Publications 2010-present
Takasaki, Yoshito. forthcoming. “Risky coping.” Journal of Development Studies.
Sawada, Yasuyuki and Yoshito Takasaki. forthcoming. “Natural disaster, poverty, and development: an introduction.” World Development.
Takasaki, Yoshito. forthcoming. “Post-disaster informal risk sharing against illness.” World Development.
Takasaki, Yoshito. forthcoming. “Do natural disasters decrease the gender gap in schooling?” World Development.
Abizaid, Christian, Oliver T. Coomes, Yoshito Takasaki, and J. Pablo Arroyo-Mora. forthcoming. “Rural social networks along Amazonian rivers: seeds, labor and soccer among communities on the Napo River, Peru.” Geographical Review.
Coomes, Oliver T., Yoshito Takasaki, and Jeanine Rhemtulla. 2016. “Forests as landscapes of social inequality: Tropical forest cover and land distribution among shifting cultivators.” Ecology and Society 21(3): 20.
Coomes, Oliver T., Yoshito Takasaki, Christian Abizaid, and J. Pablo Arroyo-Mora. 2016. “Environmental and market determinants of economic orientation among rain forest communities: evidence from a large-scale survey in western Amazonia.” Ecological Economics 129: 260-271.
Webster, K., Arroyo-Mora, J. P., Coomes, O. T., Takasaki, Y, and Abizaid C. 2016. “A cost path and network analysis methodology to calculate distances along a complex river network in the Peruvian Amazon.” Applied Geography 73: 13-25.
Takasaki, Yoshito. 2016. “Cyclones alter risk sharing against illness through networks and groups: Evidence from Fiji” In Eric C. Jones and A.J. Faas, eds., Social Network Analysis of Disaster Response, Recovery, and Adaptation, pp.209-222, Elsevier.
Takasaki, Yoshito. 2016. “Learning from disaster: Community-based marine protected areas in Fiji.” Environment and Development Economics 21(1): 53-77.
Abizaid, Christian, Oliver T. Coomes, Yoshito Takasaki, and Stéphanie Brisson. 2015. “Social network analysis of peasant agriculture: cooperative labor as gendered relational networks.” The Professional Geographer. 67(3): 447-463.
Takasaki, Yoshito. 2014. “How is disaster aid allocated within poor villages? Risk sharing and social hierarchy.” Journal of International Development. 26(8): 1097-1114.
Takasaki, Yoshito, Oliver T. Coomes, Christian Abizaid, and Stéphanie Brisson. 2014. “An efficient nonmarket institution under imperfect markets: labor sharing for tropical forest clearing.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 96(3): 711-732.
Kogure, Katsuo and Yoshito Takasaki. 2014. “Long-term effects of the Cambodian genocide on education” The Economic Review (Keizaikenkyu) 65(1): 42-55 (in Japanese).
Takasaki, Yoshito. 2013. “Deforestation, forest fallowing, and soil conservation in shifting cultivation.” Theoretical Economics Letters 3(5A1): 30-38.
Takasaki, Yoshito. 2012. “Natural disasters, gender and handicrafts” Journal of Development Studies 48(1): 115-132.
Takasaki, Yoshito. 2012. “Economic models of shifting cultivation: a review” In Paulo Moutinho, ed., Deforestation Around the World, pp.351-372, Rijeka: InTech.
Takasaki, Yoshito. 2011. “Do local elites capture natural disaster reconstruction funds?” Journal of Development Studies 47(9): 1281-1298.
Coomes, Oliver T., Yoshito Takasaki, and Jeanine Rhemtulla. 2011. “Land-use poverty traps identified in shifting cultivation systems shape long-term tropical forest cover.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 108(34): 13925-13930.
Takasaki, Yoshito. 2011. “Distributing disaster aid in the village: kinship, mutual help, and hierarchy” The Economic Review (Keizaikenkyu) 62(2): 141-152 (in Japanese).
Takasaki, Yoshito. 2011. “Groups, networks, and hierarchy in household private transfers: Evidence from Fiji” Oxford Development Studies 39(1): 97-130.
Takasaki, Yoshito. 2011. “Do the commons help augment mutual insurance among the poor?” World Development 39(3): 429-438.
Takasaki, Yoshito. 2011. “Targeting cyclone relief within the village: Kinship, sharing, and capture.” Economic Development and Cultural Change 59(2): 387-416.
Coomes, Oliver, Yoshito Takasaki, Christian Abizaid, and Bradford Barham. 2010. “Floodplain fisheries as natural insurance for the rural poor in tropical forest environments: evidence from Amazonia.” Fisheries Management and Ecology. 17(6): 513-521.
Takasaki, Yoshito, Bradford L. Barham, and Oliver T. Coomes. 2010. “Smoothing income against crop flood losses in Amazonia: rain forest or rivers as a safety net?” Review of Development Economics 14(1): 48-63.
Publications 2000-2009
Takasaki, Yoshito. 2007. “Dynamic household models of forest clearing under distinct land and labor market institutions: can agricultural policies reduce tropical deforestation?” Environment and Development Economics 12(3): 423-443.
Takasaki, Yoshito. 2006. “A model of shifting cultivation: can soil conservation reduce deforestation?” Agricultural Economics 35(2): 193-201.
Coomes, Oliver T., Bradford L. Barham, and Yoshito Takasaki. 2004. “Targeting conservation-development initiatives in tropical forests: insights from analyses of rain forest use and economic reliance among Amazonian peasants,” Ecological Economics 51(1-2): 47-64.
Takasaki, Yoshito, Bradford L. Barham, and Oliver T. Coomes. 2004. “Risk coping strategies in tropical forests: floods, illness, and resource extraction,” Environment and Development Economics 9(2): 203-224.
Takasaki, Yoshito, Bradford L. Barham, and Oliver T. Coomes. 2001. “Amazonian peasants, rain forest use, and income generation: the role of wealth and geographical factors,” Society and Natural Resources 14(4): 291-308.
Takasaki, Yoshito, Bradford L. Barham, and Oliver T. Coomes. 2000. “Rapid rural appraisal in humid tropical forests: an asset possession-based approach and validation methods for wealth assessment among forest peasant households,” World Development 28(11): 1961-1977.
Selected publications prior to 2000
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Fujisawa, Kenji and Yoshito Takasaki. 1991. Rice Business: An Emerging Big Market. Tokyo: Jitsugyononihonsha. (in Japanese)

Barham, Bradford L., Oliver T. Coomes, and Yoshito Takasaki. 1999. “Rain forest livelihoods: income generation, household wealth and forest use,” Unasylva 50(198): 34-42. (also published in French and Spanish)
Takasaki, Yoshito. 1994. “Marine transport industry in the world: intensive international competition and global strategies of Japanese liner companies,” LTCB Research 24. (in Japanese)