Tomoya Matsumoto

Current Position: Professor, Otaru University of Commerce, 2017 – present
Former Position:  Assistant Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Japan, September 2008-2016

Fields:
Development Economics, Microeconomics, Applied Econometrics

Education:

● Ph.D., Economics, University of Southern California (USC), USA, 2006

“Risk-Sharing, Savings, and Intrahousehold Distribution of Assets in Indonesia”
Advisors: Professors Jeffrey B. Nugent and John Strauss

● M.A., Economics, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan, 1998

“Change in Industrial Structure and Economic Growth in Japan after World War II”
Advisors: Professors Tetsushi Sonobe and Keijiro Otsuka

● B.A., Economics, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan, 1996

Honors & Fellowships:

Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research, JSPS, 2006-2008

Final Summer Dissertation Fellowship, USC, 2005

Travel Award to APRU’s 5th Annual Doctoral Student Conference, USC, 2004

Research Grant, Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development, Japan, 2002

Publications:

Refereed journals

Disseminating New Farming Practices among Small Scale Farmers: An Experimental Intervention in Uganda,” Journal of the Japan and International Economics, forthcoming.

Should African rural development strategies depend on smallholder farms? An exploration of the inverse productivity hypothesis,” with Donald Larson, Keijiro Otsuka, and Talip Kilic, Agricultural Economics, forthcoming.

“Labor Markets, Occupational Choice, and Rural Poverty in Four Asian Countries,” with Jonna Estudillo, Chowdhury Zia Uddin Hayat, Nandika S. Kumanayake, and Keijiro Otsuka, The Philippine Review of Economics, Vol. 50 (1), 23-44,2013.

“Local and Personal Networks in Employment and the Development of Labor Markets: Evidence from the Cut Flower Industry in Ethiopia,” with Yukichi Mano, Takashi Yamano, and Aya Suzuki, World Development, Vol. 39 (10), 2011.

“Maternal full-time employment and overweight children: Parametric, semi-parametric, and non- parametric assessment,” with Echu Liu, Cheng Hsiao, and Shinyi Chou, Journal of Econometrics, Vol. 152 (1), 2009.

“Non-farm Employment, Agricultural Shocks, and Poverty Dynamics: Evidence from Rural Uganda,” with Yoko Kijima, and Takashi Yamano, Agricultural Economics, Vol. 35(3), 459-467, 2006.

“The Role of Local Non-farm Activities and Migration in Reducing Poverty: Evidence from Ethiopia, Kenya, and Uganda,” with Yoko Kijima, and Takashi Yamano, Agricultural Economics, Vol. 35(3), 459-467, 2006.

Non-refereed journals

“Industrialization and Economic Growth: The Experience of East Asia and International Comparative Data,” with Tetsushi Sonobe, Chapter 5 in East Asian Growth with Structural Change, THE KEIZAI BUNSEKI (The Economic Analysis) No. 160, January, 2000.

“Labor Markets, Occupational Choice, and Rural Poverty in Selected Countries in Asia and Sub-Sharan Africa,” with Jonna P. Estidudillo, Hayat Chowdhury Zia Uddin, Nandika S. Kumanayake, Keijiro Otsuka, Background Paper for the World Development Report 2013.

Book chapters

“Maize, Soil Fertility, and the Green Revolution in East Africa” with Takashi Yamano in An African Green Revolution: Finding Ways to Boost Productivity on Small Farms, edited by Keijiro Otsuka and Don Larson, DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-5760-8_12, Springer, 2013.

“Technology Adoption in Agriculture: Evidence from Experimental Intervention in Maize Production in Uganda,” with Takashi Yamano and Dick Sserunkuuma in An African Green Revolution: Finding Ways to Boost Productivity on Small Farms, edited by Keijiro Otsuka and Don Larson, DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-5760-8_12, Springer, 2013.

