Faculty Fellow

Professor, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University

Activities at RIETI


Educational economics


2010 Columbia University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (Ph.D.)
2005 Columbia University, School of International & Public Affairs, Program in Economic Policy Management (Master of Public Administration)
1998 Faculty of Environment and Information, Keio University (B.A.)


2022 Faculty Fellow, RIETI
2021 Research Director, The Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research
2021 Head of Digital Education, Digital Agency
2019 Professor, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University
2013 Associate Professor, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University
2010 Assistant Professor, Tohoku University
2005 World Bank
1998 Bank of Japan

Selected Publications and Papers

  • Ito, H., Kasai, K., Nishiuchi, K. & Nakamuro, M. (2021). "Does Computer-aided Instruction Improve Children's Cognitive and Non-cognitive Skills?" Asian Development Review, 38(1), 98–118.
  • Ito, H., Nakamuro, M., & Yamaguchi, S. (2020). "Effects of class-size reduction on cognitive and non-cognitive skills." Japan and The World Economy, 53, 100977.
  • Matsuoka, R., Nakamuro, M., & Inui, T. (2015). "Emerging inequality in effort: A longitudinal investigation of parental involvement and early elementary school-aged children's learning time in Japan." Social Science Research, 54, 159-176.
  • Griffen, A. S., Nakamuro, M., & Inui, T. (2015). "Fertility and maternal labor supply in Japan: Conflicting policy goals?" Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, 38, 52-72.