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Saori Katada

Associate Professor of International Relations

Contact Information
Phone: (213) 740-8542
Office: VKC 309

Curriculum Vitae

Biographical Sketch

Saori N. Katada is Associate Professor at School of International Relations, University of Southern California. She is the author of a book Banking on Stability: Japan and the Cross-Pacific Dynamics of International Financial Crisis Management (University of Michigan Press, 2001), which was awarded Masayoshi Ohira Memorial Book Award in 2002. She also has three co-edited books: Global Governance: Germany and Japan in International System (Ashgate, 2004), Cross Regional Trade Agreements: Understanding Permeated Regionalism in East Asia (Springer, 2008), and Competitive Regionalism: FTA Diffusion in the Pacific Rim (Palgrave Macmillan 2009). She has written numerous articles on international political economy including topics such as regional integration, foreign aid policy, financial politics and free trade agreements. Her current research focuses on the trade, financial and monetary cooperation in East Asia, and the impact of the global financial crisis on Japanese financial politics and regional integration efforts. For her research on regionalism, she was recently awarded the Japan Foundation Research grant, and National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship. She has her PhD from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Political Science) in 1994, and BA from Hitotsubashi University (Tokyo). Before joining USC, she served as a researcher at the World Bank in Washington DC, and as International Program officer at the UNDP in Mexico City.


Ph.D. Political Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Description of Research

Research Keywords

North-South relations, Japanese foreign policy, international political economy, regionalism, Pacific Rim, international financial and monetary relations, foreign aid

Affiliations with Research Centers, Labs, and Other Institutions

American Political Science Association
Association for Asian Studies
International Studies Association
Japan Association for International Relations



Katada, S. N. (2011). The Global Economic Crisis and East Asian Regionalism. London: Routledge.
Solis, M., Stallings, B., Katada, S. N. (2009). Competitive Regionalism: FTA Diffusion in the Pacific Rim. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
Katada, S. N., Urata, S. (2009). Ajia Taiheiyo no FTA Kyoso (FTA Competition in the Asia-Pacific). Tokyo: Keiso Shobo Ltd..
Katada, S. N., Solis, M. (2008). Cross Regional Trade Agreements: Understanding Permeated Regionalism in East Asia. (Saori N. Katada, Mireya Solis, Ed.). Springer.
Katada, S. N. (2004). Global Governance: Germany and Japan in the International System. (Saori N. Katada, Hanns Maull and Takashi Inoguchi, Ed.). Ashgate Publishing Ltd..
Katada, S. N. (2002). Gurobaru Akuta no Jouken: Kokusai Kinyuukiki to Nihon (Qualification for the Global Actor: International Financial Crisis and Japan). Tokyo: Yuhikaku Publishing Co. Ltd..
Katada, S. N. (2001). Banking on Stability: Japan and the Cross-Pacific Dynamics of International Financial Crisis Management, University of Michigan Press. Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Press.

Book Chapter

Katada, S. N. (2011). Regional Finanical Cooperation. Routledge Handbook on Asian Regionalism London: Routledge.
Katada, S. N. (2009). Mission Accomplished or a Sisyphean Task? Japan's Regulatory Response to the Global Financial Crisis. Global Finance in Crisis pp. 137-152. Routledge.
Katada, S. N. (2009). Old Visions and New Actors in Foreign Aid Politics: Explaining Changes in Japna's ODA Policy to China. 1st pp. 54-74. Routledge.
Katada, S. N., Solis, M. (2008). Under Pressure: Japan’s Institutional Response to Regional Uncertainty,. 1st pp. 109-147. Springer.
Katada, S. N. (2008). Japan’s Role in the Latin America's Debt Management, 1982-91. 1st pp. 151-172. New York: Palgrave.
Katada, S. N. (2006). Japan’s Financial Politics: Institutional Challenges toward and against Liberalization. Routledge.
Katada, S. N. (2005). Balancing Act: Japan’s Strategy in Global and Regional Financial Governance. United Nations University Press.
Katada, S. N. (2004). Japan’s Counter-Weight Strategy: U.S.-Japan Cooperation and Competition in International Finance. Stanford University Press.
Katada, S. N. (2004). New Courses in Japan’s Foreign Aid Policy: More Humanitarian and more Nationalistic. Ashgate Publishing Ltd..
Katada, S. N. (2001). Determining Factors of Japan’s Cooperation and Non-cooperation with the United States: The Case of Asian Financial Crisis Management, 1997-1999. St. Martin Press.
Katada, S. N. (2001). Japan’s Approach to Shaping a New International Financial Architecture. Ashgate Publishing Ltd..

