Researcher Database

Hisamitsu Saito
Faculty of Economics and Business Division of Modern Economics and Management Economic Analysis
Associate Professor

Researcher Profile and Settings

Affiliation

  • Faculty of Economics and Business Division of Modern Economics and Management Economic Analysis

Job Title

  • Associate Professor

Degree

  • Ph.D.(Oregon State University)

URL

Research funding number

  • 30540984

ORCID ID

Researcher ID

  • E-5761-2014

J-Global ID

Research Areas

  • Humanities & social sciences / Economic policy
  • Humanities & social sciences / Economic policy
  • Humanities & social sciences / Agricultural and food economics

Academic & Professional Experience

  • 2014/04 - Today Hokkaido University Faculty of Economics and Business Associate Professor
  • 2010/12 - 2014/03 Kyushu University Faculty of Agriculture Assistant Professor
  • 2008/11 - 2010/11 Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine Research Associate

Education

  • 2003/09 - 2008/03  Oregon State University  Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
  • 2000/04 - 2003/03  Hokkaido University  Graduate School of Agriculture
  • 2001/08 - 2002/07  National Autonomous University of Mexico
  • 1996/04 - 2000/03  Hokkaido University  School of Agriculture

Association Memberships

  • Agricultural and Applied Economics Association   Canadian Economics Association   THE FOOD, AGRICULTURAL AND RESOURCE ECONOMICS SOCIETY OF JAPAN   THE AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS SOCIETY OF HOKKAIDO   THE AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS SOCIETY OF JAPAN   APPLIED REGIONAL SCIENCE CONFERENCE   

