Kazunori Koike

Kazunori Koike

Visiting Fellow AY2022-2023
Kazunori Koike

Kazunori Koike is a Visiting Fellow at the Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia Fellow at Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School.  He has worked for the Bank of Japan since 2001, primarily in the areas of prudential policy (maintaining financial system stability) and analysis of the China’s economy. 

During his 21-years career at the Bank of Japan, Kazunori engaged in monitoring of large financial institutions including major domestic trust banks, securities firms, and foreign financial institutions located in Tokyo.  In the first half of the 2010’s, he served as the Deputy Chief Representative at the Beijing Office, where he led Bank’s research on Chinese macroeconomy and financial systems.  Kazunori wrote a number of reports on monetary policy, shadow banking, demographic dynamics, urbanization policy and internet finance in China.  He also participated in international financial cooperation through ASEAN+3 meetings for Financial Ministers and Central Bank Governors from 2016 to 2018, as well as G20 and G7 related meetings in 2021 and 2022. 

Kazunori’s research focus covers long-term development path of macroeconomy and economic reform in China, on-going innovation in Chinese industry and the international relations, especially those surrounding East Asia. 

Kazunori Koike studied law and Chinese economy at undergraduate and graduate schools in Japan, China and the US.  He graduated from the University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law in 2001 and received his LL.M. degree from the University of Chicago Law School in 2006.  He has been enrolled in the Graduate School of People’s Bank of China and the EMBA program at Guanghua School of Management of Peking University.  Kazunori is fluent in Mandarin and English.  He is a member of the Bar in the State of New York.

***This information is accurate for the time period that this person is affiliated with the Ash Center.