Ryuzo Miyao is Professor at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Tokyo. His main research areas are monetary economics, macroeconomic policies, and applied time series econometrics. He received a B.A. from Kobe University and a Ph.D. from Harvard University. He previously served as Director at the Research Institute for Economics and Business Administration of Kobe University from 2008-2010 and a policy board member of the Bank of Japan from 2010-2015.