On August 1, Prof. Toshitaka Sekine joined the APPP and would succeed Prof. Takeda's course works. Prior to taking up the current position, he spent 33 years as an economist at the Bank of Japan as well as at the BIS and the IMF. At the Bank of Japan, he served as Director-General of Research and Statistics Department (a chief economist position of the Bank of Japan) for four years and Director-General of Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies for another year. His research includes inflation dynamics, exchange-rate pass-through, corporate investment and bank lending behaviour. He received a BA from the University of Tokyo and a DPhil from Oxford University.
Prof. Toshitaka Sekine took office
August 24, 2020