Yoshihiro Kaneko graduated from Department of Sociology and Department of Economics, Hitotsubashi University, and Graduate School of Economics of Hitotsubashi University (Ph. D. in Economics). He worked as a researcher of Japan Institute of Labor from 1993 to 1996, and served as the Director of Empirical Social Security Research, the Director of Theoretical Social Security Research, and an Advisory Officer for Policy Research Coordination of National Institute of Population and Social Security Research before he was appointed as a Professor of Center for Intergenerational Studies, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University in 2016. He took his present position in April 2018. His research interests are public finance and empirical studies on social security, including 1) income inequality and health conditions, 2) cost-effective analysis of health care and long-term care. His publications include Japanese books titled Economic Analysis of Pension System, Toyokeizai Publishing Company, 1996, and Social Security System towards New Risks, University of Tokyo Press, 2012.
Kaneko, Y., “Chapter VI. Social Security System,” Labor Situation in Japan and Its Analysis: General Overview 2015/2016,
The Japan Institute for Labour Policy and Training, 2016.
Kaneko, Y.,” Policy for People with Disabilities”, Chapter 8, Social Security in Japan 2014,
National Institute of Population and Social Security Research, 2015.
Kaneko, Y., “Life security function of the public pension insurance and supplementary role of the corporate pension scheme - in the case of Japan,” The proceedings of The 10th International Conference on Social Security, Beijing, China 2014 International conference proceedings
Kaneko, Y., “Population ageing and old-age income security in Japan,” Proceedings of International Conference on Population Ageing and Old-age Income Security, Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs, Korea 2013 International conference proceedings
Kaneko, Y., “Social Safety Net Capacity Building Programs in JAPAN,” Proceedings of International Conference on Population Ageing and Old-age Income Security, Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs, Korea 2013 International conference proceedings,
Hashimoto, H., H. Noguchi, P. Heidenreich, O. Saynina, A. Moreland, S. Miyazaki, S. Ikeda, Y. Kaneko, and N. Ikegami, “The diffusion of medical technology, local conditions, and technology re-invention: a comparative case study on coronary stenting,” Health Policy
, 79 (2-3), 221-230, 2006.
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