JICA Research Institute

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MURATA, Akira

Visiting ScholarPart-time

Educational Background

Ph.D (Migration Studies/Economics), University of Sussex, UK, October 2011
MPhil (Development Studies), University of Glasgow, UK, September 2005
MA (Economics), Yokohama National University, Japan, March 2003
BA (Economics), Yokohama National University, Japan, March 2001

Career Background

Lecturer (with tenure), Chiba Keizai University, Japan, April 2017-present
Research Fellow, JICA Research Institute, Japan, May 2012-March 2017
Lecturer (part-time), Chiba Keizai University, Japan, September 2016-January 2017
Lecturer (part-time), Saitama University, Japan, September 2015-January 2016
Lecturer (part-time), Toyo University, Japan, April 2015-July 2015
Guest Scholar: Brookings Institutions, USA, September 2013
Consultant, World Bank, Philippines, December 2011-April 2012
Consultant, Asian Development Bank (ADB), Philippines, May 2011-June 2011
Visiting Fellow, Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS), Philippines, April 2011-May 2011
Consultant, World Bank, Philippines, October 2010-December 2010
Consultant, Asian Development Bank (ADB), Philippines, March 2010-December 2010
Research Intern, International Labour Organization (ILO), Philippines, November 2009-February 2010
Research Intern, International Organization for Migration (IOM), Philippines, July 2009-November 2009

Major Publications

Murata, Akira and Erica Paula Sioson. 2018. “Chapter 4 Financial Literacy Programs for Remittances” in Migration and Remittances for Development in Asia. Asian Development Bank and World Bank. (available online from https://www.adb.org/publications/migration-remittances-developing-asia

Murata, Akira. 2017. “Chapter 5 International Migration and Remittances for Economic Development in Bangladesh: An Overview”in Economic and Social Development of Bangladesh: Miracle and Challenges (eds. Yasuyuki Sawada, Minhaj Mahmud, Naohiro Kitano). Pages 93-113. Palgrave Macmillan. (available online from https://www.palgrave.com/la/book/9783319638379

Murata, Akira and Naoki Nishimura. 2017. “Chapter 8 NGO Employments and Job Preferences of Youth: Evidence from Bangladesh” in Economic and Social Development of Bangladesh: Miracle and Challenges (eds. Yasuyuki Sawada, Minhaj Mahmud, Naohiro Kitano). Pages 151-174. Palgrave Macmillan. (available online from https://www.palgrave.com/la/book/9783319638379)

• Shoji, Masahiro and Akira Murata. 2017. “Chapter 13 Challenges in Reducing the Number of Disaster Victims in Bangladesh” in Economic and Social Development of Bangladesh: Miracle and Challenges (eds. Yasuyuki Sawada, Minhaj Mahmud, Naohiro Kitano). Pages 253-289. Palgrave Macmillan. (available online from https://www.palgrave.com/la/book/9783319638379)

• Murata, Akira and Naoki Nishimura. 2016. “Youth Employment and NGOs: Evidence from Bangladesh,” JICA Research Institute Working Paper Series No.124. Japan International Cooperation Agency Research Institute. (available online from https://www.jica.go.jp/jica-ri/publication/workingpaper/wp_124.html)

• Murata, Akira. 2015. “Chapter 9: Designing Youth Employment Policy in Egypt”, in The Arab Spring Five Years Later: Case Studies, Volume 2. The Brookings Institution Press. (available online from https://www.brookings.edu/book/the-arab-spring-five-years-later-case-studies/)

• Murata, Akira. 2014. “Designing Youth Employment Policy in Egypt”The Brookings Working Paper Series, The Brookings Institution. (available online from http://www.brookings.edu/research/papers/2014/01/31-youth-employment-egypt-murata)

• Murata, Akira and Suguru Miyazaki. 2014. “Ex-post Risk Management among Rural Filipino Households,” JICA Research Institute Working Paper Series No.67. Japan International Cooperation Agency Research Institute.
(available online from https://www.jica.go.jp/jica-ri/publication/workingpaper/ex-post_risk_management_among_rural_filipino_farm_households.html)

• Murata, Akira. 2012. “Philippine Talents and Overseas Jobs” (background paper prepared for the Philippine Development Report 2013). World Bank.

• Murata, Akira. 2012. “Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment into the Philippines” (background paper prepared for the Philippine Development Report 2013 & Philippines Quarterly Update; From Stability to Prosperity for All, March 2012). World Bank.

• Murata, Akira. 2011. “Effects of remittances on household expenditure inequality and education expenditures: evidence from the Philippines,” Doctoral thesis, University of Sussex.
(available online from http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/7412/)

• Murata, Akira and Soonhwa Yi. 2010. “How Firms Manage Business Constraints?: The Philippines,” World Bank, mimeo. Contributed to “Chapter 3 Competitiveness Bottlenecks to High and Inclusive Growth” in 2011 Philippines Development Report: Generating Inclusive Growth to Uplift the Poor. 

• Black, Richard, Dominic Kniveton, Ronald Skeldon, Daniel Coppard, Akira Murata, and Kerstin Schmidt-Verkerk. 2008. “Demographics and Climate Change: Future Trends and their Policy Implications for Migration,” Development Research Centre on Migration, Globalisation and Poverty Working Paper T27. (available online from http://www.migrationdrc.org/publications/working_papers/WP-T27.pdf)

Affiliations

The Japan Society for International Development (JASID)
International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion (IMISCOE)
The Young Scholars’ Conference on Philippine Studies in Japan

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