Dr. Yamada was appointed a Senior Research Fellow in September 2018. He joined the KFCRIS in September 2016 as a Research Fellow, and served as Head of the Political Economy Unit between July 2017 and December 2018. He is also currently a Lecturer at the Institute for Transregional Study, Princeton University. Before joining the KFCRIS, he was a Teaching Fellow at the SOAS University of London and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies. He obtained his D.Phil. in International Relations and M.Phil. in Modern Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Oxford, and B.L. from the University of Tokyo.
"Can Saudi Arabia Move beyond 'Production with Rentier Characteristics'?: Human Capital Development in the Transitional Oil Economy", Middle East Journal, 2018.
“Saudi Manufacturing: Can Monozukuri Take Root in the Kingdom?”, in Annika Kropf and Mohamed A. Ramady (ed.) Employment and Career Motivation in the Arab Gulf States: The Rentier Mentality Revisited, Gerlach Press, 2015.
“Saudi Arabia’s Look-East Diplomacy: Ten Years On”, Middle East Policy, 2015.
“Gulf-Asia Relations as ‘Post-Rentier’ Diversification?: The Case of the Petrochemical Industry in Saudi Arabia”, Journal of Arabian Studies, 2011.