Hokkaido University Public Policy School
Kita 9 Nishi 7, Kita-ku, Sapporo 060-0809, JAPAN
Before joining the Public Policy School at Hokkaido University, Dr. Masayo Sato worked for the Department of Research Planning and Coordination of IPSS as a researcher. Prior to that, she was
working as a visiting researcher at Dr. Katsuaki Matsumoto's Department (Department of Empirical Social Security Research).
With a background in economics, Dr. Sato received her Ph.D degree in international public policy from Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP, Osaka University).
Dr. Sato is interested in social security systems and public finance, paying particular attention to the relation between medical institutions, patients, insurers, government, and other health
"Someday", she says, "I want to make the whole system clear from financial aspects econometrically and establish some simulation model." Dr. Sato has also carried out medical analyses using micro-data, and has been doing research on pharmaceuticals and addictive behavior like smoking, drinking, etc.