Dr. Takuji T. Tsusaka

Dr. Takuji T. Tsusaka
Assistant Professor

Natural Resources Management
School of Environment, Resources and Development
   takuji@ait.asia
     (+66-2) 524 5585
Room No: E213 (Academic Building)

Area of Expertise

  1. Agricultural Economics
  2. Natural Resources Economics
  3. Poverty Reduction
  4. Social Capital Formation
  5. Impact Evaluation
  6. Technology Adoption
  7. Gender in Smallholder Agriculture

Dr. Takuji T. Tsusaka is Assistant Professor in Natural Resources Management (NRM) Program of the Department of Development and Sustainability (DDS), School of Environment, Resources and Development, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT). He is a natural resource economist with expertise in poverty reduction, technology adoption, social capital formation, spatial econometrics, impact evaluation, and gender in smallholder agriculture. He was educated in Japan and USA, and has obtained BE in Applied Physics, MA in International Development Studies, and Ph.D. in Development Economics, and been working in the private sector, public sector, and as a freelancer. In the public sector, he has experience with international organizations such as ICRISAT, IRRI, and AIT, where he led or contributed to projects funded by BMGF, USAID, EU, GIZ, IFPRI, World Bank, etc. He is also an honorary associate professor at Kobe University. He has visited 70 countries, lived in UK, USA, France, Canada, the Philippines, Thailand, Kenya, and Malawi, and conducted research in the Philippines, India, Thailand, Pakistan, Myanmar, Malawi, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and more. In the rural Philippines, his team found the emergence of social norm and community mechanism as induced by the collective water resource management (See doi: 10.1016/j.jebo.2015.04.022 and doi: 10.3390/w9030202)