Directory of Researchers

SHIMAMURA Yasuharu
Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies / Department of Regional Cooperation Policy Studies
Professor
Business / Economics
Last Updated :2022/04/15

Researcher Profile and Settings

Affiliation

  • <Faculty / Graduate School / Others>

    Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies / Department of Regional Cooperation Policy Studies
  • <Related Faculty / Graduate School / Others>

    Organization for Advanced and Integrated Research, Center for Computational Social Science (CCSS)

Degree

  • Ph.D.

Teaching

Research Activities

Research Interests

  • Applied Econometrics
  • Development Economics
  • 応用計量経済学
  • 開発経済学

Research Areas

  • Humanities & social sciences / Economic policy

Published Papers

  • Yasuharu Shimamura, Satoshi Shimizutani, Shimpei Taguchi, Hiroyuki Yamada

    Elsevier BV, Jan. 2022, Water Resources and Economics, 37, 100192 - 100192, English, International magazine

    [Refereed]

    Scientific journal

  • Nozomi Sato, Yasuharu Shimamura, Susana Lastarria-Cornhiel

    Informa UK Limited, Jan. 2022, Feminist Economics, 28 (1), 29 - 55, English, International magazine, Co-authored internationally

    [Refereed]

    Scientific journal

  • An Empirical Analysis on Women's Self-help Group Activities and National Rural Employment Guarantee Act in Rural India

    Sato Nozomi, Shimamura Yasuharu

    Jun. 2021, 国民経済雑誌, 223 (6), 57 - 71, Japanese

    Research institution

  • Quynh Anh Le Thi, Yasuharu Shimamura, Hiroyuki Yamada

    Soil fertility conservation has become an increasing concern in Vietnamese agriculture owing to excessive use of agrochemicals. The use of organic fertilizers is considered an environment-friendly practice for sustainable agriculture. Although environmental awareness has emerged and production technologies of organic fertilizers have been introduced in recent years, their adoption remains limited among farming households. This study focuses on the causal effects of information acquisition on the use of organic fertilizers from agricultural extension services and from peers of farming households. The estimation results show that land size, land tenure, educational level, family labor endowment, and household wealth are significantly associated with the likelihood of using organic fertilizers. Information acquisition through both information sources positively affects the use of organic fertilizers. However, information acquisition from agricultural extension services has a greater marginal impact than that from peers. Despite its lower influence, information acquisition from peers plays a supplemental role in incentivizing farming households to use organic fertilizers as an environmentfriendly agricultural practice among rural communities in Vietnam.

    Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), Jun. 2021, Asian Journal of Agriculture and Development, 18 (1), 32 - 48, English, International magazine, Co-authored internationally

    [Refereed]

    Scientific journal

  • Quynh Anh Le Thi, Yasuharu Shimamura, Hiroyuki Yamada

    Elsevier BV, Dec. 2020, World Development Perspectives, 20, 100262 - 100262, English, International magazine, Co-authored internationally

    [Refereed]

    Scientific journal

  • Phan Thi Hang, Tran Thi Thu Hong, Tran Sang Tao, Nguyen Hai Quan, Tran Thi Na, Le Duc Thao, Yasuharu Shimamura, Hiroshi Kamisoyama, Duong Thanh Hai

    Feb. 2020, Livestock Research for Rural Development, 32 (2), 23, English, International magazine, Co-authored internationally

    [Refereed]

  • Midori Matsushima, Hiroyuki Yamada, Yasuharu Shimamura

    Last, Wiley, Nov. 2019, Review of Development Economics, 24 (1), 144 - 166, English, International magazine

    [Refereed]

    Scientific journal

  • Dowry and Domestic Violence in South India: How Women's Self-help Group Participation Altered the Relationship between Dowry and Domestic Violence?

    Sato Nozomi, Shimamura Yasuharu

    神戸大学経済経営学会, Jun. 2019, 国民経済雑誌, 219 (6), 35 - 52, Japanese

    Scientific journal

  • Yasuharu Shimamura, Midori Matsushima, Hiroyuki Yamada, Minh Tam Nguyen

    This study explores factors associated with people’s willingness-to-pay (WTP) for family-based health insurance covering the whole family in central Vietnam. The amount of WTP was elicited by using a contingent value method in 2014 and the mean WTP was 2.27 percent of GDP per capita. Firstly, our study reveals that even the poor are willing to pay towards obtaining health insurance. Secondly, our regression analysis shows that the health insurance status of the household head, in addition to education, wealth level, and family size, is associated with WTP. Furthermore, our estimation results with restricted sample households whose designated health facility is the commune health station (CHS) confirm that healthcare service quality measures designed based on patients’ past experiences at the CHS are significant predictors of WTP as they can affect people’s valuation of the benefit of the health insurance.

