Takashi Kurosaki


Dr. Takashi Kurosaki’s research interests revolve around microeconometric analysis of development issues in Asia, especially, the household behaviour of rural dwellers facing risk. He has implemented several field surveys in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Myanmar. Some of his research includes village surveys in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan (related with CBO-based development, flood recovery, etc.), Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi, India (related with weather insurance, primary education, migration, etc.), and Gaibandha, Bangladesh (related with microfinance).

 Kurosaki studied at the Food Research Institute, Stanford University for his doctoral degree and obtained Ph.D. in 1995 with the dissertation titled ‘Risk Attitudes, Consumption Preferences, and Crop Choices in Pakistan.’

Since then he has published papers and reports on topics such as agriculture in Asia, poverty issues, risk diversification, irrigation, institutions in rural economy, etc. Prior to working at Hitotsubashi, Dr. Kurosaki worked for the Institute of Developing Economies (IDE), Tokyo, Japan, for more than a decade. He has also been affiliated with Economic Growth Center, Yale University, as a visiting fellow.