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  • "Time Horizon of Government and Public Goods Investment: Evidence from Japan" (Journal of Development Economics, vol. 146, 2020)
  • "Barriers to Public Pension Program Participation in a Developing Country" (with Tomoaki Tanaka, Yasuyuki Sawada, Khaliun Dovchinsuren) [wp in JICA-RI] (Accepted for Journal of Political Economy Microeconomics)
Working Papers
  • "Railroads, Technology Adoption, and Modern Economic Development: Evidence from Japan" [wp in SSRN] Moriguchi prize awarded paper. ( The best paper award among Japanese Economics PhD Students by the Institute of Social and Economic Research at Osaka University) 

  • "From Samurai to Skyscraper: Lot Fragmentation and Urban Development" (with Kentaro Nakajima and Kensuke Teshima) [wp in the "home" page] 

Working in Progress
  • “On the Schooling Effect of Mosquito Nets”(with Hidehiko Ichimura and Yasuyuki Sawada)

  • "Geography of Business Interactions: Evidence from Business Card Exchange Data" (with Shinnosuke Kikuchi, Shota Komatsu, Juan Nelson Martínez Dahbura, Kentaro Nakajima, Takanori Nishida, Kensuke Teshima, and Kentaro Nakajima)

  • "Political Centralization and City Growth" (with Masahiro Kubo and Ken Miura) 

  • "Transforming Samurai into Bureaucrats" (with Yasuo Takatsuki and Katsuya Takii)


In front of an early steam locomotive @ London Science Museum

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