PEAK Staff Profile

Norikazu Takami,
Associate Professor – Japan in East Asia

Contact : n-takami[at]


Norikazu Takami works on history of economics. He received his BA, MA, PhD at Osaka University. He spent one year at the Center for the History of Political Economy at Duke University and another at Princeton University.

Research Interests

He is interested in mathematization of economics in the mid-20th century and conservative movements in the United States in the late 20th century.

Selected Publications

“The Baffling New Inflation: How Cost-Push Inflation Theories Influenced Policy Debate in the Late-1950s United States.” History of Political Economy, 47: 4. 2015.
“The Sanguine Science: The Historical Contexts of A. C. Pigou’s Welfare Economics.” History of Political Economy, 46: 3. 2014.