Masao Fukui is a junior scholar and research economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. He received a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Tokyo. Masao’s research centers on macroeconomics and international trade, and his work has been published in the Journal of Monetary Economics. In 2022, he will begin a position as an assistant professor in Boston University’s Department of Economics.