TitleCompany:Director-General, Telecommunications Business Department, Telecommunications Bureau, MIC, Japan
Bio:Takuo Imagawa received his BAS and MA in system science from the University of Tokyo, and his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University in 1997. He joined the Ministry of Posts & Telecommunications (MPT) in 1990, and has been engaged in various policies in the field of information, media, Internet, telecommunications, and digital transformation at the Ministry of Internal Affairs & Communications (MIC).
His experience in academia highly contributes to his theoretical background in policy making. He taught economics at Osaka University as an associate professor, and also served as a visiting scholar at the University of Tokyo, etc., and an economic advisor for several local governments. His research interests include information economics, industrial organization, urban economics, and corporate finance. He is the author of many books and articles in the field of information and economics.