Kenichi UedaKenichi UedaProfessor, Graduate School of Economics
Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy
Director, Center for Advanced Research in Finance (CARF), the University of Tokyo
Research Unit Chief, Risks in the Global Economy: Analysis and Policy, Institute for Future Initiatives (IFI), the University of Tokyo
Executive Director, Tokyo Center for Economic Research (TCER)
Associate Fellow, Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), London
Kenichi Ueda Short Bio: Kenichi Ueda is a professor at the Faculty of Economics, The University of Tokyo. At the university, he is affiliated with the Graduate School of Economics, Graduate School of Public Policy, Institute for Future Initiatives. He also serves as Director, Center for Advanced Research in Finance (CARF). Outside the university, he is a member of Council on Customs, Tariff, Foreign Exchange, and other Transactions for the Ministry of Finance. He is also the Executive Director of the Tokyo Center of Economic Research(TCER) and Associate Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR, London). His research focuses on linkages between financial systems and macroeconomic activities. His research papers have been published in top academic journals including the Review of Economic Studies and the Journal of Economic Theory. Until 2014, he worked for the International Monetary Fund for fourteen years, mostly in the Research Department. He also held a visiting position at the Economics Department of MIT in 2011-2012. He obtained his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago in 2000. Prior to the Ph.D. study, he worked for the Ministry of Finance, Japan, after obtaining B.A. in economics from the University of Tokyo.
- “Institutions and Financial Frictions: Estimating with Structural Restrictions on Firm Value and Investment,” (with Stijn Claessens and Yishay Yafeh), Journal of Development Economics, 2014, Vol. 110, pp. 107-122.
- “Banks as Coordinators of Economic Growth and Stability: Microfoundation for Macroeconomy with Externality,” Journal of Economic Theory, 2013, vol. 148 (1), pp. 322-352.
- “Financial Deepening, Inequality, and Growth: A Model-Based Quantitative Evaluation” (with Robert M. Townsend), Review of Economic Studies, 2006, vol.73, pp. 251-293.
- Selected to a collective volume: “Financial Deepening, Inequality, and Growth: A Model-Based Quantitative Evaluation” (Reprint of REStud paper with Robert M. Townsend), a chapter in Finance and Growth, Asli Demirgüç-Kunt and Ross Levine eds, The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics series, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018.