Ministry of Finance
Research Project: Managing Financial Risk in Response to Natural Disasters
Mr. Hara earned his B.A. and M.A. in Economics from Keio University, and M.A. in Public Policy and M.S. in Financial Mathematics from University of Chicago. Most recently at the Ministry of Finance (MOF), he was Director of the Coordination Division, Tohoku Local Finance Bureau. At the Financial Services Agency (FSA) and the Securities Exchange and Surveillance Commission (SESC), he has also held various positions as Deputy Director in areas such as supervision of capital markets and the Japan Post. At Harvard, Mr. Hara will investigate the management of financial risk in response to natural disasters.