Research

Research Field

Health Economics, Applied Microeconometrics, Theory of Social Security System

Current Research Interests

・Research on socio-economic determinants in children’s human capital accumulation process
・Research on policy evaluation in health care and long-term care market
・Empirical and theoretical research for social welfare in sustainable society (Inheritance of Human Capital beyond “an Individual” and “a Generation”)
・Study on the effect of lifestyle disease prevention on labor productivity and macroeconomy from the viewpoint of cost effectiveness analysis

Short Biography

Haruko Noguchi
Professor, Faculty of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University

B. A., Waseda University Faculty of Political Economics School of Economics 1988
M. A., Waseda University Graduate School, Division of Economics 1990
Ph.D., The Graduate Center, the City University of New York Graduate School, Division of Economics Degree 1997
Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Social Science, Toyo Eiwa University, Yokohama Japan, 2007-2010
Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Faculty of Policitcal Science and Economics, Waseda University, 2012-present

What's New!

2020.09.20
“Spillover effects of minimum wages on suicide mortality: Quasi-experimental evidence from Japan” by Mr. Yuji Mizushima, a graduate student of Master Program of Economics (Class of 2018), was awarded “Dean of Graduate School of Economics Award” (For the abstract of the thesis, please see the page of master's thesis)
2020.09.5
“Does income affect medical care and long-term care expenditure for the elderly?: Evidence from claims data of a municipality in Japan” by Ms. Mayumi Imahori (co-authors: Takashi Kurihara, Haruko Noguchi), a PhD student of Graduate School of Economics, was awarded “Conference Article Award” at 15th Annual Conference of Japan Health Economics Association.
2020.03.25
“How Does a Natural Disaster Affect the Behavior and Outcomes of Parents and Children in Middle Childhood?: Evidence from the Great East Japan Earthquake” by Mr. Shuhei Kaneko, a graduate student of Master Program of Economics (Class of 2018) were awarded “Mamoru Iijima Commemorative Academic Award”. (For the abstract of the thesis, please see the age of master's thesis).
2020.03.25
“Effects of introducing Emergency Relief Center Project (# 7119) in government-designated cities on the arrival time of ambulances and the transport time to hospitals (in Japanese)” by Mr. Kei Delawary, a graduate student of Master Program of Public Management (Class of 2018) were awarded “Nobuyuki Ohkuma Award”. (For the abstract of the thesis, please see the age of master's thesis).
2020.03.25
“Impact of raising the ratio of childcare leave benefits on childbirth in 2014 (in Japanese)” by Mr. Yuji Miura, a graduate student of Master Program of Public Management (Class of 2018) were awarded “Tsukushi Tetsuya Award”. (For the abstract of the thesis, please see the age of master's thesis).
2019.12.10
Dr. Rong Fu, Assistant Professor of Faculty of Political Science and Economics, was awarded a discussant award at the 2nd Asian Workshop on Econometrics and Health Economics.
2019.11.13
Dr. Rong Fu, Assistant Professor of Faculty of Political Science and Economics presented a paper entitled “Established: Demographic and socioeconomic determinants of living alone in Sweden and Japan (collaborators:Dr. Glenn Sandström and Dr. Mojgan Padyab of Umeå universitet, Sweden)” at MIRAI Ageing Seminar in Stockholm University, Sweden.
2019.9.7
“How Does the Natural Disaster Affect Parents’ Labor Force Participation and Children’s Outcomes?” by Mr. Shuhei Keneko, a master student of Graduate School of Economics, was awarded “Best Presentation Award for Younger Scholars” at the 14th Annual Conference of Japan Health Economics Association in Tokyo-Akasaka Campus, International University of Health and Welfare.
2019.9.7
Mr. Yichen Shen, a PhD student of Graduate School of Economics presented a paper entitled “The Impact of the Coverage of Smoking Cessation Aids on Marijuana Use Outcomes (co-author: Haruko Noguchi)” at the 14th Annual Conference of Japan Health Economics Association in Tokyo-Akasaka Campus, International University of Health and Welfare.
