ITO Arata

ITO Arata

ITO Arata


Activities at RIETI


Macroeconomics, Statistics for Economics


2001 M.A. Economics, Hitotsubashi University
1999 B.A. Economics, Yokohama City University


2013 Fellow, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry
2012 Project Academic Support Specialist, Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo
2009 Research Associate, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University

Selected Publications and Papers

"A New Monthly Index of Real Economic Activity in Japan," The University of Tokyo, 2012 (in Japanese).

"Fiscal policy switching in Japan, the US, and the UK," (with Tsutomu Watanabe and Tomoyoshi Yabu) Journal of the Japanese and International Economics, 25 (4), 2011, pp.380-413.

"Measuring Tax Multipliers in Japan," (with Tsutomu Watanabe and Tomoyoshi Yabu) In Ihori, Toshihiro (Ed), Fiscal Policy and Social Security, Keio University Press, Tokyo, 2010, pp.143-177 (in Japanese).

"Non-Keynesian Effects of Fiscal Policy: Evidence from Japanese Regional Data," (with Tsutomu Watanabe) The Economic Review, Vol. 55, No. 4, 2004, pp.313-327 (in Japanese).