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Portrait of Masayo Sato, researcher at the Department of Research Planning and Coordination of the IPSS

National Institute of Population and Social Security Research
Hibiya Kokusai Building 6th Floor
2-2-3 Uchisaiwaicho Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo, 100-0011 Japan

Professional background

Dr. Masayo Sato joined the Department of Research Planning and Coordination of IPSS as a researcher in April 2002. 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).

Research interests

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 policy actors.

"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.