2019.7.27
Mr. Yuji Mizushima, a master student of Graduate School of Economics and his team members from undergraduate (Name of Team: SURGE) won Japan Association of Political Economy Awards at 1st Data Science Competition to predict the results of House of Councillors election on 21st of July, at Waseda University in Tokyo.
2019.7.17
Mr. Yuichi Watanabe, a PhD student of Graduate School of Economics presented a paper entitled “Do Health Checkups Reduce Costs and Utilization of Healthcare? Evidence from a Local Municipality in Japan (co-authors: Haruko Noguchi, Nobuyuki Izumida)” at World Congress of International Health Economics Association (iHEA) in Basel, Switzerland.
2019.7.16
Mr. Yichen Shen, a PhD student of Graduate School of Economics presented a paper entitled “How Does the Introduction of the Oral Chemotherapy Drug Parity Laws Affect the Health Outcomes Among Cancer Patients in the United States? (co-author: Haruko Noguchi)” at a poster session of World Congress of International Health Economics Association (iHEA) in Basel, Switzerland.
2019.7.15
Mr. Shuhei Kaneko, a master student of Graduate School of Economics presented a paper entitled “Kill Two Issues with One Stone -Simple Methodology for Dealing with Sample Selection and Endogenous Regressor (The Case of Mental Health and Labor Productivity)-(co-author: Haruko Noguchi)” at World Congress of International Health Economics Association (iHEA) in Basel, Switzerland.
2019.7.15
Dr. Cheolmin Kang, Associate Researcher of Waseda Institute of Political Economy (WINPEC) presented a paper entitled “Does Free Healthcare Affect Children’s Healthcare Use and Outcomes? Evidence from Japan’s Medical Subsidy for Infants and Children (co-authors: Akira Kawamura, Haruko Noguchi)” at World Congress of International Health Economics Association (iHEA) in Basel, Switzerland.
2019. 7.13
Dr. Rong Fu, Assistant Professor of Faculty of Political Science and Economics presented a paper entitled “How Did Hospitals Respond to Prospective Payment System under the Japanese Universal Healthcare System? (co-author: Haruko Noguchi)” at Pre-Congress and Sponsored Sessions: Early Career Researcher (ECR) Pre-Congress Session I of World Congress of International Health Economics Association (iHEA) in Basel, Switzerland.
2019.7.2
Registration form for 2nd Asian Workshop on Econometrics and Health Economics (AWEHE) is ready now. Please click here.
2019.7.1
“Toward the implementation of scientific evidence to real health care policy -utilization of big data by the integration of social science, science, and engineering-” was adopted as one of Challenging Research (Pioneering) (FY2019 – FY2022).
2019.6.16
Dr. Cheolmin Kang, Associate Researcher of Waseda Institute of Political Economy (WINPEC) presented a paper entitled “Does Free Healthcare Affect Children’s Healthcare Use and Outcomes? Evidence from Japan’s Medical Subsidy for Infants and Children (co-authors: Akira Kawamura, Haruko Noguchi)” at 2019 Asian Meeting of the Econometric Society in Xiamen, China.
2019.6.14
Dr. Masato Oikawa, Postdoctoral Fellow (PD) of Faculty of Political Science and Economics presented a paper entitled “Effects of the Health Checkup on the Health Outcomes and Behaviors: Heterogeneous Effects Depending on Education” at 2019 Asian Meeting of the Econometric Society in Xiamen, China.
2019.6.9
Dr. Rong Fu, Assistant Professor of Faculty of Political Science and Economics presented a paper entitled “How Did Hospitals Respond to Prospective Payment System under the Japanese Universal Healthcare System? (co-author: Haruko Noguchi)” at 2019 Spring Meeting of Japan Economic Association in Musashi University, Tokyo.
2019.5.13
We presented a paper entitled “Differences in Cancer Patients’ Work-Cessation Risk, based on Gender and Type of Job: Examination of Middle-Aged and Older Adults in Super-Aged Japan” at University of Waseda Day in Universität Bonn, Germany. This study is financially supported by Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research Project funded by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (FY2017 – FY2018).
