Nobu is a Professor at Faculty of Economics, Hosei University. His research interest is on household intertemporal decisions and poverty dynamics. His work focuses on the evaluation of Index Based Livestock Insurance (IBLI) in Northern Kenya and Southern Ethiopia utilizing household-level socio-economic panel surveys. Prior to joining Hosei U. in 2018, he worked for IBLI project at International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) from 2008 to 2018. He received Master in Economics at University of Tokyo, Japan in 2003 and PhD in Agricultural and Applied Economics at University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA in 2008.

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