Associate Professor of Business
Dr. Jiro Yoshida is Associate Professor of Business at the Smeal College of Business and Fellow at the Institute for Real Estate Studies, the Pennsylvania State University. He also serves as Research Associate at Columbia Business School, Senior Research Fellow at the Ministry of Finance of Japan, an Expert Committee M ember of the Japanese National Land Council, and Research Fellow at the Housing Research and Advancement Foundation of Japan.
Before joining the Smeal College, Dr. Yoshida was Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Economics, the University of Tokyo. He has also been Visiting Professor at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, and Deputy Director at the Development Bank of Japan. He has served as a founding director of the Japanese Association of Real Estate Financial Engineering, and various research councils at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.
Dr. Yoshida’s area of research include asset pricing, real estate finance, and macroeconomics. His research is published in top journals such as Journal of Finance, Review of Economics and Statistics, and Real Estate Economics. He is often mentioned by major medias such as New York Times as an expert on Japanese real estate market. He is a recipient of the dissertation award from American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association and Fulbright Scholarship. He has attended the University of Tokyo (B. Eng.), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M. S.), and University of California, Berkeley (M. S. and Ph. D.)
Ph D, Business Administration, University of California, Berkeley, 2007
MS, Business Administration, University of California, Berkeley, 2005
MS, Real Estate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999
BE, Urban Engineering, The University of Tokyo, 1992