Yutaka Furuya

Yutaka Furuya
Associate Professor

HELLO!

I am an associate professor of history of economic thought at the faculty of economics, Tohoku University. I work mainly on eighteenth century British scholars such as James Steuart, David Hume, and Adam Smith.
I, along with other members of the group, host workshops on history of economic thought on a regular basis at Tohoku University (the Study Group for Economic Thought, organized by Prof. Hiroyuki Shimodaira of Yamagata University) and we welcome proposals for delivering your paper at our workshop.

EDUCATION

The University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Economics
PhD in Economics

The University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Economics
Master in Economics

The University of Tokyo, Undergraduate, Faculty of Economics
Bachelor of Science in Economics

Kaisei High School

WORK HISTORY

Apr. 2004 - Present

Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Economics and Management, Tohoku University
History of Economic Thought

Mar. 2017 - Mar. 2018

Research Fellow, Duke University
at the Center for the History of Political Economy

Jul. 2008 - Mar. 2010

Visiting Researcher, University of Edinburgh
working mainly at CRC in EUL, NAS, NLS, NA, and BL

Appointments

Member of the Japanese Society for the History of Economic Thought (JSHET), the History of Economics Society (HES), the European Society for the History of Economic Thought (ESHET), the History of Economic Thought Society (THETS), and Japan Society of Political Economy (JSPE)

Nov. 2014 - Present

Council Member, Japanese Society for the History of Economic Thought (JSHET)

Jan. 2015 - Present

Member of Communication Committee, JSHET

May 2015 - May 2016

Local Organiser for the 80th JSHET Annual Conference

Jan. 2013 - Dec. 2014

Member of Conference Organization Committee, JSHET

Jan. 2011 - Dec. 2013

Chair for the Tohoku Branch, JSHET

Apr. 2014 - Mar. 2016

Member, National Center for University Entrance Examinations

WORKS

Most of my publications thus far are in Japanese. In the list below I have translated the titles of articles/books into English.

