京都大学 大学院経済学研究科・経済学部

DEPARTMENT FACULTY

Associate Professor

Hisaki KonoActivity Database on
Education and Research

Degree (Awarding Institution)
University of Tokyo (Ph.D. in Economics)
COURSES
TAUGHT
Undergraduate: Development Economics
Graduate: Development Economics I & II
Membership of Professional Organizations
  • American Economic Association
  • Econometric Society
  • Japan Economic Association
Main field of Research and Instruction

Development Economics, Poverty Reduction, Microfinance Education, Market transactions

Topic(s) of Research in Progress

Lending maturity of microcredit and dependence on moneylenders, Using DVD Lectures to Improve Academic Performance of Rural High Schoolers, Rice Traders in Madagascar, Adverse Selection Across Time: Health Insurance Program in India

Selected Publications
  • “Microfinance Revolution: Its Effects, Innovations, and Challenges” (with K. Takahashi) Developing Economies, March 2010, 48(1), 15 – 73.
  • “Why Is the Take-up of Microinsurance So Low? Evidence from a Health Insurance Scheme in India” (with S. Ito) Developing Economies, March 2010, 48(1), 74-101.
  • “Foreign Aid and Recurrent Cost: Donor Competition, Aid Proliferation and Budget Support” (with Y. Arimoto) Review of Development Economics, vol.13(2), pages 276-287.
  • “Heterogeneous Contests and Less Informative Signals” (with N. Yagi) Japanese Economic Review, March 2008, 59(1), 113-126.
  • “Employment with connection: Negative Network Effects” Journal of Development Economics, October 2006, 81(1), pp.244-258.