David E. Weinstein

David E. Weinstein

Research Interest

International economics, macroeconomics, corporate finance, the Japanese economy, and industrial policy.

David E. Weinstein is the Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy at Columbia University. He is also the director of research at CJEB, director of the Japan Project at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), a member of the Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Previously, Professor Weinstein was chair of the Economics Department, senior economist as well as a consultant at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. Prior to joining the Columbia faculty, Professor Weinstein held professorships 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 and the Japanese economy. Professor Weinstein earned his PhD and MA in economics from the University of Michigan and his BA at Yale University. He is the recipient of many grants and awards, including five National Science Foundation grants, an Institute for New Economic Thinking grant, a Bank of International Settlements Fellowship, and a Google Research Award. Professor Weinstein is the author of numerous publications and articles.



David E. Weinstein and Christian M. Broda, Prices, Poverty, and Inequality: Why Americans are Better Off Than You Think (American Enterprise Institute Press, 2008).David E. Weinstein, Hugh T. Patrick, and Takatoshi Ito, editors, Reviving Japan’s Economy: Problems and Prescriptions (MIT Press, 2005).


WEAI professors Hugh T. Patrick and David E. Weinstein discuss Japanese companies with Slate. October 22, 2014