UTSUMI Tomoko(Associate Professor)


Specialized field Development Economics
Classes Principles of Economics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics
Research theme Education and labor markets in developing countries

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Welcome to FILA! During your undergraduate studies, you may encounter various challenges, but please know that we are here to support you in any way we can. I very much look forward to learning, having lots of fun, and creating precious memories together with you here at Soka!

The main career

Ph.D. in Applied Economics, University of Minnesota, 2018

M.A. in Economics, New York University, 2008

B.A. in Liberal Arts, Soka University of America, 2006

Prior to my Ph.D. studies, I worked at the World Bank in Washington, D.C. for about five years and conducted research on various economic development issues. I also worked as a consultant for the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology during my Ph.D. and as a research officer at the Economic and Social Research Institute, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan after earning my Ph.D.


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