Master・Doctoral Students

Introduction

 Analytical skills applying statistics and econometrics are the most sought-after capabilities in the modern society. The mission of Noguchi’s laboratory is to train you being able to verify the hypothesis from your own research interests and derive a scientific evidence for what you want to know.
 The major interest of this laboratory is to conduct quantitative analyses on health and public health, education, labor, social welfare and social security, from the view point of economics.
 We have both students enrolled into Japanese and English programs, the guidance is conducted in both languages, as appropriate.

Teaching

 Master students will conduct a hypothesis verification based on your own research questions. You have to go through a series of quantitative research, such as summarizing previous research, data collection and analysis, oral presentation, writing research paper or master thesis. Through this procedure, you will find a significant implication on the results and you may provide some evidence-based recommendations to the society and/or the policy.

 Doctoral students will conduct a hypothesis verification based on your own research questions. Furthermore, we are asking you for active involvement into research projects conducted by Waseda Institute of Social and Human Capital Studies (WISH). WISH conducts interdisciplinary research activities aiming at the fusion of scientific research and its implementation to the real world, in collaboration with practitioners who work on various fields such as administrative and non-profit organizations, as well as, researchers inside and outside Waseda university (For more information on WISH, click here)

 In principle, doctoral students are required to publish three articles in international academic peer-review journals for obtaining PhD. Besides, regardless of whether you are doctoral or master students, students who are challenging oral presentations at academic conferences and/or to submit papers to peer-review journals are more than welcomed. Noguchi’s laboratory would like to provide as much supports as possible to such students' aggressive attitudes toward academic activities.

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master's thesis(Graduate School of Economics)

