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KITAMURA TomohiroAssociate Professor
Please make an appointment in advance.
I am conducting empirical analysis of efficiency and productivity of public utility industries by adopting company or municipality-level statistical data and using econometric methods. I have evaluated the efficiency and productivity of railroad companies in Japan. Recently, I am investigating the impact of merger of sewerage treatment units on their efficiency and productivity.
Presentation at the 7th Asian Seminar in Regional Science held at National Taiwan University
in September 2017
Lectures and Seminars
All my lectures are taught in Japanese.
"Micro Data Analysis I, II": Individual-level, household-level, or company-level data are called micro data. This course focuses on exercises in analysis using computer. In this course, students obtain and edit micro data, import it into the statistical software, and conduct econometric analysis under the instructions. The instructor also explains the methods and examples of econometric analysis. In this way, this course aims at the course that is valuable for searching topic of graduation thesis and analysis for it. Furthermore, students need to submit assignment almost every week in order to understand the contents of this course.
"Intermediate Microeconomics I, II": This course covers consumer behavior, exchange economy, producer behavior, and externality. In each class, the instructor first explains the concept of the topic, definitions of the technical terms, and solution of the example problems. And then students solve the problems related to the topic.
"Exercises in Intemediate Statistics": In this course, the instructor explains topics covered in the compulsory course "Statistics," students solve problems related to the topics, and then the instructor explains the solution of the problems every week.
"Economics A": This course provides an introduction to microeconomics. It covers the decision making of consumers and firms, the function of market, and its failure. Students need to answer the problem related to the contents every week in order to understand the contents of this course.
"Micro Data Analysis": This lecture is taught in Japanese. Similar to the undergraduate courses "Micro Data Analysis I and II," students obtain and edit micro data, import it into the statistical software, and conduct econometric analysis under the instructions. This course also provides more detailed explanation the methods of econometric analysis than the undergraduate courses do.
I cannot be your supervisor. However, please contact me by e-mail if you need advice on econometric analysis using micro data especially efficiency and productivity analysis of public utility industry.
Kitamura, T. (2017), "Empirical Studies on Efficiency, Returns to Density, and Productivity of Railroad Companies in Japan," Doctoral Thesis, Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University.
Kitamura, T. (2018),"Long-run Impact of Track Improvements on Railroad Productivity," Discussion Papers 1825, Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University.
Kitamura, T. (2018), "Effect of Passengers' Types on Railroad Efficiency: Distance Function Approach," International Public Economy Studies 29, 97-105.