Jean-Claude Maswana is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Tsukuba, Japan. His expertise is on macroeconomics. Much of his recent research covers issues related to development economics, empirics of finance-growth nexus and international trade. Jean-Claude Maswana joined the Graduate School of Business Sciences in 2014 after lecturing Development Economics at Kyoto University and Tokyo University. He also served as Macroeconomist Research Fellow at the Japan International Cooperation Agency. He has also served as consultant for international organizations such as the OECD, European Science Foundation, and was a member of the China-DAC-Group on African Development. He earned a Ph.D. in International Economics & Development (with concentration on finance and economic growth) from Nagoya University, Japan, in March 2003. He has published many scientific papers in refereed journals and given presentations at many international conferences. He is a member of the following academic associations: American Economic Association, African Finance and Economics Association, Chinese Economist Society, and Japan Association for African Studies.