Experts

Sota Kato

  • EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
    RESEARCH DIRECTOR

Areas of Expertise

Comparative political economy, political methodology, public opinion

Research Unit

Politics & Economy

Projects

As the leader:

Democracy in Crisis (2011)

The Politics of Fiscal Consolidation


As a member:

Future Structure of the World Economy (2009-12)

Inequality and Global Capitalism


As a manager:

Inequality and Global Capitalism

The Politics of Fiscal Consolidation

Toward a New Economic Constitution of Japan (-2014)

Bio

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.