飯塚 信夫/Nobuo Iizuka

Nobuo Iizuka


Professor, Faculty of Economics, Kanagawa University

Areas of Expertise

  • Japanese economy
  • economic forecasting
  • economic statistics

Research Program

Economic Data and Evidence-Based Policymaking


Born in 1963. Graduated from the Faculty of Sociology, Hitotsubashi University. After working for Nihon Keizai Shimbun (Nikkei) and the Japan Center for Economic Research for 25 years, became an associate professor in the Faculty of Economics, Kanagawa University. Became a professor in 2014. Received his MA in economics from Chiba University in 2004.Became an advisor at the Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research in August 2017.

Select Publications

Yoshito Funashima, Nobuo Iizuka, and Yoshihiro Ohtsuka (2020), “GDP announcements and stock prices,” Journal of Economics and Business, Volume 108, March–April 2020, 105872.

Nobuo Iizuka (2018), “Nowcasting gross domestic product in Japan using professional forecasters’ information,” Kanagawa University Economic Society Discussion Paper No.2017-04, March 2018.

Nobuo Iizuka (2017), “Forecast Disagreement and Business Cycles – Evidence from 12 Years of ESP Forecast Surveys in Japan,” Kanagawa University Economic Society Discussion Paper No.2017-02, September 2017.