Takatoshi Ito, professor at the Graduate School of Economics, University of Tokyo, has taught extensively both in the United States and Japan. He was a member of the Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government in Japan and a professor at the Institute of Economic Research at Hitotsubashi University in Japan. From 1999 to July 2001, he served as Deputy Vice Minister for International Finance in the Ministry of Finance in Japan. He was senior advisor at the research department of the International Monetary Fund from 1994 to 1997. He was a professor at the University of Minnesota's economics department from 1990 to 1991; a visiting professor at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and Department of Economics from 1992 to 1994; a visiting scholar at the Bank of Japan's Institute of Monetary and Economic Studies from 1990 to 1992; and a national fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, from 1984 to 1985. He is the author of The Japanese Economy (1992) and coauthor of A Vision for the World Economy (MIT Press, 1996), Political Economy of Japanese Monetary Policy (MIT Press, 1997), Financial Policy and Central Banking in Japan (MIT Press, 2000), and No More Bashing: Building a New Japan–United States Economic Relationship (2001). Ito also serves on the Institute's Advisory Committee.