Research Activities

Published Papers

  • Daiki Watanabe, Yoko Saito, Hisamitsu Saito, Koichiro Gen, Tetsuji Masaok, Ryo Ohsawa
    Agricultural Information Research 30 (2) 24 - 34 2021/07 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • Hisamitsu Saito, João Romão
    Tourism Management 69 180 - 188 0261-5177 2018/12/01 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    This study quantifies the impact of peak demand and seasonality on regional productivity in the Spanish accommodation sector. We then identify factors affecting seasonal fluctuations and their relative contributions to regional variations in seasonality. The results show that demand for accommodation in the peak season mainly determines productivity. Thus, improving a region's attractiveness as a tourist destination is most effective for tourism-based regional development. In addition, reducing seasonal variations has a non-negligible impact on productivity. A decomposition analysis reveals that providing climate-independent tourist attractions and attracting business travelers are effective in reducing seasonality.
  • Qianhui Gao, Shoichi Ito, Hisamitsu Saito
    Agricultural Economics (Czech Republic) 64 (3) 141 - 147 1805-9295 2018 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    The study analyses the influence of technical barriers to agricultural trade carried out by Japan on China’s fruit exports. In order to measure the tariff equivalents of technical barriers, the price wedge method is utilized. Based on the utility function specified in the study, the constructed model is adopted to evaluate the elasticity of substitution between the imported fruits and Japanese domestic fruits, and the consumers’ preference parameters for different kinds of fruits. Sample data are chosen from the beginning of 2002 to the end of 2015. Based on the estimated preference parameters and elasticity of substitution, the results show that Japanese consumers prefer domestic fruits to the imported fruits. Besides, the results reveal that although the substitution and preference parameters are higher for the improved quality of imported fruits in the context of the positive list system, the scales of tariff equivalents of technical barriers are larger than the regular custom tariffs, and the technical barriers would cause extra huge costs for the imported fruits. Especially, in the three consecutive years after the implementation of the positive list system, tariff equivalents of technical barriers almost reached 150%, and then gradually decreased in the following years.
  • Yoko Saito, Daiki Watanabe, Hisamitsu Saito
    Agricultural Information Research 26 115 - 125 2017/12 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • Loan Utilization and Household Food Security in Rural Vietnam
    Huong Le, Hisamitsu Saito, Hiroshi Isoda, Shoichi Ito, Mitsuyasu Yabe
    Journal of Agricultural Economics and Development 6 33 - 43 2017/06 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • João Romão, Hisamitsu Saito
    Asia-Pacific Journal of Regional Science 1 243 - 264 2017/04 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • Qianhui Gao, Shoichi Ito, Kolawole Ogundari, Hisamitsu Saito
    SUSTAINABILITY 8 (8) 1 - 13 2071-1050 2016/08 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    The principal objective of this study is to analyze welfare effects of Japan's rice import quota focusing on the simultaneous buy and sell (SBS) of the rice importation minimum access (MA) policy. Based on the utility function specified in this study, the constructed model is adopted to measure consumption patterns through estimating elasticity of substitution between imported rice and Japan's domestic rice, and consumers' preference parameters for different kinds of rice. The results showed that Japanese households prefer domestic rice to the imported rice. Besides, three scenarios of adjusting rice quota volumes were carried out to examine the changes in consumer prices of imported rice and Japanese consumers' welfares. The results revealed that tariff equivalents of the SBS import quota almost doubled the scale of the mark-up, and the intervention by the Ministry of Agriculture of Japan did cause non-tariff barriers to trade (NTBs). Finally, if the SBS rice quota quantity was fixed at or larger than 180 thousand tons every fiscal year, the consumer prices of imported rice in Japan's market would decrease to be less than the prices of Japan's domestic rice, and therefore the imported rice would have more price advantages in this scenario.
  • Hisamitsu Saito, JunJie Wu
    JOURNAL OF REGIONAL SCIENCE 56 (1) 53 - 71 0022-4146 2016/01 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    Wide regional disparities exist in U.S. employment growth. To identify the causes of this disparities, we assess the relative contribution of locational characteristics to regional employment growth in the United States from 2001 to 2010 by estimating an employment growth model with the spatial-lag effect. Results show that, at the margin, congestion effects dominate localized scale externalities in urban counties. A diverse industrial structure and rich human capital are the main factors that contribute to regional disparities in employment growth. Significant spatial-lag effects indicate that spatial targeting and regional coordination are necessary to maximize the effectiveness of employment growth policies.
