YAMADA Takahiro

YAMADA Takahiro

YAMADA Takahiro

Fellow (Policy Economist)

Visiting Scholar, Center for Spatial Information Science, the University of Tokyo

Activities at RIETI


Development Economics, Economic Geography, Applied Econometrics, Policy Evaluation


July 2023 Postgraduate Diploma, Pennsylvania State University
March 2017 Ph.D., Nagoya University
March 2013 M.A., Nagoya University
March 2010 B.A. Chuo University


August 2023- Fellow (Policy Economist), Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI)
February 2020-August 2021 Economist (Jr. Professional Officer), Chief Economist Office for South Asia Region, The World Bank
April 2018-January 2020 Economist, Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Finance
April 2014-January 2016 Economist, Credit Risk Analysis Division, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
December 2010-April 2011 Labour Migration and Research Officer (Intern), International Organization for Migration (IOM) Lao P.D.R

Visiting Positions:

March 2018- Visiting Scholar, Center for Spatial Information Science, the University of Tokyo
April 2017-March 2018 and April 2021-March 2022 Visiting Scholar, Faculty of Economics, Keio University
July-September 2016 Visiting Scholar, Vietnam National University, Hanoi

Consultant work:

April 2017-March 2018 Researcher, Economic Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA) (Part-time)
March 2017 Consultant, Regional Office for Asia-Pacific, International Labour Organization (ILO)
June 2013-February 2014 Research Fellow, Project of the Small and Medium Enterprises Agency of Japan, Government of Japan via Central Japan Industries Association
November 2012-January 2013 United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)


September 2019-March 2020 “Inequality and Poverty: Measurements and Applications (graduate),” Master of Public Management and Administration (MPMA) Course, Graduate School of Business, Rikkyo University
September 2019-March 2020 “Microeconomics (undergraduate),” Faculty of Real Estate Sciences, Meikai University

Selected Publications and Papers

Book chapters:


Policy notes and policy discussion papers:


Research Grants:

Further details: https://sites.google.com/view/takahiroyamadaswebsite/home