Shinnosuke Kikuchi

Ph.D. student

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


I am a rising second year Ph.D. student at MIT Economics. My main research focuses on Macroeconomics and Labor Economics. My current work aims to improve our understandings of the distributional consequences of shocks and trends.


  • Macroeconomics
  • Labor Economics
  • Japanese Economy


  • 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

Past Employment

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

Relevant Potitions

MIT Department of Economics - Cambridge, MA, USA
Research Assistant to Daron Acemoglu and David Autor, May 2020 - Current
Research Assistant to Josh Angrist, Oct 2019 - April 2020

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

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