Public Economics, Political Economy
- Theoretical and Empirical Analyses on Incidences of Corporate Income Taxation (June 2, 2014 - August 31, 2016)
1999 Ph.D., Graduate School of Economics, the University of Tokyo
1995 Master of Economics, Graduate School of Economics, the University of Tokyo
1993 Bachelor of Economics, Faculty of Economics, Osaka University
2014 - Present Faculty Fellow, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry
2009 - Present Professor, Faculty of Economics, Keio University
2005 - 2006 Faculty Fellow, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry
2003 - 2004 Consulting Fellow, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry
2002 - 2009 Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics, Keio University
2002 - 2004 Senior Economist, Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Finance, Government of Japan
2001 - 2002 Visiting Scholar, Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California, San Diego
1999 - 2002 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Economics, Keio University
1998 - Present Visiting Economist, Economic and Social Research Institute, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan
1998 - 1999 Research Associate, Institute of Social Science, the University of Tokyo
Selected Publications and Papers
Economics of Fiscal Decentralization, Nippon Hyoron Sha, editor, March 2004. (in Japanese)
Economics of Local Bond System, Nikkei Publishing Inc., June 2007. (in Japanese)
The Public Sector in Japan, Edward Elgar Publishing, with Toshihiro Ihori, 2009.
Tax Reform Needs To Be Implemented in Japan, Nikkei Publishing Inc., June 2010. (in Japanese)
Fiscal Reconstruction Needs To Be Implemented in Japan, Nikkei Publishing Inc., February 2012. (in Japanese)
Introduction to Public Economics, Nippon Hyoron Sha, November 2002. (in Japanese)
Public Finance and the Japanese Economy, Kobun-sha, October 2002. (in Japanese)
Regional Economy and Fiscal Policy in Japan, Mitsubishi Economic Research Institute, March 2002. (in Japanese)
Political Economy of Japanese Local Finance, Toyo Keizai Inc., June 2000. (in Japanese)
Readings in Public Finance, with Toshihiro Ihori, Toyo Keizai Inc., 5th ed. in April 2000, 6th ed. in April 2001. (in Japanese)
Economic Analysis of Japanese Politics, with Toshihiro Ihori, Bokutaku-Sha, January 1998. (in Japanese)
"Japanese government debt and sustainability of fiscal policy," Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, vol.25, no.4, pp.414-433, with Takeo Hoshi and Tatsuyoshi Okimoto, 2011.
"Poverty traps with Local Allocation Tax grants in Japan," Japanese Economic Review, vol.61, Iss.4, pp.466-487, 2010.
"Stably Securing the Financial Resources for Social Security and Fiscal Reconstruction," Japan Medical Association Journal, vol.51 no.2, pp.103-112, 2008.
"Sustainability, Debt Management, and Public Debt Policy in Japan," in Takatoshi Ito and Andrew Rose eds., Fiscal Policy and Management in East Asia, East Asia Seminar on Economics Volume 16, pp.377-412, The University of Chicago Press, with Toshihiro Ihori and Kiyoshi Mitsui, 2007.
"Cutting Down on Inefficient Public Expenditure and Central Bank Independence," Keio Economic Studies, vol.43 no.1, pp.1-19, 2006.
"Government Financial Institutions: What and how to reform?" in Takatoshi Ito, Hugh Patrick and David E. Weinstein eds., Reviving Japan's Economy, The MIT Press, pp.197-240, 2005.
"Sustainability of Government Deficits in Japan: Including Trends in Local Government Finance," in Naoyuki Yoshino, Shigehito Inukai and Nobusuke Tamaki eds., Enhancing Market Functions in Japan, pp.3-29, Keio University Press, with Toshihiro Ihori, 2004.
"Paying for the FILP," in Magnus Blomstrom, Jennifer Corbett, Fumio Hayashi and Anil Kashyap eds., Structural Impediments to Growth in Japan, pp.37-69, University of Chicago Press, with Takeo Hoshi, 2003.
"Fiscal Reconstruction and Local Interest Groups in Japan," Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, vol.16, no.4, pp.492-511, with Toshihiro Ihori, 2002.
"The System and Role of Local Bonds Permits in Japan," in Toshihiro Ihori and Masakazu Sato eds., Government Deficit and Fiscal Reform in Japan, pp.121-151, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002.
"Japanese Fiscal Reform: Fiscal Reconstruction and Fiscal Policy," Japan and the World Economy vol.13, issue 4, pp.351-370, with Toshihiro Ihori and Horoki Kondo, 2001.
"Herd Behavior of Japanese Economists," Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, vol.46 issue 3, pp.343-346, with Masahiro Ashiya, 2001.
"Empirics of the Median Voter Hypothesis in Japan," Empirical Economics, vol.24 issue 4, pp.667-691, 1999.