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OKABE, Tomohito

Assistant Professor / Research Division of Economic Institutions and Policy

Macroeconomics, Public Economics, Political Economy


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Previous research

In my PhD thesis, I presented a political economy model of endogenous growth which can be used for calibration exercises to explain regional differences in growth. I also conducted an empirical study on transitions in individual preference for political parties using public opinion data from the U.S. I assumed that the partisanship preference changes over time according to a Markov chain and estimated the transitional matrix using the maximum entropy method.


Current research projects

I am currently examining efficient resource allocation from the central (or the federal) to local governments in a dynamic context.

growth theory, public finance, political economy, regional economy