YearName Paper Theme
2013.3 Junxue Li Evaluation of impacts of the new rural cooperative medical system in Henan and Anhui provinces, China (in Japanese)
2014.3 Rong FU Labor Migration and Intergovernmental Transfers: An empirical analysis of household registration system in China (※Dean of Graduate School of Economics Award)
2015.3 Michihiro Ota An empirical analysis for various socio-economic causes of infant mortality: Evidence from secondary medical zoning level aggregated panel data (in Japanese)
2016.3 He Gao An empirical analysis for hospital choice in China: Evidence from China Health and Nutrition Survey (in Japanese)
2016.3 Hao Xin An empirical analysis of patient copayment rate on demand for health care: Evidence from Japanese Health and Retirement Survey (in Japanese)
2016.3 Limin Sun An empirical analysis for disparity in health status and demand for outpatient care among middle and old persons in Japan: Focusing on socio-economic status (in Japanese) (※Dean of Graduate School of Economics Award)
2016.3 Hainu Xu An empirical analysis of people's satisfaction of the new rural cooperative medical system: Evidence from the survey in rural area of Heilungjiang provinces, China (in Japanese)
2016.3 Shuwen Hsiao An empirical analysis for determinants of demand for medical care: Evidence from a micro-based data "National Health Visiting Survey" in Taiwan (in Japanese)
2016.9 Wu Chaoyue Risk attitude and health behavior among middle-aged and elderly population in Japan
2016.9 Hsiao Annjhih Effect of Tobacco Surcharge and Anti-Smoking Policy on Tobacco Consumption in Taiwan
2017.3 Kan Go A study on the influence of social class on subjective feeling of health and reduction of consultation- Empirical analysis using "The Japanese Study on Stratification, Health, Income, and Neighborhood: J-SHINE" (in Japanese)
2017.3 Qi Gao Study on the influence of socioeconomic status in adolescence on health of adulthood Empirical analysis using Individual votes of Chinese General Social Surveys 2010 - (in Japanese)
2017.3 Dian Xu The socioeconomic status of middle and elderly people depends on health staus and demand for health care- Empirical analysis based on China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Survey (CHARLS) (in Japanese)
2017.3 Unryu Pak Study on the influence of long hours work on smoking behavior - Empirical analysis using individual votes of 'Survey on health and retirement' - (in Japanese)
2017.3 Xiaowei Cao Study on retirement behaviors for middle-aged and elderly people - Empirical analysis using panel data of "Survey on health and retirement" - (in Japanese)
2017.3 Xiaoyan Li Relation Between Overweight/Obesity and Socio-Economic Status among Female Adults in the United States
2018.3 ChenXi Relation Between Race and Marriage - An Empirical Analysis using National Lonogitudinal Survey Youth 79 in the United States- (in Japanese)
2018.3 Xu Runzhi Life Style and Use of Health Care - An Empirical Analysis using China Health and Nutrition Survey - (in Japanese)
2018.3 Chen Yu Effects of Types of Health Care Insurance on Health Status and Use of Health Care among Middle Aged and Old People in China - An Empirical Analysis using China Health and Retirement Study (CHARLS) - (in Japanese)
2018.3 Du Jingjing Life Satisfaction among Old People in China - An Empirical Analysis usingChinese Longitudinal Healthy Longevity Survey (CLHLS) - (in Japanese)
2018.3 Fan Chen How Would Family Caregiving Influence Their Health Status? - An Empirical Analysis using China Health and Retirement Study (CHARLS) - (in Japanese)
2018.3 LIN Wei han Effects of Life Style on Obesity among Chinese People - An Empirical Analysis usingCHNS((China Health and Nutrition Survey) - (in Japanese)
2018.3 Shen Yi chen Binge Your Health Away: Effect of Binging on Health Outcomes from Canada
2018.9 Shujue Fu Famine exposure in early life and its subsequent health consequences in later life: Evidence from Great Chinese Famine in 1959 – 1961
2019.3 Jin Yilin Relationship between living distance with children and life satisfaction of middle-aged and elderly people~An empirical evidence from China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study (CHARLS)~ (in Japanese)
2019.9 Feng Yue The Effect of Diabetes Diagnosis on Body Weight: Evidence from China
2020.3 Shuhei Kaneko How Does a Natural Disaster Affect the Behavior and Outcomes of Parents and Children in Middle Childhood?: Evidence from the Great East Japan Earthquake
2020.9 Ida Marie Tan PANTIG Conditional cash transfers and child health in the Philippines: Impact on immunization outcomes
2020.9 Yuji Mizushima Spillover effects of minimum wages on suicide mortality: Quasi-experimental evidence from Japan
2021.3Kang Deng The Impact of Raising Grandchildren on the Health of Middle-aged and Older Adults--An Empirical Analysis Using the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study (CHARLS)
2021.3 Lingbo Zhu An Empirical Study on the Intra-Household Spillover Effects of Retirement in Urban China--Evidence from the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Survey (CHARLS)
2021.3 Xiangxian Hu Do Risk-Averse People Purchase Private Health Care Insurance? Evidence from China Household Finance Survey

master's thesis(Graduate School of Public Management)

