity and diversity, it is hardly surprising that a growing ratio of international institutions and government policy practitioners are doctorate-holders.
Expectations for Students
Responding to these social demands, our doctoral program trains students in the advanced research skills necessary to develop original questions from their research, construct and assess potential solutions that synthesize expert knowledge from various disciplines, and move these solutions quickly into practice with an international perspective, communicating with diverse stakeholders. Our graduates are policy professionals superbly equipped to handle specialist tasks and take the lead in core areas of society—whether they are leading policy development on diverse and complex social issues critical to state operation, representing the government in difficult international negotiations, leading international discussion at international organizations and research institutions, leading major multinational corporate projects that stimulate industry, or effecting social transformation as social entrepreneurs.
The program focuses on International Finance and Development, International Security, and Science and Technology as areas where these social demands are particularly strong and where there is a need for close international partnership.
- The Program can be completed entirely in English
- 20 credits and doctoral thesis, 3-year program
- Degree to Confer: Doctor of Philosophy in Public Policy
- Annual Intake: 8 places
- Admission Requirements include:
a) Master’s thesis or its equivalent
b) Foundation of specialized knowledge of either Law and Politics or Economics at master’s level is required to begin the program
- 3 Research Areas: “International Security”, “International Finance and Development” and “Science and Technology Policy”
For more information about faculty members, please see this page.
- Main supervisors
|AOI, Chiyuki||War and Strategic Studies; Peace and Security|
|AOKI, Naomi||Comparative Public Administration, Public Management, Civil Service Reforms, Public Governance|
|CHEN, Stacey||Labor, Development, Education, and Health Economics; Applied Econometrics|
|HENG, Yee Kuang||International Security; Strategic Studies; Existential Risks|
|IIDA, Keisuke||International political economy|
|IIZUKA, Toshiaki||Health Economics, Industrial Organization|
|ITO, Kazuyori||International Law, International Economic Law|
|JIN, Bei||Health Policy, Contemporary Chinese Politics and Governance|
|KUCHERYAVYY, Konstantin||International Trade, International Finance, Computational Economics|
|MAEDA, Kentaro||Public Administration|
|NAKATA, Taisuke||Macroeconomics, Monetary Policy|
|OHASHI, Hiroshi||Industrial Organization; International Trade; Policy Analysis|
|SHIGEOKA, Hitoshi||Applied microeconomics (Health Economics in particular)|
|SHIROYAMA, Hideaki||International public administration, Science, Technology and Public Policy|
|SUZUKI, Kazuto||International Political Economy, Science and Technology Policy|
|TAKASAKI, Yoshito||Development Economics; Resource Economics; Applied Microeconometrics; Field Experiment|
|UEDA, Kenichi||Financial economics, Economic Growth, International Finance|
*The admissions information has been moved to the webpage below.
PhD Desk, Graduate School of Public Policy
University of Tokyo