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Nobuhiko Fuwa

Associate Professor of Agricultural Economics
Chiba University
&
Visiting Research Fellow
SEARCAiSoutheast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculturej

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Agricultural Economics Department
Faculty of Horticulture, Chiba University
648 Matsudo, Matsudo City, Chiba 271-8510, Japan
Phone/Fax: 81-47-308-8932
E-mail:nfuwa@faculty.chiba-u.jp
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Major Field:
Development Economics (poverty, rural development, household decision making, gender and development)

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Recent Research Topics:
  • Quantitative analysis of the relationship between provincial mean income growth and rate of poverty reduction in the Philippines
  • Intrahousehold resource allocation and child labor in Andhra Pradesh (India)
  • Mean income convergence and determinants of income growth among provinces in thePhilippines
  • Political economy of rural poverty and government policies in the Philippines during the last three decades
  • Quantitative analysis of poverty dynamics in the rural Philippines
  • Poverty and agricultural production efficiency in East Indian plateau
  • Filipino 'entertainers' in Japan
  • Impact of female secondary school stipend program on enrollment (Bangladesh)
  • Poverty of female headed households (Panama)

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Major Publications:


gThe Transformation of Hayamifs Village.h (with Jonna Estudillo, Yasuyuki Sawada, Kei Kajisa and Masao Kikuchi). In Keijiro Otsuka (ed.). Festschrift in Honor of Yujiro Hayami. (Forthcoming)

gHow do People Cope With a Natural Disaster? The Case of Super Typhoon Milenyo in the Philippinesh (with Yasuyuki Sawada, Jonna Estudillo and Kei Kajisa). In Liborio S. Cabanilla and Gideon P. Carnaje (eds.) Development, Natural Resources and the Environment. Los Banos : University of the Philippines, Los Banos, College of Economics and Management. 2009. [Paper (pdf format)]

gExploring Environmental Services Incentive Policies for the Philippine Rice Sector: The Case of Intra-Species Agro Biodiversity Conservationh (with Asa J. Sajise) inPayment for Environmental Services in Agricultural Landscapes: Economic Policies and Poverty Reduction in Developing Countries.Edited byLeslie Lipper, Takumi Sakuyama,Randy Stringer, and David Zilberman.Springer Press. 2009.[Paper (pdf format)]

Reasserting the Rural Development Agenda: Lessons learned and emerging Challenges
. (co-edited with Arseino Balisacan) Singapore and Los Banos: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) and Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA). (2007) [introductry chapter by editors]

gPoverty and Vulnerability.h (with Arsenio Balisacan) in Reasserting the Rural Development Agenda: Lessons learned and emerging Challenges. (Arseino Balisacan and Nobuhiko Fuwa, eds.)  Singapore and Los Banos: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) and Southeast AsianRegional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA). (2007)@[chapter draft]

Are small-scale rice farmers in eastern India really inefficient?: Examining the effects of microtopography on technical efficiency estimates. (with Christopher Edmonds and Pabitra Banik) Agricultural Economics. Vol. 36. pp. 237-248. 2007.@[Paper (pdf format)]

Pathways out of Rural Poverty: A Case Study in Socio-economic Mobility in the Rural Philippines. Cambridge Journal of Economics Vol. 31. pp. 123-144. 2007. [Paper (pdf format)]


Filipina Encounters with Japan: Stories beyond the stereotype from a Pangasinan Barangay. (with James N. Anderson) Philippine Studies Vol. 54, No. 1 2006. pp. 111-141.@[Paper (pdf format)]

An Introduction to: A Study of Intrahousehold Resource Allocation and Gender Discrimination in Rural Andhra Pradesh, India. (with Seiro Ito, Kensuke Kubo, Takashi Kurosaki and Yasuyuki Sawada) Developing EconomiesVol. 44, No. 4. December 2006. [Paper (pdf format)]

Gender Discrimination, Intrahousehold Resource Allocation, and Importance of Spousefs Fathers: an evidence on expenditure from rural Andhra Pradesh. (with Seiro Ito, Kensuke Kubo, Takashi Kurosaki and Yasuyuki Sawada) Developing EconomiesVol. 44, No. 4. December 2006. [Paper (pdf format)]

Whose Education Matters for Child Labor and School Enrollment? A case of rural Andhra Pradesh, India (with Seiro Ito, Kensuke Kubo, Takashi Kurosaki and Yasuyuki Sawada) Developing Economies Vol. 44, No. 4. December 2006. [Paper (pdf format)]