YearName Paper Theme
2013.3 Kenji Yamaguchi Effects of intermediate employment support on quality of life for people with public assistance (in Japanese) (※Okuma Ukinobu Award)
2014.3 Satoshi Arai Effects of price of nursery child care on birthrate: Evidence from the survey in Koga-city in Ibaraki prefecture (in Japanese) (※Kataoka Hiromitsu Award)
2014.9 Hiroko Sugiyama Empirical analysis of various factors for promoting pneumococcal vaccination among old persons in Japan (in Japanese) (※Okuma Ukinobu Award)
2015.3 Risa Urabayashi Empirical analysis of regional difference in medical treatment aid: Evidence from prefecture-level aggregated panel data from 2000 throuh 2011 (in Japanese)
2015.3 Miki Naito Influence of establiching a training system of gatekeepers on suicide rate: Evidence from municipal-level aggregated panel data (in Japanese)
2015.3 Seiryu Yamane An international comparison study for effects of demographics on crime rate: For policy recommendation based on country-level aggregated panel data (in Japanese) (※Kataoka Hiromitsu Award)
2015.3 Asako Saragai An empirical study on the efficiency of medical services by regulation of numbers of hospital beds: About the effectiveness of regulation of numbers of hospital beds through the transition of the health care system. (in Japanese)
2015.3 Hideki Taga Evaluation of Japanese policymaking for licensed practical nurse nurse system by game theory (in Japanese)
2016.3 Rika Otomo Empirical analysis of regional difference in infertility treatment policies among municipalities: Evidence from the survey to municipal governments in Japan (in Japanese) (※Tsukushi Tetsuya Award)
2016.3 Soichirou Kitagawa Does the regional expansion of sewer business improve the efficiency of mangement?: Evidence from municipal-level aggregated panel data (in Japanese)
2016.3 Miho Kumamoto Evaluation of "Arakawa Mileage 2011"as a power saving policy conducted by Arakawa-ward in Tokyo after great east Japan earthquake: Evidence from micro-based data surveyed by municipal government (in Japanese)
2016.9 Kyoko Murakami Does working status influence old people's health status? : Evidence from micro-baesd data in Tokyo metropolitan area (in Japanese) (※Okuma Ukinobu Award)
2016.9 Kasen Mou Current status and problems of telemedicine using information and communication technology (ICT) in Japan (in Japanese) - Suggestion from Japanese experience to China -
2017.3 Hiroyuki Sako Empirical research on compatibility between women's labor participation and childcare (in Japanese) (※Tsukushi Tetsuya Award)
2017.9 Eiichi Goto Empirical research on drug cost control factors - Policy effect analysis using prefectural panel data - (in Japanese)
2020.3 Tsubasa Kanbe Analysis on Impact Assessment of Public Hospital Reform led by Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications―Significance of the reform plan based on verification of the public enterprise yearbook (in Japanese)
2020.3 Kei Delawary 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)
2020.3 Yuji Miura Impact of raising the ratio of childcare leave benefits on childbirth in 2014 (in Japanese)
2021.3 Yoshimi Sato Does Diverse Living Arrangements Affect Long-Term Care Insurance Premiums--An Examination Using Municipal Data

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Postdoctor

Introduction

 Please email us, if you are interested into research activities conducted by WISH. In particular, special researcher of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science(JSPS) are more than welcomed.

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Publications & Oral Presentations

Publications

Shuhei Kaneko, Haruko Noguchi.
“Does Traditional Price Policy Work for Achieving Low Smoking Rate? -Empirical and Theoretical Evaluation Based on the United States Aggregate Data-”.
Applied Economics, 2019. Accepted. Forthcoming. [IF 2018: 0.79 (Peer-reviewed)]

Rong Fu, Haruko Noguchi.
“Moral Hazard under Zero Price Policy: Evidence from Japanese Long-term Care Claims Data”.
The European Journal of Health Economics, 2019.8. 20(6): pp 785–799. [IF:2017/ 2.601 (Peer-reviewed)]

Rong Fu, Haruko Noguchi, Shuhei Kaneko, Akira Kawamura, Cheolmin Kang, Hideto Takahashi.
“How do cardiovascular diseases harm labor force participation? Evidence of nationally representative survey data from Japan, a super-aged society”.
PLoS ONE, 14(7): e0219149. doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0189112. 2019.7. [IF 2018/2019: 2.776 (Peer-reviewed)]

Rong Fu, Haruko Noguchi.
“Does the Positive Relationship between Health and Marriage Reflect Protection or Selection? Evidence from Middle-Aged and Elderly Japanese”.
Review of Economics of the Household, 16(4): pp. 1003-1016. 2018.12. [IF 2017/2018: 1.333 (Peer-reviewed)]

Rong Fu, Haruko Noguchi. Akira Kawamura, Hideto Takahashi, Nanako Tamiya.
“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. [IF 2016/2017: 2.373 (Peer-reviewed)]

Rong Fu, Harkuo Noguchi, Hirokazu Tachikawa, Miyuki Aiba, Shin Nakamine, Akira Kawamura, Hideto Takahashi, Nanako Tamiya.
“Relation between social network and psychological distress among middle-aged adults in Japan: Evidence from a national longitudinal survey”.
Social Science & Medicine, 175: pp.58-65. 2017.2. [IF2015/2016:2.814 (Peer-reviewed)]

