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Graduate School of Social System Studies
University of Kitakyushu
4-2-1 Kitagata, Kokuraminami-ku,
Kitakyushu-shi, Fukuoka 802-8577

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OkuyamaYasuhide Okuyama

Professor of the Graduate School (Social System Studies)
Chair, Doctoral Program

Yasuhide Okuyama works in the areas of regional economic analysis, focusing on economic impacts of disasters and structural analysis of regional economy.  His current research is on the construction of a standardized framework for disaster impact analysis. 

Professor Okuyama is also affiliated with the Center for Urban Earthquake Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, for research on urban disaster management.

Professor Okuyama was a World Bank consultant for the Assessment on the Economics of Disaster Risk Reduction, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery in 2008-2009. 

Professor Okuyama’s articles have appeared in journals such as Journal of Regional Science, Economic Systems Research, Disaster Prevention and Management.  He was the lead editor of the book, titled Modeling Spatial and Economic Impacts of Disasters (2004, Springer).  He currently serves on the editorial board of Economic Systems Research


Current Research Projects

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C), Principal Investigator, "Toward the Creation of Standardized Framework for Disaster Impact Estimation," (Award No. 21510199) 4/2009-3/2012.


Selected Publications

Yasuhide Okuyama (2010) “Globalization and Localization of Disaster Impacts: An Empirical Examination,” CEFifo Forum, 11 (2): 56-66.

Yasuhide Okuyama and Sebnum Sahin (2009) “Impact Estimation of Disasters: A Global Aggregate for 1960 to 2007,” Policy Research Working Paper 4963, the World Bank.

Yasuhide Okuyama (2007) “Economic Modeling for Disaster Impact Analysis: Past, Present, and Future,” Economic Systems Research. 19 (2): 115-124.

Yasuhide Okuyama, Michael Sonis, and Geoffrey J.D. Hewings. (2006) “Typology of Structural Change in a Regional Economy: a Temporal Inverse Analysis,” Economic Systems Research. 18 (2): 133-153.

Yasuhide Okuyama (2004) “Modeling Spatial Economic Impacts of an Earthquake: Input-Output Approaches,” Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal, 13 (4): 297-306.

Yasuhide Okuyama and Stephanie E. Chang eds. (2004) Modeling Spatial and Economic Impacts of Disasters, Springer-Verlag.





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Email: okuyama@kitakyu-u.ac.jp

Economics of disasters;
Regional science;
Input-output analysis;
Urban and regional planning.

Ph.D. Regional Planning
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1999

M.S. Urban and Regional Planning
University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1994

M.S. Environmental Science
University of Tsukuba, 1986

Bachelor Urban and Regional Planning
University of Tsukuba, 1984

Curriculum Vitae