Shinnosuke Kikuchi

Ph.D. student

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


I am a first year Ph.D. student at MIT Economics. My main research themes are Macroeconomics and Inequality. I work on a broad array of topics which overlap with Labor Economics, Public Economics, and Development Economics.


  • Macroeconomics
  • Labor economics
  • Public economics
  • Development economics


  • Ph.D. in Economics, 2019 - (current)

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • M.A. in Economics, 2017 - 2019

    University of Tokyo

  • B.A. in Economics, 2012 - 2016

    University of Tokyo

Work in Progress

“Growth without Industrialization”
joint with Tishara Garg (MIT)

“Aging, Female Employment, and Structural Change”
joint with Minamo Mikoshiba (UTokyo)

“Optimal Monetary Policy toward Biased Technological Shock”

“Steady State”

Past Employment

McKinsey & Company - Tokyo, Japan
Business Analyst, Jan 2017 - Mar 2018

Relevant Potitions

MIT Department of Economics - Cambridge, MA, USA
Research Assistant to Josh Angrist, Oct 2019 -

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare - Tokyo, Japan
Policy Adviser, July 2019

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry - Tokyo, Japan
Lecturer, Apr 2019 - July 2019
- Provide lectures on graduate-level economic growth theory

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science - Tokyo, Japan
Research Fellow, Apr 2019 - July 2019

Goldman Sachs - Tokyo, Japan
Research Intern, Nov 2018 - Apr 2019

Center for Research and Education in Program Evaluation - Tokyo, Japan
Trainee, Apr 2018 - Mar 2019

Honors and Fellowships

Graduate Fellowship2019 - 2024
MIT Department of Economics

Nakajima Foundation Scholarship2019 - 2021
Nakajima Foundation (link in Japanese)

Grant-in-Aid for Research FellowApr 2019 - July 2019
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
- Project Number 19J20069
- JPY 3,100,000(roughly equal to USD 30,000)

ValedictorianMar 2016
University of Tokyo
- Given to 2 graduating seniors by academic achievement in the University, of over 3,000 total

Summa Cum LaudeMar 2016
Department of Economics, University of Tokyo
- Given to 1 graduating senior by academic achievement in the Department of Economics, of over 400 total