Eisuke Sakakibara has been a Professor of Aoyama Gakuin University since April 2010. From 1997-1999, he was Japan’s vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs. Prior to that, he held many government positions including that of Director General of the International Finance Bureau; President of the Institute of Fiscal and Monetary Policy; Director of the Treasury Division, Financial Bureau, Ministry of Finance and Special Advisor to the President, Japan Center for International Finance. He has also served as Associate Professor of Economics, Institute for Policy Science, at Saitama University and Visiting Associate Professor of Economics, Economics Department, at Harvard University. Mr. Sakakibara is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Taylor’s Award from the University of Michigan, the Bintang Mahaputra Utama from the Government of The Republic of Indonesia and The Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold and Silver Star, Government of Japan, April 2011. He holds a BA in Economics from Tokyo University and a PhD in Economics from the University of Michigan.
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