Yoshihiko Kadoya | Graduate School of Social Sciences,Department of Economics


Yoshihiko Kadoya calls for PhD Students/ PostDoc Researchers

Those who are interested in obtaining a PhD in the field of health economics, empirical economics, and public policy are welcome. Those who are looking for PostDoc opportunities are also welcome.

Kadoya Lab’s Cutting-Edge Research Projects

Why don’t you join Kadoya Lab’s cutting-edge research projects that fully develop your skills?
These include but not limited to

a) Financial Literacy and Sustainable Health/Household Economics:
  • Understanding money reduces worry about old age
  • For Americans, understanding money eases old age anxiety
  • “What makes you anxious about life after 65?” ―Advice to the worlds’ aging population from Japan
  • Schools and Media Key to Cutting Financial Literacy (page 37)
  • Financial literacy empowers aging population in Japan
  • Can financial literacy explain lack of investment in risky assets in Japan?
  • Financial Literacy, Financial Education, and Cancer Screening Behavior: Evidence from Japan
  • Does Financial Literacy Influence Preventive Health Check-up Behavior in Japan?

  • b) Human Services and Long-Term Care:
  • Book Release of “Human Services and Long-term Care: A Market Model” By Yoshihiko Kadoya
  • Cognitive decline reduces household spending among older people
  • The Economic Burden of Dementia: Evidence from a Survey of Households of People with Dementia and Their Caregivers

  • c) Emotion and Productivity:
  • Biometric devices help pinpoint factory workers’ emotions and productivity
  • Biometric devices help pinpoint factory workers’ emotions & productivity (QS Wow News)
  • How is emotion associated with driving speed? A study on taxi drivers in Japan

  • d) Tactile Marketing:
  • Consumers’ Willingness to Pay for Tactile Impressions: A Study Using Smartphone Covers

  • e) Family Care-Giving, Natural Experiment, and other Asian Studies:
  • China’s one-child generation not so selfish after all
  • India’s Preference For Sons Mostly Due To Need For Elderly Care: Study
  • Access to Antenatal Care in Lao PDR: Analysis Using National Level Survey

  • f) Addiction/ Health behavior:
  • Financial literacy may reduce gambling frequency: Evidence from Japan
  • Financial Literacy and Gambling Behavior in the United States
  • Financial Literacy, Financial Education, and Smoking Behavior: Evidence From Japan
  • Do Financial Literacy and Financial Education Influence Smoking Behavior in the United States?
  • Financial Literacy and Exercise Behavior: Evidence from Japan
  • Financial Literacy, Financial Education, and Cancer Screening Behavior: Evidence from Japan

  • g) COVID-19 Pandemic:
  • Willing or Hesitant? A Socioeconomic Study on the Potential Acceptance of COVID-19 Vaccine in Japan
  • Who Is Next? A Study on Victims of Financial Fraud in Japan
  • COVID-19 Vaccine hesitancy among the younger generation in Japan
  • Loneliness during the COVID-19 pandemic: Are older people at higher risk?
  • Who became lonely during the COVID-19 pandemic? An investigation of the socioeconomic aspects of loneliness in Japan
  • A longitudinal study on loneliness during the COVID-19 pandemic in Japan
  • Has Smartphone Use Influenced Loneliness during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Japan?

  • COVID-19 Research

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    Interview: Yoshihiko Kadoya (Distinguished Researcher)

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    Together with Hiroshima Institute of Health Economics Research (HiHER), we are actively engaged with international research collaborations.

    We also have collaborated with many business and public organizations. See this for instance.

    Publication Opportunities

    “Publish or Perish.” This is very true in academia, where publications matter. With that in mind, Kadoya Lab would provide you with numerous opportunities for publication.

    In fact, Kadoya Lab students have many publications:
  • Somtip Watanapongvanich published 11 articles in impact factor journals within her 3 years period of PhD;
  • Pongpat Putthinun published 6 articles in impact factor journals within his 3 years period of PhD;
  • Pattaphol Yuktadatta (D2) published 4 articles in impact factor journals within his 1st year of PhD;
  • Shunsuke Ono (M1) published 3 articles in impact factor journals even before obtaining the bachelor degree;
  • 10 bachelor students including Shunsuke Ono have a publication in impact factor journal.

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    Possible Financial Supports

    If you wish, Yoshihiko Kadoya can help you to get scholarships including the MEXT Scholarship (Japanese Government Scholarship) and the JDS Scholarship (Japanese Government Scholarship). As of 2020, all PhD students at Kadoya Lab have won HU’s Excellent Student Scholarship and many of them have won the MEXT/ JDS Scholarship. See Student Achievement for the details. For the admission, the applicants must have  
    • a master degree or its equivalent
    • a good command of the English language
    • passion for empirical research
    • a good command of stata (not mandatory but preferable) More info Admission Page
      *Make sure to contact Yoshihiko Kadoya via email prior to making the application

    Hiroshima University (HU)

    • HU is recognized, by the Japanese Government, as a Japan’s Top Global University (Type A)
    • HU is a research university
    • HU is consistently ranked 10th – 15th out of over 700 universities in Japan
    • HU is surrounded by many national (research) institutions such as AIST, RIKEN, and JICA
    • The tuition of HU is very affordable for research university (annual tuition fee is only 535,800 JPY [approx. 5,000 USD/year]) Click here for the details (see page 7)
    • The living expenses of the HU main campus (Higashi-Hiroshima) area are particularly affordable, compared to those of most other cities among the OECD member countries (click here for the details) and the campus life would probably be very convenient for you: if you live in the dormitory or apartments located in the university town like Shitami area, almost all you need for your daily life like shopping mall, electric store, DIY shop, banks, convenience stores, post office, cafes, and restaurants, are within walking distance.
    • The HU area is very safe! (Japan is one the world’s safest countries)
    • The location of HU main campus (Higashi-Hiroshima) is reasonably accessible everywhere: a) the campus is directly connected to the city of Hiroshima (A-bomb dome area) by highway bus (about 1 hour ride); b) Shinkansen station, the local line of the Japan Railway (JR) local line, Highway, and Hiroshima International Airport are nearby. Click here for the details
    • See student life for the details
    • See HU update to follow the updates of HU
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