Ayako Saiki is an Associate Professor at Tokyo International University, and a fellow at Tokyo Centre of Economic Research (TCER). Between 2005 and 2016, she was an Economist at De Nederlandsche Bank in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and a visiting scholar at University of London/SOAS (2016-2017). She received a PhD in International Economics and Finance from Brandeis University in the US and was a Visiting Instructor at Wellesley College. She is originally from Japan, and previously held a position at Mizuho Bank and Goldman Sachs in Tokyo. Her research interests are on exchange rate, monetary policy, income distribution effect of macroeconomic policy, trade and financial integration.
Her recent publications include "Dealing with Quantitative Easing Spillovers in East Asia: The Role of Institutions and Macroprudential Policy", ADBI Working Papers 604, Asian Development Bank Institute, and "Does It Matter If Statistical Agencies Frame the Month’s CPI Report on a 1-Month or 12-month Basis?," NBER Working Papers 23754 (Joint with Prof. Jeffrey Frankel, Harvard University).