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Kengo Igei

Last updated : July 18, 2024

Project associate professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University Representative Director, Center for Evidence Co-creation

Areas of Expertise
  • Applied econometrics
  • Economics of Education

Bio
Kengo Igei is a project associate professor at the Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University. He earned his Ph.D. in international studies from the University of Tokyo in 2017. He was a researcher at Japan International Cooperation Agency Research Institute, and at a consulting firm before assuming his current position in 2021. He founded a non-profit corporation, Center for Evidence Co-creation, in 2023.

Research Program
Comprehensive Empirical Analysis of Children’s Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Skills

Select Publications

  • Maruyama, T., & Igei, K. (2023) Community-wide support for primary students to improve foundational literacy and numeracy: Empirical evidence from Madagascar, Economic Development and Cultural Change, forthcoming.

  • Kurokawa, H., Igei, K., Kitsuki, A., Kurita, K., Managi, S., Nakamuro, M., & Sakano, A. (2023) Improvement impact of nudges incorporated in environmental education on students’ environmental knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors, Journal of Environmental Management, 325, 116612.

  • Takahashi R., Igei K., Tsugawa Y., & Nakamuro M. (2023) The effect of silent eating during lunchtime at schools on the COVID-19 outbreaks, RIETI Discussion Paper Series 23-E-068.

  • Maruyama, T., & Igei, K. (2023) Developing collective impact to improve foundational learning: Evidence from Madagascar after the COVID-19 pandemic shock, JICA Ogata Research Institute Discussion Paper No.15.

  • Maruyama, T., & Igei, K. (2023) Scaling up interventions to improve basic reading: Evidence from Madagascar after the COVID-19 pandemic shock on education, JICA Ogata Research Institute Discussion Paper No.4.

  • Igei K., Kurokawa H., Iseki M., Kitsuki A., Kurita K., Managi S., Nakamuro M., & Sakano A. (2022) Nudges to increase the effectiveness of environmental education: New evidence from a field experiment, RIETI Discussion Paper Series 22-E-111.

  • Igei, K., Takio, K., Aoyagi, K., & Takasaki, Y. (2021) Vocational training for demobilized ex-combatants with disabilities in Rwanda, Journal of Development Effectiveness 13(4): 360-384.

  • Yuki, T., & Igei, K. (2020) School autonomy and learning outcomes in Burkina Faso and Senegal in Mikiko Nishimura (ed.) Community participation with schools in developing countries: Towards equitable and inclusive basic education for all, Routledge.

  • Igei, K. (2020) Does learning the social model improve behavior towards persons with disabilities? A randomized experiment for taxi drivers in South Africa, JICA Research Institute Working Paper 204.

  • Suzuki, A., & Igei, K. (2019) Does efficient provision of business development services yield better results for SMEs?: Evidence from a networking project in Thailand, Journal of Development Effectiveness, 1–27.

  • Igei, K. (2018) Were the adverse effects of disability on employment mitigated during 2002-2015 in South Africa?: A pseudo-panel approach, JICA Research Institute Working Paper 168.

  • Igei, K. (2017) Untangling disability and poverty: A matching approach using large-scale data in South Africa, JICA Research Institute Working Paper 142.

  • Igei, K., & Yuki, T. (2015). Determinants of school enrollment of girls in rural Yemen: Parental aspirations and attitudes toward girls’ education, JICA Research Institute Working Paper 107.

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