Frontiers of development studies will be explored. Otsubo Seminar generally deals with the existing and emerging development management/governance issues under globalization and the market-oriented development process. Our recent research agenda includes International Trade and Development (incl. strategic trade liberalization and FTA/CEP strategies), External Finance of Development (incl. capital flow management and FDI induction strategies), Macroeconomic Management under Globalization (incl. exchange rate regimes and monetary policy rules, and debt sustainability and fiscal management), Investment/Industrial Promotion, Structural Reforms and Institution Building, ICT and Development, Roles of Government in Market-Oriented Development Strategies, Public Sector Management, Global Governance (incl. WTO, IMF, WB), Globalization and Income/Spatial Inequality, and so forth. Each participant is expected to conduct research in his/her chosen field, make periodic presentations, and prepare academic papers and a degree thesis.
M1 students should attend Introduction to International Development (I2ID), Development Economics, Development Macroeconomics, Development Microeconomics, and Development Statistics in the first semester, and Japanese Development Experience (JADE) and Development Management under Globalization in the second semester. In addition, the Economic Development Policy & Management （EDP&M）Group of DID plans to host group-wide seminar meetings from time to time.
In Seminar I (mainly for M1s), we follow textbooks and reading materials used in Development Economics and Development Management under Globalization (International Economics). Seminar II (mainly for M2s and Ds) consists of research presentations by participating members.
Those who do not have any field experiece should make every effort to participate in the Overseas Field Work (OFW) and/or in the Domestic Field Work (DFW).