加藤 創太/Sota Kato

Sota Kato


Areas of Expertise

  • Comparative political economy
  • political methodology
  • public opinion

Research Program

Future Design: Research on Decision-Making Methods for Intergenerational Sustainability

Plans for Sustainable and Politically Acceptable Fiscal Consolidation and Social Insurance Reform from the Perspectives of Behavioral Economics and Political Science


After earning a law degree from the University of Tokyo, joined the Ministry of International Trade and Industry in 1991. Served as assistant director for Aircraft and Defense Industries and deputy director for the International Economic Division (MITI) and senior fellow at the Research Institute of Economy, Trade, and Industry. Received an MBA (with honors) from Harvard Business School and PhD in political science from the University of Michigan. Is concurrently a professor at the International University of Japan.