Name

SHIMOKAWA, Satoru

Official Title

Associate Professor

Affiliation

(School of Political Science and Economics)

Contact Information

Mail Address

Mail Address
s.shimokawa@waseda.jp

URL

Grant-in-aids for Scientific Researcher Number
40767224

Sub-affiliation

Affiliated Institutes

ソーシャル&ヒューマン・キャピタル研究所

研究所員 2017-

Educational background・Degree

Educational background

-2000 Hokkaido University, Agricultural Economics, B.S.
-2003 Cornell University, Applied Economics and Management, M.S.
-2007 Cornell University, Applied Economics and Management, Ph.D.

Career

2007-2015Hong Kong University of Science &Technology,Division of Social Science,Assistant Professor
2015-2016The Institute of Developing Economies,Research Fellow
2016-Waseda University,School of Political Science and Economics,Associate Professor

Research Field

Keywords

Food Policy,Development Economics,Chinese Economy

Paper

The Effect of Health Information on Smoking Intensity: Does Addiction Matter?

Sen Zeng and Satoru Shimokawa

Applied Economics forthcoming2019/12-

DOIlink

Partial Smoking Ban and Secondhand Smoke Exposure in Japan

Sen Zeng, Haruko Noguchi, and Satoru Shimokawa

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 16(15) p.28042019/08-

DOIlink

Emerging markets for U.S. Pork in China: Experimental evidence from mainland and Hong Kong consumers

Ortega, David L.; Chen, Maolong; Wang, H. Holly; Shimokawa, Satoru

Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 42(2) p.275 - 2902017/05-2017/05

Scopus

Detail

ISSN:10685502

Outline:© Copyright 2017 Western Agricultural Economics Association. A major concern for international marketers is how products will be received by foreign consumers in other markets. This study uses choice modeling to assess Chinese consumer preferences for pork and evaluate the potential demand for U.S. pork in the cities of Guangzhou and Hong Kong. We find that differences in preferences for domestic versus imported pork can be explained, in part, by consumers' level of patriotism. Marketing pork with a food safety claim can increase market demand for U.S. products, and accounting for differences in nationalistic attitudes can aid marketing efforts.

Promoting Dietary Guidelines and Environmental Sustainability in China

Lei Lei and Satoru Shimokawa

China Economic Review forthecoming2017-

DOIlink

Nutritional impacts of rising food prices in African countries: a review

Yu, Xiaohua; Shimokawa, Satoru

Food Security 8(5) p.985 - 9972016/10-2016/10

DOIScopus

Detail

ISSN:18764517

Outline:© 2016, Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht and International Society for Plant Pathology.This paper investigates the influences of food price spikes on nutritional outcomes in six African countries: DR Congo, Ethiopia, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Uganda. Drawing on the estimates of food demand elasticity with respect to food prices in previous studies, we constructed the elasticity of calorie and protein consumption with respect to food prices. We find that, while increasing cereal prices has the largest negative influences on both calorie and protein consumption in all the countries, the magnitude of the influences may differ by regions and the country’s dietary patterns. The negative influences are particularly large in rural areas and in the countries whose diets highly depend on a single staple cereal while small in the countries whose diets have alternative staple foods. Our findings highlight the importance of stabilizing cereal prices to reduce calorie deficiency while it may not be enough to improve protein deficiency.

Why can calorie posting be apparently ineffective? The roles of two conflicting learning effects

Shimokawa, Satoru

Food Policy 64p.107 - 1202016/10-2016/10

DOIScopus

Detail

ISSN:03069192

Outline:© 2016 Elsevier LtdWe investigate why the aggregate effect of calorie posting on calorie consumption can be insignificant by decomposing the learning effect into two conflicting components: a calorie-decreasing effect of learning that one was underestimating caloric content (LUE), and a calorie-increasing effect of learning that one was overestimating caloric content (LOE). Our lab snack-order experiments demonstrate the existence of the LUE effect (−8.3%) and the LOE effect (+4.8%), where the aggregate learning effect is −5.8%. Our results also imply that the LUE can be cancelled out by a positive saliency effect, while the undesirable saliency effect may be mitigated by combining the calorie posting with information about daily calorie needs.

Consumer Preferences for US Beef Products: A Meta-Analysis

Yu, Xiaohua, Zhifeng Gao, and Satoru Shimokawa

Italian Review of Agricultural Economics 71(2) p.177 - 1952016-

DOIlink

Sustainable Meat Consumption in China.

Shimokawa, Satoru.

Journal of Integrative Agriculture 14(6) p.1023 - 10322015-

DOIlink

When Does Dietary Knowledge Matter to Obesity and Overweight Prevention?

Shimokawa, Satoru.

Food Policy 38(1) p.35 - 462013-

DOIlink

Asymmetric Intra-household Allocation of Calories in China.

Shimokawa, Satoru.

American Journal of Agricultural Economics 92(3) p.873 - 8882010-

DOIlink

Nutrient Intake of the Poor and Its Implications for the Nutritional Effect of Cereal Price Subsidies: Evidence from China.

Shimokawa, Satoru.

World Development 38(7) p.1001 - 10112010-

DOIlink

Understanding the Differences in Obesity among Working Adults between Taiwan and China.

