Motoshige Itoh is professor of international economics at the Graduate School of Economics, University of Tokyo, and president of the National Institute for Research Advancements (NIRA), a policy think tank also in Tokyo. Currently, he is a member of the Council on Fiscal and Economic Policy, and an adviser to the prime minister. He received a BA in Economics from the University of Tokyo in 1974 and his PhD of Economics from the University of Rochester in 1979. He has published more than 40 books on policy issues and regularly writes for several newspapers and magazines.
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