浦沢 聡士/Satoshi Urasawa

Satoshi Urasawa


Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics, Kanagawa University

Areas of Expertise

  • Business-cycle fluctuations
  • GDP nowcasting
  • economic policy

Research Program

Economic Data and Evidence-Based Policymaking


Satoshi Urasawa is an associate professor at Kanagawa University. Prior to becoming a faculty member of Kanagawa University in 2021, he served as a government economist in the Cabinet Office of the Japanese government from 1999 to 2021 and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development from 2010 to 2014, where he was involved in macroeconomic analysis and policymaking while producing economic account statistics, including GDP. His research areas are empirical macroeconomics, focusing on business-cycle fluctuations, GDP nowcasting, and economic policy. He received his PhD in economics from Hitotsubashi University.

Select Publications

Urasawa, S., 2020. “Business cycle asymmetry: Evidence from Japan’s decade-long deflation.” Applied Economics Letters, 27(21), 1711-1717.

Urasawa, S., 2018. “Structural change and business cycles in Japan: Revisiting the stylized facts.” Journal of Business Cycle Research, 14(2), 243–281.

Urasawa, S., 2014. “Real-time GDP forecasting for Japan: A dynamic factor model approach.” Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, 34, 116-134.

Urasawa, S., 2014. “Japan’s deflation: The role of wage costs.” Applied Economics Letters, 21(11), 742-746.