慶應義塾大学 経済学部 PEARL入試 志望理由書 提出例(駒形 哲哉先生ゼミ向け)
Dr. Tetsuya Komagata
Department of Economics, Chinese Economics
Dear Professor Komagata,
I am writing this letter to explain my motivation behind application for Department of Economics at Keio University, specializing in Economic Policy. I have read a number of your published work which I was very intrigued by. I would be more than grateful if you could kindly give this a consideration.
East Asia seemed to be on top of the world, set for glorious future hands in hands. However, recent geopolitical turbulence seems to be in the way – South Korea and Japan over historic issues, China over HongKong and Taiwan, North Korea vs US. What is the current situation in the region and is China slowing down or on track to take over the world despite all difficulties?
Is China catching up with Japan, SouthKorea, US and Europe on economic policy advancement and innovation in technology sectors? If so, how has all that been realized?
Look at the development course of economic policies in China since 1950
One of the most important economic questions facing advanced nations is, how innovative is the Chinese economy really? We are still in the mindset of “China cannot innovate, they are merely copycats” which may soon be proven wrong. China has conducted a number of so called “5 years plan” on socio economic development based on experiments, real world examples and induction theories. This year, China has announced 13th 5years plan and largely the plan can be labeled as 1) China’s first step to attract foreign investment. 2) second step to attempt to learn from foreign companies 3) third step to support Chinese companies in their efforts to copy and incorporate foreign technology while building up domestic capabilities 4) fourth and final step to enable Chinese firms to be independent innovators. In fact, China has gained global market share in a number of extremely complex, advanced technology industries such as jet aircraft, high-speed rail, solar panels, personal computers, supercomputers, telecommunications equipment, and Internet services, which could cause other currencies to drop and the whole global chains would be disrupted.
Indeed, it is a fearful thought that currency value would flip, manufacturing and value chains would be disrupted, our governments no longer having enough fund to support domestic companies, if it really happens. I think this is a very important topic with room for further review and I would love to take part in your seminar to conduct research. Thank you very much for taking the time and I look forward to hearing from you soon.
*日本中小企業研究の到達点―下請制、社会的分業構造、産業集積、東アジア化― 駒形 哲哉, 同友館, 2010年07月 *China’s Economic Rise: History, Trends, Challenges, Implications for the United States, June 2019, Congressional services