David E. Weinstein is the Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy at Columbia University. He is also the Director of the Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Director of the Japan Project at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a member of the Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee. Previously, Professor Weinstein was Chair of the Economics Department, senior economist as well as a consultant at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, and a visiting professor at the London School of Economics. Prior to joining the Columbia faculty, Professor Weinstein held professorships at the University of Michigan and Harvard University. He also served on the Council of Economic Advisors from 1989 to 1990.
His teaching and research interests include international economics and the Japanese economy. Professor Weinstein earned his PhD and MA in economics from the University of Michigan and his BA at Yale University. He is the recipient of many grants and awards, including five National Science Foundation grants, an Institute for New Economic Thinking grant, a Bank of International Settlements Fellowship, and a Google Research Award.