Welcome to my home page. I am a Professor of Economics at Keio University. Our research lab mainly works on economics of education and family from applied microeconomic perspectives. I also actively participate in several activities related to our research topics.

Education and employment

1986 BA, University of Tokyo, College of Arts and Sciences (Natural and Artificial Systems)
1988 MA, University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (General Systems Studies)
1988-1990 Official, Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Japan
1996 Ph.D. in Economics, University of Chicago
1995-96 Visiting instructor, University of Miami, Department of Economics, School of Business
1996-97 Consultant economist, World Bank
1997-2006, Associate Professor, Keio University, Faculty of Economics
2006-present, Professor, Keio University, Faculty of Economics
2010-2017 CEO, Gaccom, Inc. (2017- Executive Director/Chairman)
2017-present, Director, Center for Research on Equality of Opportunity for Children (CREOC), Institute for Economic Studies (IES), Keio University