Daiji Kawaguchi is a Professor of Economics at the University of Tokyo. Dr. Kawaguchi graduated from Waseda University (B.A., 1994), Hitotsubashi University (M.A., 1996), and Michigan State University (Ph.D., 2002). In addition to his position at the University of Tokyo, Kawaguchi is a program director of the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry. Before joining the University of Tokyo faculty in 2016, Kawaguchi was an Assistant Professor of Economics at Osaka University (2002-03) and the University of Tsukuba (2003-05), and Associate and full Professor at Hitotsubashi University (2005-2016). He has also been a Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley (2005-06).
He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in February 2010.