Shinsuke Tanaka

Shinsuke Tanaka

160 Packard Avenue
Research/Areas of Interest:

Environmental Economics
Health Economics
Development Economics
Applied Economics
Policy Evaluation

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Boston University, USA, 2011
  • Master of Arts, Yale University, USA, 2006
  • Bachelor of Arts, Soka University of America, USA, 2005

Biography

Shinsuke Tanaka is Assistant Professor of Economics. His research interests are in the fields of health economics and environmental economics, with a focus in developing countries. Broadly, he is interested in the interactions between environmental issues, human capital development, and economic activities, and how the interactions relate to economic development in low-income countries. His current work investigates the effect of environmental regulations in China on air pollution and infant mortality; the effect of environmental regulations on industrial activities in China; the impact of abolishing user fees from healthcare on child health status in South Africa, and its long-term effect on schooling; and long-term impact of early childhood exposure to heat in the United States. He has a PhD in Economics from Boston University, a M.A. in international and development economics from Yale University, and a B.A. in liberal arts from Soka University of America.