  • Furuya, Yutaka. 2016. “The Present Situation and Challenges of Wind Power Generation at Samsø Island in Denmark” in March issue of Monthly Geography, pp. 36-43. Tokyo: Kokon-Shoin. (In Japanese)
  • Furuya, Yutaka, and Tetsuya Yanagisawa. 2016. “Steuart’s Principles of Population” in Encyclopedia of Malthus’ Essay on Population, pp. 135-36. Kyoto: Showado. (In Japanese)
  • Furuya, Yutaka. 2016. “Professor Obata’s Seminar at the Graduate School of Economics, Tokyo University” in Tsutomu Katsumura ed. Invitation to the Principles of Political Economy. Sapporo: Kyobun-sha. (In Japanese)
  • Yanai, Masaya, Yutaka Furuya, and Nobutoshi Shoji. 2016. “Electric Appliance Industry and Precision Instrument Industry” in Study on Reconstruction from Great East Japan Earthquake, volume 5. Sendai: Nanboku-sha. (In Japanese)
  • Furuya, Yutaka. 2015. “Recovery from the Great Earthquake: Focus More on Long Term Issues” as an opening article for Junkan Keirijoho [Information on Accounting] July 20 (issued every ten days). Tokyo: Chuokeizai-sha. (In Japanese)
  • Furuya, Yutaka, and Masaya Yanai. 2015 “Economic Recovery and Energy Management in Disaster Stricken Areas” in Study on Reconstruction from Great East Japan Earthquake, volume 4. Sendai: Nanboku-sha. (In Japanese)
  • Furuya, Yutaka. 2014. “Analysis of Dissemination of Smith’s Wealth of Nations Using Text Mining,” TERG Discussion Paper No. 325. Graduate School of Economics, Tohoku University. (In Japanese)
  • Furuya, Yutaka. 2014. "Steuart on Xenophon's Ways and Means" in The Keizai Gaku Annual Report of the Economic Society, Tohoku University, 74-2, pp. 67-80.
  • 2014/05/20 Interview article “Associate Professor Furuya on the Rise of Consumption Tax Rate” in Tohoku University Newspaper. (In Japanese)
  • Furuya, Yutaka. 2014. “Manuscript of Sir James Steuart: Steuart’s Manuscript on Public Finance,” TERG Discussion Paper No. 322. Graduate School of Economics, Tohoku University. (In Japanese and English)
  • Furuya, Yutaka. 2014. “Manuscript of Sir James Steuart: Steuart’s Correspondence to Ms. Colebrooke,” TERG Discussion Paper No. 321 Graduate School of Economics, Tohoku University. (In Japanese and English)
  • Furuya, Yutaka. 2014. “Manuscript of Sir James Steuart: Correspondence from Sir George Colebrooke to Steuart,” TERG Discussion Paper No. 320. Graduate School of Economics, Tohoku University. (In Japanese and English)
  • Furuya, Yutaka, Masaya Yanai, and Shuichi Nakagawa. 2014. “Development of Wood Biomass Plant and its Management in Local Areas: Güssing in Austria and Maniwa City in Okayama Prefecture” in Study on Reconstruction from Great East Japan Earthquake, volume 3. Sendai: Kahoku Shimpo Publishing Center. (In Japanese)
  • Furuya, Yutaka. 2013. “Theory on Bank Notes in Eighteenth Century: John Law and James Steuart” in Tsutomu Katsumura and Muneyuki Nakamura ed. Money and Credit: Theory and Analysis at a Turning Point in History, pp. 254-73. Tokyo: Shakai Hyoron-sha. (In Japanese)
  • Furuya, Yutaka. 2013. “James Steuart’s Manuscript on Economics: Annotation on Xenophon’s Ways and Means,” TERG Discussion Paper No. 288. Graduate School of Economics, Tohoku University. (In Japanese and English)
  • Furuya, Yutaka, and Masaya Yanai. 2013. “Smart and Compact Community and Recovery of Local Areas” in Study on Reconstruction from Great East Japan Earthquake, volume 2. Sendai: Kahoku Shimpo Publishing Center. (In Japanese)
  • Furuya, Yutaka. 2012. “Book Review: Yuko Aoki Adam Ferguson’s State and Civil Society” in The History of Economic Thought 54-1, pp. 124-25. (In Japanese)
  • Furuya, Yutaka. 2012. “Thoughts and Theories of Economists: James Steuart” in Weekly Economist, March 27, pp. 50-51. Mainichi Shinbun Publishing. (In Japanese)
  • Nakajima, Kentaro, Hiroshi Hasebe, Yutaka Furuya, and Masaya Yanai. 2012. “Scenario for Economic Recovery in Disaster Stricken Areas: Part I Macro Report” in Study on Reconstruction from Great East Japan Earthquake, volume 1. Sendai: Kahoku Shimpo Publishing Center. (In Japanese)
  • Furuya, Yutaka. 2007. “James Steuart’s Theory on Banks: Development of Trade and Bank Credit” in The History of Economic Thought 49, pp. 1-17. (In Japanese)
  • Okuyama, Tadanobu and Yutaka Furuya. 2006. James Steuarts’ Manuscript of Principles of Political Economy: Book 3d, Of Money and Credit. Tokyo: Ochanomizu Shobo. (In Japanese and English)
  • Furuya, Yutaka. 2004. “Logical Structure of James Steuart’s Theory of Money” in Shakaikagaku-Ronsyu (Saitama University) 112, pp. 21-36. (In Japanese)
  • Furuya, Yutaka. 2003. “On Steuart’s Doctrine of Exchange” in Annals of the Society for the History of Economic Thought 43, pp. 24-37. (In Japanese)
  • Furuya, Yutaka. 2003. “On Steuart’s Theory of Money of Account” in The Journal of Economic Studies (The University of Tokyo) 45, pp. 1-12. (In Japanese)

PROJECTS

Here I will limit the list to those research projects and grants which I am the chief researcher.

Doctoral thesis

On James Steuart's Theory of Money and Credit
University of Tokyo, written in Japanese.

Apr. 2005 - Mar. 2007

Steuart's Early Draft of his Principles of Political Oeconomy, 1767.
Awarded Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), 2005-2007

Apr. 2007 - Mar. 2009

Steuart's Annotation on Other Economists and Scholars, Part 1: Davenant.
Awarded Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B), JSPS, 2007-2009

Apr. 2007 - Mar. 2008

Steuart's Annotation on Other Economists and Scholars, Part 2: Hume.
Awarded Grant-in-Aid for Research Overseas, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), 2007-2008

Apr. 2008 - Mar. 2009

Steuart's Biographical Manuscript: the Life of James Steuart, Presumably by Archibald Hamilton.
Awarded Grant-in-Aid for Research Overseas, MEXT, 2008-2009

Apr. 2011 - Mar. 2013

Steuart's Manuscripts on Public Finance.
Awarded Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B), JSPS, 2011-2013

Apr. 2014 - Present

How Steuart Formed His Monetary Theory: Influence from Various Predecessors
Awarded Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C), JSPS, 2014 to present

Jan. 2017 - Present

How Steuart Formed His Monetary Theory: Influence from Various Predecessors (International Research)
Awarded Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Fund for the Promotion of Joint International Research), JSPS, 2017 to present

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