Atsushi Nakajima

Chairman, RIETI

Prior to his current position, Mr. Nakajima spent his career primarily in international finance and economic research after joining the Industrial Bank of Japan (IBJ, now Mizuho Bank) in 1975. His main positions included Senior Managing Executive Officer & Chief Economist, Mizuho Research Institute, Ltd.; Executive Officer, Chief Economist & General Manager of Research Division, Mizuho Corporate Bank; President, Banque IBJ (France) S.A.; and General Manager, Paris Branch IBJ.

Mr. Nakajima has an extensive and deep knowledge not only of the Japanese economy but also the world economy including the U.S. and European economies. Among his works, his recently published book Era of Large Excess Economy (in Japanese and Korean) examines the world's supply-demand balance as an underlying factor of intensifying sentiments for anti-globalization and curbing migration. He graduated from the University of Tokyo and lived in Paris for a total of nearly 12 years, including a significant part of his childhood.

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