A. Maria Toyoda, PhD

Professor of Government
Email: mtoyoda@suffolk.edu
Office Location: 73 Tremont St., Rm. 1258


  • BA, Human Biology, Stanford University, with Honors in Values, Technology, Science and Society
  • MA, Government, Georgetown University
  • PhD, Government, Georgetown University

Selected Publications

2012. With Dennis Quinn and Martin Schindler. "Measuring Capital And Financial Current Account Openness." In The Evidence and Impact of Financial Globalization, Gerald Caprio, Ed.; Stijn Classens and Sergio Smuckler, Section Eds. Academic Press (Elsevier).

2011. With Dennis Quinn and Martin Schindler. "Assessing Measures of Financial Openness and Integration" IMF Economic Review 59(3):488-522.

2011. "Reforming Japan's Government Financial Institutions," Chapter 6 in The Evolution of Japan's Party System: Politics and Policy in an Era of Institutional Change. Leonard Schoppa, Ed. University of Toronto Press.

With Quinn, Dennis P. 2008. "Does Capital Account Liberalization Lead to Growth?" Review of Financial Studies, 21(3) May 2008: 1403-1449.

With Quinn, Dennis P. 2007. "Ideology and Voter Preferences as Determinants of Financial Globalization." American Journal of Political Science 51(2) (April): 344-363.

With Quinn, Dennis P. 2007. "Global Ideology and Voter Sentiment as Determinants of International Financial Liberalization." In The Diffusion of Neoliberalism. Eds., Beth Simmons, Frank Dobbin, and Geoff Garrett, Cambridge University Press.

With Jennifer Amyx and Harukata Takenaka. 2005. "The Politics of Postal Savings Reform in Japan. " Asian Perspective, vol. 29, No. 1, 23-48.

2005. "Capital Flows: the Impact on East Asia 's Major Economies. " In From Crisis to Opportunity: Financial Globalization and East Asian Capitalism, Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, eds. Jongryn Mo, Yonsei University and Daniel I. Okimoto, Stanford University.

With Aiji Tanaka. 2002. "Religion and Politics in Japan. " The One, the Few and the Many: Religion and Politics in Comparative Perspective, eds. Ted Jelen and Clyde Wilcox. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

2001. "Malaysia: Ethnic Cleavages and Controlled Liberalization. " The Political Economy of Liberalization, Crisis and Response, eds. Shale Horowitz and Uk Kim. Boulder, CO: Rowman and Littlefield.


2014-15 Social Science Research Council Abe Fellowship
2012 Japan Foundation Study Travel Grant
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

Research Areas

Financial liberalization mechanisms
Reform of government financial institutions
Development banking and foreign aid
Editor, The Japanese Political Economy
Political Economy of Finance
East Asian Economy and Politics
Foreign Aid
Japanese Politics