Dr. Taniguchi is a principal economist overseeing Pakistan and Afghanistan economies in Pakistan. His past careers include an economist at Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department, Private Sector Operations Department, Uzbekistan Resident Mission, and Pacific Department. His career includes a stint as an economist at the World Bank. He taught economics at the International University of Japan, Tashkent Westminster University, and the University of the Philippines Diliman. He received a Ph.D. in economics from the Ohio State University in 2001.