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!

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”.
2018.2.7
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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