Economist, Office of Regional Economic Integration, Asian Development Bank
Shintaro Hamanaka is currently Economist at the Office of Regional Economic Integration of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). He also holds the position of Honorary Research Fellow at White Rose East Asia Centre in the UK. Before joining ADB, he worked as a service negotiator of Doha Round at the Japanese Mission to the World Trade Organization (WTO). Prior to this, he was a central bank economist at the Bank of Japan. His research interests include political economy of regionalism, regional economic architecture in Asia, and free trade agreements, particularly regional services agreements. He authors several books and numerous academic journal articles in the field of political science, economics and international law. His recent publication includes a single authored book Asian Free Trade Agreements and WTO Compatibility from World Scientific.