Charles Yuji Horioka received his B.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University. He taught at Stanford, Columbia, Kyoto, and Osaka Universities and the University of the Philippines before assuming his present position as Vice-President and Research Professor at the Asian Growth Research Institute in Kitakyushu City, Japan. In 2001, he was awarded the Seventh Japanese Economic Association-Nakahara Prize, which is given annually to the most outstanding young Japanese economist. His specialties are macroeconomics, household economics, the Japanese economy, and Asian economies, and he has written well over a hundred scholarly articles. His path-breaking article on the so-called “Feldstein-Horioka Puzzle” (written jointly with Martin Feldstein) is one of the most widely cited papers in international finance. He served as Co-Editor of the International Economic Review for 15 years, currently serves as Co-Editor of the Review of Economics of the Household, and is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research.