Curriculum Vitae

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Research Interests

Development economics, environmental economics, applied microeconometrics


2016-2022 (expected) University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
  Ph.D. Program, Agricultural & Applied Economics
2014-2016 Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan
  Master of Economics, Valedictorian in Master’s program in 2016
2010-2014 Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
  Bachelor of Science, Major: Agricultural Economics

Working papers

  1. Affording expensive ceremonies: Evidence from quinceañeras in Mexico (Job Market Paper)

  2. Temperature and the work of bureaucrats
    with Ana Paula Melo

  3. Temperature, effort, and achievement: Evidence from a large-scale standardized exam in Brazil
    with Ana Paula Melo

Work in Progress

  1. Winter weather on exam dates and matriculation into a prestigious university in Japan

Work Experience

2021-2022 UW-Madison, Research Assistant to Priya Mukherjee
2020 Word Bank, Short-term consultant for Maria Ruth Jones
  R Econ Visual Library is the main product
2019 World Bank, Short-term consultant for Shinsaku Nomura
2017-2020 UW-Madison, Research Assistant to Jeremy Foltz and Thomas Rutherford
2016-2017 UW-Madison, Research Assistant to Laura Schechter
2014-2016 Hitotsubashi University, Research Assistant to Makoto Saito

Teaching Experience

2021 Teaching Assistant for AAE 350, World Hunger and Malnutrition, UW-Madison
2019 Teaching Assistant for AAE 635, Applied Microeconomic Theory, UW-Madison
2019 Instructor for math camp for incoming AAE graduate students, UW-Madison
2015 Teaching Assistant for Undergraduate Macroeconomics, Hitotsubashi University
2015 Teaching Assistant for Undergraduate Microeconomics, Hitotsubashi University


  • Outstanding 2020-21 TA Award, UW-Madison AAE (2021)
  • Heiwa Nakajima Foundation, scholarship for students studying abroad (2016 - 2018)
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, research fellowship (DC1) (Declined upon studying abroad)


2021 Annual summer conference (virtual) of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE)
2019 Annual summer conference (at Atlanta) of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA)

Computer Skills

Statistical Analysis Stata, Matlab, R
Programming Python, Julia, SQL
Technology LaTeX, Vim, Unix, AWS


  • English: Fluent
  • Japanese: Native