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Hiroko Ōta (大田 弘子 Ōta Hiroko , born 2 February 1954, Kagoshima, Kagoshima) is a female Japanese politician and a researcher of economics. Her academic specialties are national public finance and economic policy. She is a noted lecturer of public finance.
Ōta served as the Japanese cabinet minister of economic policy, which is responsible for charging economic policy and public finance.
- 1976: graduates from Hitotsubashi University
- 1993: assistant professor at Osaka University
- 1996: professor of economics at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Tokyo
- 2002: cabinet office counsellor
- 2006–2008: appointed to be Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy under the Abe administration and proceeding Fukuda administration
- 2008: returns to GRIPS as a professor
- 2009–2011: GRIPS vice president
|Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy of Japan
2006 – 2008
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