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Dr.Mamoru Nagano

Dr. Mamoru Nagano is a Professor of Finance at Seikei University where he studies and works with multinational and local domestic firms on their financial strategies. He joined Seikei University in 2012 and teaches at both undergraduate and graduate levels. In 2016, Prof. Nagano won the Best Paper Award from Pacific-Basin Finance Journal for his article titled “Sukuk Issuance and Information Asymmetry: Why Do Firms Issue Sukuk?”. Before joining Seikei University, Prof. Nagano was Senior Economist at Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc. (1992–2007) and Economist at Asian Development Bank (2000–2001). Born in Osaka, Japan, he holds Ph.D. from Osaka University (2004) and M.A. from Waseda University (1992). Married and enjoys collecting Riesling wines.

Current Position
Professor of Finance, Faculty of Economics, Seikei University
Director, Center for Asia-Pacific Studies, Seikei University

Faculty of Economics, Seikei Univ.
3-3- 1 Kichijoji Kitamachi Musashino City, Tokyo 180-8633, Japan

Tel: +81-422-37-39XX  E-mail: mnagano[at]

Undergraduate & Graduate Studies
1990: B.A. in Economics, Yokohama City University
1992: M.A. in Commerce, Waseda Graduate School of Commerce
2004: Ph.D. in International Public Policy, Osaka University

Past Work Experience
1992-99 Economist, Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.
2000-01 Secondee, Asian Development Bank
2002-07 Senior Economist, Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.
2008-11 Professor, Nagoya City University
2012- Professor, Seikei University

Publications in Refereed Journal

1Does Islamic Finance Follow Financial Hierarchy? Evidence from the Malayhsian Firms, The Singapore Economic Review, 2022,Vol. 67, pp. 511-540.
1What Promotes/Prevents Firm Bond Issuance in Emerging Economies:Bank–Firm Relationship or Information Asymmetry?, International Review of Economics and Finance, 2018, Vol.56, pp.161-177.
2What Drives Inter-Regional Bank Branch Closure?:The Case of Japan's Regional Banks in the Post-Deregulation Period (with T. Ushijima), International Review of Finance, 2018, Vol.18, pp.595-635.
3Sukuk Issuance and Information Asymmetry: Why Do Firms Issue Sukuk?, Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, 2017, Vol.42,pp.142-157.
4The Bank-Firm Relationship during Economic Transition:The Impacts on Bank Performance, Emerging Markets Review,Vol.28,2016,pp.117-139.
5Who Issues Sukuk, and When?: An Analysis of the Determinants of Islamic Bond Issuance, Review of Financial Economics, 2016,Vol.31,pp.45-55.
6Financing Patterns and Property Acquisitions of Sponsor-backed REITs: Evidence from J-REIT Markets, International Real Estate Review, Vol.19.No.2, 2016, pp.223-248.
7Another Determinant of Household Leverage:Evidence from Japan's Mortgage Loan Data (with D.H.Yeom), International Review of Finance, Vol.14, No.1, 2014,pp.105-139.
8Similarities and Differences among Cross-border M&A and Greenfield FDI Determinants, Emerging Markets Review, Vol.16, 2013, pp.100-118.
9Cross-border Acquisitions in a Transition Economy: Recent Experience of China and India (with Y.Yuan), Journal of Asian Economics, Vol.24,2013,pp.66-79.
10Real Estate Securitization and the Dept Maturity Structure: Evidence from J-REITs, International Real Estate Review, Vol.16,No.3,2013,pp.252-273.
11Ownership Structure and Risk Taking Behavior: Evidence from Banks in Korea and Japan (with S. E. Chun and M.H.Lee), Asian Economic Journal,Vol.25-2,June 2011, pp.151-175.
12The Effect of Easing Monetary Policy in Regional Leading Marlets in Japan, Global Economic Review, Vol.2, March 2011, pp.1-19.
13Market Competition Before and After Bank Merger Wave: A Comparative Study of Korea and Japan (with M.H.Lee), Pacific Economic Review,Vol.13,Issue 5,2008,PP.604-619.
14Corporate Finance and the Asian Bond Market, Journal of International Economic Studies, Vol.22, March,pp.87-96, 2008.
15Information Economics of Asian Bond Markets: A Comparative Analysis of Credit Agencies, Journal of Asia Pacific Business, Vol.8, Number 3,14 August, pp. 91-112(22), 2007.
16R&D Investment and the Government's R&D Policies of Electronics Industries in Korea and Taiwan, Journal of Asian Economics, Vol 17,pp.653-666, 2006.
17Public Finance of Seigniorage and Inflation: An Empirical Study of Asian Countries, The Review of Asia and Pacific Studies, No.31, pp.115-127, 2006.
18Investment and Export-Led Industrialization: Financial Constraints and Export Promotion of East Asian Firms, Journal of Economic Development, Vol.30, Number 1 June, pp.81-93, 2005.
19Inter-Regional and Intra-Regional Trade in East Asia: Recent Developments and Aggregate Bilateral Trade Elasticities, Journal of Economic Integration, Vol.18 No.1, March 2003, pp.105-125, 2003.
20The Reality of Corporate Bond Market Development in East Asia, Review of Monetary and Financial Studies, Vol. 25 October 2007, pp.55-71.
21Maximum Likelihood Estimation of Cointegration in Yen-Dollar Exchange Rate Models, JCER Economic Journal, December, 1997,pp.1-25.