Yasushi Ueki is an economist at the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) in Indonesia, specialising in technology transfer, technological upgrading and innovation, and industrial development. Before joining ERIA in January 2014, he was a research fellow at the Institute of Developing Economies (IDE) in Japan from 1999. From 2002 to 2005, he worked as an expert at the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean in Chile. From 2007 to 2012, he was stationed at the IDE Bangkok Research Center in Thailand to conduct international research projects for ERIA. He holds a Ph.D. in international public policy from Osaka University, Japan.