Rong Fu, Harkuo Noguchi, Koichi Suga.
“A revisit to the Grossman model with endogenous health depreciation”.
Economics Bulletin, 36(4): pp. 2405-2412. 2016.12. (Peer-reviewed)

Felipe Alfonso Sandoval Garrido, Nanako Tamiya, Peter Lloyd-Sherlock, Haruko Noguchi.
“Relation of depression with health behaviors and social conditions of dependent community-dwelling older persons in the Republic of Chile”.
International Psychogeriatrics, 28(12): pp.2029-2043. 2016.12. [IF 2015/2016: 2.220 (Peer-reviewed)]

Mayumi Imahori, Nobuyuki Izumida, Yumika Shirase, Haruko Noguchi.
“Effects of a preventive long-term care on physical and psychological health status for old persons: An evidence from “salon for old persons in Abashiri city (in Japanese)”.
Japanease Journal of Public Health,63(11): pp. 675-681. 2016.12. (Peer-reviewed)

Rong Fu, Haruko Noguchi.
“Does marriage make us healthier? : Inter-country comparative evidence from China, Japan and Korea”.
PLOS ONE, 2016.2. [IF 2015/2016: 3.057 (Peer-reviewed)]

Yui Yamaoka, Nanako Tamiya, Yoko Moriyama, Felipe Sandoval, Haruko Noguchi.
“Mental health of parents as caregivers of children with disabilities: based on Japanese nationwide survey”.
PLOS ONE, 2015.12. [IF 2014/2015: 3.234 (Peer-reviewed)]

Oral Presentations

Yuichi Watanabe, Haruko Noguchi, Nobuyuki Izumida.
“Do Health Checkups Reduce Costs and Utilization of Healthcare? Evidence from a Local Municipality in Japan”.
World Congress of International Health Economics Association (iHEA). 2019.7.17. Basel, Switzerland.

Yichen Shen, Haruko Noguchi.
“How Does the Introduction of the Oral Chemotherapy Drug Parity Laws Affect the Health Outcomes Among Cancer Patients in the United States?”.
World Congress of International Health Economics Association (iHEA). 2019.7.16. Basel, Switzerland.

Cheolmin Kang, Akira Kawamura, Haruko Noguchi.
“Does Free Healthcare Affect Children’s Healthcare Use and Outcomes? Evidence from Japan’s Medical Subsidy for Infants and Children”.
World Congress of International Health Economics Association (iHEA). 2019.7.15. Basel, Switzerland.

Rong Fu, Haruko Noguchi.
“How Did Hospitals Respond to Prospective Payment System under the Japanese Universal Healthcare System?”.
World Congress of International Health Economics Association (iHEA). 2019.7.15. Basel, Switzerland.

Shuhei Kaneko, Haruko Noguchi.
“Kill Two Issues with One Stone -Simple Methodology for Dealing with Sample Selection and Endogenous Regressor (The Case of Mental Health and Labor Productivity)-”.
World Congress of International Health Economics Association (iHEA). 2019.7.15. Basel, Switzerland.

Rong Fu, Haruko Noguchi.
“How Did Hospitals Respond to Prospective Payment System under the Japanese Universal Healthcare System?”.
Pre-Congress and Sponsored Sessions: Early Career Researcher (ECR) Pre-Congress Session I , World Congress of International Health Economics Association (iHEA). 2019.7.13. Basel, Switzerland.

Cheolmin Kang, Akira Kawamura, Haruko Noguchi.
“Does Free Healthcare Affect Children’s Healthcare Use and Outcomes? Evidence from Japan’s Medical Subsidy for Infants and Children”.
2019 Asian Meeting of the Econometric Society. 2019.6.16. Xiamen, China.

Rong Fu, Haruko Noguchi.
“How Did Hospitals Respond to Prospective Payment System under the Japanese Universal Healthcare System?”.
2019 Spring Meeting of Japan Economic Association. 2019.6.9. Musashi University, Tokyo.

Rong Fu, Haruko Noguchi.
“How Did Hospitals Respond to Prospective Payment System under the Japanese Universal “Healthcare System?”.
1st Asian Workshop on Econometrics and Health Economics (AWEHE). 2018.12.10. Kyoto, Japan.

