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Kunio Urakawa Last modified date:2018.07.17

Associate Professor / Fields in Economic Analysis and Policy
Department of Economic Engineering
Faculty of Economics

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Kunio URAKAWA Laboratory (Homepage) .
Academic Degree
Ph.D in Economics (Kyoto University)
Field of Specialization
Applied Economics, Welfare Policy
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
Outline Activities
1. Empirical Analysis of Tax and Social Security Policies on Dynamics of Population, Income Redistribution and Poverty
2. Study on Socioeconomic and Regional Facotrs nalysis of Subjective Well-being
3. Research on Value Judgement for Income Redistribution
Research Interests
  • Economics of Redistribution and Poverty
    keyword : Tax and Social Security Policy, Health Economics, Inequality, Poverty, Subjective Well-being
Academic Activities
1. Toshiaki Tachibanaki and Kunio Urakawa, A Study on Poverty in Japan, University of Tokyo Press, 2006.
2. Toshiaki Tachibanaki and Kunio Urakawa, A Study on Regional Disparity in Japan, Nippon Hyoronsya, 2012. .
1. [Book Review] Sawako Shirahase, Thinking about Inequality in Japan: Comparative Study of Aging Societies, University of Tokyo Press..
2. [Book Review] Stephen.P. Jenkins and John Micklewright ed., Inequality and Poverty Re-examined.
1. Tomoya Tokudomi and Kunio Urakawa, "Poverty variation in Japan during the 2000s: Decomposition analysis of poverty measure changes," Journal of Social Security Research (Shakai Hosho-Kenkyu), 2(4), 551-565, 2018.03. [in Japanese].
2. Kunio Urakawa, "Does disparity truly affect subjective well-being?" Japanese Journal of Labour Research (Nihon-Rodo-Kenkyu-Zasshi), 690, 31-43, 2018.01. [in Japanese].
3. Kunio Urakawa, "Lifetimes of poverty: Geographical household factors," Journal of Poverty (Hinkon-Kenkyu), 16, 35-44, 2014.11. [in Japanese].
4. Takashi Oshio, Kunio Urakawa, "Economic theories of poverty measurement: The current and future issues," The Econonmic Review (Keizai-Kenkyu), 67(3), 261-284, 2016.07. [in Japanese] .
5. Kunio Urakawa, Takashi Saito, "The choice modeling approach to evaluation of public health insurance system in Japan", Keizaigaku=Kenkyu, 83, 1, 63-87, 2016.06.
6. Kunio Urakawa, "Research on senses of disparity and poverty: Trends and political implications," Journal of Poverty (Hinkon-Kenkyu), 14, 4-16, 2015.07. [in Japanese].
7. Tadashi Yagi, Kunio Urakawa and Katsuhiko Yonezaki, "Happiness and employment status", Advances in Happiness Research: A Comparative Perspective (Creative Economy), Toshiaki Tachibanaki (ed.), Springer, 139-162, 2016.02.
8. Kunio Urakawa, "Setting the poverty line and measuring poverty," Journal of Poverty (Hinkon-Kenkyu), 13, 4-16, 2014.11. [in Japanese].
9. Takashi Oshio, Kunio Urakawa, "The Association Between Perceived Income Inequality and Subjective Well-being: Evidence from a Social Survey in Japan", Social Indicators Research, 10.1007/s11205-013-0323-x, Vol.116, No.3, 755-770, 2014.05.
10. Oshio Takashi and Kunio Urakawa, "Neighbourhood satisfaction, self-rated health, and psychological attributes: A multilevel analysis in Japan", Journal of Environmental Psychology, 32, 410-417, 2012.10.
11. Kunio Urakawa, "The welfare impact of marginal consumption tax reforms on young households in Japan", Journal of Political Economy (Keizaigaku-Kenkyu), 78, 5・6, 89-106, 2012.03.
12. Takashi Oshio, Kunio Urakawa, "Relative income and subjective well-being in Japan: Perceived happiness, self-rated health and trust", The Econonmic Review (Keizai-Kenkyu), 63(1), 42-55, 2012.01. [in Japanese] .
13. Kunio Urakawa, "Current Status of Happiness Research: Prescription for Uncertainty about the Future," Japanese Journal of Labour Studies (Nihon-Rodo-Kenkyu-Zasshi), 612, 4-15, 2011.06. [in Japanese]

