- Born: 1948
- Japanese: 川勝平太 (Kawakatsu Heita)
Kawakatsu Heita is a historian of early modern Japanese economy.
After graduating from Waseda University, Kawakatsu earned a PhD from Oxford University. Much of his work focuses on the import and export of particular commodities in early modern Japan.
- (with John Latham), Intra-Asian Trade and the World Market. Routledge, 2006.
- “The Emergence of a Market for Cotton Goods in East Asian in the Early Modern Period.” in Kawakatsu and Latham (eds.), Japanese Industrialization and the Asian Economy, Routledge (2013), 9-34.