八田 達夫/Tatsuo Hatta

Tatsuo Hatta


President, Asian Growth Research Institute
Director, Keizai Doyukai Center for Policy Study and Analysis

Areas of Expertise

  • Public economics
  • urban economics
  • international economics


Dr. Tatsuo Hatta is a member of the Management of Maritime Resources project at the Tokyo Foundation. He has been president of the Asia Growth Research Initiative and director of Keizai Doyukai’s Policy Study and Analysis Center since April 2013. Dr. Hatta was president of the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, and was professor at the University of Tokyo, Osaka University, and the Johns Hopkins University. His first professional position was assistant professor at Ohio State University. He has a BA in economics from International Christian University and a PhD in economics from Johns Hopkins University. He has also served in many academic associations and public committees, including as president of the Japanese Economic Association, president of the Japan Law and Economics Association, expert member of the government Tax Commission, Chairman of the Housing and Land Committee of the Social Capital Commission, and acting chair of the Cabinet Office’s Council for Regulatory Reform. Is currently a member of the National Strategic Economic Zones Council in the Cabinet Secretariat and chairman of the Electricity and Gas Market Surveillance Commission of the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry.