Futoshi Yamauchi



Senior Research Fellow


Futoshi Yamauchi is Senior Research Fellow at Market, Trade and Institutions Division. His specializations include human capital formation, the labor market, agriculture, rural development, social learning, and governance issues in developing countries. He has extensive field experience in Indonesia, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand and some other countries including Kenya, Malawi, Papua New Guinea, and more recently, China and Vietnam. Prior to rejoining IFPRI in 2018, Futoshi was Senior Economist in Education and Research Departments at the World Bank. He has also taught at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Yokohama National University, and Kyoto University. Born in Japan, Futoshi received his B.A. in law and M.A. in economics from Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, and his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

Current Research:

  • Skill formation in developing countries
  • Transition from school to labor market
  • Small farms in Asia
  • Wage growth, landholding and mechanization in agriculture
  • Impacts of food price crisis on child growth
  • Insuring farmers
  • Big data on labor markets

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