  • Hisamitsu Saito
    JOURNAL OF REGIONAL SCIENCE 55 (4) 540 - 559 0022-4146 2015/09 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    We examine the organization and location choice of heterogeneous firms in a two-region economy. When some high-productivity firms engage in multiplant production, a reduction in transport costs causes two changes in a small region: the closure of plants by high-productivity multiplant firms and the relocation of low-productivity single-plant firms to the region. In the presence of high-productivity multiplant firms, therefore, a decline in transport costs reinforces the spatial sorting of firms by productivity, enlarging the productivity gap between large and small regions. Conversely, reducing investment costs weakens the spatial sorting effects on regional productivity disparities.
  • Shuqin Yan, Kolawole Ogundari, Zhengwei Cao, Hiroshi Isoda, Shoichi Ito, Hisamitsu Saito
    Japanese Journal of Rural Economics 17 64 - 69 2015/03 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • Thinh T. Nguyen, Hisamitsu Saito, Hiroshi Isoda, Shoichi Ito
    WORLD DEVELOPMENT 66 457 - 467 0305-750X 2015/02 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    In the early stages of economic development, the migration of unskilled workers contributes to labor-intensive manufacturing production. In middle-income countries, however, the migration of skilled workers becomes the more important factor in economic progress. Evaluating the skill content of migration patterns therefore is essential to understanding migration's economic implications. For this purpose, we investigate the determinants of skilled and unskilled migration decisions in Vietnam. Rural higher education is shown to promote knowledge-intensive production by encouraging skilled individuals to migrate to cities. In complementary fashion, commercial farm development helps alleviate urban overcrowding by encouraging unskilled individuals to remain at home. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
  • Zhengwei Cao, Shoichi Ito, Hiroshi Isoda, Hisamitsu Saito
    Agricultural Marketing Journal of Japan 22 69 - 76 2014/03 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • Jiarong Qian, Shoichi Ito, Yueying Mu, Hisamitsu Saito, Hiroshi Isoda
    Japanese Journal of Farm Management 51 67 - 72 2013/12 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • Qianhui Gao, Shoichi Ito, Hiroshi Isoda, Hisamitsu Saito
    Japanese Journal of Farm Management 51 61 - 66 2013/12 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • Jinfeng Xu, Shoichi Ito, Hiroshi Isoda, Hisamitsu Saito, Qianhui Gao, Yoko Saito
    Japanese Journal of Farm Management 51 73 - 78 2013/12 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • Hisamitsu Saito, Yoko Saito
    Agribusiness 29 (2) 147 - 161 0742-4477 2013/03 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    Consumers often favor locally over nonlocally produced foods in the belief they have higher quality and provide the quasipublic service of conserving local agriculture. The aim of the present study is to clarify these two motivations' relative contributions to product demand by considering consumer reference points, that is preferences for remaining at present consumption and price levels. A stated-preference method is applied to the Japanese demand for bread from local wheat. We find that Japanese consumers pay a significant premium for local wheat bread and that more than half the observed demand variation is explained by a product's quasipublic nature. In contrast, reference-point effects suggest that those who frequently buy local food have a negative willingness-to-pay for imported or nonlocal-domestic breads. Appealing to local food-buyers' preferences for a local source and for environmental quality thus appears to be the most effective way of promoting local wheat bread. [JEL classifications: Q13 D12 D03]. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
  • A Study on Dynamic Impacts of Chinese Exchange Rate on China's Vegetable Exports: A Case of Vegetable Exports to Japan
    Qianhui Gao, Shoichi Ito, Hiroshi Isoda, Hisamitsu Saito
    Journal of Rural Economics Special Issue 345 - 351 2012/12 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • Ning-Ning Sun, Shoichi Ito, Hiroshi Isoda, Hisamitsu Saito, Andreas Neef, Bao-Hui Liang
    Japanese Journal of Farm Management 50 106 - 111 2012/09 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • Jiarong Qian, Shoichi Ito, Hiroshi Isoda, Hisamitsu Saito
    Japanese Journal of Farm Management 50 118 - 123 2012/06 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • Jiarong Qian, Shoichi Ito, Yueying Mu, Hiroshi Isoda, Hisamitsu Saito
    Journal of Rural Problems 48 31 - 34 2012/06 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • Zhengwei Cao, Shoichi Ito, Hiroshi Isoda, Hisamitsu Saito
    Japanese Journal of Farm Management 50 124 - 129 2012/06 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • Local Impacts of the 2007/2008 Food Price Crisis: Evidence from Rice Market Integration in Vietnam
    Kien Nguyen, Shoichi Ito, Hiroshi Isoda, Hisamitsu Saito
    Journal of Rural Economics Special Issue 298 - 305 2011/12 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • Hisamitsu Saito, Munisamy Gopinath, JunJie Wu