    Canadian Center of Science and Education, Jul. 2018, Global Journal of Health Science, 10 (7), 24 - 35, English, International magazine, Co-authored internationally

    [Refereed]

    Scientific journal

  • Midori Matsushima, Hiroyuki Yamada, Yasuharu Shimamura, Minh Tam Nguyen

    To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly to promote healthy living and well-being for all ages, we must ensure a high quality of healthcare services at primary facilities. However, the shortage of healthcare workers in primary facilities is a problem in many countries, including Vietnam. Despite concerns about the low job satisfaction of health workers and value of altruism in this field, no existing research has thus far addressed its effect on job satisfaction. This study thus contributes to the body of knowledge on healthcare workers’ job satisfaction by observing the role of altruism.We conducted a quantitative analysis by using data collected from healthcare workers employed at primary facilities in central Vietnam in 2014. The survey administered to healthcare workers (n=241) included a hypothetical dictator game questionnaire to elicit their level of altruism. We then used an ordered probit model to examine the factors associated with healthcare workers’ job satisfaction, focusing particularly on altruism by controlling for both individual-level attributes and the condition of their workplaces.We found that a higher level of altruism is associated with lower job satisfaction. Further analysis revealed that more altruistic workers are also likely to have a stricter self-evaluation of healthcare quality, including the availability of drugs. Altruistic healthcare workers may be frustrated when working in environments in which resources are constrained and workers cannot perform to their full ability despite a wish to help others.

    Canadian Center of Science and Education, Sep. 2017, Journal of Sustainable Development,, 10 (5), 85 - 93, English, Co-authored internationally

    [Refereed]

    Scientific journal

  • Women's Self-Help Group Participation and Domestic Violence: An Analysis in Consideration of Dowry in South India

    Sato Nozomi, Shimamura Yasuharu

    神戸大学経済経営学会, Jun. 2017, 国民経済雑誌, 215 (6), 47 - 64, Japanese

    Research institution

  • Ikumi Morooka, Quynh Anh Le Ho, Yasuharu Shimamura, Hiroyuki Yamada, Minh Tam Nguyen

    Jun. 2017, Journal of International Cooperation Studies, 25 (1), 47 - 64, English, Domestic magazine, Co-authored internationally

    Research institution

  • Yasuharu Shimamura

    Jan. 2016, Journal of International Cooperation Studies, 23 (2), 29 - 62, English, Domestic magazine

    Research institution

  • Impacts of Microfinance on Children’s Schooling and Work: A Case Study in Andhra Pradesh, India

    Shimamura Yasuharu, Sato Nozomi

    神戸大学経済経営学会, Jan. 2015, 国民経済雑誌, 211 (1), 91 - 104, Japanese

    Research institution

  • Yasuharu Shimamura, Susana Lastarria-Cornhiel

    Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies, Kobe University, Jan. 2015, Journal of International Cooperation Studies, 22 (2&3), 63 - 83, English, Domestic magazine, Co-authored internationally

    Research institution

  • Yasuharu Shimamura, Susana Lastarria-Cornhiel

    We evaluate the impact of agricultural credit program participation on children's school attendance in rural Malawi. Our paired-site sampling survey reveals that credit uptake decreased school attendance by young girl children. This finding raises concerns that young girl children are exploited as child labor, either at home or in the field, when working adults become more involved in income-generating activities financed by credit. The data, however, do not show clear evidence for young girls staying at home to do household chores or working in the fields in households that obtained credit, but instead find simultaneous occurrence between attending school and taking responsibilities for domestic chores by young children. It would appear, therefore, that credit uptake delays the realization of this concurrence among young girl children and leads to delayed school enrollment. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

    PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD, Apr. 2010, World Development, 38 (4), 567 - 580, English

    [Refereed]

    Scientific journal

  • Takashi Yamano, Yasuharu Shimamura, Dick Sserunkuuma

    UNIV CHICAGO PRESS, Jul. 2006, Economic Development and Cultural Change, 54 (4), 833 - 856, English

    [Refereed]

    Scientific journal

  • Yasuharu Shimamura, Satoshi Shimizutani, Shimpei Taguchi, Hiroyuki Yamada

    Mar. 2022, Journal of Development Studies, English

    [Refereed]

