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Hatta, Tatsuo

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President, Asian Growth Research Institute

Director, Keizai Doyukai Center for Policy Study and Analysis

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Areas of Expertise

Public economics, urban economics, international economics

Bio

Graduated from International Christian University and received his PhD in economics from Johns Hopkins University. Was an assistant professor at Ohio State University, held professorships at Johns Hopkins University, Osaka University, the University of Tokyo, and International Christian University, and was president of the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies. Since April 2013, has been president of the Asia Growth Research Initiative, director of Keizai Doyukai's Policy Study and Analysis Center, and professor emeritus at Osaka University. Has also served in many academic associations and public committees, including as president of the Japanese Economic Association, president of the Japan Law and Economics Association, expert member of the government Tax Commission, and acting chair of the Cabinet Office’s Council for Regulatory Reform. Is currently the chairman of  the Working Group to Design National Strategic Economic Zones in the Cabinet Secretariat and chairman of the Electricity and Gas Market Surveillance Commission of the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry.

Research Results

Publications

  • “A Theory of Commodity Tax Reform under Revenue Constraint,” The Japanese Economic Review, 55 (March 2004)
  • “The Nakasone-Takeshita Tax Reform: A Critical Evaluation,” American Economic Review, vol. 82 (May 1992)
  • “Welfare Effects of Changing Commodity Tax Rates toward Uniformity,” Journal of Public Economics, 29 (February 1986)
  • “The Generalized Theory of Transfers and Welfare: Bilateral Transfers in a Multilateral World,” co-author,American Economic Review, 73 (September 1983)
  • “A Recommendation for a Better Tariff Structure,” Econometrica, 45 (November 1977)

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