Satoshi Miyamura completed a BA in Language and Regional Cultural Studies in 1995 at the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, and an MA in Comparative Economics and Regional Development at the Graduate School of Economics, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, in 1997. It was during his student days at Hitotsubashi that he became interested in the Indian economy and had his first experience of fieldwork-based research in Gujarat and the Delhi-NCR industrial area. In 1998 he came to SOAS, initially enrolled for MSc in Development Economics, in order to further pursue his study of the global south, with special emphasis on the economy of India. He then went on to obtain his PhD in Economics at SOAS in 2010, focusing on labour market institutions in Indian industry, based on his fieldwork at Mumbai and Kolkata. He is currently a lecturer in the Department of Economics at SOAS, and has taught courses on the economic development of Japan and South Asia; quantitative and research methods; development economics and economic theories. His research interests are in the political economy of development in India and Japan; economics of labour and institutions; economic history and history of economic thought.
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