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Kato, Sota

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

DIRECTOR, POLICY RESEARCH

SENIOR FELLOW

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Areas of Expertise

Comparative political economy, political methodology, public opinion

Bio

After earning a law degree from the University of Tokyo, joined the Ministry of International Trade and Industry in 1991.
Served as assistant director for Aircraft and Defense Industries and deputy director for the International Economic Division (MITI) and senior fellow at the Research Institute of Economy, Trade, and Industry. Received an MBA (with honors) from Harvard Business School and PhD in political science from the University of Michigan. Is concurrently a professor at the International University of Japan.

Research Results

“A Contingency Plan for a Fiscal Crisis” (Policy Proposal, 2013)*

*In Japanese only

Publications

“Valley of Institutional Change: Japanese Political Economy 1990–2005,” a recipient of the best paper award at the 24th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Socio Economics, coheld with MIT’s Sloan School of Management in June 2012.

Projects