Kenichi Ueda, AM ’95, PhD ’00 (Economics)

Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics
The University of Tokyo

Kenichi Ueda

Kenichi Ueda is an associate professor on the Faculty of Economics at the University of Tokyo. Since March 2015, he has been a member of Council on Customs, Tariff, Foreign Exchange, and other Transactions for the Ministry of Finance.

His research focuses on linkages between financial systems and macroeconomic activities. His research papers have been published in top academic journals including the Review of Economic Studies and the Journal of Economic Theory.

Until 2014, he worked for the International Monetary Fund for fourteen years, mostly in the Research Department. He also held a visiting position at the Economics Department of MIT in 2011–2012. He obtained his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago in 2000. Prior to the Ph.D. study, he worked for the Ministry of Finance, Japan, after getting his B.A. in economics from the University of Tokyo.