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Keita Oikawa

Economist

Profile

Keita Oikawa worked as an official of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of the Japanese Government. He is experienced in various policy departments, including the Macroeconomic Affairs Division of the Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau (EIPB) of the METI, the Insurance Business Division of the Supervisory Bureau of the Financial Services Agency, the Industrial Structure Policy Division of the EIPB of the METI, the Office for Pandemic Influenza and New Infection Diseases Preparedness and Response of the Cabinet Secretariat, the Economic and Industrial Policy Division of the EIPB of the METI, and the Information Policy Division of the Commerce and Information Policy Bureau of the METI.

Expertise

Keita Oikawa worked as an official of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of the Japanese Government. He is experienced in various policy departments, including the Macroeconomic Affairs Division of the Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau (EIPB) of the METI, the Insurance Business Division of the Supervisory Bureau of the Financial Services Agency, the Industrial Structure Policy Division of the EIPB of the METI, the Office for Pandemic Influenza and New Infection Diseases Preparedness and Response of the Cabinet Secretariat, the Economic and Industrial Policy Division of the EIPB of the METI, and the Information Policy Division of the Commerce and Information Policy Bureau of the METI. 

Expertise 

Macroeconomics
International Economics
Industrial Organization

Education

2015

Ph.D. in Economics, University of California, Davis, CA USA

2006

M.A. in Economics, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo Japan

2004

B.A. in Economics, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo Japan

Publications

  • The Global Value Chain and the Competitiveness of Asian Countries, (with Kozo Kiyota and Katsuhiro Yoshioka), Asian Economic Papers, vol. 16(3), pp.257-281, 2017.
  • Over-the-Counter Trade and the Value of Assets as Collateral, (with Athanasios Geromichalos, Jiwon Lee, and Seungduck Lee), Economic Theory, vol. 62(3), pp. 443-475, 2016.
  • Tax Burden and Firm Behavior, (with Yohei Kobayashi, Koichi Kume, and Tetsuro Sone), Quarterly of Social Security Research (Kikan Shakai Hosho Kenkyu), vol. 50(4), pp. 446-463, 2015 (in Japanese).

Working Papers 

  • Development of Study on Current Account Imbalances and Foreign Sectors in Macro-econometric Models, (with Shogo Tanaka, Takanori Okuda, and Yoshiyuki Nakazono), RIETI Policy Discussion Paper Series 11-P-017, 2011 (in Japanese). 
  • Macro-econometric Models and the Outline of the MEAD-RIETI Model, (with Mitsuhiro Fukuyama,  Masayoshi Yoshihara, and Yoshiyuki Nakazono), RIETI Discussion Paper Series 10-J-045, 2010 (in Japanese). 

Experience

2020-Present

Economist
Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia

2018-2020

Deputy Director 
Macro-Economic Affairs Division, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI 

2016-2018

Deputy Director 
Insurance Business Division, Supervisory Bureau, Financial Services Agency 

2014-2016

Deputy Director 
Industrial Structure Policy Division, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI 

2011

Industrial Structure Policy Division, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI 

2010-2011

Office for Pandemic Influenza and New Infection Diseases Preparedness and Response, Cabinet Secretariat 

2009-2010

Macro-Economic Affairs Division, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI 

2007-2009

Economic and Industrial Policy Division, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI 

2006-2007

Information Policy Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, METI 

Teaching Experience

2020 Lecturer
School of Economics and Business Administration, Yokohama City University (Business Cycle Theory). 
2013-2014

Teaching Assistant
Department of Economics, UC Davis (Intermediate Macroeconomics)