Masaki Tanaka

Current Position


Ph.D. Candidate in Economics, Washington University in St. Louis



Aug. 2021currentPh.D. candidate in Economics
Washington University in St. Louis (U.S.)
Aug. 2023M.A. in Economics
Washington University in St. Louis (U.S.)
Mar. 2015B.A. in Economics
University of Tokyo (Japan)
Tsutomu Watanabe
Daisuke Oyama

Work Experience

Jul. 2020Jul. 2021Economist,
Financial Markets Department,
Bank of Japan
Apr. 2017Jul. 2020Economist,
Monetary Affairs Department,
Bank of Japan
Jan. 2016Apr. 2017Economist,
Shimonoseki Branch,
Bank of Japan
Apr. 2015Jan. 2016Economist,
Research and Statistics Department,
Bank of Japan

Teaching Experience

  • Topics in Growth and Development (Washington University in St. Louis, Spring 2024)
    • Instructor: Ping Wang
    • Advanced undergraduate level. Teaching Assistant.
  • Quantitative Macroeconomic Theory (Washington University in St. Louis, Fall 2023)
  • Labor and the Economy (Washington University in St. Louis, Fall 2023)
    • Instructor: Maria Canon
    • Undergraduate level. Teaching Assistant.

Other Academic Activity

  • Research Assistant for Ping Wang (Washington University in St. Louis)
    • Jan. 2024 – May 2024 (expected)

Research Interests and Research Themes

Research Interests

Macroeconomics, Monetary economics, Price theory, Macro-finance

Research Themes

Monetary and fiscal policy, Inflation dynamics, Economic agents’ expectations formations, Term structure of interest rates, Demographics and economic growth

Research Achievements

For my research achievements, see the following link.