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Robert Dekle

Professor of Economics

Contact Information
Phone: (213) 740-3528
Office: KAP 324E

Curriculum Vitae
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Ph.D. Economics, Yale University, 1/1988
B.A. Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 1/1981

Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History

Professor of Economics, University of Southern California, 04/01/2004-  
Associate Professor of Economics, University of Southern California, 07/01/2000-03/01/2004  
Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Southern California, 09/01/1998-06/01/2000  
Shimomura Fellow, The Japan Development Bank, Tokyo, 01/01/1999  
Staff Economist, Japan, Korea, and Indonesia, Asia and Pacific Department, International Monetary Fund, 09/01/1995-08/01/1998  
Visiting Scholar, Federal Reserve Board of Governors, 01/01/1994-01/01/1995  
Visiting Scholar, Department of Economics, University of Indonesia, 01/01/1994  
Assistant Professor of Economics and International Relations, Boston University, 01/01/1988-01/01/1994  
Consultant, U.S.-Japan Foundation, 01/01/1993  
Visiting Scholar, Department of Economics, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, 01/01/1993  
Consultant, East Asian Miracle Project, World Bank, 01/01/1992-01/01/1993  
Visiting Scholar, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 01/01/1989  
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Harvard University, Center for International Affairs, 01/01/1987-01/01/1988  
Visiting Scholar, Institute for Fiscal and Monetary Policy, Japanese Ministry of Finance, 01/01/1985-01/01/1986  

Description of Research

Summary Statement of Research Interests

Professor Dekle studies international finance, open-economy and development, macroeconomics and the economies of Japan and East Asia.

Research Keywords


Research Specialties

International Finance, Open Economy and Development, The Economies of Japan and East Asia



Dekle, R. (2005). Understanding Japanese Saving: Does Population Aging Matter?. Routledge-Curzon.

Book Chapter

Dekle, R., Fukao, K. (2011). The Japan-U.S. Exchange Rate, Productivity, and the Competitiveness of Japanese Industries". Japan's Bubble, Deflation, and Long-term Stagnatio MIT Press.
Dekle, R., Fukao, K. (2009). Japan's Bubble, Deflation, and Long-term Stagnation. MIT Press.
Dekle, R. (2004). Exchange Rate Passthrough to Export Prices. (Vol. 6). Exchange Rate Regimes in East Asia/Routledge.

Journal Article

Dekle, R., Vandenbroucke, G. (2012). A Quantitative Analysis of China's Structural Transformation. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control. (January 2012)
Dekle, R., Vandenbroucke, G. (2010). Whither Chinese Growth?. Review of Development Economics.
Dekle, R., Chakraborty, S. (2009). Global Imbalances, Productivity Differentials, and Financial Integration. IMF Staff Papers.
Dekle, R., Chakraborty, S. (2009). Can International Productivity Differences Explain U.S. Current Account Deficits?. Review of International Economics.
Dekle, R., Eaton, J., Kortum, S. (2009). Global Rebalancing with Gravity: Measuring the Burden of Adjustment. IMF Staff Papers. (2009)
Dekle, R. (2007). A Reexamination of the Exchange Rate Disconnect Puzzle. American Economic Review.
Dekle, R. (2007). Exchange Rate Fluctuations, Financing Constraints, Hedging, and Exports: Evidence from Firm Level Data. Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions, and Money.
Dekle, R. (2007). Unbalanced Trade. American Economic Review.
Dekle, R. (2006). The Thai Currency Crisis: Financing Constraints, High Fixed Costs, and Corporate Governance. Asian Economic Papers, MIT Press.
Dekle, R. (2005). Exchange Rate Exposure and Foreign Market Competition: Evidence from Japanese Firms. Journal of Business/University of Chicago. Vol. NA
Dekle, R. (2004). Financing Consumption in an Aging Japan: The Role of Foreign Capital Inflows and Immigration. Journal of Japanese and International Economies/Elsevier. Vol. 15

Teaching Innovations and Multimedia Teaching

Internet Based Teaching, Recorded and on College Website, 2009-2010   

Honors and Awards

Haynes Foundation Faculty Fellowship, 3/2000-2001  
Fulbright Award, Fellowship to Japan, 1985  

Service to the Profession

Editorships and Editorial Boards

Chief Editor, Japan and the Word Economy, 2005-  
Associate Editor, Economics Bulletin, 01/01/2003-  
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