Affiliation: Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI)
Keiichiro Kobayashi is currently Senior Fellow of Research Institute of Economy, Trade & Industry, (RIETI) and also Research Director at the Canon Institute of Global Studies (CIGS), and Visiting Professor of Chuo University.
He joined the Ministry of International Trade and Industry in 1991 and was Fellow at RIETI from 2001. He received MA in mathematical engineering in 1991 from the University of Tokyo and Ph.D. in economics in 1998 from the University of Chicago. He was a guest editorial writer at the Asahi Shimbun News Paper from 2002 to 2007.
He has extensive experience in macroeconomics research in areas such as endogenous growth theory, business cycles theory, financial crisis, and bad debt problem. He received the Nikkei Economics Book Award (2001) and the Osaragi Jiro Critics award (2002) both for the publication of Trap of the Japanese Economy (Co-authored with Sota Kato. Published in 2001 by Nihon Keizai Shinbun Sha. Written in Japanese).