[Belonging・Position] Microeconomic Analysis Studies Group, Development Studies Center
[Research Field] Development economics, Applied microeconometrics
[email] Yuya_Kudo@ide.go.jp

Education / Research Experience

DPhil in Economics, University of Oxford, UK, 2011
MPhil in Economics, University of Oxford, UK, 2009
MSc in Economics, London School of Economics(LSE), UK, 2006
Postgraduate Diploma in Development Studies, Institute of Developing Economies Advanced School (IDEAS), Japan, 2005
BA in Business and Commerce, Keio University, Japan, 1999
Qualified to be Japan’s Certified Public Accountant (CPA), 2002
Professional Career:
Auditor, Japanese Association for Development Economics, March 2019–Nov 2021
Short-term Consultant, The World Bank, Aug 2018 – Jan 2019
Board of Editors, The Developing Economies, Nov 2012-
Research Fellow, Institute of Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO), Jan 2011-
Statutory Auditor/ IPO Consultant, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Japan, 1999-2004

Major Works

Refereed Publications
  • Kudo, Yuya, “Eradicating Female Genital Cutting: Implications from Political Efforts in Burkina Faso," Oxford Economic Papers, forthcoming.
  • Kudo, Yuya, 2021, "Does Criminalizing Discriminatory Cultural Practices Improve Women’s Welfare? A Simple Model of Levirate Marriage in Africa," Economics Letters, Vol. 199, 109728.
  • Kudo, Yuya, 2020, "Maintaining Law and Order: Welfare Implications from Village Vigilante Groups in Northern Tanzania," Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol. 178, pp. 607-628.
  • Kudo, Yuya, 2019, "What Should We Use as a Measure of Malaria Infection Risk? Implications from Infant Mortality during the Liberian Civil War," Journal of African Economies, Vol. 28, No. 4, pp. 371-407.
  • Kudo, Yuya, Abu S. Shonchoy and Kazushi Takahashi, 2019, "Short-term Impacts of Solar Lanterns on Child Health: Experimental Evidence from Bangladesh," The Journal of Development Studies, Vol. 55, No. 11, pp. 2329-2346.
  • Kudo, Yuya, Abu S. Shonchoy and Kazushi Takahashi, 2019, "Can Solar Lanterns Improve Youth Academic Performance? Experimental Evidence from Bangladesh," The World Bank Economic Review, Vol. 33, No. 2, pp. 436-460.
    • Awarded the Albert Berry Prize 2016 at the Canadian Economics Association Conference.
  • Kudo, Yuya, 2017, "Missionary Influence on Marriage Practices: Evidence from the Livingstonia Mission in Malawi," Journal of African Economies, Vol. 26, No. 3, pp. 372-431.
  • Kudo, Yuya, 2015, "Female Migration for Marriage: Implications from the Land Reform in Rural Tanzania," World Development, Vol. 65, pp. 41-61. (221KB)
Non-refereed Publications (Selected)
  • Kudo, Yuya, Abu S. Shonchoy and Kazushi Takahashi, 2019, "Solar Lanterns and Youth Academic Performance in Bangladesh," World Bank Research Digest, Vol. 13, No. 2.
Working Papers and Work in Progress

Other Information

Referee for
  • American Journal of Agricultural Economics; China Economic Review; Economic Modelling; Economic Systems; Erdkunde – Archive for Scientific Geography; Heliyon – Cell Press; International Economics; Journal of African Economies; Journal of Comparative Economics; Journal of Demographic Economics; Journal of Development Economics; Land Use Policy; The Developing Economies; The Journal of Development Studies
Conference Presentation
  • Hayami Conference 2016, December 2016 (Tokyo).
  • The 2nd Hitotsubashi Summer Institute, August 2016 (Tokyo).
  • 2016 NOVAFRICA Conference on Economic Development in Africa, July 2016 (Lisbon).
  • ASREC (Association for the Study of Religion, Economics, and Culture) Conference, March 2018 (Chapman), 2016 (Chapman) and 2015 (Boston).
  • NEUDC (Northeast Universities Development Consortium) Conference, November 2013 (Harvard) and 2011 (Yale).
  • PacDev (Pacific Conference for Development Economics), San Francisco State University, March 2013.
  • 5th International Conference: Migration & Development (organized by AFD, CGD and the World Bank), AFD, June 2012.
  • CSAE (Centre for the Study of African Economies) Conference: Economic Development in Africa, University of Oxford, March 2019, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2012, 2011, and 2010.
  • The Royal Economic Society Annual Conference, University of London, April 2011.
  • 3rd International Conference: Migration & Development (organized by AFD, PSE and the World Bank), Paris School of Economics, September 2010.
Personal Website

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