Editorial Board

Juergen Braunstein
Professor Ann Florini
Dr Ian Goldin
Thomas Hale
Parag Khanna
Dr Mathias Koenig-Archibugi
Charles A. Kupchan
Marion Laboure
Kate Macdonald
Professor Anthony McGrew
Dr Eva-Maria Nag
Danny Quah
Professor Dani Rodrik
Antonio Savoia
Anmol Saxena
Dr Hackan Seckinelgin
Dr Jill Stuart
Andy Sumner
Professor Laurence Tubiana

Advisory Board

Professor Tim Besley
Professor Jagdish Bhagwati
Professor John Braithwaite
Professor Mick Cox
Professor Geoffrey Garrett
Professor Takatoshi Ito
Professor Mary Kaldor
Professor Inge Kaul
Professor Robert Keohane
Professor Sir David King
Andreas Klasen
Professor Julian Le Grand
Professor Sebastiano Maffettone
Professor John Ruggie
Professor Jeffrey Sachs
Professor Lord Nicholas Stern
Professor Joseph Stiglitz
Vinod Tare
Professor Shang-Jin Wei
Professor Ngaire Woods
Professor Tianbiao Zhu

Practitioners' Board

Sanmit Ahuja
Mr Lakhdar Brahimi
Richard Burge
Augustin Carstens Carstens
Howard Davies
Mr Kemal Dervis
Bill Emmott
Pascal Lamy
Chris Miller
Alastair Newton
James Orbinski
Mr Romano Prodi
Mr Jean-Michel Severino
Javier Solana
Theo Sommer
George Soros
Mr Peter Sutherland
Professor Muhammad Yunus

Takatoshi Ito

Professor Takatoshi Ito
Professor Graduate School of Economics and Graduate School of Public Policy University of Tokyo
Professor at Graduate School of Economics and Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo
Former Senior Advisor in the Research Department, IMF


Takatoshi Ito, Professor at Graduate School of Economics and Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo, has taught extensively both in the United States and Japan in the past after finishing Ph.D. in economics at Harvard University in 1979. He taught at University of Minnesota as Assistant and tenured Associate Professor (1979-88), as Associate and full Professor at Hitotsubashi University (1988-1999, and 2001-2002), and as Visiting professor at Harvard University (1992-94). He served as President of the Japanese Economic Association (2004).

As an unusual move for a Japanese academic, Ito was appointed in the official sector, as Senior Advisor in the Research Department, IMF (1994-97) and as Deputy Vice Minister for International Affaires at Ministry of Finance, Japan (1999-2001). He was also a member of the Prime Minister’s Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy (2006-2008 ). In 2007, he was nominated and voted affirmative in the House of Representatives for Deputy Governor of the Bank of Japan, but the opposition parties, which hold majority in the House of Councilors, vetoed the appointment.

He is an author of many books including The Japanese Economy (MIT Press, 1992), The Political Economy of the Japanese Monetary Policy and Financial Policy and Central Banking in Japan (both with T. Cargill and M. Hutchison, MIT Press, respectively 1997 and 2000), An Independent and Accountable IMF (with J. De Gregorio, B. Eichengreen, and C. Wyplosz, 1999), and many academic articles on international finance, monetary policy, and the Japanese economy in top journals, including Econometrica, American Economic Review, and Journal of Monetary Economics. His research interest includes capital flows and currency crises, microstructures of the foreign exchange rates, and inflation targeting. He has several books written in Japanese on these topics. He contributes frequently to Financial Times, Nihon Keizai Shinbun, and Toyo Keizai Weekly.