A. Maria Toyoda, Ph.D.
Chairperson, Department of Political Science
Villanova University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Area of Expertise:
- East Asian Economy and Politics
- Political Economy of Finance
- Foreign Aid
- Japanese Politics
With China and India on a trajectory to become major economic, political and cultural global influences, Dr. Toyoda's area of specialty in East Asian Studies is particularly germane in putting breaking events of the region into context. Her understanding of foreign aid, finance and economics gives Toyoda's assessments special insight into a developing area that is on the brink of playing a major role on the world stage.
- Ph.D., Georgetown University
- M.A., Georgetown University
- B.A., Stanford University
- Toyoda, A. Maria, with Quinn, Dennis P., "Does Capital Account Liberalization Lead to Growth?" Review of Financial Studies, 21 (3) May 2008: 1403-1449.
- Toyoda, A. Maria, "The Softer Side of Hard Infrastructure: Capacity Building of Public Administration Through Japanese ODA Loan Projects," Expert Monitor, Tokyo: Japan Bank for International Cooperation: 44.
- Toyoda, A. Maria, with Quinn, Dennis P., "Anti-Capitalist Sentiment as a Determinant of International Financial Liberalization," American Journal of Political Science, 51(2) (April 2007) 344-363.
- A. Maria with Quinn, Dennis P., "Global Ideology and Voter Preferences as Determinants of Financial Globalization," American Journal of Political Science 51 (2) (April): 344-363 2007.
- Toyoda, A. Maria, with Quinn, Dennis P., "Global Ideology and Voter Sentiment as Determinants of International Financial Liberalization," The Diffusion of Neoliberalism, Eds., Beth Simmons, Frank Dobbin, and Geoff Garrett, Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Selected Professional Experience
- Visiting Scholar, International Monetary Fund, Research Department
- Council on Foreign Relations, Hitachi International Affairs Fellow
- Visiting Researcher, Japan Bank for International Cooperation, Tokyo, Japan
- Research Scholar, Institute for International Studies and Stanford Japan Center - Research, Kyoto, Japan, and Stanford University, Calif.
- Acting Executive Director, Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies, Yokohama, Japan and Stanford, Calif.
- Political Science Lecturer, Stanford University
- Associate Director, Asia/Pacific Scholars Program, Stanford University
- Lecturer in Government, Georgetown University
- Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow, Japan (Sponsored by the Hitachi Corporation)
- Shibusawa Foundation Conference Grant
- ICSEAD Research Grant
- Sibusawa Foundation Research Grant
- Monbusho Fellowship awarded by the Japanese Ministry of Education
- 2011 Northeast Asia Council/Japan-US Friendship Commission Travel Grant
- 2011 Center for Global Leadership, Villanova School of Business Travel Grant
- 2010 Villanova College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Development Grant
- 2010 Center for Global Partnership/Center for Strategic and International Studies Japan Fellow, Washington, DC
- 2009 Association for Asian Studies Council on Conferences Outreach Grant
- 2009 Villanova University Faculty Development Grant
- 2008, 2009 International Monetary Fund, Research Department, Nonresident Visiting Scholar
- 2006-07 Council on Foreign Relations, International Affairs Fellow, Japan (Sponsored by the Hitachi Corporation)
- 2007 Japan Bank for International Cooperation, Project Evaluation Department, Tokyo, Japan, Visiting Researcher
- 2006 Shibusawa Foundation Conference Grant
- 2004, 2005 ICSEAD Research Grant
- 2004 Shibusawa Foundation Research Grant
- 1995-1997 1995-1997 Monbusho Fellowship awarded by the Japanese Ministry of Education