Professor, Hitotsubashi Institute for Advanced Study, Hitotsubashi University
Ryota Nakamura is a professor based in the Hitotsubashi Institute for Advanced Study. He is an applied microeconomist specialising in health. He holds a BA and an MA in Economics from Kyoto University and a PhD in Economics from the University of York. Prior to joining Hitotsubashi University in 2016, he held positions at the University of East Anglia and the University of York. His research interests include empirical and theoretical investigations of health-related behavior as well as healthcare systems to inform national and international public health policies, using a wide range of research methods including micro-econometric analysis of observational data, economic experiment, modelling, and evidence synthesis.
Detailed profile (HRI: Hitotsubashi Researchers Information)
- Zizzo, D.J., M. Parravano, R. Nakamura, S. Forwood, and M. Suhrcke, “The impact of taxation and signposting on diet: an online field study with breakfast cereals and soft drinks,” Experimental Economics, 2021.
- Lou, J., S. KC, K.Y. Toh, S.Dabak, A.Adler, J.Ahn, D.B.S. Bayani, K. Chan, D. Choiphel, B. Chua, A.J. Genuino, A.M. Guerrero, B. Kearney, L.W. Lin, Y. Liu, R. Nakamura, F. Pearce, S. Prinja, R. Pwu, A.A. Shafie, B. Sui, A. Suwantika, Y. Teerawattananon, S. Tunis, H. Wu, J. Zalcberg, K. Zhao, W. Isaranuwatchai and H. Wee, “Real-world data for health technology assessment for reimbursement decisions in Asia: current landscape and a way forward,” International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, 36(5), 474-480, 2020.
- Chen, C., A.V. Dieterich, J.J.E. Koh, K. Akksilp, E.H. Tong, N. Budtarad, A.M. Müller, T. Anothaisintawee, B.C. Tai, W. Rattanavipapong, W. Isaranuwatchai, T. Rouyard, R. Nakamura, F. Müller-Riemenschneider, and Y. Teerawattananon, “The physical activity at work (PAW) study protocol: a cluster randomised trial of a multicomponent short-break intervention to reduce sitting time and increase physical activity among office workers in Thailand,” BMC Public Health, 20(1), 1-12, 2020.
- Isaranuwatchai, W., Y. Teerawattananon, R. Archer, A. Luz, M. Sharma, W. Rattanavipapong, T. Anothaisintawee, R. Bacon, T. Bhatia, J. Bump, K. Chalkidou, A.G. Elshaug, D.D. Kim, S. Krishnamurthy, R. Nakamura, P.J. Neumann, A. Shichijo, P.C. Smith, and A.J. Culyer, “Prevention of non-communicable disease: best buys, wasted buys, and contestable buys,” The BMJ, 368, m141, 2020.
- Nakamura, R., A. Mirelman, C. Cuadrado, N. Silva, J. Dunstan and M. Suhrcke, “Health Impacts of the Chilean Sugar Sweetened Beverage Tax,” Revill et al. (Eds.) World Scientific Series in Global Health Economics and Public Policy: Volume 5 Global Health Economics Shaping Health Policy in Low- and Middle Income Countries. Singapore: World Scientific, 2020.
- Cuadrado, C., J. Dunstan, N. Silva-Illanes, A.J. Mirelman, R. Nakamura, and M. Suhrcke, “Effects of a sugar-sweetened beverage tax on prices and affordability of soft drinks in Chile: A time series analysis,” Social Science & Medicine, 245, 112708, 2020.
- Daff, M., S. Diouf, E.S.M. Diop, Y. Mano, R. Nakamura, M.M. Sy, M. Tobe, S. Togawa, and M. Ngom. “Reforms for financial protection schemes towards universal health coverage, Senegal,” Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 98, 100-108, 2020.
- Nakamura, R., J. Lomas, K. Claxton, F. Bokhari, R. Moreno-Serra, and M. Suhrcke, “Assessing the Impact of Health Care on Mortality Using Cross Country Data,” Revill et al. (Eds.) World Scientific Series in Global Health Economics and Public Policy: Volume 5 Global Health Economics Shaping Health Policy in Low- and Middle Income Countries. Singapore: World Scientific, 2020.
- Revill, P., J. Ochalek, J. Lomas, R. Nakamura, B. Woods, A. Rollinger, M. Suhrcke, M. Sculpher, and K. Claxton, “Cost-Effectiveness Thresholds in Low- and Middle-Income Countries,” Revill et al. (Eds.) World Scientific Series in Global Health Economics and Public Policy: Volume 5 Global Health Economics Shaping Health Policy in Low- and Middle Income Countries. Singapore: World Scientific, 2020.
- Bhatia, T., A. Shichijo, and R. Nakamura, “Best Buys,” Isaranuwatchai et al. (Eds.) Non-Communicable Disease Prevention: Best Buys, Wasted Buys and Contestable Buys. London: Open Book Publishers, 2020.
- Yao, Y., R. Nakamura, and N. Sari, “The educational gap in tar and nicotine content in purchases of cigarettes: An observational study using large-scale representative survey data from Japan,” Preventive Medicine, 129, 105828, 2019.
- Teerawattananon, Y., W. Rattanavipapong, L. Lin, S. Dabak, B. Gibbons, W. Isaranuwatchai, K.Y. Toh, B.P. Cher, F. Pearce, D.B. Bayani, R. Nakamura, R.F. Pwu, A.A Shafie, D. Adhikari, S. Prinja, and W. Babidge, “Landscape analysis of health technology assessment (HTA): systems and practices in Asia,” International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, 35(6), 416–421, 2019.
- Nakamura, R., A. J. Mirelman, C. Cuadrado, N. Silva-Illanes, J. Dunstan, and M. Suhrcke, “Evaluating the 2014 sugar-sweetened beverage tax in Chile: An observational study in urban areas,” PLOS Medicine, 2018.
- Nakamura, R., M. Suhrcke, and D. Zizoo, “A triple test for behavioral economics models and public health policy,” Theory and Decision, 83 (4), 513-533, 2017.