    CANADIAN JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS-REVUE CANADIENNE D ECONOMIQUE 44 (2) 541 - 560 0008-4085 2011/05 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    P>In this study, we develop an economic model to examine agglomeration of heterogeneous firms following trade liberalization. In a closed economy, we show that high-productivity firms are more likely to agglomerate because they benefit more from agglomeration than their low-productivity counterparts. However, trade liberalization, especially with a high-productivity partner, favours partial agglomeration; that is, low-productivity firms relocate away from the region where high-productivity firms agglomerate. Consequently, the welfare gap between the domestic regions of an economy narrows following trade liberalization. The latter result suggests that trade liberalization promotes regional economic development.On developpe un modele economique pour examiner l'agglomeration de firmes heterogenes a la suite de la liberalisation du commerce. Dans une economie fermee, on montre que les firmes a haute productivite sont davantage susceptibles de s'agglomerer parce qu'elles tirent plus d'avantages de l'agglomeration que les firmes a basse productivite. Cependant, la liberalisation du commerce, en particulier avec un partenaire a haute productivite, favorise l'agglomeration partielle, i.e., que les firmes a basse productivite se relocalise hors de la region ou les firmes a haute productivite s'agglomerent. En consequence, l'ecart de bien-etre entre les regions domestiques d'une economie s'amenuise a la suite de la liberalisation du commerce. Ce dernier resultat suggere que la liberalisation du commerce favorise le developpement economique regional.
  • Hisamitsu Saito, Munisamy Gopinath
    JOURNAL OF REGIONAL SCIENCE 51 (1) 83 - 101 0022-4146 2011/02 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    Knowledge spillovers are an important source of economic growth. In this study, we identify a mechanism through which knowledge spillovers occur among plants in the Chilean manufacturing industry. A plant-level production function is estimated with the absorptive-capacity hypothesis, that is, employment of skilled workers is a key channel through which knowledge is transmitted across plants. Results show that a plant's productivity from spillovers increases with its skill intensity, which is measured by the share of skilled workers in total employment. We also find that plants in a region with a large knowledge stock increase their skill intensity to benefit more from spillovers. Our results suggest that an increase in regional knowledge stock is the most effective policy to improve a plant's productivity. However, policies that encourage a plant to employ high skill-intensive production also enhance its productivity.
  • Yoko Saito, Hisamitsu Saito, Takumi Kondo, Fumio Osanami
    RESEARCH POLICY 38 (8) 1365 - 1375 0048-7333 2009/10 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    The article presents a productivity analysis of Japanese wheat breeding research. We first estimate a hedonic function to determine the marginal implicit values of Japanese wheat characteristics and find that protein contributes substantially to millers' price offers to farmers. Induced innovation theory implies breeders thus should be responding to new protein-oriented price policies by developing high-protein wheat varieties. We test this hypothesis by estimating a distance function relating breeding resources - including what we call gene-recharge rates - to the yield and protein characteristics of discovered varieties. New varieties indeed have been protein-favoring and yield-disfavoring, suggesting government research programs have been market-oriented. (C) 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
  • Yoko Saito, Hisamitsu Saito, Yasushi Sembokuya
    Agricultural Information Research 18 152 - 161 2009/10 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • Hisamitsu Saito, Munisamy Gopinath
    JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY 9 (4) 539 - 558 1468-2702 2009/07 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    In this study, we assess the relative contribution of plants self-selection and agglomeration economies to a regions productivity level. We focus on manufacturing plants by region in the Chilean food industry, which is not only a major source of employment and exports but also spatially dispersed. Our estimation of plant-level productivity corrects for possible simultaneity between productivity and conventional inputs and plants self-selection to locate in specific markets. Moreover, we account for three sources of externalities: localization, urbanization and demand-driven scale economies in our estimation. Then, a censored regression model relates regional productivity-distribution measures to agglomeration economies. We find that high-productivity (exporting) plants locate in a region where other plants in food industry agglomerate, industrial structure is diversified and market size is large. Our results suggest that plants self-selection outweighs the contribution of agglomeration economies in increasing a regions productivity level.
  • Yoko Saito, Hisamitsu Saito
    Agricultural Information Research 18 52 - 59 2009/04 [Refereed][Not invited]

