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Masahiro Matsuura, Ph.D.

Name:

Masahiro Matsuura (a.k.a. Masa)
 

Organization:

University of Tokyo
Graduate School of Public Policy
Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy Unit
(STIG Program)

Title:

Associate Professor
(*project-based appointment)

Office Address:

7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo, Tokyo 113-0033 JAPAN

Contact:

matsuura pp.u-tokyo.ac.jp

Degrees:

Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning (2006: MIT)
Master in City Planning (1998: MIT)
(both supervised by Professor Lawrence E. Susskind)

Research Interests:

Approaches:
  • Consensus building, public dispute resolution, and negotiation
  • Policy-making processes and bureaucracy in Japan
  • Policy transfer (lesson drawing)
  • Ethnography, thick description, profiles of planners
Fields
  • Urban and regional planning
  • Science and technology policy
  • Environmental policy
  • Energy policy
  • Ocean/marine policy