Yusuke Narita is an economist, (social) entrepreneur, and public speaker/writer working across multiple countries and fields. He is an Assistant Professor at Yale University in the US and the founder of the startup Hanjuku-kaso Inc. in Japan. As a researcher, he develops methods that use algorithms, data, and evidence to improve social decision-making. He deploys his research output to solve real-world business and policy problems, especially education and health policy issues. He is also active in the media and is one of the most widely known academics in Japan. At the intersection of academia, industry, media, and policy, his work won several prizes, including The Prime Minister Prize, The World Economic Forum's Young Global Leaders, the Japanese government’s Open Innovation Award, and MIT Technology Review’s Innovators under 35 Japan, among others. He obtained a Ph.D. from MIT and a bachelor from the University of Tokyo (with the best undergraduate thesis award given to an outstanding thesis once every few years). He was previously a Visiting Assistant Professor at Stanford University, Visiting Associate Professor at Hitotsubashi University, and currently holds research affiliate positions at MIT, University of Chicago, and University of Tokyo, among others.
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