Hideaki Goto

FacultyGraduate School of International Relations
Last Updated: Apr. 30, 2020 at 21:30

Researcher Profile & Settings


    Hideaki Goto


  • Graduate School of International Relations Professor


  • Apr. 2001Mar. 2006University of Tokyo Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences (Doctoral Program)
  • Jan. 2009Cornell University Department of Applied Economics and Management
  • Mar. 2001University of Tokyo Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences (Master's Program)
  • Mar. 1999University of Tokyo Faculty of Letters


  • Ph.D. in Applied Economics(Cornell University)

Association Memberships

    American Economic Association

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Apr. 2018- TodayProfessor, Graduate School of International Relations, International University of Japan
  • 20142018Associate Professor, Graduate School of International Relations, International University of Japan
  • 20122014Assistant Professor, Waseda Institute for Advanced Study (WIAS), Waseda University
  • 20092012Postdoctoral Fellow, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies

Research Activities

Research Interests

    Individual decision making, Social preferences, Social norms, Inequality, Poverty

Published Papers

  • Determinants of School Dropout in Lao PDR: A Survival Analysis
    Kikeo Boualaphet, Hideaki Goto
    Working Paper EMS-2019-04, IUJ Research Institute, International University of Japan (Revised version forthcoming in Journal of International Development) May 2019 [Refereed]
  • International Migration, Foreign Direct Investment, and Development Stage in Developing Economies
    Ei Ei Phyo, Hideaki Goto, Makoto Kakinaka
    Review of Development Economics 23 940-956 May 2019 [Refereed]
  • Why Does Economic Performance Differ between Domestic and Foreign-Owned Establishments? Evidence from Nigeria
    Hideaki Goto, Nonso R. Okechukwu
    Working Paper EMS-2019-01, IUJ Research Institute, International University of Japan Jan. 2019
  • How does socio-economic environment influence the distribution of altruism?
    Hideaki Goto
    THEORY AND DECISION 82(1) 93-116 Jan. 2017 [Refereed]
    This paper analyzes how socio-economic environment affects the extent of individual altruism and its distribution within a society. We show that if the socio-economic institution that structures interactions between individuals can be represented by a supermodular game, individuals tend to become more homogeneous in terms of altruism as spillover effects increase. This implies that people living close to one another and engaging in joint production, such as irrigation agriculture in a rural village, are more likely to exhibit similar levels of altruism than those living apart and engaging in more or less independent work.
  • Middlemen, fair traders, and poverty
    Nancy H. Chau, Hideaki Goto, Ravi Kanbur
    JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC INEQUALITY 14(1) 81-108 Mar. 2016 [Refereed]
    We propose a spatial model of producer market access where local middlemen reap market power due to match friction, and fair traders enter to present an alternative. The model features location as a key determinant of the impact of fair trader entry on the market share of fair traders, the distribution of consumer willingness to pay between middlemen and producers, and intra- / inter-regional poverty incidence. For governments who wish to minimize the poverty gap, our results support directing resources to subsidize fair trade organizations, and/or to producers with no access to markets, rather than to local middlemen intermediaries.
  • Economic Development and Preferences for Redistribution
    Hideaki Goto
    Working Paper EMS-2016-10, IUJ Research Institute, International University of Japan 2016
  • Negative Skill Sorting across Production Chains
    Yoko Asuyama, Hideaki Goto
    IDE Discussion Paper No. 557, Institute of Developing Economies (IDE), JETRO 2016
  • Labor Market Competitiveness and the Size of the Informal Sector
    Hideaki Goto, Yukichi Mano
    Journal of Population Economics 25 495-509 2012 [Refereed]
  • The Optimal Minimum Wage for Poverty Minimization
    Hideaki Goto
    Bulletin of Economic Research 64 192-208 2012 [Refereed]
  • Repayment Frequency and Repayment Performance in Microfinance
    Hideaki Goto
    WIAS Discussion Paper No. 2012-002, Waseda University 2012
  • Social Norms, Inequality and Child Labor
    Hideaki Goto
    Journal of Socio-Economics 40 806-814 2011 [Refereed]
  • The Poverty Effects of Microfinance: The Role of Competition and Lending Technologies
    Hideaki Goto
    GCOE Economics Working Paper No. 37, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies 2010
  • Social Norms, Inequality and Fertility
    Hideaki Goto
    Economics Bulletin 10(13) 1-9 2008 [Refereed]
  • Labor Market Competitiveness and Poverty
    Hideaki Goto
    Department of Applied Economics and Management Working Paper 08-20, Cornell University 2008

Educational Activities

Teaching Experience

  • Introductory Mathematics for Economics (National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies)
  • Interactions, Institutions and Economic Development (International University of Japan)
  • Public Finance (International University of Japan)
  • Microeconomics (International University of Japan, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies)
  • Development Economics (International University of Japan, Sophia University)
  • Poverty Alleviation (International University of Japan, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies)

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