    Scientific journal

MISC

Books etc

  • 新経済成長国の医療保障制度に関する調査研究報告書-ベトナムの医療保障制度-

    SHIMAMURA YASUHARU

    Supervisor, 医療経済研究機構, 2018, Japanese

    Report

  • 『閉塞破るIT産業』 第1章 第1節 ハード・サービス市場の動向

    SHIMAMURA YASUHARU

    Single work, 日本経済研究センター, 1998, Japanese

    Report

  • 『ウイナー・テイク・オール-ひとり勝ち社会の到来-』 第4章[翻訳]

    SHIMAMURA YASUHARU

    Joint translation, 日本経済新聞社, 1998, Japanese

    General book

  • 『米国ネットワーク社会-産業集積と情報化の新潮流』 第2章 第2節 ネットワーク技術と生産性

    SHIMAMURA YASUHARU

    Single work, 日本経済研究センター, 1997, Japanese

    Report

Presentations

  • ベトナム中部における新型コロナウィルス感染症の医療サービス利用への影響

    国際開発学会第32回全国大会, 20 Nov. 2021

  • ベトナムの公的医療保険市場における加入率の分析 ―国民皆保険化の達成に向けて―

    島村靖治

    国際開発学会第31回全国大会, 06 Dec. 2020, Japanese

  • 新興国の医療保障制度の構築に向けてーベトナムの医療保険制度に関する調査研究ー

    島村靖治

    財務総合政策研究所 ASEANワークショップ, 29 Jun. 2020, Japanese

    [Invited]

    Public discourse

  • 持続可能な農業技術の普及におけるソーシャルネットワークの役割

    島村 靖治

    国際開発学会・人間の安全保障学会共催全国大会, 17 Nov. 2019

  • Analysis on Demand and Supply-side Responses during the Expansion of Health Insurance Coverage in Vietnam: Challenges and Policy Implications toward Universal Health Coverage.

    SHIMAMURA YASUHARU

    2nd ASEAN Conference on Health Impact Assessment, Apr. 2017, English, Hue, Vietnam, International conference

    Oral presentation

  • A Case Study in Central Vietnam: CHC Assessment through Behavioral Analysis of Patients

    SHIMAMURA YASUHARU

    2nd ASEAN Conference on Health Impact Assessment, Apr. 2017, English, Hue, Vietnam, International conference

    [Invited]

    Invited oral presentation

  • Women’s Self-Help Group Participation and Domestic Violence: Impact Evaluation with Consideration of Dowry in Andhra Pradesh, India

    SHIMAMURA YASUHARU

    Asian Economic Development Seminar, Mar. 2017, English, Kyoto University, Domestic conference

    Public discourse

  • SDGsでUHC達成といっても,多くの医療資源を要するUHCが経済的に持続可能なのか?

    SHIMAMURA YASUHARU

    日本国際保健医療学会 第35回西日本地方会, Mar. 2017, Japanese, 神戸大学, Domestic conference

    [Invited]

    Nominated symposium

  • プライマリーレベルの医療サービスに対する主観的認識の要因分析―ベトナム中部の事例―

    SHIMAMURA YASUHARU

    国際開発学会第17回春季大会, Jun. 2016, Japanese, 立命館大学, Domestic conference

    Oral presentation

  • An Investigation of Influential Factors of Choosing Community Health Centers in the Central Region of Vietnam

    SHIMAMURA YASUHARU

    Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy Scientific Workshop, Mar. 2016, English, Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy, International conference

    Public discourse

  • What Factors Affect the Decision of Health Facility Choice in the Central Region of Vietnam?

    SHIMAMURA YASUHARU

    Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy Scientific Workshop, Sep. 2015, English, Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy, International conference

    Public discourse

  • The Dynamics of Educational Attainment for Orphaned Children in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from Malawi

    SHIMAMURA YASUHARU

    Kyoto Workshop on Development Economics, Mar. 2015, English, Kyoto University, Domestic conference

    Oral presentation

  • Risk, Infrastructure, and Rural Market Integration: Role of Infrastructure during Food Price Crisis in Rural Indonesia

    SHIMAMURA YASUHARU

    TEA会春季大会, Mar. 2015, Japanese, 東京農工大学, Domestic conference

    Oral presentation

  • The Dynamics of Educational Attainment for Orphaned Children in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from Malawi

    SHIMAMURA YASUHARU

    Development Workshop, University of California-Davis, Feb. 2015, English, University of California-Davis, USA, International conference

    Public discourse

  • ベトナムにおける公的医療保険の拡大とその影響 -適切な制度設計にむけて‐

    SHIMAMURA YASUHARU

    国際開発学会第24回全国(秋季)大会, Dec. 2013, Japanese, 大阪大学, Domestic conference

    Oral presentation

  • Social and economic aspects of health care at primary level in the central region of Vietnam

