Assistant Professor

Education, Degree

B.A. Management, Dokkyo University, Japan, 1997
M.A. Commerce, Keio University, Japan, 2001
Ph.D. Economics, State University of New York at Buffalo, USA, 2010

Professional Experience

Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University, 2011-2013
Research Associate, Health Care Science Institute, 2013-2015
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Policy and Health Economics, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyoto University, 2015-2017
Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Nagoya City University, 2017-present

Research Fields

Indsutrial Organization, Health Economics

Research Interests

Innovation, R&D, Health Care and Pharmaceutical Policy

Selected Publications

Naohiko Wakutsu, Hiroshi Nakamura and Hiroaki Kakihara (2016) “Simulated Impact of Price Discounting Policy on Pharmaceutical Expenditure for Optimal Balance between Public Payer Cost and Provider Incentive for R&D in Japan,” Japanese Journal of Health Economics and Policy, 28(2), pp.88-102 (in Japanese).
Naohiko Wakutsu and Hiroshi Nakamura (2015) “New NHI Drug-pricing System in Japan: Incentives for R&D and Budget Neutrality”, International Journal of Economic Policy Studies, 10, pp.1-12.