The mission of the Center for Positive/Empirical Analysis of Political Economy is to contribute to realizing good life and justice in a symbiotic society and creating the next generation of autonomous individuals who will be able to shape the future of global society, following the academic philosophy that underlies the Faculty of Political Science and Economics: Philosophy, Political Science, and Economics. Each member is committed to achieving our mission and step forward for future even in particularly difficult and challenging days.
The center aims to integrate political science and economics, theoretical analysis and empirical research. It features big data analysis, laboratory experiments, and business management research based on data analysis. Here are some of recent research results by the members.
Head of the Center for Positive/Empirical Analysis of Political Economy; Professor, Faculty of Political Science and Economics; Director of Waseda Institute of Social and Human Capital Studies(WISH)
- Research Field: Health Economics, Applied Microeconometrics, Theory of Social Security System
- Various committees’ member at Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
Recently published Benefits of knowing own health status: effects of health check-ups on health behaviours and labour participation in Applied Economics Letters
Professor, Faculty of Political Science and Economics
- Research Field: Game Theory, Experimental Economics
- A leader of JSPS Core to Core: Formation of an International Research Center for Experimental Financial Market (CEFM Project 2020-2025)
Recently published Redistribution to the less productive: Parallel characterizations of the egalitarian Shapley and consensus values in Theory and Decision
Professor, Faculty of Political Science and Economics; Director of Waseda Institute for Advanced Studies (WIAS)
- Research Field: Environmental Economics, Energy, Climate Change,Trade and the Environment
- Recipient of the SEEPS Outstanding Publication Award from the Society for Environmental Economics and Policy Studies
Recently published How much household electricity consumption is actually saved by replacement with Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs)? in Economic Analysis and Policy
Associate Professor, Faculty of Political Science and Economics
- Research Field: Suicidology and Suicide Prevention, Public Health, Social Epidemiology, American Political Institutions, Legislative Elections, Representation and Electoral Systems
- Waseda University Research Award 2018
- Actively publishing Covid-19 related papers and being featured in various mass media
Recently published COVID-19 preventive behaviours among people with anxiety and depressive symptoms: findings from Japan in Public Health
Other main articles by the members issued in 2020 can be found from here.