PANEL 1 - Moderator

Charles Yuji Horioka was born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, in 1956 and received his B.A. magna cum laude with High Honors in Economics and his Ph.D. degree in Business Economics, both from Harvard University. He taught at Stanford, Columbia, Kyoto, and Osaka Universities and the University of the Philippines and was Research Professor and Vice-President at the Asian Growth Research Institute before assuming his present position as Professor at Kobe University in 2019. He is concurrently Distinguished Professor at the Asian Growth Research Institute and Invited Professor and Professor Emeritus at Osaka University. In 2001, he was awarded the Seventh Japanese Economic Association-Nakahara Prize, which is given annually to the most outstanding young Japanese economist. His specialties are household economics and the Japanese economy, especially household consumption, saving, housing demand, bequest, and caregiving behavior, and he has published more than 150 scholarly articles in such journals as the Economic Journal, the International Economic Review, the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, and the Review of Economics and Statistics. His path-breaking article on the so-called “Feldstein-Horioka Puzzle or Paradox” (written jointly with Martin Feldstein and published in the Economic Journal in 1980) is one of the most widely cited papers in economics. He is currently President of the Society of Economics of the Household, Vice-President of the Japanese Economic Association, and President-Elect of the International Association for Research on Income and Wealth, served as Co-Editor of the International Economic Review for 15 years, currently serves as Co-Editor of the Review of Economics of the Household, serves on the editorial boards of more than ten journals, has served as a Consultant to the International Monetary Fund, the Asian Development Bank, and the Japanese Government, and is a Research Associate and Co-Director of the Japan Project at the National Bureau of Economic Research.