Shimokawa, Satoru, Hung-Hao Chang, and Per Pinstrup-Andersen.

Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition 18(1) p.88 - 952009-

link

Do Poverty and Poor Health and Nutrition Increase the Risk of Armed Conflict Onset?

Pinstrup-Andersen, Per and Satoru Shimokawa.

Food Policy 33(6) p.513 - 5202008-

DOIlink

The Labor Market Impact of Body Weight in China: A Semiparametric Analysis.

Shimokawa, Satoru.

Applied Economics 40(8) p.949 - 9682008-

DOIlink

Books And Publication

The Rising Cost of a Healthy Diet: Changing Relative Prices of Foods in High-income and Emerging Economies

Steve Wiggins, Sharada Keats, Euna Han, Satoru Shimokawa, Joel Alberto Vargas Hernandez, and Rafael Moreira Claro.(Sharing writing)

Overseas Development Institute2015-

Rural Infrastructure and Agricultural Development.

Pinstrup-Andersen, Per, and Satoru Shimokawa. (Eds., F. Bourguignon and B. Pleskovic)

Rethinking Infrastructure for Development, The World Bank.2007-

Detali

Responsible Number of Pages:175-204

Lecture And Oral

No-tolerant Consumers, Information Treatments, and Demand for Stigmatized Foods: the Case of Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Accident in Japan

Satoru Shimokawa, Yoko Niiyama, Yayoi Kito, Haruyo Kudo, Michitoshi Yamaguchi

International Conference of Agricultural Economists2018/07/28

Detail

International conferenceOral presentation(general)Venue:Vancouver

Research Grants & Projects

Grant-in-aids for Scientific Research Adoption Situation

Research Classification:Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research B (PI)

Sustainable Measures to Mitigate Consumers' Excessive Avoidance of Fukushima Foods - Behavioral Economics Approach

2019/04-2022/03

Allocation Class:¥10530000

Research Classification:Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists A (PI)

Consumer Demand and Satisfaction to Food Safety in China

2016/04-2019/03

Research Field:Agricultural Economics

Allocation Class:¥12740000

Research Classification:

Development of risk communication model for food safety and requirements of profession

2015/04-2018/03

Allocation Class:¥40430000

Research Classification:

Decision Making on Food Choice and Meal Construction and Requirements of Health Risk Communication

2019/-0-2023/-0

Allocation Class:¥36140000

Research Classification:

Consumers' Demand and Satisfaction for Food Quality and Safety in China

2016/-0-2019/-0

Allocation Class:¥12740000

On-campus Research System

Special Research Project

Impact of Cultivated Land Conversion on Food Security in China

2016

Research Results Outline:In China, the steep rise in cultivated land conversion, accompanied by a poIn China, the steep rise in cultivated land conversion, accompanied by a population increase, has provoked the debate about ...In China, the steep rise in cultivated land conversion, accompanied by a population increase, has provoked the debate about its impact on food security. Accordingly, the Chinese government emphasizes the importance of retaining cultivated land. However, it is still controversial if cultivated land conversion really threatens China’s food security. Thus, this study investigates the causal impact of cultivated land conversion on grain output in China by employing the instrumental variables estimation. Our estimation strategy exploits the facts that tax reform (a change in the enterprise tax-sharing scheme) and administrative decentralization in 2002 unintentionally influenced farmland conversion and that the magnitude of the unintended influences varied across local governments depending on how much their tax revenues had depended on the enterprise tax before the reform. Using data from 1999 to 2005, we found that land conveyance area significantly increased as local governments’ fiscal revenue decreased, and a decrease in farmland area caused by the land conveyance decreased grain output. Even after controlling for potential endogeneity bias, a 1% decrease in local government’s fiscal revenue increased land conveyance areas by 3.4%, and it decreased grain output by 0.10%. The findings may moderately support China’s recently imposed “redline” of 120 million hectares of cultivated land.

Lecture Course

Course TitleSchoolYearTerm
Interdisciplinary Lecture [J]School of Political Science and Economics2019fall semester
Basic Seminar [E] 07School of Political Science and Economics2019fall semester
Advanced Seminar I [E] 07School of Political Science and Economics2019spring semester
Advanced Seminar II [E] 07School of Political Science and Economics2019fall semester
Economics of Resources and Food [E] 01School of Political Science and Economics2019spring semester
Advanced Seminar III [E] 07School of Political Science and Economics2019spring semester
Advanced Seminar IV [E] 07School of Political Science and Economics2019fall semester
Thesis [E] 07School of Political Science and Economics2019fall semester
Thesis [E] 07School of Political Science and Economics2019spring semester
Agricultural EconomicsGraduate School of Economics2019spring semester
Research guidance(seminar)on Agriculture Economics A(Shimokawa, S)Graduate School of Economics2019spring semester
Doctoral Research guidance on Agriculture Economics A(Shimokawa, S)Graduate School of Economics2019spring semester
Research guidance(seminar)on Agriculture Economics B(Shimokawa, S)Graduate School of Economics2019fall semester
Doctoral Research guidance on Agriculture Economics B(Shimokawa, S)Graduate School of Economics2019fall semester
Research guidance(seminar)on Agricultural Economics AGraduate School of Economics2019spring semester
Research guidance(seminar) on Agricultural Economics BGraduate School of Economics2019fall semester