David E. Weinstein is Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy. He is also the Associate Director for Research at the Center for Japanese Economy and Business (Columbia), Director of the Program for Economic Research (Columbia), Research Associate and Director of the Japan Project at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Previously, Professor Weinstein was a Senior Economist and a consultant at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. Prior to joining the Columbia faculty, Professor Weinstein was a professor at the University of Michigan and Harvard University. He also served on the Council of Economic Advisors from 1989 to 1990. His teaching and research interests include international economics, macroeconomics, corporate finance, the Japanese economy, and industrial policy. Professor Weinstein earned his Ph.D. and M.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan and his B.A. at Yale University. He is the recipient of numerous grants and awards including four National Science Foundation grants, an Abe Fellowship, and a Japan Foundation Fellowship.

Professor Weinstein is the author of numerous publications and articles. His recent publications include “Product Creation and Destruction: Evidence and Price Implications,” American Economic Review (forthcoming); “Optimal Tariffs: The Evidence,” American Economic Review; “Globalization and the Gains from Variety,” Quarterly Journal of Economics; and “Bones, Bombs, and Break Points: The Geography of Economic Activity,” American Economic Review; and; “Happy News from the Dismal Science: Reassessing Japan’s Fiscal Policy and Sustainability,” in Reviving Japan’s Economy: Problems and Prescriptions.

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Financial Instability Mini-Documentary

Video | Apr 14, 2012

Financial stability, or the lack thereof.

When Banks Fail, the Case of Japan

Video | Jul 24, 2011

What happens to Main Street when Wall Street fails? Japan expert David Weinstein squeezes a unique data set to answer this question.