Saori N. Katada

Professor of International Relations
Saori N. Katada
Email Office DMC 309 Office Phone (213) 740-8542

Center, Institute & Lab Affiliations

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


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

    Geoeconomics, Japanese foreign policy, international political economy, regionalism, Indo-Pacific relations, international financial and monetary relations, foreign aid

  • Book

    • Katada, S. N. (2020). Japan’s New Regional Reality: Geoeconomic Strategy in the Asia-Pacific. New York: Columbia University Press.
    • Park, G., Katada, S. N., Chiozza, G., Kojo, Y. (2018). Taming Japan’s Deflation: The Debate over Unconventional Monetary Policy. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.
    • Roberts, C., Armijo, L. E., Katada, S. N. (2017). The BRICS and Collective Financial Statecraft. New York: Oxford University Press.
    • Wise, C., Armijo, L. E., Katada, S. N. (2015). Unexpected Outcomes: How Emerging Markets Survived the Global Financial Crisis. Washington D.C.: Brookings Press.
    • Armijo, L. E., Katada, S. N. (2014). The Financial Statecraft of Emerging Powers: Shield and Sword in Asia and Latin America. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
    • 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 Chapters

    • Katada, S. N., Nemoto, Y. (2021). Chapter 31 Finance. The Oxford Handbook of Japanese Politics Oxford University Press.
    • Katada, S. N., Cheung, G. (2018). Monetary and Fiscal Politics in the 2017 Snap Election. Monetary and Fiscal Politics in the 2017 Snap Elec pp. 243-259. Palgrave.
    • Katada, S. N., Henning, C. R. (2016). Cooperation without Institutions: The Case of East Asian Currency Arrangement. Asian Designs: Governance in the Contemporary Worl pp. 59-74. Cornell University Press.
    • Jetschke, A., Katada, S. N. (2015). Chapter 12: Asia. Oxford Handbook on Comparative Regionalism Oxford University Press.
    • Katada, S. N., Henning, C. R. (2014). Currency. Oxford Handbook on International Relations of Asia Oxford University Press.
    • 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., Solis, M. (2008). Cross-Regional Trade Agreement in East Asia: Findings and Implications. 1st pp. 147-159. Springer.
    • 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..

    Journal Article

    • Liao, J., Katada, S. N. (2021). Institutions, Ideation, and Diffusion of Japan’s and China’s Overseas Infrastructure Promotion Policies. New Political Economy.
    • Eaton, S., Katada, S. N. (2021). A Critical Node: The Role of China in the Transnational Circulation of Developmentalist Ideas, Politics and Practices. New Political Economy.
    • Katada, S. N., Cheung, G., Park, G. (2020). Asymmetric Incentives and the New Politics of Monetary Policy. Socio Economic Review.
    • Katada, S. N., Liao, J. (2020). China and Japan in Pursuit of Infrastructure Development Leadership: Competition or Convergence?. Global Governance. Vol. 26 (3), pp. 449-472.
    • Liao, J., Katada, S. N. (2020). Geoeconomics, Easy Money, and Political Opportunism: The Perils under China and Japan’s High-Speed Rail Competition. Contemporary Politics.
    • Lin, A. Y., Katada, S. N. (2020). Striving for Greatness: Status Aspirations, Rhetorical Entrapment, and Domestic Reforms. Review of International Political Economy..
    • Katada, S. N. (2017). In Pursuit of Stability: Evolution of Asia’s Regional Financial Architecture. The Pacific Review. Vol. 30 (6), pp. 910-922.
    • Katada, S. N., Roberts, C., Armijo, L. E. (2017). The Varieties of Collective Financial Statecraft: The BRICS and China. Political Science Quarterly. Vol. 132 (3), pp. 402-433.
    • Solis, M., Katada, S. N. (2015). Unlikely Pivotal States in Competitive FTA Diffusion: The Effect of Japan’s TPP Participation on Asia-Pacific Regional Integration. New Political Economy. Vol. 20 (2), pp. 155-177.
    • Armijo, L. E., Katada, S. N. (2015). Theorizing the Financial Statecraft of Emerging Powers. New Political Economy. Vol. 20 (1), pp. 42-62.
    • Knaack, P., Katada, S. N. (2013). The Fault Lines of the New Global Financial Architecture: Can G20 Keep up with its Expanding Issue Coverage?”. Global Policy. Vol. 4 (3)
    • Katada, S. N. (2013). Financial Crisis Fatigue? Politics behind Japan’s post-Global Financial Crisis Economic Contraction. Journal of Japanese Political Science. Vol. 14 (2), pp. 223-242.
    • 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.
    • Journal article, How can the Indo-Pacific structure keep the United States in and China Compliant? Japan’s Geoeconomic Challenge with the CPTPP and IPEF, East Asia Policy, 2022-2023
    • journal article, “Reshoring From China: Comparing South Korean and Japanese Approaches during the Pandemic,” with Jihye Lim and Ming Wan and The Pacific Review, 2022-2023
    • journal article, “Manufacturing Consensus: China’s Strategic Narratives, Regional Hedging, and Geoeconomic Competition” With Alex Yu-Tin Lin European Journal of International Relations., 2023-2024
    • Fondation France-Japon de le École de Haute Etudes en Sciences Sociales , 2022-2023
    • Center for Global Partnership (CGP), Intellectual Exchange Grant, 2015-2016
    • East West Center (DC Office) Asia Studies Fellowship, Fall 2015
    • International Studies Association Venture Workshop Grant, 2010-2011
    • Mellon-LASA Seminar Grant, 2010-2011
    • East Asia Institute Fellowship, 2009-2010
    • National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship Recipient, 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
  • Administrative Appointments

    • Director, 08/16/2023 – 08/15/2024
    • Director, 08/16/2021 – 08/15/2022
    • Chair, 08/16/2019 – 08/15/2020
    • Director, 08/16/2018 – 08/15/2019
    • Graduate Director, 08/16/2016 – 12/31/2016
    • Graduate Director, 08/16/2013 – 08/15/2015
    • Graduate Director, 08/16/2010 – 08/15/2013
  • Editorships and Editorial Boards

    • Editorial Team member, Review of International Political Economy, 2021-2022

    Professional Offices

    • Vice President, International Studies Association (ISA), 2021-2022
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