Towa Tachibana

Professor, Graduate School of Social Sciences, Chiba University

1-33 Yayoi-cho, Inage, Chiba 263-8522, JAPAN

Office: Room 514, Integrated Research Buildings (1st Block)

Office Hours: Thursdays 12:10 - 13:00 (no office houyrs from Aug. 4 to Sept 29, 2022).


Curriculum Vita

Research Interests:

Current Research Topics:

Classes in 2022
Development Economics I, II (Department of Law, Politics and Economics: 2022 Spring Semester)


Tips on Economics (Ox programs, Excel macro, etc.) (Last Update: August 25, 2021)

Business Directories of Attapeu and Sekong Province, Laos are Published (August 2007)

Papers: (Last Update: March 8, 2022)

1. Journal Paper

Sato, Takeshi, Towa Tachibana, Takeshi Sakurai, and Santosh Rayamajhi (2022), "Do Remittances Make Poor Households More Resistant to `Natural Disasters'? Evidence from the 2015 Earthquake in Nepal, " International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 73, p. 102858.
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Ibrahim, Latif Apaassongo, Takeshi Sakurai, and Towa Tachibana (2022), "Toward Higher Import Substitution: Does Quality Governance Matter for Uptake and Pricing of Improved Local Rice in Ghana?, " Journal of Agribusiness in Developing and Emerging Economies, published online on Feb 14, 2022.

Ibrahim, Latif Apaassongo, Takeshi Sakurai, and Towa Tachibana (2020), "Local Rice Market Development in Ghana: Experimental Sales of Standardized Premium Quality Rice to Retailers, " Japanese Journal of Agricultural Economics, 22, pp. 118-122.

Tachibana, Towa, Angel Adhikari, Santosh Rayamajhi, and Takeshi Sakurai (2019), "Green Makes a Bold Comeback!:Inventory Results of 101 Natural Forests in the Middle Hills of Nepal over Two Decades, " Journal of Forest and Livelihood, 18(1), pp. 12-25.

Tachibana, Towa, Rie Goto, Takeshi Sakurai, Santosh Rayamajhi, Angel Adhikari, and William H. Dow (2019), "Do Remittances Alleviate Negative Impacts of Disaster on Mental Health? A Case of the 2015 Nepal Earthquake, " Social Science & Medicine, 238, 112460.

Tachibana, Towa (2014), "How one becomes an 'entrepreneur' in a transition economy: the case of manufacturers in Laos," Development Studies Research, 1, pp. 186-201.

Tachibana, Towa and Sunit Adhikari (2009), "Does Community-based Management Improve Natural Resource Condition? Evidence from the Forests in Nepal," Land Economics, 85, pp. 107-131.

Sekine, Toshitaka and Towa Tachibana (2007), "Land as Production Input and Collateral: Land Investment by Japanese Firms," Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, 35, pp.497-526.

Tachibana, Towa, Trung. M. Nguyen, and Keijiro Otsuka (2001), "Agricultural Intensification vs. Extensification: A Case Study of Deforestation in the Northern Hill Region of Vietnam," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 41, pp.44-69.

2. Book Chapters

Tachibana, Towa (2016), "Livelihood Strategies of Transmigrant Farmers in Peatland of Central Kalimantan," in Osaki, Mitsuru and Nobuyuki Tsuji, eds., Tropical Peatland Ecosystems, Tokyo: Springer Japan, pp. 613-638.

3. Working Papers, Work in Progress, and Others

4. Recent Presentations

Tachibana, Towa, et al. (2021), "Does the Existence of Overseas Members\\Make Households More Resilient against Natural Hazards? An examination with the post-earthquake census data in Nepal,"
Presented at 2021 Autumn Meeting, Japan Economic Association, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan, October 9, 2021.

Tachibana, Towa, et al. (2019), "Do Remittances Alleviate Negative Impacts of Naturall Disaster on Mental Health? A Case of the 2015 Nepal Earthquake,"
Presented at 2019 Spring Meeting, Japan Economic Association, Musashi University, Tokyo, Japan, June 9, 2019.

Tachibana, Towa (2019), "Does the Market Economy Save the Local Natural Resources While Improving Human Welfare? The Case of 101 Natural Forests in the Middle Hills of Nepal,"
Presented at JpGU (Japan Geoscience Union)-AGU Joint Meeting 2019, InternationalConvention Center, Makuhari Messe, Japan, May 28, 2019.

Tachibana, Towa and Santosh Rayamajhi (2018), "Impacts of Community Management on Forest Conditions: Observations of the 102 Sample Forests over the Two Decades,"
Presented at "International Meeting on 25 Years of Community Forestry in Nepal (", Venue: Hotel Annapurna, Kathmandu Nov. 30, 2018. Click for a picture here.

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