Department   Department of Data Science, Faculty of Data Science
   Position   Professor
Research Period 2010/04~2015/03
Research Topic Poverty Reduction, Institutions, Markets, and Policies in Developing Countries: Toward a Theory of Comparative Economic Development
Research Type KAKENHI Research
Consignor Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
KAKENHI Grant No. 22223003
Responsibility Research Contributor
Collaborative Researcher KUROSAKI Takashi,TAKASAKI Yoshito,SAKURAI Takeshi,GODO Yoshihisa,OKAZAKI Tetsuji,SAWADA Yasuyuki,FUKAO Kyoji,ABE Naohito,MORIGUCHI Chiaki,KAMBAYASHI Ryo,MIENO Fumiharu,NAKAJIMA Kentaro,ARIMOTO Yutaka,SAITO Osamu,ODAKA Konosuke
Details Through collaborative research by development economists and comparative economic historians, we have compiled original databases on economic development collected from current developing countries in Asia and Africa and from historical archives on pre-war Japan and empirically analyzed the determinants/impacts of institutions and policies using such databases. By systematic comparison of such empirical analyses covering different periods and regions, we have identified characteristics of institutions and policies useful for sustained poverty reduction in the long run and their interactions with market conditions. We have not only contributed to the academics through research papers but also with the compilation of databases to be made public and policy recommendations based on empirical evidence.