Books etc

  • Globalization and the Rural-Urban Divide
    Gopinath, Munisamy, Hanho Kim (ContributorThe Dynamics of Plant Productivity and Regional Productivity Growth in Chile)
    Seoul National University Press 2009/12 (ISBN: 9788952110718)

Conference Activities & Talks

  • Foreign Direct Investment and Quality Upgrading in Indonesian Manufacturing  [Not invited]
    Hisamitsu Saito, Toshiyuki Matsuura
    日本国際経済学会第10回春季大会  2021/06
  • Foreign Direct Investment and Labor Market Dynamics in a Developing Country: Evidence from Indonesian Plant-Level Data  [Not invited]
    松浦寿幸, 齋藤久光
    応用地域学会第 33 回研究発表大会  2019/11
  • FDI and Labor Market Dynamics in a Developing Country: Evidence from Indonesian Plant-Level Data  [Not invited]
    Matsuura, Toshiyuki, Hisamitsu Saito
    2019 North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International  2019/11
  • FDI and Labor Market Dynamics in a Developing Country: Evidence from Indonesian Plant-Level Data  [Not invited]
    Matsuura, Toshiyuki, Hisamitsu Saito
    The 59th Congress of the European Regional Science Association  2019/08
  • FDI and Labor Market Dynamics in a Developing Country: Evidence from Indonesian Plant-Level Data  [Not invited]
    松浦寿幸, 齋藤久光
    Theoretical Economics and Agriculture 2019年度春季研究会  2019/03
  • ゲノム編集技術を利用した水産物の消費者受容  [Not invited]
    齋藤陽子, 渡邉大樹, 齋藤久光
    2018年度食農資源経済学会第12回大会  2018/09
  • Agglomeration Economies, Productivity, and Quality Upgrading  [Not invited]
    Saito, Hisamitsu, Toshiyuki Matsuura
    The 15th Summer Institute of the Pacific Regional Science Conference Organization  2018/07
  • 観光需要の季節変動と地域経済  [Not invited]
    齋藤久光, João Romão
    応用地域学会第31回研究発表大会  2017/11
  • Agglomeration Economies, Productivity, and Quality Upgrading  [Not invited]
    Saito, Hisamitsu, Toshiyuki Matsuura
    The 57th Congress of the European Regional Science Association  2017/09
  • Agglomeration Economies, Productivity, and Quality Upgrading  [Not invited]
    Saito, Hisamitsu, Toshiyuki Matsuura
    WEAI 13th International Conference  2017/01
  • 集積の経済・生産性と品質改善  [Not invited]
    齋藤久光, 松浦寿幸
    応用地域学会第30回研究発表会  2016/11
  • 新育種技術(NBT)により作出された農産物に対する消費者評価  [Not invited]
    齋藤陽子, 渡邉大樹, 齋藤久光
    2016年度食農資源経済学会第10回大会  2016/09
  • Demand for a Transgenic Good with Nutritional, Medical, and Environmental Qualities  [Not invited]
    Saito, Yoko, Hideo Aizaki, Hisamitsu Saito, Takumi Kondo, Yasutaka Yamamoto
    2015 AAEA & WAEA Joint Annual Meeting  2015/07
  • 日系食品企業の企業特性と海外立地選択  [Not invited]
    齋藤久光
    2014年度食農資源経済学会第8回大会  2014/09
  • 多国籍企業の参入が地域経済に与える影響 −インドネシアを事例に−  [Not invited]
    齋藤久光
    応用地域学会第27回研究発表大会  2013/12  京都大学
  • 多国籍食品企業が地域経済に与える影響 −インドネシアを事例に−  [Not invited]
    齋藤久光
    2013年度食農資源経済学会第7回大会  2013/09  別府大学
  • 企業の異質性と日系食品企業の海外立地選択  [Not invited]
    齋藤久光
    第125回北海道農業経済学会例会  2013/03  北海道大学
  • 企業の異質性,海外直接投資と地域間経済格差  [Not invited]
    齋藤久光, Munisamy Gopinath
    応用地域学会第25回研究発表会  2011/12  富山大学
  • なぜ消費者は地産地消をするのか −参照点効果と表明選好法による接近−  [Not invited]
    齋藤久光
    第120回北海道農業経済学会例会  2010/09  北海道大学
  • Inter-Regional Spillovers and Urban-Rural Disparity in U.S. Employment Growth  [Not invited]
    Saito, Hisamitsu, Munisamy Gopinath, JunJie Wu
    The 50th European Congress of the Regional Science Association International  2010/08  J?nk?ping, Sweden
  • 地域間スピルオーバーと雇用増加率の農村都市間格差  [Not invited]
    齋藤久光
    Theoretical Economics and Agriculture 2010年度春季研究会  2010/03  京都大学
  • 雇用増加率の農村都市間格差とその要因 −空間計量経済学的アプローチ−  [Not invited]
    齋藤久光
    2010年度日本農業経済学会大会  2010/03  京都大学
  • アメリカにおける経済成長の地域間格差とその要因  [Not invited]
    齋藤久光
    応用地域学会第23回研究発表大会  2009/12  山形大学
  • Knowledge Spillovers and Spatial Concentration of High Skill-Intensive Production: The Chilean Case  [Not invited]
    Saito, Hisamitsu, Munisamy Gopinath
    The 2009 Comparative Analysis of Enterprise (Micro) Data Conference  2009/10  Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo
  • 豚肉のエコフィード認証に対する消費者評価  [Not invited]
    齋藤陽子, 齋藤久光, 仙北谷康
    第117回北海道農業経済学会例会  2009/02  北海道大学
  • 製造業における知識のスピルオーバーおよび技術吸収力が熟練労働集約的な生産活動の集積に与える影響  [Not invited]
    齋藤久光
    応用地域学会第22回研究発表大会  2008/11  釧路公立大学
  • 国内産小麦の品質が入札価格に及ぼす影響  [Not invited]
    齋藤陽子, 齋藤久光
    平成20年度日本農業経営学会研究大会  2008/09  鳥取大学
  • Spatial Concentration of Skilled Labor: the Chilean Case  [Not invited]
    Saito, Hisamitsu, Musamy Gopinath
    International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium, Winter Meeting  2008/01  Willard Intercontinental Hotel Washington, D.C.
  • 貿易自由化と生産性格差の集積に及ぼす影響  [Not invited]
    齋藤久光
    応用地域学会第21回研究発表会  2007/12  鳥取県立県民文化会館
  • 食品産業の企業立地と地域経済 −新経済地理学からのアプローチ−  [Not invited]
    齋藤久光, Munisamy Gopinath
    2007年度日本農業経済学会大会  2007/03  沖縄国際大学

