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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

Dr. Tatsuo Hatta is a member of the Management of Maritime Resources project at the Tokyo Foundation. He has been president of the Asia Growth Research Initiative and director of Keizai Doyukai’s Policy Study and Analysis Center since April 2013. Dr. Hatta was president of the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, and was professor at the University of Tokyo, Osaka University, and the Johns Hopkins University. His first professional position was assistant professor at Ohio State University. He has a BA in economics from International Christian University and a PhD in economics from Johns Hopkins University. He 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, Chairman of the Housing and Land Committee of the Social Capital Commission, and acting chair of the Cabinet Office’s Council for Regulatory Reform. Is currently a member of the National Strategic Economic Zones Council 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)

Projects