Book Review

Katada, S. N. (2011). Asia's Flying Geese. Journal of Japanese Political Science. pp. 158-160.
Katada, S. N. (2009). Monetary Order: Ambiguous Economics, Ubiquitous Politics. International Relations of the Asia Pacific. pp. 365-368.
Katada, S. N. (2009). Governing Finance: East Asia's Adoption of International Standards. International Relations of the Asia-Pacific. pp. 204-06.
Katada, S. N. (2008). Japan and East Asian Monetary Regionalism. Journal of Japanese Studies. pp. 162-166.
Katada, S. N. (2007). Beyond Japan: The Dynamics of East Asian Regionalism. International Studies Review. pp. 128.
Katada, S. N. (2006). Interregionalism And International Relations. Pacific Affairs. pp. 302-303.
Katada, S. N. (2004). Governing the World’s Money. Journal of Economic Literature. pp. 850-852.
Katada, S. N. (2004). Japan’s Managed Globalization: Adapting to the Twenty-first Century. Japanese Journal of Political Science. pp. 224-226.
Katada, S. N. (2003). Transforming East Asian Domestic and International Politics: The Impact of Economy and Globalization. International Politics. pp. 575.
Katada, S. N. (2003). No More Bashing: Building a New Japan-United States Economic Relationship. Journal of Japanese Studies. pp. 493-497.

Journal Article

Katada, S. N. (2011). Seeking a Place for East Asian Regionalism: Challenges and Opportunities under the Global Financial Crisis. The Pacific Review. Vol. 24 (3), pp. 273-290.
Katada, S. N., Solis, M. (2010). Domestic Sources of Japanese Foreign Policy Activism: Loss Avoidance and Demand Coherence. International Relations of the Asia Pacific. Vol. 10 (1), pp. 129-57.
Katada, S. N., Gray, C. (2008). Double- and Triple-Minority in the International Relations Classroom. International Studies Perspecitves. Vol. 9 (3), pp. 464-468.
Katada, S. N. (2008). From a Supporter to a Challenger? Japan’s Currency Leadership in Dollar-dominated East Asia. Review of International Political Economy. Vol. 15 (3), pp. 399-417.
Pekkanen, S. M., Solis, M., Katada, S. N. (2007). Trading Gains for Control: Forum Choices in International Trade and Japanese Economic Diplomacy. International Studies Quarterly. Vol. 51 (4), pp. 945-970.
Solis, M., Katada, S. N. (2007). The Japan-Mexico FTA: A Cross-Regional Step in Japan’s New Trade Regionalism. Pacific Affairs. Vol. 80 (2), pp. 279-300.
Solis, M., Katada, S. N. (2007). Understanding East Asian Cross-Regionalism: An Analytical Framework. Pacific Affairs. Vol. 80 (2), pp. 229-257.
Katada, S. N. (2002). Japan and Asian Monetary Regionalization: Cultivating a New Regional Leadership after the Asian Financial Crisis. Geopolitics. Vol. 7 (1), pp. 85-112.
Katada, S. N. (2002). Japan’s Two-Track Aid Approach: The Forces behind Competing Triads. Asian Survey. Vol. 42 (2), pp. 320-342.
Katada, S. N. (2001). Why did Japan Suspend Foreign Aid to China? Japan's Foreign Aid Decision-making and Sources of Aid Sanction. Social Science Japan Journal. Vol. 4 (1), pp. 39-58.
Katada, S. N. (2000). Japanese Foreign Aid after the San Francisco Peace Treaty. Journal of American-East Asian Relations. Vol. 9 (3-4), pp. 1-24.
Katada, S. N., McKeown, T. J. (1998). Aid Politics and Electoral Politics: Japan 1970-1992. International Studies Quarterly. Vol. 42 (3), pp. 591-600.
Katada, S. N. (1998). The Japanese Government in Two Mexican Crises: An Emerging Lender-of-Last-Resort?. Pacific Affairs. Vol. 71 (1), pp. 591-600.
Katada, S. N. (1997). Two Aid Hegemons: Japanese-American Interactions and Aid Allocations to Latin America and the Caribbean. World Development. Vol. 25 (6), pp. 931-945.

Working Paper

Katada, S. N. (2009). Political Economy of East Asian Integration and Cooperation. Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) Working Paper.

Honors and Awards

International Studies Association Venture Workshop Grant, 2010-2011   
Mellon-LASA Seminar Grant, 2010-2011   
National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship Recipient, 2009-2010   
East Asia Institute Fellowship, 2009-2010   
USC Provost's Advancing Scholarship in the Humanities and Social Sciences, 2009-2010   
Japan Foundation Research Fellowship, Spring 2009   
USC or School/Dept Award for Teaching, College Awards for Research Excellence, 1997-1998  

Service to the University

Administrative Appointments

Graduate Director, 08/16/2010-08/15/2013  
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