2019.4.1
“Creation and implementation of scientific basis for children's human capital: Development of policy evaluation process by government-academic collaboration” was adopted as one of Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) (FY2019 – FY2021).
2019.3.25
“Does Traditional Price Policy Work for Achieving Low Smoking Rate? -Empirical and Theoretical Evaluation Based on the United States Aggregate Data- (co-author: Haruko Noguchi)” by Mr. Shuhei Kaneko, a master student of Graduate School of Economics, was awarded VASEDA VNIVERSITAS PALMA IN MEMORIAM AZVSAONO (“Ono Azusa Kinen Gakujutsu Sho” in Japanese).
2019.3.22
“Empirical evaluation for socio-economic impacts of the prevention policy of lifestyle related disease across different industries and regions” was adopted as one of Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research Project funded by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (FY2019 – FY2021).
2019.3.19
Mr. Shuhei Kaneko, a master student of Graduate School of Economics presented a paper entitled “Insurance, Self-Protection, and Son Preference: Evidence from New Cooperative Medical Scheme in China” at 13th Workshop on Empirical Studies for Moral Science in Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University.
2019.3.19
Dr. Rong Fu, Assistant Professor of Faculty of Political Science and Economics presented a paper entitled “How does parental leave affect employment and fertility of new mothers in Japan? (co-author: Haruko Noguchi)” at 13th Workshop on Empirical Studies for Moral Science in Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University.
2019.3.19
Dr. Cheolmin Kang, Associate Researcher of Waseda Institute of Political Economy (WINPEC) presented a paper entitled “Does Free Healthcare Affect Children’s Healthcare Use and Outcomes? Evidence from Japan’s Medical Subsidy for Infants and Children (co-authors: Akira Kawamura, Haruko Noguchi)” at 13th Workshop on Empirical Studies for Moral Science in Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University.
2019.2.19
“Moral Hazard under Zero Price Policy: Evidence from Japanese Long-term Care Claims Data (co-author: Haruko Noguchi) ” by Dr. Rong Fu, Assistant Professor of Faculty of Political Science and Economics are accepted by The European Journal of Health Economics.
2019.1.9
Does Traditional Price Policy Work for Achieving Low Smoking Rate? -Empirical and Theoretical Evaluation Based on the United States Aggregate Data- (co-author: Haruko Noguchi) ” by Mr. Shuhei Kaneko, a master student of Graduate School of Economics are accepted by Applied Economics.
2018.11.24
Dr. Cheolmin Kang, Associate Researcher of Waseda Institute of Political Economy (WINPEC) presented a paper entitled “The Effect of Free Health Care on Utilization and Health among Children: Evidence from the Medical Subsidy for Children in Japan (co-authors: Akira Kawamura, Haruko Noguchi)” at 13th Applied Microeconometrics Conference in The University of Tokyo.
2018.11.23
“How does parental leave affect employment and fertility of new mothers in Japan? (co-author: Haruko Noguchi)” by Dr. Rong Fu, Assistant Professor of Faculty of Political Science and Economics was awarded “Outstanding performance award” at 13th Applied Microeconometrics Conference in The University of Tokyo.
2018.10.4
“Overview of Japanese health care from viewpoints of health economics and applied econometrics” was presented at 1st DIA Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) Workshop (Drug Information Association Japan) as a panelist, at Nihonbashi Life Science Building, Tokyo.
2018.9.8
We hold an organized session entitled “Empirical studies using longitudinal data for entire primary and junior-high school students in public schools of Adachi ward in Tokyo prefecture”, based on Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) (FY2016 – FY2019: “Empirical research on the mechanism of the accumulation of children’s human capital - Learning from Challenge of Adachi Ward -”, at 2018 Japan Economic Association Autumn Meeting in Gakushuin University. We really appreciate Profs. Fumio Ohtake (Session Chair, Osaka University), Shinpei Sano (Chiba University), Ryo Nakajima (Keio University), and Hideo Akabayashi (Keio University) to provide us valuable comments as discussants.
