Ikuo Takei

Assistant Professor of Finance

Area of Expertise:

Finance and Economics

Ikuo Takei joined Asia School of Business faculty in 2021 as an Assistant Professor of Finance. He earned a Ph.D. degree in Finance and a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Physics from Waseda University. He was born in Japan.

Before coming to Kuala Lumpur, Takei was an economist at the Bank of Japan. He has professional experience in designing and implementing macroeconomic forecasting and bank stress testing models. His current research interest focuses on corporate finance, macroeconomics, and banking. One recent research project studies the impact of reputation building on corporate finance both theoretically and quantitatively.

      • 2016 “Loan Interest Rate Pass-through and Changes after the Financial Crisis: Japan’s Evidence” (with Kitamura, T. and Muto, I.), Journal of the Japanese and International Economies
      • 2016 “Japan’s Financial Crises and Lost Decades” (with Hirakata, N., Sudo, N., and Ueda, K.), Japan and the World Economy
      • 2014 “Macro Stress Testing at the Bank of Japan” (with Kitamura, T., Kojima, S., Nakamura, K., and Takahashi, K.), BOJ Reports and Research Papers