Fumio Ohtake

Specially Appointed Professor, Center for Infectious Disease Education and Research, Osaka University; Adjunct Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Osaka University; Faculty Fellow, RIETI

Fumio Ohtake is a specially appointed professor on the Behavioral Public Policy Team in the Division of Scientific Information and Public Policy at the Center for Infectious Disease Education and Research (CiDER), and an adjunct professor of the Graduate School of Economics at Osaka University. He earned his M.A. and a Ph.D. from Osaka University in 1985 and 1996, respectively, and a B.A. from Kyoto University in 1983. He is a former president of the Japanese Economic Association. He is a faculty fellow at the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI). 

His research topics are behavioral economics, labor economics, income distribution, and household behavior. He has contributed many articles in academic journals, including the European Economic Review, ILR Review, Journal of Health Economics, Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, Review of Income and Wealth, and Social Science and Medicine. 

He is a recipient of the 2005 Nikkei Prize for Excellent Books in Economic Science; the 2005 Suntory Prize for Social Science and Humanities; the 2005 Economist Prize; the 2006 Ishikawa Prize of the Japanese Economic Association; and the 2008 Japan Academy Prize.

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