2018.9.6
Mr. Yuichi Watanabe, a PhD student of Graduate School of Economics presented a paper entitled “Estimating surgical efficiency of a Japanese large-scale hospital: a stochastic production frontier approach (co-authors: Haruko Noguchi, Yoshinori Nakata)” at EuHEA PhD student-supervisor and early career researcher conference (European Health Economics Association (EuHEA)) in Catania, Italy.
2018.9.1
Mr. Yuichi Watanabe, a PhD student of Graduate School of Economics presented a paper entitled “Estimating surgical efficiency of a Japanese large-scale hospital: a stochastic production frontier approach (co-authors: Haruko Noguchi, Yoshinori Nakata)” at 13th Annual Meeting of Japan Health Economics Association in The University of Tokyo.
2018.7.13
Dr. Rong Fu, Assistant Professor of Faculty of Political Science and Economics presented a paper entitled “Moral Hazard under Zero Price Policy: Evidence from Japanese Long-term Care Claims Data (co-author: Haruko Noguchi)” at EUHEA Conference 2018 (European Health Economics Association (EuHEA)) in Maastricht, The Netherlands.
2018.7.13
Prof. Akira Kawamura, Associate Professor of Faculty of Political Science and Economics presented a paper entitled “The budget system and inefficiency for national health and long term care insurance (co-author: Haruko Noguchi)” at EUHEA Conference 2018 (European Health Economics Association (EuHEA)) in Maastricht, The Netherlands.
2018.7.13
Mr. Shuhei Kaneko, a master student of Graduate School of Economics presented a paper entitled “Is Traditional Price Policy Effective for Achieving Low Smoking Rate?: Empirical and Theoretical Evaluation Based on the United States Aggregate Data (co-authors: Haruko Noguchi)” at EUHEA Conference 2018 (European Health Economics Association (EuHEA)) in Maastricht, The Netherlands.
2018.7.12
Ms. Mayumi Imahori, a PhD student of Graduate School of Economics presented a paper entitled “Do income affect medical care and LTC expenditure for the elderly?: Based on claim-data under the universal system in Japan (co-authors: Takashi Kurihara, Haruko Noguchi)” at EUHEA Conference 2018 (European Health Economics Association (EuHEA)) in Maastricht, The Netherlands.
2018.5.13
We gave a lecture entitled “Fee for service with a fee‐schedule: role of central social insurance medical council (“Chuikyo”)” at Workshop of the Health Finance WT in Thailand, organized by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
2018.3.25
“Spillover Effect of Japanese Long-Term Care Insurance as an Employment Promotion Policy for Family Caregivers”(Journal of Health Economics. 56: pp. 103-112. 2017.12) by Dr. Rong Fu et al. were awarded “Dean of Graduate School of Economics Award”.
2018.3.14
Prof. Yasuyuki Sawada, Chief Economist of The Asian Development Bank and Professor of The University of Tokyo, presented a paper entitled “Do Teachers Matter for Academic Achievement of Students? Evidence from Administrative Panel Data (co-authors: Takeshi Aida, Andrew S. Griffen, Eiji Kozuka, Haruko Noguchi, Yasuyuki Todo)” at GRIPS-UTokyo Workshop: Redistributive Policies and Investment in Human Capital in GRIPS, Tokyo.
2018.2.7
Ms. Rong Fu, a student of Graduate School of Economics, has acquired Doctor of Philosophy in Economics. The title of her PhD thesis is “Socio-economic determinants and outcomes of health capitals accumulation among middle-aged and older people: Focusing on Japanese long-term care policy”.
2017.10.22
“Low Birthweight in Japan – Cause and Consequence -” (co-authors : Daiji Kawaguchi, The University of Tokyo) was presented at the academic forum “Analyzing Infants in a Social Science: Advancement of Developmental Education Practice Policy Studies” organized by Science Council in Japan.
2017.10.19
Ms. Rong Fu, Instructor of Graduate School of Economics presented a paper entitled “Does Marriage make us healthier? Evidence from middle-aged and older people in Japan” (co-author : Haruko Noguchi)” at Scientific Session-Ageing of MIRAI Seminar in Lund University, Sweden.
2017.10.17
