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Dr Keisuke Otsu

Lecturer in Macroeconomics and Growth

School of Economics, Keynes College, D1.03

 

About

Keisuke (Casey) Otsu is a Lecturer in Macroeconomics and Growth and the Deputy Director of the Macroeconomics, Growth and History Centre (MaGHiC). He received his PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2006. He worked at the Bank of Japan, Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies as a Research Economist and at Sophia University as an Assistant Professor before moving to the University of Kent in 2010.

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Publications

Casey's publications can also be found on RePEc and Orcid.

Also view these in the Kent Academic Repository

Article
Otsu, K. and Shibayama, K. (2016). Population Aging and Potential Growth in Asia. Asian Development Review [Online] 33:56-73. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1162/ADEV_a_00072.
Otsu, K. (2016). Accounting for the economic relationship between Japan and the Asian Tigers. Journal of The Japanese and International Economies [Online] 41:57-68. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jjie.2016.06.001.
Otsu, K. and Gerth, F. (2015). A neoclassical analysis of the Great Recession: a historical comparison. Economics Bulletin [Online] 35:2363-2373. Available at: http://www.accessecon.com/Pubs/EB/2015/Volume35/EB-15-V35-I4-P237.pdf.
Otsu, K. and Saito, M. (2013). Organizational Dynamics and Aggregate Fluctuations: The Role of Financial Relationships. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control [Online] 37:3044-3058. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jedc.2013.07.010.
Chakraborty, S. and Otsu, K. (2013). Business cycle accounting of the BRIC economies. The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics [Online] 13:381-413. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/bejm-2012-0129.
Otsu, K. (2012). How well can business cycle accounting account for business cycles? Economics Bulletin [Economics Bulletin] 32. Available at: http://www.economicsbulletin.com/.
Otsu, K. (2011). Accounting for Japanese Business Cycles: A Quest for Labor Wedges. Monetary and Economic Studies [Online] 29:143-170. Available at: http://www.imes.boj.or.jp/research/abstracts/english/me29-7.html.
Otsu, K. (2011). Working Effort and the Japanese Business Cycle. Economic Review [Online] 62:20-29. Available at: http://www.ier.hit-u.ac.jp/English/publication/ER/abst.php?vol=62&no=1&page_s=20.
Otsu, K. (2010). A Neoclassical Analysis of the Asian Crisis: Business Cycle Accounting for a Small Open Economy. B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics [Online] 10. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.2202/1935-1690.1980.
Otsu, K. and Pyo, H. (2009). A Comparative Estimation of Financial Frictions in Japan and Korea. Seoul Journal of Economics [Online] 22:95-121. Available at: http://www.sje.ac.kr/modules/repec/download_db.html?no=368.
Otsu, K. (2009). A Neoclassical Analysis of the Postwar Japanese Economy. B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics [Online] 9. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.2202/1935-1690.1769.
Otsu, K. (2008). A Neoclassical Analysis of the Korean Crisis. Review of Economic Dynamics [Online] 11:449-471. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.red.2007.08.002.
Showing 12 of 16 total publications in KAR. [See all in KAR]

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Research

Research interests

Casey's major fields of interest are quantitative dynamic macroeconomics and open-economy macroeconomic theory. His current research topic includes the link between financial frictions and productivity and the role of expectational shocks on business cycle fluctuations.

Casey's RePec page is http://econpapers.repec.org/RAS/pot13.htm.

Working papers

Work in progress

  • 'Comparing Nonlinear Solution Methods for Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium Models: The case for postwar Japanese growth', mimeo, (supported by Bank of Japan Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies).
  • 'Producing Leisure', mimeo, University of Kent.

     

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Teaching

Undergraduate

Postgraduate

 

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Consultation hours

  • Mon 09.00-10.00
  • Fri 09.00-10.00
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PhD supervision

Research topics Casey will consider supervising include:

  • Financial frictions and business cycles
  • International business cycle comovements
  • Long run trends in the labor market
  • Innovation and economic growth

Projects should be based on theoretical and quantitative analysis.

Current students

Past students

  • Jack Meaning, registered 2010
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Last Updated: 02/03/2017