SHIMIZU Haruhiko

SHIMIZU Haruhiko

SHIMIZU Haruhiko

Consulting Fellow (until March 31, 2016)

Official, Policy Planning and Research Office, Trade Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)


Bayesian Statistics, Econometrics


2011 Ph.D. in Economics, Rutgers University
2002 M.A. in Economics, Keio University
2000 B.A. in Economics, Keio University


2014 Official, Policy Planning and Research Office, Trade Policy Bureau, METI
2012 Economist, Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Finance (MOF)
2002 Research Associate, Faculty of Economics, Keio University

Selected Publications and Papers


"The substitution and income effects of a consumption tax rate increase: Evidence from Japan," in Adachi, H., Nakamura, T. and Y. Osumi, eds., Studies in Medium-Run Macroeconomics: Growth, Fluctuations, Unemployment, Inequality and Policies, World Scientific Publishing, Singapore, 2015. (with Takeshi Koba)

"The role and significance of encompassing test in model selection," in Tanaka, T. and Nakatsuma, T. eds., Frontiers in Econometrics, Keio University Press, Tokyo, 2006. (in Japanese)

Papers Published in Refereed Journals

"An Economic Evaluation on the Navigation Hours with Weather Routing," Journal of the Japan Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers, 14, 159-164, 2012. (with T. Koba, H. Makino and S. Shiotani) (in Japanese)

"Bayesian Inference of Regression Model with Error Terms Following the Exponential Power Distribution and the Unbiasedness of the LAD Estimator," Communications in Statistics – Theory and Methods, 37 (2), 221-232, 2008. (with Hiroki Tsurumi)