    SHIMAMURA YASUHARU

    Vietnam–Japan Health Science Workshop, Sep. 2013, English, Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Hue, Vietnam, International conference

    [Invited]

    Invited oral presentation

  • マイクロ・ファイナンスと児童労働 インド・Andhra Pradesh州の事例

    SHIMAMURA YASUHARU

    国際開発学会第14回春季大会, Jun. 2013, Japanese, 宇都宮大学, Domestic conference

    Oral presentation

  • インド・Andhra Pradesh州におけるマイクロ・ファイナンスのインパクト評価

    SHIMAMURA YASUHARU

    国際開発学会第23回全国(秋季)大会, Dec. 2012, Japanese, 神戸大学, Domestic conference

    Oral presentation

  • サブ・サハラ・アフリカにおける遺児の就学の動学的分析:マラウィの事例

    島村 靖治

    国際開発学会第13回春季大会, Jun. 2012, Japanese, 横浜国立大学, Domestic conference

    Oral presentation

  • インドネシア農村部における経済成長とその恩恵:Pro-Poor Growthの視点からの一考察

    島村 靖治

    国際開発学会第22回全国(秋季)大会, Nov. 2011, Japanese, 名古屋大学, Domestic conference

    Oral presentation

  • Implications of Infrastructure Provision for Food Markets in Rural Indonesia

    島村 靖治

    Kansai Research Group on Development Microeconomics, Nov. 2011, Japanese, 神戸大学梅田インテリジェントラボラトリ, Domestic conference

    Others

  • The Dynamics of Educational Attainment for Orphaned Children and Adolescents in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from Malawi

    SHIMAMURA YASUHARU

    Development Workshop, University of California-Davis, Feb. 2011, English, University of California-Davis, USA, International conference

    Others

  • The Impact of Agricultural Microcredit on Household Consumption and Vulnerability in Rural Malawi

    SHIMAMURA YASUHARU

    Kansai Research Group on Development Microeconomics, Oct. 2010, Japanese, 関西学院大学梅田キャンパス, Domestic conference

    Others

  • The Dynamics of Educational Attainment for Orphaned Children and Adolescents in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from Malawi

    SHIMAMURA YASUHARU

    Economic Development Workshop, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University, Jun. 2010, English, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University, Domestic conference

    Public discourse

  • The Impact of Microfinance on Children’s Education: A Case Study of Women’s Self-Help Groups in Andhra Pradesh, India

    SHIMAMURA YASUHARU

    FASID Monthly Seminar, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Oct. 2009, English, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Domestic conference

    Invited oral presentation

  • The Impact of Women's Self-Help Groups on Child Education in Andhra Pradesh, India

    SHIMAMURA YASUHARU

    Environment and Development Economics Seminar, Kobe University, Jun. 2009, English, Kobe University, Domestic conference

    Invited oral presentation

  • Social Development Outcomes of Rural Financial Institutions in Malawi, Kyrgyzstan, and Andhra Pradesh, India

    SHIMAMURA YASUHARU

    BBL Seminar, World Bank, Washington D.C., USA, Oct. 2008, English, World Bank, Washington D.C., USA, International conference

    Invited oral presentation

  • Social Well-being Outcomes of Rural Microfinance in Andhra Pradesh, India

    SHIMAMURA YASUHARU

    Workshop, Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India, May 2008, English, Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India, International conference

    Others

  • Social Welfare Outcomes of Micro-Credit in Malawi

    SHIMAMURA YASUHARU

    Workshop, World Bank, Lilongwe, Malawi, Jan. 2008, English, World Bank, Lilongwe, Malawi, International conference

    Others

  • Social Development Outcomes of Rural Financial Institutions in Malawi

    島村 靖治

    Workshop, World Bank, Lilongwe, Malawi, Jul. 2006, English, World Bank, Lilongwe, Malawi, International conference

    Others

  • Living Arrangements and Schooling of Orphaned Children and Adolescents in Uganda

    SHIMAMURA YASUHARU

    Development Economics Seminar, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, May 2005, English, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, International conference

    Others

Association Memberships

  • 開発経済学会

  • 日本国際保健医療学会

  • 国際開発学会

  • 日本経済学会

Works

  • 『ミクロデータを用いたプログラム評価手法とその実践』

    Jul. 2008 - Aug. 2008

Research Projects

  • 島村 靖治, 山田 浩之, 中澤 港, 松島 みどり

    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B), Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B), Kobe University, Apr. 2012 - Mar. 2017, Principal investigator

    The introduction of health insurance has been one of the most important policy agenda in a growing number of newly emerging economies. This research project, in Vietnam where the government has exerted enormous efforts towards universal health insurance coverage, aims to implement empirical studies to draw valuable lessons for Vietnam and also other counties in the process of achieving universal health insurance coverage. During this research project, we analyzed statistical data obtained from several governmental organizations such as the General Statistics Office and the Ministry of Health of Vietnam as well as data collected by conducting our original household and health facility surveys in central Vietnam. The findings from our empirical analyses were presented at both domestic and international symposiums, seminars and workshops (16 presentations). In addition 6 academic papers have been published.

