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Shinsuke Tanaka

Assistant Professor of Economics

Shinsuke Tanaka

Assistant Professor of Economics
Cabot 509A
The Fletcher School of Tufts University
160 Packard Ave.
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  • Ph.D., Economics, Boston University
  • B.A., Liberal Arts, Soka University of America
  • M.A., International and Development Economics, Yale University

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 Ph.D. 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.

Areas of expertise
Economic Development
Humanitarian Affairs
International Communications & Public Diplomacy
International Environment & Energy
International Politics
International Security
Other Affiliations
  • Center for International Environment and Resource Policy
  • Water: Systems, Science and Society
Research Interests
  • Development Economics
  • Environmental Economics
  • Health Economics
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Policy Evaluation

Tanaka, S. (2020). When tax incentives drive illicit behavior: The manipulation of fuel economy in the automobile industry. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management.