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Tetsuji Okazaki

Tetsuji Okazaki

Research Category

Economic history

Area of Interest

Institutional and organizational economic history, comparative institutional analysis, economic development

Recent Thoughts

My research aims to understand the way institutions and organizations function in an economy as well as how they change, from a long-term historical perspective. Concerning institutional change in particular, I am interested in conducting analysis from an evolutionary perspective, looking at the function of changes in the behavioral attributes of corporations and individuals along with changes in demographic composition of those agents with each behavioral attribute.


  • Yasushi Hamao, Takeo Hoshi and Tetsuji Okazaki, “Listing Policy and Development of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in the Pre-War Period” in Takatoshi Ito and Andrew Rose eds. Financial Sector Development in the Pacific Rim. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, pp.51-87, 2009.
  • Tetsuji Okazaki, Michiru Sawada and Ke Wang, “Fall of 'Organ Bank' Relationship over Bank Failure and Consolidation Wave: Experience in Prewar Japan,” Corporate Ownership and Control 4(4): 20-29, 2007
  • Tetsuji Okazaki and Michiru Sawada, “Effects of a Bank Consolidation Promotion Policy: Evaluating the 1927 Bank Law in Japan,” Financial History Review, 14(1): 29-61, 2007
  • Tetsuji Okazaki, "Micro-aspects of Monetary Policy: Lender of Last Resort and Selection of Banks in Pre-war Japan," Explorations in Economic History, 44: 657-679, 2007
  • Tetsuji Okazaki, "‘Voice’ and 'Exit' in Japanese Firms during the Second World War: Sanpo Revisited,"Economic History Review, 59(2): 374-395, 2006
  • Tetsuji Okazaki, Michiru Sawada and Kazuki Yokoyama, "Measuring the Extent and Implications of Director Interlocking in the Prewar Japanese Banking Industry," Journal of Economic History, 65(4): 1082-1115, 2005
  • Tetsuji Okazaki eds., Production Organizations in Japanese Economic Development, London: Rout ledge, 2007
  • Tetsuji Okazaki and Masahiro Okuno-Fujiwara eds., Japanese Economic System and Its Historical Origins, New York: Oxford University Press, 1999
  • 岡崎哲二『日本の工業化と鉄鋼産業-経済発展の比較制度分析』東京大学出版会、1993年
  • 岡崎哲二・奥野正寛編『現代日本経済システムの源流』日本経済新聞社、1993年
  • 岡崎哲二『江戸の市場経済-歴史制度分析から見た株仲間』講談社、1999年
  • 岡崎哲二編『取引制度の経済史』東京大学出版会、2001年
  • 岡崎哲二編『生産組織の経済史』東京大学出版会、2005年
  • 岡崎哲二『コア・テキスト 経済史』新世社、2005年

Recent/Ongoing Works

  • Yutaka Arimoto, Kentaro Nakajima and Tetsuji Okazaki, Aglomeration or Selection ?: The Case of the Japanese Silk-reeling Industry, 1909-1916, RIETI Discussion Paper, 10E-003
  • Tetsuji Okazaki , “Supplier Networks and "Supplier Networks and Aircraft Production in Wartime Japan, " CIRJE Discussion Paper F-605, Faculty of Economics, The University of Tokyo F-566Tetsuji Okazaki and Michiru Sawada, "Interbank Networks in Pre-war Japan: Structure and Implications" CIRJE Discussion Paper F-605, Faculty of Economics, The University of Tokyo
  • Tetsuji Okazaki, Asuka Imaizumi, Kaori Ito, "Impact of Natural Disasters on Industrial Agglomeration: A Case of the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake" CIRJE Discussion Paper F-605, Faculty of Economics, The University of Tokyo F-602
  • Kozo Kiyota and Testuji Okazaki, "Industrial Policy Cuts Two Ways: Evidence from Cotton Spinning Firms in Japan, 1956-1964" forthcoming in Journal of Law and Economics
  • Tetsuji Okazaki, "Industrial Development, Firm Dynamics and Patterns of Productivity Growth: The Case of the Cotton Spinning Industry in Prewar Japan, 1894-1924" CIRJE Discussion Paper F-605, Faculty of Economics, The University of Tokyo F-562
  • Yutaka Arimoto, Tetsuji Okazaki and Masaki Nakabayashi, "Agrarian Land Tenancy in Prewar Japan: Contract Choice and Implications on Productivity” CIRJE Discussion Paper F-549, Faculty of Economics, The University of Tokyo, forthcoming in Developing Economies
  • Masaki Nakabayashi and Tetsuji Okazaki, "Role of Courts in Economic Development: A Case of Prewar Japan," CIRJE Discussion Paper F-517, Faculty of Economics, The University of Tokyo
  • "Economic Development, Income Inequality and Social Stability in Prewar Japan: A Prefecture-level Analysis," CIRJE Discussion Paper F-500, Faculty of Economics, The University of Tokyo
  • Tetsuji Okazaki, "Selection and Imitation in Institutional Evolution: Analysis of Institutional Change in Japan, 1960-1999", CIRJE Discussion Paper F-256, Faculty of Economics, The University of Tokyo
  • アブナー・グライフ『比較歴史制度分析』(岡崎哲二・神取道宏 監訳)NTT出版、2009年

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