Award Information

Abe Fellowship 1994
Institutional Affiliation (at time of award):
Associate Director, Comparative Health Care Policy Research Project, Stanford University
How Does Japan Do It? Quantitative Analysis of the Japanese Health Care System

Using two large sets of Japanese micro data, I plan to conduct empirical studies in two broad areas of health economics: patient behavior and provider behavior. Since the existing Japanese health economics studies are largely based on aggregate data, my studies based on micro data will provide an original and clearer understanding of the Japanese health care system. The value of this will be twofold: to help Japanese policy officials make more informed decisions, and to provide policy implications to countries such as the U.S.