Reiko Aoki is Commissioner of Japan Fair Trade Commission. She has conducted research and published on economics of patents, patent pools, standards, innovation and intergenerational political economy. She had academic positions at the Ohio State University, SUNY Stony Brook, University of Auckland and Hitotsubashi University. She served as Executive Member of Council for Science and Technology Policy, Japanese Cabinet Office 2009-2014 and Member of Science Council of Japan 2014-2016. Prior to joining the JFTC, she was Executive Vice-President (International, Gender Equality, and Intellectual Property) at Kyushu University.
She received her B.S. from University of Tokyo and PhD in economics and MS in statistics from Stanford University. She is the current Vice-President of Japan Law and Economics Association.