Consulting Fellow

Professor, GRIPS Alliance, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)

Activities at RIETI


Computable General Equilibrium Model, Macro-econometric Model
Trade and Investment Liberalization and Facilitation, Regulatory Reform
Macroeconomic Policy, Business Cycles, Economic Outlook
Household Saving Behavior, Determination of Wages and Prices


1999 Ph. D., Economics, Osaka University
1983 B. S., Mathematics, Tokyo University


April 2018 - : Professor, GRIPS Alliance, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
October 2013 - : Senior Fellow, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
January 2011 - September 2012: Counselor, Cabinet Secretariat
October 2008 - : Senior Analyst, Economic Research Department, Financial & Economic Research Center, Nomura Securities Co., Ltd.
March 2007 - 2008: Managing Director and Chief Economist, Japan, Lehman Brothers Japan Inc.
March 2005 - February 2007: Counselor for Economic Outlook, Economic and Fiscal Management, Cabinet Office
July 2002 - 2007: Senior Research Fellow, Economic and Social Research Institute(ESRI), Cabinet Office
January 2001 - June 2002: Senior Assistant for Loan Aid, Loan Aid Division, Economic Cooperation Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
April 1999 - December 2000: Senior Economist, Coordination Division, Coordination Bureau, Economic Planning Agency (EPA) of the Japanese Government
July 1997 - March 1999: Senior Economist, Research Institute for International Investment and Development (RIIID), Export - Import Bank of Japan (JEXIM)
July 1995 - June 1997: Senior Economist, Economic Research Institute (ERI), EPA.
July 1994 - June 1995: Deputy Director, Business Statistics Research Division, Research Bureau, EPA.
July 1993 - June 1994: Deputy Director, Coordination Division, Coordination Bureau, EPA.
September 1990 - June 1993: Deputy Director, Secretariat of the Office of Trade and Investment Ombudsman (OTO), EPA.
January 1988 - August 1990: Economist, General Economics Division, Economics and Statistics Department, OECD.
July 1986 - December 1987: Economist, Planning Division, Planning and Coordination Bureau, National Land Agency of the Japanese Government
April 1984 - June 1986: Economist, ERI/EPA.
April 1983 - March 1984: Administrator, Policy Division, Minister's Secretariat, EPA.

April 2003 - March 2004: Visiting Associate Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo
April 2001 - March 2007 Visiting Lecturer, Graduate School of International Political Science and Economics, Nishogakusha University
1998 April - September: Visiting Lecturer, Faculty of Economics, Komazawa University
1996 - 2000: Visiting Lecturer, Faculty of International Policy and Economics, Nishogakusha University
1996 - 2000: Visiting Lecturer, Faculty of International Policy and Economics, Graduate School of Nishogakusha University

Selected Publications and Papers

Applications of the Computable General Equilibrium Model: Simulation Analysis on Trade Liberalization and Regulatory Reform, NIHONHYORONSYA, November 1999 (in Japanese)

Publications & Working Papers
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The Global Trade Analysis Consortium, (1997 & 2001 - present)
Program Committee, Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis, (1999, 2000)
advisory board member, GTAP