Keiichiro Kobayashi is Professor at Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University, Senior Fellow at Research Institute of Economy(RIETI), and Research Director at Canon Institute for Global Studies (CIGS). He researches Macroeconomics, Endogenous Growth Theory, General Equilibrium and so on. He currently works on theoretical models of financial crisis, debt overhang, and sovereign debt problems. He joined the Ministry of International Trade and Industry of Japan in 1991 after graduation from the University of Tokyo. From 2001, he was a fellow at RIETI and from 2010 onward he has been a professor at Hitotsubashi University.