MISC

  • Designing a Tourism Stimulus During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Japan
    Toshiyuki Matsuura, Hisamitsu Saito  RIETI Discussion Paper Series  21-E-012-  2021/02  [Not refereed]
  • Agglomeration Economies, Productivity, and Quality Upgrading
    Hisamitsu Saito, Toshiyuki Matsuura  RIETI Discussion Paper Series  16-E-085-  2016/08  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • João Romão, Hisamitsu Saito  CEFAGE-UE Working Paper  02-  2016  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Jinfeng Xu, Shoichi Ito, Hiroshi Isoda, Hisamitsu Saito, Yoko Saito  Science bulletin of the Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University  69-  39  -45  2014/02  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Zhengwei Cao, Shoichi Ito, Hiroshi Isoda, Hisamitsu Saito  Journal of the Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University  58-  499  -507  2013/09  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Inter-Regional Spillovers and Urban-Rural Disparity in U.S. Employment Growth
    Hisamitsu Saito, Munisamy Gopinath, JunJie Wu  ERSA conference papers ersa10p1129, European Regional Science Association  2010/08  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 地産地消とその動機 −品質か多面的機能の維持か−
    齋藤久光, 齋藤陽子  十勝型地産地消と地域密着型フードシステムの展開に関する研究』, 平成21年度帯広畜産大学・帯広信用金庫共同研究成果報告書(研究代表者:仙北谷康)  2010/03  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 学校給食からみた十勝型地産地消の特徴と課題
    齋藤陽子, 齋藤久光  十勝型地産地消と地域密着型フードシステムの展開に関する研究, 平成21年度帯広畜産大学・帯広信用金庫共同研究成果報告書(研究代表者:仙北谷康)  2010/03  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 齋藤陽子, 齋藤久光  エコフィード産業クラスターの形成と課題に関する研究, 平成20年度帯広畜産大学・帯広信用金庫共同研究成果報告書(研究代表者:仙北谷康)  2009/03  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Evaluation of Idaho-Eastern Oregon Onion Committee’s Promotion Program
    Munisamy Gopinath, Hisamitsu Saito  Idaho-Eastern Oregon Onion Committee, Parma, ID and Agricultural Marketing Service, US Department of Agriculture, Washington DC  2007/01  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Evaluation of Hazelnut Marketing Board’s Promotion Program
    Munisamy Gopinath, Hisamitsu Saito  Hazelnut Marketing Board, Portland, OR and Agricultural Marketing Service, US Department of Agriculture, Washington DC  2006/10  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 食品産業の技術構造と都市の規模に関する分析 −函館市と室蘭市を例として−
    齋藤久光, 近藤巧  フードシステムの構造変化に伴う新農業技術の普及に関する研究, 平成12年度科学研究費補助金基盤研究(C)2研究成果報告書(研究代表者:土井時久)  2001/03  [Not refereed][Not invited]

Awards & Honors

  • 2010/09 Agricultural Economics Society of Hokkaido Young Scientist Award
     
    受賞者: Hisamitsu Saito
  • 2005/03 Oregon State University DeLoach Distinguished Graduate Fellowship
     
    受賞者: Hisamitsu Saito

Research Grants & Projects

  • 多国籍企業の参入が地場企業の製品品質に及ぼす影響
    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science:Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)
    Date (from‐to) : 2018/04 -2021/03 
    Author : 齋藤 久光
     
    本研究では,多国籍企業の参入が受入国の地場企業の経営にどのような影響を及ぼすのか,地場企業の生産面に焦点を当て分析を行う.平成30年度は主に,統計データの整理と実証モデルの検討及び推定を行った. 多国籍企業の参入が受入国経済に及ぼす影響を見た既存研究は数多いが,そのほとんどが,技術のスピルオーバーに注目したものである.発展途上国は,多国籍企業からのスピルオーバーによってその技術力を高めることで,国の競争力強化を進めてきた.しかし,賃金上昇により労働集約的な生産の優位性が失われつつある中所得国では,高い付加価値が見込める高品質な財の生産へと移行することが喫緊の課題である. 財の品質を規定する要因の一つとして,生産における熟練労働の集約度があげられる.例えば,高品質な財を生産する多国籍企業から,地場企業が熟練労働を通して品質を高めるノウハウを吸収できるならば,彼らの生産する財の品質は向上する.しかしながら,多国籍企業の参入が地場企業の労働需要に与える影響について,熟練・未熟練労働に分けて分析した既存研究は見受けられない.そこで,多国籍企業の参入が地場企業の生産にどのような影響を与えているのか,労働需要に注目し,分析を行った. インドネシアの工業統計表個票データをもとに分析した結果,多国籍企業は地場企業に比べて熟練労働への需要が大きく,さらに,発展途上国では熟練労働の供給が非弾力的なこともあり,多国籍企業の参入は,熟練労働の賃金を大幅に引き上げる効果を持つことが分かった.そのため,地場企業は熟練労働を未熟練労働で置き換える傾向にあり,結果として,地場企業の熟練労働集約度は減少していた.したがって,熟練労働の安定的な供給が政策として求められる.
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science:Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B)
    Date (from‐to) : 2015/04 -2018/03 
    Author : Saito Hisamitsu
     
