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Kenichi Kurita Last modified date:2020.09.07

Post-doctoral Fellow / Department of Urban and Environmental Engineering
Faculty of Engineering

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Academic Degree
Ph.D. in Economics (Kyushu University)
Field of Specialization
Applied Economics, Public Economics, Welfare Policy
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
Outline Activities
[Research Fields]
Apllied microeconomics, Public economics, Public finance, Welfare policy

[Refereed Papaers]
Katafuchi Yuya, Kenichi Kurita, and Shunsuke Managi (Forthcoming) COVID-19 with stigma: Theory and evidence from mobility data, Economics of Disasters and Climate Change

Kenichi Kurita, Nobuaki Hori, and Yuya Katafuchi (Forthcoming) Stigma model of welfare fraud and non-take-up: Theory and evidence from OECD panel data, International Journal of Economic Theory

[Kakenhi Researcher ID]

[Research Grant]
JSPS KAKENHI, Grant-in-Aid for Research Activity Start-Up, "A Study on Economic Models of Welfare Stigma," August.30.2019-March.31.2021, Project/Area Number: 19K23194.

JSPS KAKENHI, Grant-in-Aid for Early-Career Scientists, "Economic Analysis of Targeted Transfers and Universal Basic Incomes with Welfare Stigma and Incomplete Take-Up," April.01.2020-March.31.2024, Project/Area Number: 20K13486.
Research Interests
  • Economic analysis of an interaction between non-take-up welfare, welfare fraud and welfare stigma
    keyword : Welfare stigma, Non-take-up welfare, Welfare fraud, Chain of poverty
Academic Activities
1. Kenichi Kurita, Keisuke Hattori, The Effect of Ability Grouping on Student Achievement in Knowledge Sharing, 2019 International Conference on Trade, Financial Integration and Macroeconomic Dynamics & IEFS Japan 2019 Annual Meeting, 2019.11.
2. Jun-ichi Itaya, Kenichi Kurita, Evolutionary Game of Welfare Stigma: Welfare Fraud vs. Ro-kyu, International Conference on Public Economic Theory, 2019.07.
3. Jun-ichi Itaya, Kenichi Kurita, Evolutionary Game of Welfare Stigma: Welfare Fraud vs. Ro-kyu (presented by Prof. Itaya), Urban Economic Workshop, 2019.05.
4. Kenichi Kurita, Yuya Katafuchi, Does benefit level affect welfare stigma?: Theory and evidence from OECD panel data, Korean Association of Applied Economics, 2019.04.
5. Kenichi Kurita, Nobuaki Hori, Welfare fraud vs. Ro-kyu: Model of tax-payer resentment stigma, World Social Science Forum, 2018.09.
6. Kenichi Kurita, A model of tax-payer resentment stigma, 九州経済学会, 2017.12.
Membership in Academic Society
  • Japanese Economic Association
  • The Japan Public Choice Society
  • Japanese Association of Applied Economics
  • Kyushu Association of Economic Science
Educational Activities
Undergraduate: Basic seminar in economic engineering (Macroeconomics), Topic in Economics in English (Applied microeconomics)