Soichiro Takagi is an Associate Professor at Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies at The University of Tokyo. He serves also as a fellow at the Art Center of The University of Tokyo and an senior research fellow at Center for Global Communications (GLOCOM) at International University of Japan (IUJ). Through his career, he served as a Professor and the director of Blockchain Economic Research Lab at GLOCOM. He also served as an Asia Program Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School, etc.
His major field is information economics and digital economy, focusing on the relationship between information technology and the economic systems. He has examined a variety of topics including offshore outsourcing, cloud computing, open data, sharing economy, digital currency, and blockchain, and platform. He has authored many books and articles, including "Deframing Strategy: How Digital Technologies are Transforming Businesses and Organizations, and How We Can Cope with It" (in Japanese, Shoeisha) and "Reweaving the Economy: How IT Affects the Borders of Country and Organization" (University of Tokyo Press), and "Blockchain Economics: Implications of Distributed Ledgers" (World Scientific, co-authored). He received KDDI Foundation Award in 2019.
He served as a chairperson of the government committee for discussing “Evaluation Forms for Blockchain-Based System” at Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan. He is also a member of Blockchain sub-working group at Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan and a member of ISO/TC307 Mirror Committee of Japan.
He received Ph.D. in information studies from The University of Tokyo.
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