Keynote Speech entitled “Japan’s Challenge to Ageing – Demographic Trend, Health Determinants, and Public Policies” at Scientific Session-Ageing of MIRAI Seminar in Lund University, Sweden.
2017.9.2
Ms. Mayumi Imahori, a PhD student of Graduate School of Economics presented a paper entitled “Does Income Affect Medical And Nursing Care Expenditure For Elderly?-Evidence From Health Care Systems in Japan (co-authors : Takashi Kurihara, Haruko Noguchi)” at 12th Annual Meeting of Japan Health Economics Association in Keio University.
2017.9.2
Mr. Yuichi Watanabe, a PhD student of Graduate School of Economics presented a paper entitled “What Determines Surgeons' Efficiency in The Operating Rooms?-Surgical Panel Data Analysis OF A Japanese Large-Scale Hospital (co-authors : Haruko Noguchi, Yoshinori Nakata)” at 12th Annual Meeting of Japan Health Economics Association in Keio University.
2017.7.11
Ms. Mayumi Imahori, a PhD student of Graduate School of Economics presented a paper entitled “Does Income Affect Medical And Nursing Care Expenditure For Elderly?-Evidence From Health Care Systems in Japan (co-authors : Nobuyuki Izumida, Haruko Noguchi)” at 12th World Congress of International Health Economics Association (iHEA) in Boston University.
2017.7.10
Ms. Rong Fu, Instructor of Graduate School of Economics presented a paper entitled “Moral Hazard in The Long-Term Care Market : Evidence From Japanese Claims Data (co-author : Haruko Noguchi)” at 12th World Congress of International Health Economics Association (iHEA) in Boston University.
2017.7.10
Mr. Yuichi Watanabe, a PhD student of Graduate School of Economics presented a paper entitled “What Determines Surgeons' Efficiency in The Operating Rooms?-Surgical Panel Data Analysis OF A Japanese Large-Scale Hospital (co-authors : Haruko Noguchi, Yoshinori Nakata)” at 12th World Congress of International Health Economics Association (iHEA) in Boston University.
2017.7.10
Dr. Akira Kawamura, Associate Professor of Graduate School of Public Management presented a paper entitled “Do Preventive Long-Term Care Service Reduce Future Expenditures? : A Case Study Of Public Long-Term Care Insurance System In Japan (Haruko Noguchi, Rong Fu)” at 12th World Congress of International Health Economics Association (iHEA) in Boston University.
2017.7.10
Dr. Shinya Sugawara, Junior Associate Professor, Department of Business Economics, School of Management, Tokyo University of Science presented a paper entitled “Pay-For-Performance And Selective Referral In Long-Term Care (co-authors : Toshiaki Iizuka, Haruko Noguchi)” at 12th World Congress of International Health Economics Association (iHEA) in Boston University.
2017.7.4.
Dr. Tetsuo Hirako, Counsellor for Medical Safety Promotion, General Affairs Division of Health Policy Bureau, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (Also, General Manager) provided a lecture entitled “Current Trend of Health Care Policy” in undergraduate coursework of “Health Economics”.
2017.6.27.
Prof. Toshihide Awatani, Department of Family Medicine of Kochi Medical School, provided a lecture entitled “The role of community medicine in the coming super-aging society” in undergraduate coursework of “Health Economics”.
2017.6.13.
Mr. Shinsuke Amano, Director of Group Nexus Japan & Japan Federation of Cancer Patient Groups, provided a lecture entitled “Living with cancer and thinking about work-life balance” in undergraduate coursework of “Health Economics”.
2017.6.3.
A symposium entitled “How we face “transition period of social welfare” in developed countries: Possibility of “citizen driven” social welfare in the case study of Bangladesh” was organized by Waseda Institute of Social and Human Capital Studies (WISH), W-BRIDGE (Waseda-Bridgestone Initiative for Development of Global Environment) and GCMP (Global Change Makers Program).
2017.4.18.
“Empirical and theoretical research on social welfare in sustainable society” was adopted as one of research project funded by Organization for University Research Initiatives of Waseda University (FY2017 – FY2019). Based on the research project, Waseda Institute of Social and Human Capital Studies (WISH) were established.

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