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Employment
2011.04 - present Lecturer, Graduate School of Economics, Hitotsubashi University
2009.04 - 2011.03 Research Fellow, National Rehabilitation Center for People with Disabilities
2008.04 - 2009.03 Postdoctoral Fellow, Ritsumeikan University

Education
2008.01 Ph.D. in Economics, Hitotsubashi University
2003.03 M.A. in Economics, Hitotsubashi University
2001.03 B.A. in Economics, Hitotsubashi University

Fields/Interest
Social Choice Theory, Applied Microeconomics and Public Economics.

Works in Progress
1) "Envy-Freeness, Efficiency, and Collective Rationality," revision requested by Social Choice and Welfare.
2) "Impossibilities of Paretian Social Welfare Functions for Infinite Utility Streams with Distributive Justice," revision requested by Social Choice and Welfare.
3) "Determinants of Academic Achievement among Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children in Japanese Regular School," (with Yuko Mori).
4) "Historical Analysis on the Concept of 'Joho-hosho' for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing People," (with Moeko Kashima) in Japanese.

Journal Articles
1) "Structural Problems of Sign Language Interpretation Systems in Japan: A Field Survey of Kanazawa, Kyoto, and Nakano," by Norihito Sakamoto, Hiroko Sato and Aiko Watanabe, Core Ethics, Vol. 7, pp. 131-140, in Japanese.
2) "Consistency of Social Decision Problem on Lexicographic Composition Approach," by Norihito Sakamoto, The Economic Review (Keizai Kenkyu), Vol. 61(4), pp. 302-310, in Japanese.
3) "On Literacy, Language and Academic Achievement of Deaf Children with Cochlear Implants," by Norihito Sakamoto, Core Ethics, Vol. 5, pp. 161-170, in Japanese.
4) "Economic Analysis of Health Care Expenditure among the Elderly in Japan," by Norihito Sakamoto, Ars Vivendi, Vol. 1, pp. 42-54, in Japanese.
5) "Four Essays in Social Choice Theory and Normative Economics" by Norihito Sakamoto, Ph.D. Thesis (January 2008), Hitotsubashi University, in Japanese.

Books
1) Normative, Policy and Technological Issues of Communication for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People, (ed. with S. Sakurai), Seikatsu Shoin, forthcoming, in Japanese.

Book Chapters
1) "Higher Education and Employment of Deaf and Hard of Hearing People in Japan," in N. Sakamoto and S. Sakurai, [eds.] Normative, Policy and Technological Issues of Communication for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People, Seikatsu Shoin, forthcoming, in Japanese.
2) "Linguistic Justice and Cost Sharing Problem," in N. Sakamoto and S. Sakurai, [eds.] Normative, Policy and Technological Issues of Communication for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People, Seikatsu Shoin, forthcoming, in Japanese.
3) "Speech Recognition Engines as Communication Tools for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People," (with S. Sakurai and M. Kashima,) in N. Sakamoto and S. Sakurai, [eds.] Normative, Policy and Technological Issues of Communication for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People, Seikatsu Shoin, forthcoming, in Japanese.
4) "Sign Language Interpretation Systems in Japan," (with H. Sato and A. Watanabe,) in N. Sakamoto and S. Sakurai, [eds.] Normative, Policy and Technological Issues of Communication for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People, Seikatsu Shoin, forthcoming, in Japanese.
5) "Economic Effects of Disability Discrimination Act," in N. Sakamoto and S. Sakurai, [eds.] Normative, Policy and Technological Issues of Communication for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People, Seikatsu Shoin, forthcoming, in Japanese.
6) "Students' Attributions and Motivations of Sign Language Seminars in Japan," (with H. Sato,) in Research Group on Accessible Communication for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People, [ed.] Efficiency and Sustainability of Sign Language Interpretation Systems in Japan, pp. 5-19, Research Report of Mizuho Welfare Foundation, in Japanese.
7) "A Survey on Usage Situation and Frequency of Sign Language Interpreters in Japan," (with Y. Hirotsu,) in Research Group on Accessible Communication for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People, [ed.] Efficiency and Sustainability of Sign Language Interpretation Systems in Japan, pp. 20-37, Research Report of Mizuho Welfare Foundation, in Japanese.
8) "Economic Analysis of Sign Language Interpretation Systems in Japan," in Research Group on Accessible Communication for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People, [ed.] Efficiency and Sustainability of Sign Language Interpretation Systems in Japan, pp. 38-44, Research Report of Mizuho Welfare Foundation, in Japanese.

Other Publications in Japanese
1) "Empirical Analysis of Training and Early Intervention Effects on Academic Achievement of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children in Japanese Regular School," (with Y. Mori,) Bell, No. 150, pp. 16-23, in Japanese.

Presentations at Conference
2010.10 Japanese Association for Philosophical and Ethical Researches in Medicine, Iwate, Japan.
2010.10 Ritsumeikan University G-COE Symposium on Euthanasia, Bioethics, and Medical Ethics, Kyoto, Japan.
2010.09 Japan Society for Disability Studies, Tokyo, Japan.
2010.03 Ritsumeikan University G-COE Symposium on Communication for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People, Kyoto, Japan.
2009.09 Japan Society for Disability Studies, Kyoto, Japan.
2009.03 Western Economic Association International, Kyoto, Japan.
2009.01 Hitotsubashi G-COE Lectures and Workshop on Choice, Games and Welfare, Tokyo, Japan.
2008.09 Japan Economic Association, Osaka, Japan.
2006.10 Japan Institute of Public Finance, Osaka, Japan.
2006.10 Japan Economic Association, Osaka, Japan.
2005.10 Japan Institute of Public Finance, Tokyo, Japan.
2005.06 Japan Economic Association, Kyoto, Japan.

Seminar Talk
2010: Tokyo University, Ritsumeikan University, 2009: Tokyo University, Hiratsuka School for the Deaf, Ritsumeikan University, 2006: Hitotsubashi University, 2005: Hitotsubashi University.

Fellowships/Honors
2010.04 - 2014.03 Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B) from Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (PI: 3,000,000JPY).
2009.11 - 2010.10 Research Grant from Pfizer Health Research Foundation (PI: 1,000,000JPY).
2009.11 - 2010.10 Research Grant from Mizuho Welfare Foundation (PI: 1,230,000JPY).
2008.04 - 2010.03 Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (Start-up) from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (PI: 2,570,000JPY).

Teaching Experience
Hitotsubashi University: Normative Economics (2011, Winter), Economics of Public Policies (2011, Winter).

Languages
English, Japanese (Native).


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