Visiting Fellow, Global Economy and Finance
Osamu Konno

Contact information


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

Past experience

2015-2017Director (Policy Research Office),  Ministry of Finance, Japan
2009-2015Deputy Director (Central Government Budget), Ministry of Finance, Japan (Ex. Budget for Social Security, Budget for Promotion of SMEs)
2007-09Deputy Director (Insurance Business Division), Financial Service Agency, Japan
2006-07Director (Co-ordination Division), Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau, Japan
2002MA, Policy Studies, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Japan
1997BA, Political Science, Waseda University, Japan