  • 島村 靖治

    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C), Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C), 2010 - 2012, Principal investigator

    Under this research project, the following papers were written. First, one paper investigated the mechanism under which orphans in sub-Saharan Africa lagged behind in educational progression. Second, other two papers examined whether participation in microcredit programs in Malawi had a positive impact on child schooling, and also enhanced farmer’s coping abilities against risk. Another paper was written for the purpose of evaluating the impacts of microfinance programs in rural India.In addition, some other papers by using the data set collected in Indonesia tried to draw implications of infrastructure provision, particular irrigation and rural roads, for economic growth. All these papers aimed at making some policy suggestions for poverty alleviation.

  • Exploration of Policy Evaluation Methods based on "Nudges" combined with Large Scale Database in Newly Emerging Economies

    島村 靖治

    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Grant-in-Aid for Challenging Research (Exploratory), Grant-in-Aid for Challenging Research (Exploratory), Kobe University, Jul. 2021 - Mar. 2024, Principal investigator

  • A Comparative Study of Primary Health Care Systems in Indochina Peninsula

    島村 靖治, 山田 浩之, 松島 みどり, 神谷 祐介, 中澤 港

    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Fund for the Promotion of Joint International Research (Fostering Joint International Research (B)), Fund for the Promotion of Joint International Research (Fostering Joint International Research (B)), Kobe University, Oct. 2018 - Mar. 2023, Principal investigator

    本研究は、2015年に国連で採択されたSustainable Development Goals(SDGs)の第3重要課題に設定された「健康な暮らし及び厚生の促進」に関連した研究課題に対して、既存データならびに現地調査を通して収集する独自データを用いて取り組むことを目的としている。2020年度は、これまでに実施してきたベトナムにおける医療保険制度の変遷とその加入率の変化に関する研究を財務省財務総合政策研究所ASEANワークショップにて発表する機会を得ている。近年、急速な経済成長を遂げているASEAN諸国の筆頭であるベトナムにおける保健医療制度に対しては益々関心が高まっている。本ワークショップは有益な情報共有の場となった。ワークショップでは、ベトナムの近年の経済状況の概観から始まり、経済成長と共にどのように国民の健康状態が改善してきたかを示した。その後、ベトナムにおける医療サービスの提供体制(公的医療施設は中央レベル、省レベル、郡レベル、村落レベルの4階層の構造をしている)を示した上で、2020年度までの国民皆保険化を目指して、これまでにどのように医療保険制度が変遷してきたかを示し、1)皆保険化を妨げる要因は何か?2)全国での加入率が8割を越えるなかで医療保険市場の「情報の非対称性」の問題はいつまで残るのか?3)医療保険加入率の増加に伴い医療サービスの需要と供給はどのように変化してきたのか?4)医療保険の加入と企業利益や労働生産性の間にはどのような関係があるのか?について研究発表を行った。なお、本ワークショップでは、ベトナム政府がいかに新型コロナウィルス感染症の拡大を防ぐことができたかについても、特にベトナム政府の初動の速さに注目した発表を行った。そして、1)と2)をまとめた論文については国際開発学会の企画セッションでも発表を行っている。

  • 島村 靖治

    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Grant-in-Aid for Challenging Research (Exploratory), Grant-in-Aid for Challenging Research (Exploratory), Kobe University, Jun. 2018 - Mar. 2021, Principal investigator

    The objective of this research is to make a new methodological proposal for program evaluation and policy simulation to examine the financial sustainability of the public health insurance system in Vietnam. This research implemented some field experiments regarding dissemination of sustainable agricultural practices utilizing previously wasted local resources to improve health conditions of people and ensure the sustainability of the public health insurance system. This research then evaluated the causal effects of the field experiments and tried to link their micro-level impacts to macro-level impacts. During the research period, one paper regarding a new chicken feeding technique was published in the field of natural science. In addition, three papers were published in the field of social science. One paper investigated the dissemination process of sustainable agricultural practices and the other two dealt with policy issues relating to health insurance.