Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University
For Advanced Economic Analysis
Since 1965 the KIER Library has built a robust collection of economics books and statistical data, totaling 78,000 volumes in August 2008. It serves researchers in Japan and abroad.
McKenzie Collection (1,157 volumes)
The late Lionel McKenzie, emeritus professor of economics at the University of Rochester, donated a collection of books to the Institute. Professor McKenzie graduated from Duke University and earned master's and doctoral degrees at Princeton, then taught at MIT and Duke before taking a professorship in 1957 at the University of Rochester, where he trained a generation of researchers over 32 years. Prof. McKenzie had a close association with KIER, where he lectured and taught seminars and joined international symposia, and in October 2003 he donated a substantial book collection. His former students are active throughout the world including at many Japanese universities, and the Institute is highly honored to have been selected as the home for his books. The McKenzie Library was created at the Institute to house the collection and make it available to faculties and students of Kyoto University for improving their research levels.