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 About the Director
  Katsuji OKACHI
 岡地 勝二 (オカチ カツジ ) 

Katsuji Okachi is Professor of International Economics of Ryukoku University, Kyoto, Japan.
He was born in 1942 in Nagoya, Japan. He has had the honor of receiving numerous opportunities of visiting international institutions for the sake of research and education including the University of Houston (USA) as a Postdoctoral Fellow and Adjunct Professor, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Australia) and Curtin University of Technology (Australia), in both cases as a Visiting Professor, St.Antony's College, University of Oxford (England) as an Academic Visitor, Warsaw School of Economics (Poland) as an Exchange Professor and others.

B.A. Kansai University, Osaka, Japan
M.A. University of Georgia, Georgia, U.S.A.
Ph.D. Florida State University, Florida, U.S.A.
Dr. of Economics, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan


International Economics, Economics of Education Theory of Economic Policy


The Best Dissertation Award(Ph. D), American Education Finance Association, U.S.A. 1981
Faculty Enrichment Award, the Government of Canada, 1995


Adjunct Professor in the Institute of Research into International Competitiveness for the period from 3 September 1994 to 2 September 1997 at Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia based on the decision of the Coupicil of Curtin University of Technology

Exchange Visitor to Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw, Poland based on the academic exchange agreement between Warsaw School of Economics and Ryukoku University from August 26, 1991 to September 26, 1991

Visiting Fellow of Economics at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology from 24th, July 1989 to 24th, September 1989 in Melbourne, Australia

Sub Dean of Faculty of Economics at Ryukoku University for the period from 1st April 1992 to 31st March 1994

Chairperson of International Relation Course at Ryukoku University for the period from 1st April 1991 to 31st March 1992

Member of the Editorial Committee of Journal of Economics and Business for the period from 1st April 1989 to 31st March 1991 and Ryukoku Journal of Economic Studies from 1st April 1994 to current

Managing Editor of Asia Pacific Journal of Economics and Business from April of 1997 to current

Dean of Student Affairs of Ryukoku University in Kyoto, Japan from April, 1998 to October 2000

Dean of Faculty of Economics of Ryukoku University from October 2000 to March 2002