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Makoto Watanabe (PhD University of Essex) is an associate professor of economics at the Department of Economics at VU Amsterdam and a research fellow of the Tinbergen Institute and CESifo. Previously, he worked at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid in Spain. He received a VIDI grant from NWO in 2012 and held a visiting position at New York University.


His main research interests are:
(1) Intermediation theory and its applications; (2) Dynamic trading/pricing patterns, (3) Search and matching models; (4) Macroeconomic implications of market transactional problems.


BSc: Fundamentals of Macroeconomics (Amsterdam University College)
MSc: Policy Coordination and Decision Making in the EU (VU Amsterdam)
PhD: Topics in Industrial Organization (Tinbergen Institute)


NWO-VIDI Grant 2012

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