Keisuke Otsu

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2006 PhD in Economics, UCLA

2001 MA in Economics, Keio University

1999 BA in Economics, Keio University

Research Fields

Quantitative Macroeconomics, Open Economy Macroeconomics, Economic Growth


2017-present, Associate Professor, Keio University Faculty of Business and Commerce
2013-2017, Lecturer in Macroeconomics and Growth, School of Economics, University of Kent
2010-2013, Lecturer in Economics, School of Economics, University of Kent
2008-2010, Assistant Professor, Sophia University, Faculty of Liberal Arts
2006-2008, Research Economist, Bank of Japan, Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies
2003-2005, Research Assistant, Professor Lee Ohanian, UCLA
2002-2005, Teaching Assistant/Associate/Fellow, UCLA Department of Economics, Intermediate Macroeconomics
2001, Teaching Assistant, Keio Business School, Principle of Economics

Other Affiliations

2015-2017, International Research Fellow, Canon Institute for Global Studies
2014-present, Deputy Director, Macro, Growth and History Centre, University of Kent
2009-2010, International Collaboration Project Member, Economic Social Research Institute, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan
2009-2010, Visitor, Bank of Japan, Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies
2009-2010, Part-Time Lecturer, Keio University, Department of Economics
2010, Visiting Fellow, Australian National University, School of Economics


2017 University of Barcelona, RWI Essen, Keio University (Econ), Econometric Society Asian Meeting, DSGE Workshop (Senshu Univeristy), Waseda University

2016 Keio University (FBC), SCE Computing in Economics and Finance 

2015 Asian Development Review Workshop, University of Kent

2014 Money, Macro and Finance Research Group Annual Conference

2013 European Economic Association Congress/European Meeting of the Econometric Society, University of Kent, Keio University (Econ)

2012 Royal Economic Society Annual Conference, SCE Computing in Economics and Finance, University of Kent, Kansai University

2011 University of Kent

2010 ESRI International Conference, SCE Computing in Economics and Finance, Asian Economic Panel Meeting, Keio University (Econ), Bank of Japan Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies, Tohoku University, Hitotsubashi University, Meiji University, University of Kent, University of Bath, Cardiff University
2009 Institute of Statistical Research, Keio University (Econ), University of Tokyo, Australasian Meeting of the Econometric Society, Far Eastern and South Asian Meeting of the Econometric Society, Development Bank Japan, GRIPS International Conference on Economic Growth, Dynamics, and Policies, Sophia University (Econ), Japan Center of Economic Research, Bank of Japan Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies

2008 Midwest Macro Meetings, National Graduate Institute for Political Studies, Bank of Japan  IMES 15th International Conference, Far Eastern and South Asian Meeting of the Econometric Society, Bank of Canada, GRIPS International Conference on Economic Growth Dynamics and Policies, 16th Seoul Journal of Economics International Symposium, Hosei University

2007 9th Macroeconomics Conference (Keio University), Japanese Economic Association (Nihon University), Sophia University (FLA), Bank of Japan, Yokohama National University, Bank of Canada

2006 Osaka University, Kobe University, Hitotsubashi University, University of Tokyo, Bank of Japan Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies, Collage of William and Mary, California State University at Fullerton

2005 Waseda University

Honors and Grants

2017-2018, Keio Gijuku Academic Development Funds, Keio University
2016-2019, MEXT Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, General Research B, Research Collaborator (Principal Investigator: Masaru Inaba)
2015, Travel GrantNomura Foundation, Co-applicant (Principal Investigator: Masaru Inaba)
2014-2015, Research Grant, Japan Center for Economic Research
2013, University of Kent, Faculty of Social Sciences Small Research Grant
2011-2012, Grant-in-aid, Zengin Foundation for Studies on Economics and Finance
2010, MEXT Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Young Researcher B)
2008-2010, JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Start-up)
2008-2010, Reasearch Grant, Murata Science Foundation 
2005-2006, Dissertation Year Fellowship, UCLA Graduate Division
2004-2005, Outstanding TA Award, UCLA Department of Economics
2003, Early Advancement to Candidacy Award, UCLA Department of Economics
2002-2003, Outstanding TA Award, UCLA Department of Economics
2001-2005, UCLA Graduate Division Fellowship


Nationality: Japanese

Languages: Japanese (Native), English (Native)

Membership: American Economic Association, Japanese Economic Association, European Economic Association, Royal Economic Society, Econometric Society