Masahiro KAWAI

Representative Director and Director-General



1947 Born
1971 Graduated from Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo
1973 Completed Masters Program in Economics, University of Tokyo Graduate School
1977 Research Fellow, Brookings Institution
1978 Earned Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University
1978 Assistant and Associate Professor, Economics Department, Johns Hopkins University
1986 Associate and Full Professor, Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo (to 2008)
1998 Chief Economist, East Asia and the Pacific Region, World Bank
2001 Advisor, Ministry of Finance, Japan (Deputy Vice Minister)
2003  Director, The Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Finance, Japan
2005 Special Advisor to the President, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
2007 Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) (to 2014)
2009 Professor Emeritus, University of Tokyo
2014 Specially Appointed Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo
April 2016 to present Representative Director and Director-General, ERINA
2020 to present Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo

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Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan
Tokyo, 29 September 2017
Belt and Road Initiative: Japan’s Perspective