David E. Weinstein is Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Associate Director for Research at the Center on Japanese Economy and Business, and Chair of the Department of Economics at Columbia University. He is also Research Associate and Director of the Japan Project at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Previously, Professor Weinstein was a Senior Economist and a consultant at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. Prior to joining the Columbia faculty, Professor Weinstein held professorships at the University of Michigan and Harvard University. He also served on the Council of Economic Advisors from 1989 to 1990. His teaching and research interests include international economics, macroeconomics, corporate finance, the Japanese economy, and industrial policy. Professor Weinstein earned his Ph.D. and M.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan and his B.A. at Yale University. He is the recipient of many grants and awards including five National Science Foundation grants, an Institute for New Economic Thinking grant, and a Google Research Award.Professor Weinstein is the author of numerous publications and articles. His recent publications include “Exports and Financial Shocks,” Quarterly Journal of Economics (forthcoming); “Trade Finance and the Great Trade Collapse,” American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings (2011); “Product Creation and Destruction: Evidence and Price Implications," American Economic Review (2010); “Optimal Tariffs: The Evidence,” American Economic Review (2008); “Globalization and the Gains from Variety,” Quarterly Journal of Economics (2006).