Shinsuke Tanaka

Shinsuke Tanaka

Research/Areas of Interest: Environmental Economics Health Economics Development Economics Applied Economics Policy Evaluation


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


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.
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