Jiro Yoshida

Jiro Yoshida is Associate Professor of Business (with tenure) at the Pennsylvania State University and Guest Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Tokyo. Jiro is also Research Associate at Columbia Business School, Director of Asian Real Estate Society, Inducted Fellow of the Homer Hoyt Weimer School of Advanced Studies in Real Estate and Land Economics, and Senior Fellow of the Ministry of Finance of Japan. He also has served as Specially-Appointed Associate Professor at Hitotsubashi University, Visiting Assistant Professor at University of California, Berkeley, Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Tokyo, Deputy Director at the Development Bank of Japan, a committee member of the Japanese National Land Council, and a founding director of the Japanese Association of Real Estate Financial Engineering. Jiro has been an active AREUEA member since 2002 and served on AREUEA committees, including annual meeting program committees and dissertation award committees.

Jiro’s research areas include real estate finance, macroeconomics, and asset pricing. His research is published in top journals such as Journal of FinanceReview of Economics and StatisticsReal Estate EconomicsJournal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, and Journal of Macroeconomics. He is also an editor of Frontiers in Built Environment and a referee for Journal of Political EconomyAmerican Economic ReviewManagement ScienceAmerican Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Real Estate Economics, and Journal of Urban Economics. He is the recipient of the 2007 AREUEA Dissertation Award (1st place) and multiple prestigious grants, including Fulbright Award, Real Estate Research Institute Grant, and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Grants. His studies were also mentioned by the major media, such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Guardian, Freakonomics Radio, and the Nikkei. Jiro holds a B.Engi. from the University of Tokyo, an M.S. from MIT, and an M.S. and Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley.