Kiminori Matsuyama

Kiminori Matsuyama is a Professor of Economics at Northwestern University. He earned his B.A. in International Relations from the University of Tokyo and Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University. 

He specializes in international economics, economic growth and development, credit cycles, and macroeconomics. 

Representative Publications

“Imperfect Credit Markets, Household Wealth Distribution, and Development,” Annual Review of Economics. 2011, Volume 3, 339-362

“Financial Market Globalization, Symmetry-Breaking, and Endogenous Inequality of Nations,” Econometrica, 72 (May 2004): 853-884

“Start-up Costs and Pecuniary Externalities as Barriers to Economic Development,” with Antonio Ciccone, Journal of Development Economics, 49 (April 1996): 33-59


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