14. Kunio Urakawa, "Widening disparity on income and education", Quarterly of personal finance (Kikan-Kojin-Kinnyu), 5, 1, 11-21, 2010.03. [in Japanese].
15. Kunio Urakawa and Takashi Oshio, "Comparing marginal commodity tax reforms in Japan and Korea", Journal of Asian Economics, 21, 2, 579-592, 2010.07.
16. Takashi Oshio and Kunio Urakawa (2008) "The Trend of Poverty and Redistribution Policies in the First Half of the 2000s," The Quarterly of Social Security Research (Kikan Shakai Hosho Kenkyu), Vol.44, No.3, pp.278-290..
17. Toshiaki Tachibanaki, Kunio Urakawa, "Trends in Poverty among Low-income Workers in Japan since the Nineties", Japan Labor Review, 5, (4), 21-48, 2008.11.
18. Kunio Urakawa (2007), "Political Economy of Basic Income Theory," Journal of Economics & Business Administration, Vol.196, No.6, pp.98-113. (in Japanese) .
19. Kunio Urakawa and Tsukasa Matsuura (2007), "The Effect of Economic Disparity and Class Mobility on Life Satisfaction," Journal of Personal Finance and Economics, Vol.26, pp.13-30. (in Japanese).
20. Kunio Urakawa and Tsukasa Matsuura(2007), "The Effect of Relative Differences on Life Satisfaction -Analysis of a Panel Survey of Consumers," Japanese Journal of Research on Household Economics, No.73, pp.61-70. (in Japanese).
21. Kunio Urakawa(2007), "Disparity and Poverty in Relation to the Quality of Residential Life," The Economic Review, Vol.178, No.3, pp.85-109. (in Japanese) .
1. 浦川 邦夫, "Family environment perception during childhood affects “capability for work” and subjective well-being", Human Development & Capability Association 2016 Conference, 2016.09.
2. 浦川 邦夫, Masrul ALAM, "Empirical analysis of Socioeconomic factors affecting sports activity in the US, France & Japan", 日本応用経済学会, 2016.06.
3. 浦川 邦夫, Masrul ALAM, "The relationship between self-rated health and daily activities of workers: comparison across three countries, US, France, Japan", EASP (East Asian Social Policy) [東アジア社会政策学会], 2015.07.
4. 浦川 邦夫, Wei WANG, "The impact of multidimensional poverty on health indicators in Japan: income, education, lifetime and social inclusion", EASP (East Asian Social Policy) [東アジア社会政策学会], 2015.07.
5. 浦川 邦夫, 姉川恭子, "Government subsidy effects on private university management in Japan: A quantile regression analysis", EASP (East Asian Social Policy) [東アジア社会政策学会], 2015.07.
6. Kunio Urakawa, "The role of capability for work on subjective well-being: labor satisfaction, self-rated health and subjective poverty", The International Conference on Social Stratification and Health, 2013.09.
7. Choice Modeling Approach to Evaluation of Public Health Insurance System in Japan, [URL].
8. Sense of coherence as a mediator between perceived neighborhood characteristics and health.
9. The choice modeling approach to the evaluation of public health insurance system in Japan.
10. Kunio Urakawa, "The Impact of Migration on Earnings in Japan: Empirical Evidence from Japanese Working People," Japan Association for Applied Economics, 2009, Spring, Nagoya University.
11. Kunio Urakawa, "The Welfare Impact of Marginal Consumption Tax Reforms on Young Households in Japan,” Kansai Labour Workshop, 2009, Kansai Economic Federation..
12. Kunio Urakawa, “Comparing Marginal Commodity Tax Reforms in Japan and Korea,” Japan Association for Applied Economics, 2008, spring, Kumamoto Gakuen University..
Membership in Academic Society
  • Japanese Economic Association
  • Japanese Association for Applied Economics
  • Society for the Study of Poverty
Educational Activities

[Graduate School of Economics]
Welfare Policy I
Welfare Policy II
Econometric Analysis
Public Economics
Health Economics
Welfare Economics
Economics of Education
[School of Economics]
Social Security
Information Processing
Seminar (Tax and Social Security)

Applied Econometrics
Japanese Economy
Professional and Outreach Activities
2009.01~2011.12, Member of editrial board, Studies in Applied Economics, Japan Association for Applied Economics.