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NAGASHIMA, Masaru

Name

NAGASHIMA, Masaru

Degree

Ph.D. in Development Economics

Status

Assistant Professor

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Research Topic

Empirical Analysis of the Effect of Free ART Provision Reform on HIV Prevention Behaviours in Botswana

Botswana, located in Southern Africa, had the third highest rate of HIV-positives of the population aged 15 to 49 years in the world in 2017. The government initiated the free treatment of AIDS, called the Anti-Retroviral Treatment (ART) which can suppress the development of the disease, in 2002. The policy was expected to increase the life expectancy and help the patients resume working. However, since it also reduces the expected loss of utility due to AIDS in the future, it may have disincentivized the HIV-negative individuals to prevent infection to HIV. This study examines this potential negative effect on prevention using data from Botswana, as well as explore the possible policy implications.

Education and Academic Employment

2020   Ph.D. in Development Economics, GRIPS
2018   Research Fellowship (DC2), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
2016   M.A. in Development Economics, GRIPS
2013   B.A. in Economics, Waseda University

Fields of Research Interests

Development economics, human capital investment, applied microeconometrics

Academic Publications
  • Nagashima, M. & C. Yamauchi. (2019). Female Education and Brideprice: Evidence from a Primary Education Reform in Uganda. Working paper.
  • Nagashima, M. & C. Yamauchi. (2019). Pregnant in haste? Evidence of reproductive behaviours in Uganda. Working paper.
  • Inui, T., N. Kodama, & M. Nagashima. (2018). Days of Schooling and Educational Inequality: Evidence from schools with Saturday class in Japan. RIETI Discussion Paper Series, 18-E-080.
  • Inui, T., Y. Ito, A. Kawakami, X. X. Ma, M. Nagashima, & M. Zhao. (2017). Empirical Study on the Utilization and Effects of Health Checkups in Japan. RIETI Discussion Paper Series 17-E-082.
Other Interests

Outdoor activities, piano, basketball

Affiliated Academic Organizations

Japanese Economic Association, Japanese Association for Development Economics

Awards

2017:  Award for excellence, 12th Applied Micro-Econometrics Conference
2016:  JASSO Loan Type 1 Repayment Exemption
2013:  Honourable Mention, 13th Academic Thesis Competition, the Waseda Journal of Political Science and Economics.

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