On the Mother and Child Labor Nexus under Credit Constraints: findings from rural India (with Seiro Ito, Kensuke Kubo, Takashi Kurosaki and Yasuyuki Sawada) Developing Economies Vol. 44, No. 4. December 2006. [Paper (pdf format)]

gIntrahousehold Resource Allocation, Child Labor, and School Enrollment: Evidence from Rural Indiah (with Seiro Ito, Kensuke Kubo, Takashi Kurosaki and Yasuyuki Sawada) (in Japanese) Economic Research (Keizaikenkyu) Vol. 57, No. 4. October 2006.@msummary in Japanese (—v–ñ)n

Poverty Reduction in the eTribal Beltf of Eastern India. (with Christopher Edmonds and Pabitra Banik) Asia and Pacific Issues Brief. East-West Center .No. 81. August 2006. Honolulu: East-West Center.[Paper (pdf format)]

Changes in Spatial Income Inequality in the
Philippines: An Exploratory Analysis (with Arsenio Balisacan) in Spatial Disparities in Human Development: Perspectives from Asia. (eds.) Ravi Kanbur, Tony Venables and Guanghua Wan. United Nations University Press. (2006) [Paper (pdf format)]

Going beyond Cross-country Averages: Growth, Inequality, and Poverty in the
Philippines (with Arsenio Balisacan) World Development Vol. 32. No. 11. (2004) [Paper (pdf format)]

The Political Economy of Philippine Rural Development since the 1960s, (with Arsenio Balisacan and Margarita Debuque). in
Rural Development and Agricultural Growth in Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand. (eds.) T. Akiyama and D. Larson. Asia Pacific Press (2004). [draft version (pdf format)]

Growth, Inequality and Politics Revisited: A Developing-Country Case. (with Arsenio Balisacan) Economics Letters. Vol. 79, 2003, 53-58. [Paper text(pdf format)]

The Poverty and Heterogeneity among Female-Headed Households Revisited: The Case of Panama. World Development. 28 (8), 2000, 1515-1542.  [Paper (pdf format)]

Intrahousehold Analysis, (with Shahidur RDKhandker, Andrew D. Mason and Tara Vishwanath), in Designing Household Survey Questionnaires for Developing Contries: Lessons from Ten Years of LSMS Experience.  (eds.) Margaret Grosh and Paul Glewwe.   New York: Oxford University Press. 2000 igo to Oxford Univ. Press siteFhttp://www.oup-usa.org/isbn/0195215958.htmlj

An Analysis of Social Mobility in a Village Community: The Case of a Philippine Village. Journal of Policy Modeling. 21 (1), 1999, 101-38. [Working Paper Version (pdf format)]

The Filipino "Entertainers" in Japan. Philippine Studies, 47, 1999, 319-350. [Working Paper Version (pdf format)]

Social Stratification and Mobility in a Pangasinan Barrio, 1962-1994, Pilipinas: A Journal of Philippine Studies, 26, 1996, 33-66D

Income Inequality and Development: the 1970s and 1980s Compared (with Irma Adelman), Economie Appliquee, XLVI (1), 1994, 7-29.@Also reprinted in: The Political Economy of Inequality (Frontier Issues in Economic Thought), Frank Ackerman, Neva R. Goodwin, Laurie Doudherty and Kevin Gallagher (eds.), Island Press, 2000.

Income Inequality and Development During the 1980s (with Irma Adelman), Indian Economic Review: Special Number in Memory of Shukhamoy Chakravarty, 27, 1992, 329-345.

Working Papers and Reports:


Land Reform, Rural Development, and Poverty in the Philippines: Revisiting the Agenda. Technical Working Paper. The World Bank, East Asia and the Pacific Region, Rural Development, Natural Resource and Environment Unit. 2009 @

gHow Does Credit Access Affect Childrenfs Time Allocation?: a Case Study in Rural India.h (with Seiro Ito, Kensuke Kubo, Takashi Kurosaki and Yasuyuki Sawada). IDE Discussion Paper No. 183. Chiba: Institute of Developing Economies. Jan. 2009. [Paper (pdf format)]

How inefficient are small-scale rice farmers in eastern India really?: Examining the effects of microtopography on technical efficiency estimates. (with Christopher Edmonds and Pabitra Banik) Paper for presesntation at the American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, July 2005. [paper(pdf format)]

Intrahousehold Analysis using Household Consumption Data: Would the potential benefit of collecting individual-level consumption data justify its cost?Seiro Ito (ed.), Agricultural Production, Household Behavior, and Child Labor in Andhra Pradesh. Institute of Developing Economies Joint Research Program Series No. 135. 2005.[Paper (pdf format)]


Filipina Encounters with Japan: Diverse stories from a Pangasinan Barangay. (with James N. Anderson) Paper presented at the 7th International Conference on Philippine Studies, Leiden, The Netherland. July 2004.
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Natual Resource Endowments, Subsistence Agriculture, and Rural Poverty in Chhotanagpur Plateau. (with P. Banik, C.M. Edmonds, S.P. Kam, L. Villano and D.K. Bagchi) International Rice Research Institute Discussion Paper # 47. 2003.[paper (pdf format)]

