Charles Yuji Horioka

Vice-President and Professor, Asian Growth Research Institute (AGI), Kitakyushu City, Japan; Invited Professor, Osaka University

Charles Yuji Horioka is Vice-President and Research Professor at the Asian Growth Research Institute (AGI) in Kitakyushu City, Japan, and Invited Professor at Osaka University. He has previously taught at Stanford, Columbia, Kyoto, and Osaka Universities and the University of the Philippines, where he was Vea Family Professor of Technology and Evolutionary Economics Centennial. In 2001, he was awarded the Seventh Japanese Economic Association/Nakahara Prize, which is given annually to the most outstanding Japanese economist aged 45 or younger, and he is the second most cited economist living in Japan according to RePEc (Research Papers in Economics).

His specialties are macroeconomics, household economics, the Japanese economy, and the Asian economies, and he has published well over a hundred scholarly articles on household saving, consumption, bequest, and co-residence behavior and parent-child relations in Japan, the United States, and emerging Asia in such top-ranked journals as the Economic Journal, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Urban Economics, and Review of Economics and Statistics. His article with Martin Feldstein on the so-called “Feldstein-Horioka Paradox or Puzzle” is one of the most widely cited papers in economics. He served as Co-Editor of the International Economic Review for 15 years and also serves on the Editorial Boards of many other journals. He is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and has served as a Consultant for the Asian Development Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the Japanese Government. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., in 1956 and received his B.A. degree magna cum laude with High Honors in Economics and his Ph.D. degree in Business Economics from Harvard University.

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