Prof. Kazuyuki Motohashi is a Professor of Department of Technology Management for Innovation (TMI) School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo, and is leading the Motohashi Laboratory that covers broad topics on innovation research from macro view on Japan's competitiveness to micro analysis of firm's technology management issues. Prof. Motohashi is also an editor of Research Policy (https://www.elsevier.com/journals/research-policy/0048-7333/editorial-board ). Prof. Motohashi has been the founding committee for the AIEA (Asian Innovation and Entrepreneurship Association: http://www.aiea-nber.org/0202 ) and chaired the AIEA-NBER Meeting in the past (http://www.aiea-nber.org/040202 ). He is also a faculty fellow of Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (REITI). He received his PhD. Business and Commerce from Keio University, his MBA from Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University, and his M.Eng. and B.Eng in Civil Engineering from University of Tokyo. He had taken various positions at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of the Japanese Government, including executive deputy director of Research and Statistics Department, head of international public relations office at International Trade Bureau and deputy director of Planning Division of SME Agency. He had worked also for OECD from 1995 to 1998 as an economist at Economic Analysis and Statistics Division of Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry. (http://www.mo.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/keireki/motohashi-cv20130410.htm ).
His research interest covers a broad range of issues in economic and statistical analysis of innovation, including economic impacts of information technology, international comparison of productivity, national innovation system focusing on science and industry linkages and SME innovation and entrepreneurship policy. He has published several papers and books on above issues.