Ryuta Ray Kato
※PhD Faculty Member
M.A. in Economics, Yokohama National University, Japan, March 1990
M.A. in Economics, University of Essex, UK, March 1996
Ph.D. in Economics, University of Essex, UK, April 2000

Ryuta Ray Kato


  • Public Finance
  • Computable General Equilibrium Modeling
  • Public Sector Economics
  • Computable Dynamic Macroeconomic Modeling

Research Interests:

  • An aging population
  • Health related issues
  • Government deficits
  • Issues in public pension schemes
  • Applications of stochastic processes in economics

Major Publications:

  • “The Impact of Tax and Subsidy Policies for the Health Related Sectors on the Japanese Economy,” in Ihori eds., New Risks and Social Security, Chapter 15, the University of Tokyo Press, 2012.
  • “The Impact of Marginal Tax Reforms on the Supply of Health Related Services in Japan,” The Japanese Journal of Social Security Policy, 9(1), pp.1-32, 2012.
  • “Health Insurance Reform and Economic Growth: Simulation Analysis in Japan,” Japan and the World Economy, Vol. 23 (4), pp.227-239, 2011, with Toshihiro Ihori, Masumi Kawade, and Shun-ichiro Bessho
  • “The Impact of the Global Economic Crisis on Cambodia,” Economics Bulletin, Vol. 30 No.3, pp 2346-2370, 2010.
  • “Public Debt and Economic Growth in an Aging Japan,” in Kaizuka and Krueger eds. Tackling Japan’s Fiscal Challenges: Strategies to Cope with High Public Debt and Population Aging, Chapter 3, IMF, Palgrave, 2006, with Ihori, Kawade and Bessho.