Eiichi Tomiura is Professor at the Faculty of Economics, Hitotsubashi University and a Faculty Fellow and Program Director at the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry in Japan. Prior to his current position, he was formerly Dean, College of Economics at Yokohama National University. He was also served for Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), Government of Japan till 2000. He earned his Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1992 and his B.A. in Economics from University of Tokyo in 1984. His research expertise is in empirical international trade, especially offshore outsourcing with firm-level data. His articles have been published in many journals including Journal of International Economies, Review of International Economics, and Regional Science and Urban Economics. He has received Economist Award, Nikkei Prize, and Kojima Kiyoshi Prize in Japan.