Risk and Well-Being Under Changing Global Society:Empirical Policy Research Based on Advanced Micro-Econometrics

  • SDG1 End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • SDG2 End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
  • SDG3 Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
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  • SDG16 Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
Yasuyuki Sawada
Graduate School of Economics
The global society is currently experiencing a significant transformation due to demographic changes: the rapid aging in developed countries and a “population bonus” in less developed countries. In this study, we investigate this global societal change by focusing on three large-scale risks, i.e., aging, disaster, and poverty risks. This project has two objectives: first, to collect and analyze detailed micro-data in order to accumulate evidence on Japan’s experience in rapid aging, disaster mitigation/coping and reconstruction from World War II, which should serve as an international public good; second, to acquire new evidence on risk and well-being of people in developing countries that are going through a population bonus stage.
2015-16 9th Asian Conference on Applied Micro-Economics/Econometrics
Poor Economics in Tokyo: Frontiers of Development Economics,

Related publications

(2017) - 1. “Disasters, Household Decisions, and Insurance Mechanisms: A Review of Evidence and a Case Study from a Developing Country in Asia.”, Yasuyuki Sawada* Asian Economic Policy Review 12,18-40、(peer-reviewed)(2017)
- 2. "Natural Disaster, Poverty, and Development: An Introduction," Yasuyuki Sawada and Yoshito Takasaki, World Development(peer-reviewed)Special Issue “Natural Disaster, Poverty, and Development,” (2017)
- 3."Do Natural Disasters Affect the Poor Disproportionately? Price Changes and Welfare Impact in the Aftermath of Typhoon Milenyo in the Rural Philippines." Yoko Sakai, Jonna P. Estudillo, Nobuhiko Fuwa, Yuki Higuchi, and Yasuyuki Sawada* World Development,(peer-reviewed)(2017)
- 4. "Self-Production, Friction, and Risk Sharing against Disasters: Evidence from a Developing Country." Yasuyuki Sawada, Hiroyuki Nakata, and Tomoaki Kotera World Development,(査読「有」)(forthcoming).
- 5. “The rise and fall of multinational enterprises in Vietnam: survival analysis using census data during 2000-2011”Tien Vu Manh, Hiroyuki Yamada and Tsunehiro Otsuki, , Asian Economic Journal(peer-reviewed)(forthcoming)
- 6. “Does the heterogeneity of project implementers affect the program participation of beneficiaries?: Evidence from rural Cambodia”Ayako Wakano, Hiroyuki Yamada and Daichi Shimamoto, Journal of Development Studies, (peer-reviewed)Volume 53, Issue 1, 49-67, (2017)
- 7. “Jishinsaigaiwa,Genzai Bias wo Tsuyomeruka” (May Disaster Strengthen the Present Bias?) (In Japanese) Atsushi Tanaka・Hideyuki Kobayashi, Journal of Information Studies, The University of Tokyo No.33 (March,2017)

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