Associate Professor Reiko Aoki

PhD (Economics) MS (Stantistics) Stanford, MA (Economics) Tsukuba, MS (Mathematics) Tokyo.

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Honorary Academic


Reiko has honorary academic appointment at Auckland and is Commisioner of Japan Fair Trade Commission.  She joined University of Auckland in 1997 as Senior Lecturer from  State University of New York at Stony Brook where she was Assitant Professor.  Her previous appointments include Executive Vice-President of Kyushu Univerisity and Professor at Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University, Assitant Professor at The Ohio State University and visiting positions at Osaka University and Tel Aviv University. 


Emeritus Professor, Hitotsubashi University

Areas of expertise

  • Industrial Organisation (patents, innovation, product differentiation)
  • Political economy of intergenerational issues
  • Science, technology and innovation policy

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Aoki, R., & Spiegel, Y. (2009). Pre-grant patent publication and cumulative innovation. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION, 27 (3), 333-345. 10.1016/j.ijindorg.2008.10.002
  • Aoki, R., & Schiff, A. (2009). Collective rights organizations and upstream R&D investment. Related URL.
  • Aoki, R. (2008). Collective rights organizations and upstream R&D investment. Paper presented at Econometric Society North American Summer Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. 19 June - 22 June 2008. Related URL.
  • Aoki, R., & Schiff, A. (2008). Promoting access to intellectual property: patent pools, copyright collectives, and clearinghouses. R & D MANAGEMENT, 38 (2), 189-204. 10.1111/j.1467-9310.2008.00502.x
  • Aoki, R. (2008). On the persistence of low birthrate in Japan. PIE/CIS Discussion paper, 1-23. Related URL.
  • Aoki, R., & Schiff, A. (2008). Intellectual property clearinghouses and investment in R&D. Related URL.
  • Nagaoka, S., & Aoki, R. (2008). Economic analysis of patent law exemption for research on a patented innovation. Paper presented at 2008 Asian Law and Economics Association Annual Meeting, Kyushu University, Japan. 27 September - 28 September 2008. Related URL.
  • Aoki, R., & Small, J. (2004). Compulsory licensing of technology and the essential facilities doctrine. INFORMATION ECONOMICS AND POLICY, 16 (1), 13-29. 10.1016/j.infoecopol.2003.09.002

Contact details

Primary office location

Level 6, Room 647
New Zealand