Ideas for Developing Asia and the Pacific

Naohiro Ogawa, Visiting Fellow

Shujiro Urata, Visiting Fellow

Naohiro Ogawa

Naohiro Ogawa joined the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) as a Visiting Fellow in June 2020.

Before joining ADBI, he taught population economics at institutions such as Nihon University’s College of Economics, the University of Tokyo’s Graduate School of Economics, and University of Malaya’s Faculty of Economics and Public Administration. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Hawaii. 

He has written extensively on population and development in Japan and other Asian countries. His research has focused on issues such as the socioeconomic impacts of low fertility and rapid aging, modeling demographics and social security-related variables, and policies related to fertility, employment, marriage, childcare, retirement, and care for the elderly. 

His recent work includes analyzing intergenerational transfers based on National Transfer Accounts and remeasuring population aging by shedding light upon changing cognitive functioning among old workers in Japan and other Asian countries.