Position: Program-Specific Assistant Professor

MAIL: kkogure [at] cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp

Research Departments

Political and Economic Coexistence



Research Interests

Development Economics, Political Economy, Applied Microeconometrics

My research interests are in development economics, political economy, and applied microeconometrics. My research focuses on better understanding the process of social and economic change and development, with an emphasis on the role of institutions (both formal and informal ones) as well as human rationality. I have studied human behaviors and development in Cambodia after the institutional catastrophe under the Khmer Rouge regime (1975-1979). I am now working on a project examining the formation of power after its collapse, its change through time, and their impacts on economic development. I am also interested in developing methodological tools that help in exploring those research themes.

  • Kogure, Katsuo and Yoshito Takasaki, “GIS for Empirical Research Design: An Illustration with Georeferenced Point Data,” PLoS ONE 14(3): e0212316, 2019.
  • Kogure, Katsuo, “Some Remarks on the Causal Inference for Historical Persistence,” HIAS Discussion Paper E-44, Hitotsubashi University, May 2017.
  • Kogure, Katsuo and Yoshito Takasaki, “Conflict, Institutions, and Economic Behavior: Legacies of the Cambodian Genocide,” Discussion Paper in Economics and Business No 16-30, Osaka University, HIAS Discussion Paper E-39, Hitotsubashi University, CIRJE Discussion Paper 1034, University of Tokyo, December 2016.
  • Kogure, Katsuo, “Impacts of Institutional Changes in Cambodia under the Pol Pot Regime,” CEI Working Paper No.2012-13, Hitotsubashi University, March 2013.
  • Kogure, Katsuo and Yoshito Takasaki, “Long-term effects of the Cambodian genocide on education” The Economic Review (Keizaikenkyu) 65(1): 42-55, January 2014 (in Japanese)
  • Yoshida, Atsushi, Katsuo Kogure, and Koichi Ushijima, “School Choice and Student Sorting: Evidence from Adachi Ward in Japan,” Japanese Economic Review, 60(4), December 2009, pp.446-472.

  • Title: “Empirical Study on Mutual Interactions between Institutions and Human Behaviors”
    Period: 2015-2018
    Description: Young Scientists B