The Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research


The Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research


飯塚 信夫/Nobuo Iizuka


Nobuo Iizuka

Last updated : June 19, 2024

Professor, Faculty of Economics, Kanagawa University

Areas of Expertise
  • Japanese economy
  • economic forecasting
  • economic statistics

Born in 1963. Graduated from the Faculty of Sociology, Hitotsubashi University. After working for Nihon Keizai Shimbun (Nikkei) and the Japan Center for Economic Research for 25 years, became an associate professor in the Faculty of Economics, Kanagawa University. Became a professor in 2014. Received his MA in economics from Chiba University in 2004.Became an advisor at the Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research in August 2017.

Research Program
Training Program to Implement EBPM for Local Government Personnel
Economic Data and Evidence-Based Policymaking(-2024)

Select Publications

Natsuki Arai, Nobuo Iizuka, and Yohei Yamamoto (2022), ” The Efficiency of the Government’s Revenue Projections”, HIAS Discussion Paper Series, HIAS-E-122, September 2022.

Yoshito Funashima, Nobuo Iizuka, and Yoshihiro Ohtsuka (2020), “GDP announcements and stock prices,” Journal of Economics and Business, Volume 108, March–April 2020, 105872.

Nobuo Iizuka (2018), “Nowcasting gross domestic product in Japan using professional forecasters’ information,” Kanagawa University Economic Society Discussion Paper No.2017-04, March 2018.

Nobuo Iizuka (2017), “Forecast Disagreement and Business Cycles – Evidence from 12 Years of ESP Forecast Surveys in Japan,” Kanagawa University Economic Society Discussion Paper No.2017-02, September 2017.

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