Cheolmin Kang, Akira Kawamura, Haruko Noguchi.
“The Effect of Free Health Care on Utilization and Health among Children: Evidence from the Medical Subsidy for Children in Japan”.
13th Applied Microeconometrics Conference. 2018.11.24. The University of Tokyo, Tokyo.

Rong Fu, Haruko Noguchi.
“How Did Hospitals Respond to Prospective Payment System under the Japanese Universal “Healthcare System?”.
13th Applied Microeconometrics Conference. 2018.11.24. The University of Tokyo, Tokyo.

Yuichi Watanabe, Haruko Noguchi, Yoshinori Nakata.
“Estimating surgical efficiency of a Japanese large-scale hospital: a stochastic production frontier approach”.
EuHEA PhD student-supervisor and early career researcher conference (European Health Economics Association (EuHEA)). 2018.9.6. Catania, Italy.

Rong Fu, Haruko Noguchi.
“Moral Hazard under Zero Price Policy: Evidence from Japanese Long-term Care Claims Data”.
EUHEA Conference 2018(European Health Economics Association (EuHEA)). 2018.7.13. Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Shuhei Kaneko, Haruko Noguchi.
“Is Traditional Price Policy Effective for Achieving Low Smoking Rate?:Empirical and Theoretical Evaluation Based on the United States Aggregate Data”.
EUHEA Conference 2018 (European Health Economics Association (EuHEA)). 2018.7.13. Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Mayumi Imahori, Takashi Kurihara, Haruko Noguchi.
“Do income affect medical care and LTC expenditure for the elderly?: Based on claim-data under the universal system in Japan”.

EUHEA Conference 2018 (European Health Economics Association (EuHEA)). 2018.7.12. Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Rong FU, Haruko Noguchi, Koichi Suga.
“Does marriage make us healthier?: evidence from Japanese elderly”.
Mirai Project. 2017.10.16. Lund University and Waseda University, Lund, Sweden.

Mayumi Imahori, Nobuyuki Izumida, Haruko Noguchi.
“Does income affect medical and nursing care expenditure for elderly?: Evidence from health care systems in Japan”.
The 12th World Congress of International Health Economics Association (iHEA). 2017.7.11. Boston University, Boston, USA

Rong Fu, Haruko Noguchi.
“Moral hazard in the long-term care market: Evidence from Japanese claims data”.
The 12th World Congress of International Health Economics Association (iHEA). 2017.7.10. Boston University, Boston, USA.

Yuichi Watanabe, Haruko Noguchi, Yoshinori Nakata.
“What determines surgeons' efficiency in the operating rooms?: Surgical panel data analysis of a Japanese large-scale hospital”.
The 12th World Congress of International Health Economics Association (iHEA). 2017.7.10. Boston University, Boston, USA.

Felipe Alfonso Sandoval Garrido, Nanako Tamiya, Peter Lloyd-Sherlock, Haruko Noguchi.
“Relation of depression with health behaviors and social conditions of dependent community-dwelling older persons in the Republic of Chile”.
The 2016 Gerontological Society of America (GSA). 2016.11.16. New Orleans, USA.

Jin Xueying , Nanako Tamiya, Boyoung Jeon, Akira Kawamura, Felipe Alfonso Sandoval Garrido, Hideto Takahashi, Haruko Noguchi.
“Facility factors associated with care level deterioration in nursing homes”.
The 75th Annual Meeting of Japan Public Health Association. 2016.10.27. Osaka.

Rong Fu, Haruko Noguchi, Akira Kawamura, Hideto Takahashi, Nanako Tamiya.
“Spillover effect of Japanese long-term care insurance as an employment promotion policy for caregivers”.
2016 Fall Meeting of Japan Economic Association. 2016.9.10. Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan.

Rong Fu, Haruko Noguchi, Akira Kawamura, Hideto Takahashi, Nanako Tamiya.
“Spillover effect of Japanese long-term care insurance as an employment promotion policy for caregivers”.
The 11th Annual Meeting of Japan Health Economic Association. 2016.9.3. Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan.

