I am an Associate Professor at the University of Hawai`i, Department of Economics. Prior to coming to UH, I worked at Syracuse University in upstate New York as an Assistant Professor, and I have worked in Japan and in Washington, D.C. as a teacher and researcher.  I received my Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan and my B.A. in economics from Stanford University.
My research and teaching interests involve international trade economics, Japan's economy, and US-Japan trade relations.  I also have pursued research on trade and foreign direct investment impacts on China's economy, and most recently I have co-directed a research project on economic inequality and international trade in the Asia-Pacific Region.