Akito Matsumoto

Senior Economist

Commodities Unit
Research Dept.
700 19th St. NW,
Washington, DC 20431
Phone: +1(202)623-4312

Fields of Interest:
Open Economy Macroeconomics
Monetary Economics
International Finance
Commodity Market

University of Wisconsin - Madison (1999-2004)
Ph.D. in Economics, May 2004. Advisor Charles Engel
MS in Economics, December 2000.
The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan (1989-1994)
Bachelor of Law, March 1994.

International Monetary Fund (2004-) Economist (Reseach Department, Asia and Pacific Department)
Board of Governors (2003) Graduate Intern
University of Wisconsin (2003) part time teaching Assistant
Bank of England (2003) Graduate Intern
University of Wisonsin (1999-2003) part time Project Assistant
Nomura Securities, Co. Ltd. (1996-1999) Economist
Nomura Research Institute (1994-1996) Economist

Working Papers :


Publication :

 Canadian Journal of Economics, 2012, Vol 45 (2): 394-416
Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 2011, Vol 35(12): 2132-2149
          American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, 2009, Vol 1(2): 155–88.
Earlier drafts of this paper were circulated under the title “Home Bias in Equities under New Open Economy Macroeconomics” and “Portfolio Choice and Home Bias in Equities in a Monetary Open-Economy DSGE Model.”            


Selected Presentation:
Notre Dame (2010)
Graduate Institute, Geneva (2010)
Vanderbilt (2010)
Bank of Japan (2010)
University of Tokyo (2010)
Hitotsubashi University (2010)
Waseda University (2010)
Board of Governors (2010)
Inter-American Development Bank (2008)
NBER summer institute IFM program (2008)
CEPR and EUI workshop in Florence (2008)
Central Bank of Chile (2008)
Midwest Macro Conference (2008)
IMF/ESRC WEF Conference on International Macro-Finance (2008)
Royal Economic Society Annual Meeting Special Session (2008)
NBER IFM spring meeting (2007)
NBER summer institute IFM program (2005)
Econometric Society North American Winter Meeting (2005)
ECB/IMF conference “Global Financial Integration, Stability and Business Cycles: Exploring the Links” (2004)
JMCB/Chicago FED conference “James Tobin Symposium” (2003)

Professional Service

Referee and Examiner:

Journal Referee
Canadian Journal of Economics, Economic Inquiry, International Economic Review, IMF Economic Review, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control,
Journal of the European Economic Association, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Human Capital, Journal of Money Credit and Banking, Macroeconomic Dynamics, Review of Economic Dynamics, and Review of International Economics
Grant Review
the Research Grant Council (RGC) of Hong Kong
External Examiner
City University of Hong Kong,  The Graduate Institute, Geneva

Conference Organized:

Conference on International Macro-Finance ( http://www.imf.org/external/np/seminars/eng/2007/macrofin/index.htm ) 
Co-orgnized with Michael Devereux (University of British Columbia), Alessandro Rebucci (IMF), and Alan Sutherland (University of St Andrews)
IMF Sixth Jacques Polak Annual Research Conference (http://www.imf.org/external/np/res/seminars/2005/arc/index.htm )
Co-orgnized with Enrica Detragiache (Chair), Reza Baqir, Torbjorn Becker, Alex Mourmouras, Antonio Spilimbergo, and Rodney Ramcharan
Guest Editor :
Journal of Intenational Economics Vol 80(1) 2010: Special Issue on International Macro-Finance (with Michael B. Devereux, Charles Engel, Alessandro Rebucci and Alan Sutherland)
IMF staff papers Vol 56(3) 2009: Special Section: Current Account Sustainability in Major Advanced Economies  
Akito Matsumoto,
Feb 23, 2011, 1:24 PM
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Feb 24, 2012, 6:30 AM
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