Director General,Institute for Health Economics and Policy
Chairperson, Council on Social Security, Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare
Shuzo Nishimura has been serving as a director general at the Institute for Health Economics and Policy since 2015 and a Visitiong Professor of Kwansei-Gakuin University, after serving as a Director General of National Institute of of Social Security and Population Studies from 2010 to 2014. He is also appointed as a chairperson of Council on Social Security, Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare. He graduated from Kyoto University with a BA in economics and obtained a Ph. D. in Economics from Kyoto University in 1988. His areas of expertise are social security and health economics. He was the first chiraperson of Japan Health Economics Association. His publications include jointly written book, Economics of Health Behavior, Nippon Hyoron sha. Co. Ltd. 2009 （in Japanese） and a editorial supervised book, The Integrated Community Care System, Keio University Press, 2013 （in Japanese）.