Suehiro Akira

SUEHIRO AKIRA, born in 1951, is an Associate Professor at the institute for Economic Research, Osaka City University. After studying the modern Japanese economy in the Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo, he joined the institute of Developing Economics, Tokyo in 1976, where he was engaged in the study of the Thai economy. During 1981-83 he made extensive field survey studies in Thailand on Thai industries and enterprises as a research fellow at Chulalongkorn University Social Research Institute. His major works include The Industrialization of Thailand: The NAIC Challenge (in Japanese) (Tokyo: Institute of Developing Economies, 1978) co-edited with Yasuda Osamu.