Masahisa Fujita is a Professor at Konan University and the President of the Research Institute of Economiy, Trade and Industry under the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. His areas of specialisation include urban and regional economics, regional development, spatial economics and international economics. He obtained a PhD in Regional Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 1972. He was a Professor at the Regional Science Department, University of Pennsylvania (1986–94), and a Professor at the Department of Economics, Unversity of Pennsylvania (1994–95). He is a member of the American Economic Association, the Japanese Association of Theoretical Economics, the Econometric Society and the Regional Science Association.
Economics of Agglomeration, with J F Thisse, Cambridge University Press, 2002.
The Spatial Economy, with P Krugman and A Venables, MIT Press, 1999.
Urban Economic Theory, Cambridge University Press, 1989.