Masahiro Kawai

Masahiro Kawai
  • Dean and Chief Executive Officer
    Asian Development Bank Institute

BA in Economics, Tokyo University; MSc in Statistics, Stanford University; PhD in Economics, Stanford University. Former positions include: 1993, Professor of Economics, Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo; Consultant, Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System; Consultant, Research Department, IMF; Special Research Adviser, Institute of Fiscal and Monetary Policy, Ministry of Finance, Japan. Former Visiting Researcher: Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies, Bank of Japan; Economic Research Institute, Economic Planning Agency. 1998-2001, Chief Economist, East Asia and Pacific Region, World Bank; 2001-03, Deputy Vice-Minister of Finance, International Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Japan; Special Adviser to ADB President. Since 2007, Dean and Chief Executive Officer, Asian Development Bank Institute, Japan. Author of books and numerous academic articles.