Kenichi Ueda is a Senior Economist in the Research Department. His research focus is interlinkage between financial system and macroeconomy. His publications appeared in Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Economic Theory, and International Economic Review among others. He obtained a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago before joining the Fund in 2000. Prior to the Ph.D. study, he also worked for the Ministry of Finance, Japan, after B.A. in economics from the University of Tokyo. In 2011-2012, for a half year, he was a visting fellow at the Economics Department of MIT.
Personal WebPage: http://sites.google.com/site/kenichiuedashomepage/
Fluent In: Japanese.
The University of Chicago, Ph.D. (Economics), June 2000.
The University of Tokyo, B.A. (Economics), March 1991.
American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies, International Economic Review, Journal of Development Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Review of Economic Dynamics, Journal of Economic Growth, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Macroeconomics, Journal of Regional Science, Journal of Financial Intermediation, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Financial Stability, European Financial Management, Journal of the Japanese and International Economy, Japan and the World Economy, and World Bank Economic Review.
Co-Organizer, CFSP Workshop on Savings and Financial Underpinnings of Macro Models, Bretton Woods Hotel, NH, August 28-29, 2011.
Co-Organizer, Workshop on Financial Underpinnings of Macro Models, MIT, October 22-23, 2010.
Co-Organizer, Conference on Macroeconomic and Policy Challenges Following Financial Meltdowns, IMF, April 3, 2009.
IMF Books and Working Papers:
Quantifying Structural Subsidy Values for Systemically Important Financial Institutions, Working Paper No. 12/128, May 01, 2012
Central Bank Independence and Macro-prudential Regulation, Working Paper No. 12/101, April 01, 2012
Financial Frictions, Investment, and Institutions, Working Paper No. 10/231, October 01, 2010
Banks and Labor as Stakeholders: Impact on Economic Performance, Working Paper No. 08/229, September 01, 2008
Life Expectancy and Income Convergence in the World:A Dynamic General Equilibrium Analysis, Working Paper No. 08/158, June 01, 2008
Welfare Gains from Financial Liberalization, Working Paper No. 07/154, July 01, 2007
Corporate Governance Quality: Trends and Real Effects, Working Paper No. 06/293, December 01, 2006
Banks as Coordinators of Economic Growth, Working Paper No. 06/264, November 01, 2006
Are Developing Countries Better Off Spending their Oil Wealth Upfront?, Working Paper No. 04/141, August 01, 2004
The Quality Effect: Does Financial Liberalization Improve the Allocation of Capital?, Working Paper No. 04/112, June 01, 2004
Financial Deepening, Inequality, and Growth: A Model-Based Quantitative Evaluation, Working Paper No. 03/193, September 01, 2003
Implications of Migration on Income and Welfare of Nationals, Working Paper No. 02/215, December 01, 2002
Transitional Growth with Increasing Inequality and Financial Deepening, Working Paper No. 01/108, August 01, 2001
Income Distribution, Informal Safety Nets, and Social Expenditures in Uganda, Working Paper No. 99/163, December 01, 1999
IMF Country Reports
“The Evolution and Impact of Corporate Governance Quality in Asia,” (with Gianni De Nicolo and Luc Laeven), Box 3.2, World Economic Outlook, IMF, September 2006.
“Awash with Cash: Why Are Corporate Savings So High?” (with Roberto Cardarelli), Chapter IV, World Economic Outlook, IMF, April 2006.
“Return on Investment in Industrial and Developing Countries,” (with Robin Brooks), Box 2.2, World Economic Outlook, IMF, September 2005.
“Domestic and Global Perspectives of Migration to the United States,” (with Roberto Cardarelli), the United States: Selected Issues, IMF Country Report 04/228, July 2004.
“Financial Deepening and Development,” (with Enrica Detrageache), Box 4.1, World Economic Outlook, IMF, April 2004.
“Public Investment and Economic Growth,” (with Eric Parrado) Chapter I, Fiji: Selected Issues, IMF Country Report 03/9, January, 2003.
“Sugar Sector Issues,” Chapter II, Fiji: Selected Issues, IMF Country Report 03/9, January, 2003.
“Implications of Migration on Economic Growth and Welfare of New Zealanders,” Chapter II, New Zealand: Selected Issues, IMF Country Report 02/72, March, 2002.
Contributed to, Switzerland: Staff Report, IMF Country Report 08/170, May 2008.
Contributed to, United States: Staff Report, IMF Country Report 04/230, July 2004.
Contributed to, Fiji: Staff Report, IMF Country Report 03/8, January 2003.
Contributed to, New Zealand: Staff Report, IMF Country Report 02/71, March 2002.
Increasing Returns, Long-Run Growth, and Financial Intermediation, Ph.D. dissertation, the University of Chicago, June 2000.
Nihon-no-Kokusai (Japanese Government Bonds, a book in Japanese, coauthored with members of Government Debt Division, Ministry of Finance), Okura-Zaimu-Kyokai, Tokyo, 1992.
Publications in Journals (Refereed)
“Banks as Coordinators of Economic Growth and Stability: Microfoundation for Macroeconomy with Externality,” Journal of Economic Theory, forthcoming.
“Welfare Gains from Financial Liberalization,” (with Robert M. Townsend), International Economic Review, 2010, vol. 51, pp. 553-597.
“Corporate Governance Quality: Trends and Real Effects” (with Gianni de Nicolo and Luc Laeven), Journal of Financial Intermediation, 2008, vol. 17, pp. 198-228. (reprinted as Chapter 14 in Macrofinancial Linkages, Crowe et al. eds, IMF, 2010.)
“The Quality Effect: Does Financial Liberalization Improve the Allocation of Capital?” (with Abdul Abiad and Nienke Oomes), Journal of Development Economics, 2008, vol. 87, pp. 270-282. (reprinted as Chapter 12 in Macrofinancial Linkages, Crowe et al. eds, IMF, 2010.)
“Financial Deepening, Inequality, and Growth: A Model-Based Quantitative Evaluation” (with Robert M. Townsend), Review of Economic Studies, 2006, vol.73, pp. 251-293.
Other Published Materials
Op-Eds in Nikkei Business (a Japanese weekly magazine) on October 5, 2009, March 22, 2010, October 18, 2010, and March 21, 2011; as well as in Nikkei Business Online on January 31, 2012.
Op-Eds in Vox EU on July 25, 2009 (with Augustin Landier).
Cited in articles in Le Monde (June 10, 2009) and Les Echos (June 9, 2009) on IMF SPN 09/12.