Richard Katz is Editor-in-Chief of The Oriental Economist Report (TOE)
. He is also a special correspondent for
the Weekly Toyo Keizai
, a leading Japanese weekly business magazine published by Toyo Keizai.
A veteran journalist, Mr. Katz has been writing about Japan and US-Japan relations for three decades.
For several years, Mr. Katz was a Visiting Lecturer in Economics at the State University of New York (SUNY)
at Stony Brook and then an Adjunct Professor of Economics at the New York University Stern School of Business.
Mr. Katz is author of two books on Japan. The first is Japan: The System That Soured - The Rise and Fall of the Japanese Economic Miracle (M.E. Sharpe 1998). A Japanese edition was published in 1999 under the title Kusariyuku Nihon To Iu System (Toyo Keizai).
The second book is Japanese Phoenix: The Long Road to Economic Revival (M.E. Sharpe, 2003), which was published in Japanese as Fushicho no Nihon Keizai (Toyo Keizai , 2002). These books
received favorable reviews from the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, the New York Times, Nihon
Keizai Shimbun, Asahi Shimbun, the Japan Quarterly, the Journal of Japanese Studies and the Far
Eastern Economic Review, among others.
He has testified Congressional committees on US-Japan and US-Asian relations as well as lessons for the US from
Japan's banking crisis.
Mr. Katz's comments on Japan are frequently quoted in major publications such as the Washington Post,
Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, London Economist, Chicago Tribune
and the San Jose Mercury News, and he has been interviewed on "Newshour with Jim Lehrer", CNN, Bloomberg TV, BBC's
"The World" and "Marketplace." His op-eds have appeared in such papers as the New York Times, London Financial Times,
Asian Wall Street Journal, Asahi Evening News, Japan Times, Christian Science Monitor and the
Investors Business Daily. Longer essays have been published by Foreign Affairs, the Washington Quarterly,
the International Economy Magazine, Challenge and the American Prospect. He authored the article on the Japanese
economy in the Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia.
Having received his B.A. degree in History from Columbia University in 1973, Mr. Katz went on to obtain his
M.A. in Economics at New York University (NYU) in 1996.