“The Impacts of Fertilizer Credit on Crop Production and Income in Ethiopia,” with Takashi Yamano, in Yamano, in Emerging Development of Agriculture in East Africa: Markets, Soil, and Innovations, edited by Takashi Yamano, Keijiro Otsuka, Frank Place, Springer, 2011.

“Optimal Fertilizer Use on Maize Production in East Africa,” with Takashi Yamano in Emerging Development of Agriculture in East Africa: Markets, Soil, and Innovations, edited by Takashi Yamano, Keijiro Otsuka, Frank Place, Springer, 2011.

“Role of Nonfarm Income and Education in Reducing Poverty: Evidence from Ethiopia, Kenya, and Uganda,” with Yoko Kijima and Takashi Yamano, in Rural Poverty and Income Dynamics in Asia and Africa, edited by Keijiro Otsuka, Jonna P. Estudillo, Yasuyuki Sawada, Dec 2008.

“Nonfarm Income, Migration, and Poverty Reduction: Comparative Studies in Three East African Countries,” with Yoko kijima and Takashi Yamano, in Hinkon To Keizai Hatten: Asia No Keiken To Africa No Genjyo (in Japanese), edited by Keijiro Otsuka and Takeshi Sakurai, Nov 2007.

“Short-term Negative Impact in Agricultural Productivity and Poverty: Case of Uganda,” with Yoko kijima and Takashi Yamano, in Hinkon To Keizai Hatten: Asia No Keiken To Africa No Genjyo (in Japanese), edited by Keijiro Otsuka and Takeshi Sakurai, Nov 2007.

Working papers

“Disseminating New Farming Practices among Small Scale Farmers: An Experimental Intervention in Uganda,” GRIPS Discussion Paper, 13-18, 2013.

“Rural-rural Migration and Land Conflicts: Implications on Agricultural Productivity in Uganda,” with Francis Mwesigye, GRIPS Discussion Paper, 13-17, 2013.

“Technology Adoption and Dissemination in Agriculture: Evidence from Sequential Intervention in Maize Production in Uganda,” with Takashi Yamano, Dick Sserunkuuma, GRIPS Discussion Paper, 13-14, 2013.

“Education Levels of Adults who Lost Parents in Childhood: Evidence from Kenya and Uganda,” with Takashi Yamano, GRIPS GCOE Economic Working Paper, No.38, 2010.

“Private Information within Households: Evidence from the Indonesia Family Life Survey,” GRIPS GCOE Economic Working Paper, No.39, 2010.

“Midwives and Maternal Mortality: How Effective Has Indonesia’s Village Midwife Program Been?” with Shailender Swaminathan and Jeffrey B. Nugent, GRIPS GCOE Economic Working Paper, No.40, 2010.

“Can a Small Push Change Farming?: Evidence from Experimental Intervention in Maize Production in Uganda,” with Takashi Yamano, GRIPS GCOE Economic Working Paper, No.41, 2010.

Presentations at Professional Conferences:

● National Council for Science and Technology Conference, Nairobi, Kenya, 2011.

● Oxford University Centre for the Study of African Economies Conference, Oxford, UK,
2011.

● Brookings Institution Africa Growth Forum, Washington DC, USA, 2011.

● National Science Foundation-African Economic Research Consortium-International
Growth Center Workshop, Mombasa, Kenya, 2010

● World Bank Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics, Stockholm, Sweden,
2010.

● Japanese Economic Association Conference, Chiba University, Japan, 2010.

● Pacific Conference for Development Economics, University of Southern California,
USA, 2010.

● Japanese Economic Association Conference, Nihon University, Japan, 2007.

● Association of African Agricultural Economists, Accra, Ghana, 2007.

● Japanese Economic Association Conference, Osaka City University, Japan, 2006.

● Japanese Economic Association Conference, Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan, 2005.

● Pacific Conference for Development Economics, University of San Fransisco,
USA, 2005.

● Association of Pacific Rim Universities Conference, University of Sidney, Australia,
2004.

● Japanese Economic Association Conference, Yokohama City University, Japan, 2000.