Simon Bytheway

Simon James Bytheway is a Professor in Financial and Economic History at the Business School of Nihon University in Tokyo, where he has worked for almost two decades. He is the author of over thirty historical articles/studies, in both Japanese and English, including the books The Japanese Economy and Foreign Capital, 1858-1939 [in Japanese] (2005), Investing Japan: Foreign Capital, Monetary Standards, and Economic Development, 1859-2011 (2014), Central Banks and Gold: How Tokyo, London, and New York Shaped the Modern World, [co-authored with Mark Metzler] (2016), and Western Capital, Japanese Spirit: Foreign Capital, and Special Companies, 1859-2018 [in Japanese]. Proudly West Australian, Simon holds a BA (first class Honours) from Curtin University in Perth, and was awarded a doctorate by Tohoku Gakuin University in Sendai. His present research concerns itself with Asian economic development, and financial history from the 19th century to the emerging Covid-19-induced crises of today.