Center for Research and Education in Program Evaluation (CREPE), University of Tokyo

Upcoming Events/SeminarsArchives

May 25, 2022
Professor Yasuyuki Sawada participates in Luncheon Panel "Population Aging" as a panelist , at 9th Annual Conference of Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research


May 9, 2022
"Democratic institutions and social capital: Experimental evidence on school-based management from a developing country" by Professor Yasuyuki Sawada and Professor Drew Griffen (coauthored with Takeshi Aida, Eiji Kozuka, Haruko Noguchi, and Yasuyuki Todo)has been published in Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization
April 29, 2022
Article by Professor Yasutora Watanabe in Nikkei Newspaper (Article in Japanese)
April 28, 2022
CREPE research member Professor Yuji Genda awarded a 2022 Medal with Purple Ribbon
April 27, 2022
"COVID-19 Vaccination Mandates and Vaccine Uptake" by Professor Hitoshi Shigeoka (coauthored with Alexander Karaivanov, Dongwoo Kim, and Shih En Lu) has been accepted by Nature Human Behaviour
We evaluate the impact of government-mandated proof of vaccination requirements for access to public venues and non-essential businesses on COVID-19 vaccine uptake. We find that the announcement of a mandate is associated with a rapid and significant surge in new vaccinations (more than 60% increase in weekly first doses), using the variation in the timing of these measures across Canadian provinces in a difference-in-differences approach. Time-series analysis for each province and for France, Italy, and Germany corroborates this finding. Counterfactual simulations using our estimates suggest the following cumulative gains in the vaccination rate among the eligible population (age 12 and over) as of October 31, 2021: up to 5 percentage points (p.p.) for Canadian provinces, adding up to 979,000 first doses in total for Canada (5 to 13 weeks after the provincial mandate announcements), 8 p.p. for France (16 weeks post-announcement), 12 p.p. for Italy (14 weeks post-announcement) and 4.7 p.p. for Germany (11 weeks post-announcement). This paper is widely covered by government agencies such as CDC, and numerous media such as The Economist
April 1, 2022
Professor Yasuyuki Sawada appointed the director of CREPE

Inforamtion for updates

May 10, 2022
Hikaru Kawarazaki, Minhaj Mahmud, Yasuyuki Sawada, Mai Seki, and Kazuma Takakura, "Still Biased? A Remaining Classical Selection Problem of RCTs in Education"(CREPEDP-121)
May 6, 2022
Sachiko Miyata, Yasuyuki Sawada, and Kazuma Takakura, "Rise and Fall of New Technology: Quasi-experimental Evidence from a Developing Country" (CREPEDP-120)

Our Research concerning the Affects of COVID-19Archives

March 30, 2022
Yasuyuki Sawada and Lea R. Sumulong (2021) "Macroeconomic Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Developing Asia", in John Beirne, Peter J. Morgan, and Tetsushi Sonobe, eds., COVID-19 Impacts and Policy Options: An Asian Perspective.