    The entry of multinational firms will increase the average productivity level in developing countries through (i) the exit of inefficient local firms and (ii) spillover effects. Employing plant-level data in Indonesian manufacturing, we find that the entry of multinational firms induces the exit of low-productivity local firms from the market. In addition, this effect has greater impacts on regional productivity than spillover effects. Thus, the benefits of foreign direct investment will be maximized by facilitating the entry and exit of local firms.
  • Integrated Research of the Agricultural Trade Liberalization Impact on the Natural and Social Environment: Toward the Enhancement of Agricultural Trade Negotiation Power
    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science:Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A)
    Date (from‐to) : 2014/04 -2018/03 
    Author : 山本 康貴, 近藤 功庸, 齋藤 久光, 齋藤 陽子, 増田 清敬, 近藤 巧, 澤内 大輔, 合崎 英男
     
    日EU経済連携協定の発効など、農産物貿易の自由化圧力がより一層強まっている。農産物貿易の自由化は、輸出国と輸入国双方における農業の生産や経済面だけはなく、環境にも影響を及ぼす。環境への影響も、生物多様性喪失などの自然環境だけには留まらない。日本などの輸入国側では輸入拡大・生産縮小に伴う失業問題などの社会不安、さらには、米国などの輸出国側でも、輸出・生産の拡大に伴う不法移民労働の雇用拡大やこれに伴う低賃金や長時間労働の強制などの社会環境にも甚大な影響を及ぼす可能性は注目される。こうした農産物貿易自由化が、自然環境だけはなく社会環境にも及ぼす影響を総合的に実証分析し、日本の農産物貿易交渉力強化に資する基礎的知見を提供することが、本研究の目的である。本研究では、農産物貿易自由化が環境に及ぼす影響を、次の2つの座標から分析する。1つ目は、自然環境への影響と社会環境への影響という軸である。2つ目は、農業生産現場の実態等における影響というミクロ的視点と、このミクロ的視点を踏まえた国全体における影響等というマクロ的視点という軸である。これら2つを軸にし、本研究では、農産物貿易自由化が、輸入国だけではなく、輸出国にも自然環境のみならず社会環境にも影響を及ぼす可能性を、実証的に解明する。本年度は、農産物貿易が社会環境と自然環境へ及ぼす影響についての国民評価の解明を試みた。具体的には、農産物貿易自由化が社会環境と自然環境についての国民評価に関連する国内外の学術論文・文献を、電子ジャーナルデータベースなどを利用してサーベイし、学会参加なども通じて関連する最新の研究情報を入手した。社会環境と自然環境に対する消費者評価を、ウェブ調査のアンケートデータを用い、計量モデル分析で解明した。
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science:Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B)
    Date (from‐to) : 2014/04 -2018/03 
    Author : KIMURA Fukunari, HAYAKAWA Kazunobu, ITO Tadashi, TANAKA Kiyoyasu, SAITO Hisamitsu
     
    The aim of this project is to investigate how international production and distribution networks have been developed in East Asia and to examine the impacts of such networks on the economy. In particular, we focus on the activities of multinational enterprises (MNEs), which have played a central role in the formation of international production networks. Specifically, we study their location choice abroad and how they change their sales and procurement patterns. The impacts of their entry on the productivity of local firms are also explored.
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science:Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B)
    Date (from‐to) : 2012/04 -2015/03 
    Author : SAITO Hisamitsu
     
    This study investigates the motivation for and location decisions of foreign direct investment by Japanese food processing firms. The results show that a reduction in prices of agricultural products in a country attracts inward investment by high-productivity multinational firms. The entry of multinational firms induces the exit of low-productivity local firms from the market. The resulting increase in average productivity of food processing firms improves economic welfare of the host country.
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science:Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B)
    Date (from‐to) : 2010/04 -2014/03 
    Author : KIMURA Fukunari, MASTUURA Toshiyuki, OKUBO Toshihiro, HAYAKAWA Kazunobu, MACHIKITA Tomohiro, TANAKA Kiyoyasu, ANDO Mitsuyo, ITO Tadashi, SAITO Hisamitsu
     
