Takashi Oshio

Professor of Economics at Hitotsubashi University

After working for 11 years as a Researcher and Economist in the Japanese government and J. P. Morgan, Takashi Oshio started his academic career in 1994 as an Associate Professor at Ritsumeikan University (1994-1999), followed by Associate Professor at Tokyo Gakugei University (1999-2004), Professor at Kobe University (2005), and Professor at Hitotsubashi University (2005-present). His research has largely focused on social security, income distribution, education policy, and other issues related to public finance. As for social security, he has been exploring a wide variety of empirical analysis as a member of the National Bureau of Economic Research’s (NBER) cross-country project “International Social Security (ISS).” He received a Ph.D. in International Public Policy from Osaka University in 2002.