Mr Konno joins us from the Ministry of Finance in Japan (MoF) where he was Director of the Policy of Research Office from 2015-17.
He was previously the Deputy Director for Central Government Budget (2009-2015), Deputy Director at the Insurance Business Division in the Financial Services Agency (2007-2009) and Director of the Co-ordination Division in the Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau (2006-2007).
His research interests include the Brexit negotiations, the Trump administration’s approach to China and the Chinese economy, and the impact of the decline in working-age population.
Mr Konno will be based at Chatham House until July 2019, hosted by the Global Economy and Finance Department.
Areas of expertise
- Macro-economic Policy
- Public Policy
- Political science
|2015-2017||Director (Policy Research Office), Ministry of Finance, Japan|
|2009-2015||Deputy Director (Central Government Budget), Ministry of Finance, Japan (Ex. Budget for Social Security, Budget for Promotion of SMEs)|
|2007-09||Deputy Director (Insurance Business Division), Financial Service Agency, Japan|
|2006-07||Director (Co-ordination Division), Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau, Japan|
|2002||MA, Policy Studies, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Japan|
|1997||BA, Political Science, Waseda University, Japan|