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Researchers / Miwa Matsuo

Miwa Matsuo

  • Doctor of Design

Research Topics

Economic efficiency and effectiveness of transportation service, economic and geographic analysis of mobility, accessibility, and metro-level productivity

Education and Academic Employment

2014.8- Associate Professor, Waseda Institute for Advanced Study
2009-2014 Assistant Professor, School of Urban and Regional Planning, the University of Iowa
2008-2009 Pollman Postdoctoral Fellow
2008 Doctor of Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design
2005 Master in Design Studies, Harvard Graduate School of Design
2004 Master of Science, Graduate School of Frontier Science, University of Tokyo
2002 Bachelor of Engineering (Architecture), University of Tokyo

Research Fields of Interest

  • Transportation Policy
  • Transportation Economics
  • Transportation and Land Use Planning
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Economic Geography
  • Spatial Economics

Academic Publications

  • Matsuo, M. 2011. US Metropolitan Spatial Structure and Labor Accessibility. Urban Studies. Vol.48 (11). pp2283–2302
  • Matsuo, M. 2014. Competition over high-income workers: Job growth and labor force accessibility in Atlanta. Urban Studies. Vol. 51(8). pp1634-1652
  • Ishise, Hirokazu and Matsuo, Miwa. Trade in Polarized America: the Border Effect between Red States and Blue States. Economic Inquiry (in press)

Other Interests

Exploring cities/metro areas, Hiking

Membership of Academic Organization

  • Transportation Research Board, November, 2008– present
  • Association of American Geographers, 2011- present


2008 Pollman Postdoctoral Fellowship
2008 Taubman Rappaport Research Award
2008 Howard T. Fisher Prize for Geographic Information Science
2006-2007 Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Dissertation Fellowship