MUTO Sachio

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MUTO Sachio

MUTO Sachio

Consulting Fellow (until September 30, 2020)

Director, Planning Division, Corporate Planning Department, Urban Renaissance Agency (UR)


Urban Economics, Transportation Economics


2004 Ph.D. in Economics, University of California, Irvine
1996 B.A. in Economics, University of Tokyo


2017 ​​Director, Planning Division, Corporate Planning Department, Urban Renaissance Agency (UR)
2016 Leader, Planning Team, Corporate Planning Department Urban Renaissance Agency (UR)
2015 Director for Road Administration Policy Planning, Road Bureau, MLIT
2014 Director for Policy Planning, Policy Bureau, MLIT
2013 Director for Housing Investment, Housing Bureau, MLIT
2012 Senior Deputy Director, Coordination Office, General Affairs Division, Land and Construction Industry Bureau, MLIT
2009 First Secretary, Embassy of Japan in the United States of America

Selected Publications and Papers

Working Papers

  • "The Effect of Flexible Tolling on Highways" (with Atsushi Fukasawa), PIARC Seminar on Road Pricing with Emphasis on Financing, Regulation and Equity, April 11-13, 2005.

Papers Published in Refereed Journals

  • "Estimation of the bid rent function with the usage decision model," Journal of Urban Economics, 2006, vol. 60, issue 1, pages 33-49


  • "Essays on Land Rent and Location Choice," Ph.D. dissertation, UC-Irvine, 2004