    This study investigates the mechanics of the production and distribution network in East Asia. It is well known that the production and distribution network has developed in East Asia since the 1990s and has contributed to economic growth in this region. In this research project, using firm-, plant-, or product-level micro data, we examine how the production and distribution network has emerged and its impact on local economy, with paying attention to the following three factors; (a) the reduction of trade cost, (b) factor price gap or differences in location advantages, and (c) the role of multinational firms.

Educational Activities

Teaching Experience

  • 論文
    開講年度 : 2020
    課程区分 : 修士課程
    開講学部 : 経済学院
  • Special Study of Urban Economics A
    開講年度 : 2020
    課程区分 : 修士課程
    開講学部 : 経済学院
    キーワード : 都市経済,地域経済
  • 現代経済経営演習Ⅰ
    開講年度 : 2020
    課程区分 : 修士課程
    開講学部 : 経済学院
  • Special Study of Urban Economics B
    開講年度 : 2020
    課程区分 : 修士課程
    開講学部 : 経済学院
    キーワード : Agglomeration economies, Location theory, Spatial economy, International trade, Foreign direct investment, Regional economic disparities
  • 現代経済経営演習Ⅱ
    開講年度 : 2020
    課程区分 : 修士課程
    開講学部 : 経済学院
  • Arts and Science Courses in English 2
    開講年度 : 2020
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 国際本部
    キーワード : industry groups, industrial policy,business strategy, business system, Competitive advantage, resource-based view of the firm(RBVF), economic ethics, Economics of City
  • 現代経済経営演習
    開講年度 : 2020
    課程区分 : 博士後期課程
    開講学部 : 経済学研究科
  • English Seminar
    開講年度 : 2020
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 全学教育
    キーワード : industry groups, industrial policy,business strategy, business system, Competitive advantage, resource-based view of the firm(RBVF), economic ethics, Economics of City
  • 現代経済経営演習
    開講年度 : 2020
    課程区分 : 博士後期課程
    開講学部 : 経済学院
  • Microeconomics II
    開講年度 : 2020
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 経済学部
    キーワード : Agglomeration economies, Location theory, Land and housing markets, International trade, Migration, Regional economic disparities
  • 卒業論文
    開講年度 : 2020
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 経済学部
  • Seminar I
    開講年度 : 2020
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 経済学部
  • 演習Ⅱ(2単位)
    開講年度 : 2020
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 経済学部
  • Seminar II
    開講年度 : 2020
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 経済学部
  • 演習Ⅳ(2単位)
    開講年度 : 2020
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 経済学部
  • Seminar III
    開講年度 : 2020
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 経済学部
  • 演習Ⅵ(2単位)
    開講年度 : 2020
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 経済学部
  • Seminar IV
    開講年度 : 2020
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 経済学部
  • 演習Ⅷ(2単位)
    開講年度 : 2020
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 経済学部
  • Seminar V
    開講年度 : 2020
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 経済学部
  • Seminar VI
    開講年度 : 2020
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 経済学部
  • Seminar VII
    開講年度 : 2020
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 経済学部
  • Seminar VIII
    開講年度 : 2020
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 経済学部
  • Modern Japanese Political Economy ID
    開講年度 : 2020
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 現代日本学プログラム課程
    キーワード : Agglomeration economies, Location theory, Land and housing markets, International trade, Migration, Regional economic disparities
  • Urban Economics
    開講年度 : 2020
    課程区分 : 専門職大学院
    開講学部 : 公共政策学教育部
    キーワード : 都市経済,地域経済

Committee Membership

  • 2020/04 - Today   Agricultural Economics Society of Hokkaido   Associate Editor

Social Contribution

Social Contribution

Academic Contribution

  • 学校給食からみた十勝型地産地消の特徴と課題
    Date (from-to) :2009
    Role: Academic research planning
    Type: Academic research
  • 地産地消とその動機 -品質か多面的機能の維持か-
    Date (from-to) :2009
    Role: Academic research planning
    Type: Academic research
  • エコフィード認証を受けた豚肉に対する消費者評価 -北海道の消費者を対象に-
    Date (from-to) :2008
    Role: Academic research planning
    Type: Academic research


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