Subsidy to Promote Girlsf Secondary Education: The Female Stipend Program in Bangladesh. (with Shahidur R. Khandker and Mark M. Pitt) Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America. May 2003. [paper (pdf format)]

Pathways from Poverty toward Middle Class: Determinants of Socio-Economic Class Mobility in the Rural Philippines. A paper presented at the conference gStaying Poor: Chronic Poverty and Development Policy,h organized by Chronic Poverty Research Centre, University of Manchester. April 7-9 2003. [paper (pdf format)]

Is Income Inequality Increasing in the Philippines? A paper presented at World Institute for Develoment Economics Research (WIDER) concerence on "Spatial Inequality in Asia" United Nations University, Tokyo. March 28-29. 2003. [paper (pdf format)]

Going beyond Cross-country Averages: Revisitng Growth, Inequality, and Poverty in the Philippines (with Arsenio Balisacan), Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development(FASID) Discussion Paper Series on International Development Strategies. No. 2001-005. (2002) [Paper text(pdf format]

Evolution of Rural Poverty in Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand. forthcoming in a World Bank report, Dynamism of Rural Sector Growth: Policy Lessons from East Asian Countries. Washington, D.C.: the World Bank. (2002) [draft version (pdf format)]

Pathways from Poverty toward Middle Class: Determinants of the Socio-Economic Class Mobility in the Rural Philippines. [presented at the Development Strategy Research Program Hakone Meeting hosted by Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development (FASID), Hakone, Japan. December 2001][paper (pdf format)]

Growth, Inequality, Politics and Poverty Reduction in the Rural Philippines, 1988-1997 (with Arsenio Balisacan), prepared for a World Bank report, Dynamism of Rural Sector Growth: Policy Lessons from East Asian Countries. Washington, D.C.: the World Bank. (2001)[draft version (pdf format)]

Growth, Inequality, Politics and Poverty Reduction in the Philippines (with Arsenio Balisacan).  University of the Philippines School of Economics Discussion Paper No. 0109. (2001)[Paper text(pdf format)] 

Measuring the Impact of the Female Secondary Stipend Program in Bangladesh. The Technical Bulletin of Faculty of Horticulture Chiba University No. 55. (2001) [Paper text(pdf format)] [Tables (pdf format)]

Politics and Economics of Land Reform in the Philippines: a survey.  A background paper for a research project gDynamism of Rural Sector Development in East Asia,h organized by the Development Research Group of the World Bank. (2001) [paper (pdf format)]

A Note on the Analysis of Female Headed Households in Developing Countries.  The Technical Bulletin of Faculty of HorticultureChiba University No.54. (2000) [Paper (pdf format)]

Poverty and Female Headed Households in Panama, Panama Poverty Assessment Working Paper. The World Bank. (1999) [English summary(pdf format)] [Spanish summary(pdf format)]

Intrahousehold Analysis using Household Consumption Data: A Survey of Policy Issues, Analytical Methodologies and Data Requirements (with Tara Vishwanath).  mimeo.  Poverty Reduction and Economic Management, The World Bank. (1998)

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EducationF

B.A. in Political Science, Waseda University. (1985)
M.S. in Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Berkeley (1991)
Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Berkeley (1995)

Professional ExperiencesF

International Rice Research Institute: International Research Fellow (2002-2005)

University of the Philippines at Diliman-School of Economics
(2002-2004), Visiting Research Associate

Chiba University: Agricultural Economics Department, Graduate School of Science and Technology/Faculty of Horticulture. Associate Professor (2002-Present), Assistant Professor (1998-2002)

The World Bank: Gender and Development Group, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network. Human Resources Economist (1996-1998); Consultant (1998-2001; 2003-2004)

East-West Center: Post-doctoral Fellow (1995-1996)

Engineering Consulting Firms Association (ECFA), Japan. Researcher (1987-1990)

The Bank of Tokyo (The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.)Corporate banking officer (1985-1987)

Consultant for: World Bank (DECRG, PREM-Gender, East Asia PREM, etc.), World Bank Institute (PREM), UN FAO, ADBI, IDE-JETRO, JICA, etc.

Nougyou Keizei Kenkyu (Journal of Rural Economics) [in Japanese], associate editor, 2006-2008
Asian Journal of Agriculture and Development, editorial board member, 2005-

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Courses Taught:

Undergraduate CoursesF

    Rural Finance, Introduction to Microeconomics, Seminar in Agricultural Marketing, Women in Rural Societies

Graduate CoursesF

    Horticultural Marketing Economics III (Microeconomics, Applied Econometrics, or Development Economics)

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E-mail: nfuwa@faculty.chiba-u.jp

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