Felipe Sandoval, Haruko Noguchi, Akira Kawamura, Nanako Tamiya.
“Use of rehabilitation care services and the reduction of long-term care spending using Japanese national long term care insurance claim data”.
The 11th Annual Meeting of Japan Health Economic Association. 2016.9.3. Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan.

Hsiao Annjhih.
“Short- and long-term effects of surcharge and anti-smoking policy on tobacco consumption: A lesson from nationally representative household survey in Taiwan”.
The 6th Seminar for fostering young researchers sponsored by Japan Health Economics Association.2016.9.3. Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan.

Shuwen Hsiao.
“An empirical analysis for determinants of demand for medical care: Evidence from a micro-based data "National Health Visiting Survey" in Taiwan (in Japanese)”.
The 5th Seminar for fostering young researchers sponsored by Japan Health Economics Association.2016.3.11. Gakushuin University, Tokyo.

Rong Fu.
“Employment Participation of Family Caregivers in Japan: More Than a Decade after Implementation of Long-term Care Insurance”.
The 5th Seminar for fostering young researchers sponsored by Japan Health Economics Association.2016.3.11. Gakushuin University, Tokyo.

Mayumi Imahori.
“Study for costs for health care and long-term care by different disease (in Japanese)”.
The 5th Seminar for fostering young researchers sponsored by Japan Health Economics Association.2016.3.11. Gakushuin University, Tokyo.

Felipe Sandoval, Nanako Tamiya, Haruko Noguchi.
“Depression among older caregivers living in households affected by HIV in a rural district of South Africa”.
The 30th Japan Association for International Health Congress, 2015.11.21. Kanazawa University, Ishikawa, Japan.

Felipe Sandoval, Nanako Tamiya, Haruko Noguchi.
“The elderly and child care: The Relation between informal care provision and major depressive disorder among rural elderly people in South Africa”.
The 5th Japan and German International Conference in Tsukuba, 2015.10.23. Tsukuba University, Ibaraki, Japan.

Rong Fu, Haruko Noguchi.
“Does marriage make us healthier?: Inter-country comparable evidence from China, Japan and Korea”.
2015 Fall Meeting of Japan Economic Association. 2015.10.10. Sophia University, Tokyo.

Felipe Sandoval, Nanako Tamiya, Haruko Noguchi.
“The relationship of care and depressive symptoms on older people in South Africa”.
The 3rd CGAT International Conference. 2015.9.30. Tsukuba University, Ibaraki, Japan.

Felipe Sandoval, Nanako Tamiya, Haruko Noguchi.
“Depression among older caregivers living households affected by HIV in a rural district of South Africa”.
The 3rd CGAT International Conference. 2015.9.30. Tsukuba University, Ibaraki, Japan.

Rong Fu, Haruko Noguchi.
“Does marriage make us healthier?: Inter-country comparable evidence from China, Japan, and Korea”.
The 11th World Congress of International Health Economics Association (iHEA). 2015.7.15. Bocconi University, Milan, Italy.

Imahori, Mayumi, Nobuyuki Izumida, Yumika Shirase, Haruko Noguchi.
“Does preventive long-term care works?: An evidence from micro-based data in a small city in japan”.
The 11th World Congress of International Health Economics Association (iHEA). 2015.7.14. Bocconi University, Milan, Italy.

Rong Fu, Haruko Noguchi.
“Does Marriage Make Us Healthier?: Evidence from Japanese Elderly”.
2015 Spring Meeting of Japan Economic Association. 2015.5.23. Niigata University, Niigata.

Hiroko Suginama, Haruko Noguchi.
“Empirical analysis of various factors for promoting pneumococcal vaccination among old persons in Japan (in Japanese)”.
The 73th Annual Meeting of Japan Public Health Association. 2014.11.7. Utsunomiya-city, Tochigi.

Rong Fu, Haruko Noguchi.
“Labor Migration and Intergovernmental Transfers: An Empirical Analysis of Household Registration System in China”.
2014.10.11. 2014 Fall Meeting of Japan Economic Association, Seinan Gakuin University, Fukuoka, Japan.

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