KUME Koichi

KUME Koichi

KUME Koichi

Consulting Fellow (until August 31, 2010)

Deputy Director, Industrial Structure Policy Division, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)


Labor Economics, Behavioral Economics, Economic Policy, Industrial Structure


2008 Ph.D., Economics, Osaka University
2004 M.A., Economics, University of Maryland at College Park
2002 M.A., Economics, Osaka University
1996 B.A., Economics, Hitotsubashi University


2008 METI
2006 Kansai Institute of Information Systems and Industrial Renovation
2005 World Bank
1996 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Selected Publications and Papers

[1] "An Analysis of Happiness Effects on Earnings Using Japanese Panel Data" Journal of Personal Finance and Economics, Vol. 29, 2009, (in Japanese)

[2] "Aging, Probability Weighting, and Reference Point Adoption; An Experimental Study" ISER Discussion Paper, No. 720, Osaka University, 2008, (with Ayako Suzuki)

[3] "Effects of CIO and Public Support on Informatization of Small and Medium Enterprise in Kansai Area" KIIS Quarterly, Vol. 1-3, 2008, (in Japanese)

[4] "An Analysis of the Effect of Homeownership on Social Capital - Empirical Evidences from Semboku New Town" Urban Housing Sciences, No. 60, pp. 135-144, 2008, (with Masaaki Fuse),(in Japanese)

[5] "An Empirical Analysis of Pricing Behavior: An Experimental Study on the Evaluation of Lotteries" JCER Economic Journal, No. 58, pp. 56-81, 2008, (in Japanese)