BESSHO, Shun-ichiro

BESSHO, Shun-ichiro

Name / Position

BESSHO, Shun-ichiro / Associate Professor

Website

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E-mail

bessho@e.u-tokyo.ac.jp

Curriculum Vitae

Education

2006 Ph.D., Economics, the University of Tokyo
2001 M.A., Economics, the University of Tokyo
1997 B.A., Economics, the University of Tokyo

Professional Experience

2019- Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics, the University of Tokyo
2017-2019 Chief Economist, Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Finance, Japanese Government
2017 Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics, the University of Tokyo
2011-2016 Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Keio University
2006-2011 Assistant Professor, Department of Economics and School of International and Public Policy, Hitotsubashi University
2003-2006 Economist, Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Finance, Japanese Government
2001-2003 JSPS Research Fellow, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
1997-1999 Research Economist, Japan Research Institute, Ltd

Research Field

Public economics, Public finance

Research Theme

Empirical analysis on Japanese public policies

Publications

Articles

  • Bessho, Shun-ichiro, Haruko Noguchi, Akira Kawamura, Ryuichi Tanaka, Koichi Ushijima. 2019. Evaluating remedial education in elementary schools: Administrative data from a municipality in Japan. Japan and the World Economy 50, 36-46. [doi.org/10.1016/j.japwor.2019.04.003 ]
  • Bessho, Shun-ichiro and Yoko Ibuka. 2019. Interdependency in vaccination policies among Japanese municipalities. Health Economics 28(2), 299-310. [https://doi.org/10.1002/hec.3845]
  • Bessho, Shun-ichiro . 2018. Child benefit, tax allowances, and behavioral responses: The case of Japanese reform, 2010–2011. Japanese Economic Review 69(4), 478-501. [doi.org/10.1111/jere.12171]
  • Takaku, Reo and Shun-ichiro Bessho. 2018. Political cycles in physician employment: A case of Japanese local public hospitals.  Social Science & Medicine 216, 97-106. [doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.09.034]
  • Matsuyama, Yusuke,Toru Tsuboya, Shun-ichiro Bessho, Jun Aida, Ken Osaka. 2018. Copayment exemption policy and healthcare utilization after the Great East Japan Earthquake. Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine 244, 163-173. [doi.org/10.1620/tjem.244.163]
  • Takaku, Reo and Shun-ichiro Bessho. 2017. Do benefits in kind or refunds affect health service utilization and health outcomes? A natural experiment from Japan. Health Policy 121(5), 534-542. [dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.healthpol.2017.02.016]
  • Ibuka, Yoko and Shun-ichiro Bessho. 2016. Out-of-pocket payments and community-wide health outcomes: an examination of influenza vaccination subsidies in Japan. Health Economics, Policy and Law 11(3), 275-302. [doi.org/10.1017/S1744133116000037]
  • Ibuka, Yoko and Shun-ichiro Bessho. 2015. Subsidies for influenza vaccination, vaccination rates, and health outcomes among the elderly in Japan. Japan and the World Economy 36, 56-66. [DOI: 10.1016/j.japwor.2015.07.001]
  • Bessho, Shun-ichiro and Hikaru Ogawa. 2015. Fiscal adjustment in Japanese municipalities. Journal of Comparative Economics 43(4), 1053-1068. [DOI: 10.1016/j.jce.2014.10.007]
  • Bessho, Shun-ichiro and Masayoshi Hayashi. 2015. Should Japanese tax system be more progressive? An evaluation using simulated SMCFs based on the discrete choice model of labor supply. International Tax and Public Finance 22(1), 144-175. [DOI: 10.1007/s10797-014-9303-6]
  • Bessho, Shun-ichiro and Masayoshi Hayashi. 2014. Intensive margins, extensive margins, and spousal allowances in the Japanese system of personal income taxes: A discrete choice analysis. Journal of the Japanese and International Economies 34, 162-178. [DOI: 10.1016/j.jjie.2014.06.001]
  • Bessho, Shun-ichiro and Kimiko Terai. 2013. Fiscal restraints by advisors. Economics of Governance 14(3), 205-232. [DOI: 10.1007/s10101-013-0127-0]
  • Bessho, Shun-ichiro and Masayoshi Hayashi. 2013. Estimating the social marginal cost of public funds: A microdata approach. Public Finance Review 41(3), 360-385. [DOI: 10.1177/1091142113475699]
  • Ihori, Toshihiro, Ryuta Ray Kato, Masumi Kawade, and Shun-ichiro Bessho. 2011. Health insurance reform and economic growth: Simulation analysis in Japan. Japan and the World Economy 23(4), 227-239. [doi.org/10.1016/j.japwor.2011.07.003]
  • Bessho, Shun-ichiro, and Masayoshi Hayashi. 2011. Labor supply response and preferences specification: Estimates for prime-age males in Japan. Journal of Asian Economics 22(5), 398-411. [dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.asieco.2011.05.007]
  • Bessho, Shun-ichiro and Kimiko Terai. 2011. Competition for private capital and central grants: the case of Japanese industrial parks. Economics of Governance 12(2), 135-154. [doi.org/10.1007/s10101-010-0090-y].
  • Bessho, Shun-ichiro and Eiko Tobita. 2008. Unemployment risk and buffer-stock saving: An empirical investigation in Japan. Japan and the World Economy 20, 303-325. [dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.japwor.2007.03.001]
  • Bessho, Shun-ichiro and Yasushi Ohkusa. 2006. When do people visit a doctor? Health Care Management Science 9(1), 5-18. [doi.org/10.1007/s10729-006-6276-8]
  • Bessho, Shun-ichiro and Masayoshi Hayashi 2005. Economic Studies of Taxaton in Japan: The Case of Personal Income Taxes. Journal of Asian Economics 16(6), 956-972. [dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.asieco.2005.10.008]

Other Professional Activities and Awards

Other Professional Activities and Services

  • Associate editor, Journal of Asian Economics, 2020