JICA Ogata Research Institute



Visiting FellowPart-time

Educational Background

2012 Ph.D. Economics and Education, Graduate School of Arts and Science, Columbia University, USA
   M. Phil. Economics and Education, Graduate School of Arts and Science, Columbia University, USA
2005 M.A. International Studies, Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies, Kobe University, Japan

Career Background

4/2016 - Present  Associate Professor, Gakushuin University, Faculty of International Social Sciences
2/2015 - 3/2016  Research Fellow, Japan International Cooperation Agency, JICA Research Institute
4/2013 - 3/2015  Lecturer, Kobe College
12/2012 – 1/2015  Assistant Professor, Wakayama University, Institution of Education and Student Support, Japan
7/2012 – 7/2013  Research Associate, Kobe University, Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies, Japan
12/2011 – 5/2012  Consultant, The World Bank, South Asia Region, Human Development Sector, USA
6/2009 – 8/2009  Intern, UNICEF Tanzania Country Office, Basic Education and Life Skills Section, Tanzania
9/2004 – 8/2007  Consultant, The World Bank, Middle East and North Africa Region, Human Development Network, Education Sector, USA
5/2004 – 6/2004  Consultant, The World Bank, Human Development Network, Education Team
3/2004 – 5/2004  Intern, The World Bank, Europe Central Asia Region, Private and Financial Sector, USA

Major Publications

Mizunoya, S., Mitra, S., & Yamasaki, I. (2016). Towards inclusive education: The impact of disability on school attendance in developing countries. (Innocenti Working Paper No.2016-03). Florence: UNICEF Office of Research.

Yamasaki, I., Takizawa, M., Inui, T., Thurmanpornphilas, R., Higuchi, Y., & Nakamuro, M. (2016). Labor market outcomes of the evacuees of the Great East Japan Earthquake. (NEW ESRI Working Paper No.37). Tokyo: Economic and Social Research Institute, Cabinet Office.

Mizunoya, S., Yamasaki, I., & Mitra, S. (2016). The disability gap in employment rates in a developing country context: New evidence from Vietnam. Economics Bulletin, 36(2), 771-777.

Nakamuro, M., Yamasaki, I., & Inui, T. (2014). What are the long-term effects of extracurricular sports activities for children and adolescents?: Evidence from Japan using a nationwide sample of twins. In Y. H. Lee & F. Rodney (Eds.), The Sports Business in the Pacific Rim (pp. 293-310). New York: Springer-Verlag.

Kakizawa, H., Hirao, T., Matsushige, H., Yamasaki, I., & Inui, T. (2014). The postgraduate wage premium: Estimating the age-wage profiles using 2007 Employment Status Survey (written in Japanese). Economic and Social Research Institute, Cabinet Office, ESRI Discussion Paper No. 310.

Yamasaki, I. (2013). The effect of parental involvement on student achievement in junior secondary school: Examining data from the Botswana TIMSS 2007. Journal of International Cooperation Studies, 21(1), 95-117.

Yamasaki, I. (2012). The effect of education on employment and earnings in the informal sector in South Africa. [Ph.D. dissertation at Columbia University].

Nakamuro, M. & Yamasaki, I. (2012). Return to education in the informal sector: An empirical study using South African Labor Force Survey (written in Japanese). Hikaku Kyouiku Gaku Kenkyu (Comparative Education), 44, 88-108.


The Japan Society for International Development, The Japan Society of Educational Sociology, Japan Comparative Education Society, Japanese Economic Association, Comparative and International Education Society (US), The American Economic Association.

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