Kazuatsu Shimizu is a Predoctoral Research Professional at BFI, assisting Chang-Tai Hsieh (at the Booth School of Business) and Erik Hurst. He works on topics in the field of Applied Macroeconomic Theory such as innovation, trade, and labor market, providing research assistance mainly with theoretical work. Kazuatsu graduated from Swarthmore College in 2019 with an honors major in Economics and an honors minor in Mathematics.