Department of Economics & College of Development, Economics and Finance

Dr Satoshi Miyamura

Key information

Department of Economics Head of Department Doctoral School Member SOAS South Asia Institute Academic staff Japan Research Centre Academic staff
BA (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies), MA (Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo), MSC, PhD (SOAS)
Russell Square, College Buildings
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+44 (0)20 7898 4544


Satoshi Miyamura completed a BA in Language and Regional Cultural Studies at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, and an MA in Comparative Economics and Regional Development at the Graduate School of Economics, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo. 

He also obtained an MSc in Development Economics and his PhD in Economics both at SOAS. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics at SOAS, and has taught courses on the economic development of Japan and South Asia; quantitative and research methods; development economics and economic theories. 

His research interests are in the political economy of development in India and Japan; economics of labour and institutions; economic history and history of economic thought.

Research interests

  • Development economics
  • Labour economics
  • Institutional economics
  • Labour-management bargaining
  • Research methods in economics

PhD Supervision

Name Title
Lucile Franchet Flexibilisation Policies and Labour Market Structures in France.
Hana Zahir How do inheritance reforms impact women’s access and control over land? Evidence from Punjab (Pakistan).
Yuying Zhu (they/them) Domestic platform work in South Africa: a class relational framework.


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