Seminar introduction


It covers general economic activities and urban structures in cities and regions.
Keyword: Industry and housing location, industrial cluster, risk/information and urban structure, economic analysis of urban traffic and environment, …
Method: Hedonic approach, panel data, GIS, agent simulation, …
Possible themes include the Great East Japan Earthquake and the future of booming urban real estate.
Research targeting countries outside Japan, such as the countries of origin of international students, would also be interesting.

Seminar method

The schedule will be decided according to the convenience of the teacher and the seminar students.
<Self-management is important because there are almost no restrictions during time other than seminars and long vacations.>
Each student will report their progress in a free format (presentation, comments from the teacher, and discussion for about 1-2 hours).

Spring semester: Examination of thesis theme, acquisition of knowledge and methods related to the theme
 Research and report on the current status of previous studies such as papers and literature, statistics, etc. on the theme of interest.

Fall Semester: Paper writing and presentation preparation
 We will report on the progress of research (thesis) toward the mid-term presentation (late October for master's thesis, mid-November for graduation research) and the final presentation (end of January).
 First-year master's students have a research plan presentation (late February).

From time to time, you may consult with your teacher individually.