Makiko Nakamuro

Makiko Nakamuro

Associate Professor
Faculty of Policy Management
Graduate School of Media and Governance
Short BiographyMakiko Nakamuro is an Associate Professor of Faculty of Policy Management. She is an economist who has focused on economics of education. Makiko graduated from Keio University, Faculty of Environmental Information (SFC) in 1998, and then completed Masters and Ph.D. programs at Columbia University in the city of New York (in 2005 and 2010, respectively). She used to work for the Bank of Japan and the World Bank where she was given considerable hand-on training on economic research. She also worked for Tohoku University as an Assistant Professor, particularly working on the project of international migration.
Areas of ExpertiseEconomics of education
Courses TaughtMACROECONOMICS 2,INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT,SPECIAL RESEARCH PROJECT A,DATA SCIENCE FOR INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY,ACADEMIC PROJECT,SEMINAR(Economic Analysis of Educational Policies),SEMINAR(Can Education Break the Generational Chain of Poverty?: The Evidence from the Randomized Experiments in the Country’s Poorest Neighborhood in Philippine ),GRADUATE SCHOOL PROJECT (Public Policy (Consensus Building))
AffiliationsJapanese Economic Association
American Economic Association
Selected PublicationsPublications:
・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.
・Takenaka, A., Nakamuro, M., & Ishida, K. (2015). Negative Assimilation: How Immigrants Experience Economic Mobility in Japan. International Migration Review.DOI: 10.1111/imre.12129
・Nakamuro, M., Inui, T., Senoh, W., & Hiromatsu, T. (2015). Are Television and Video Games Really Harmful for Kids? Contemporary Economic Policy, 33(1), 29-43.
・Nakamuro, M., Uzuki, Y., & Inui, T. (2013). The Effects of Birth Weight: Does Fetal Origin Really Matter for Long-run Outcomes? Economics Letters, 121(1), 53-58
Message to StudentsI am focusing on economics of education, which aims to analyze “education” by employing economic theories and econometric techniques. I am particularly interested in answering the research question of how investments in education at both household and government levels affect subsequent people’s lifetime outcomes, such as earnings, emotional well-being, and health conditions. My research was based on empirical evidence with a large size of micro datasets. I am beyond excited to come back to SFC as a faculty member and work closely with SFC students.
Project Web Pagehttp://edueco.sfc.keio.ac.jp/
Contact Information5322 Endo Fujisawa, Kanagawa 252-0882 Japan
Keio University Shonan Fujisawa Campus
makikon [ at ] sfc.keio.ac.jp
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