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Yutaro Sakai

Yutaro Sakai

Postdoctoral Research Associate, School of Sustainability

School of Sustainability
Arizona State University
PO Box 875502
Tempe, AZ 85287-5502


  • Senior Sustainability Fellow, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, School of Sustainability


  • PhD, Economics, University of Calgary, 2017
  • MS, Global Agricultural Science, University of Tokyo, 2010
  • BS, Regional Economics and Resources Science, University of Tokyo

Journal Articles


Sakai, Y. 2018. The Vaccination Kuznets Curve: Do vaccination rates rise and fall with income?. Journal of Health Economics 57(Jan):195-205. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhealeco.2017.12.002. (link )


Matsui, T., T. Nakajima, Y. Sakai and N. Yagi. 2017. Empirical analysis of the distribution and consumption form and transmission of the price of marine products, focusing on tuna. Nippon Suisan Gakkaishi 83(5):795-801. DOI: 10.2331/suisan.15-00013. (link )

Sakai, Y. 2017. Subsidies, fisheries management and stock depletion. Land Economics 93(1):165-178. DOI: 10.3368/le.93.1.165. (link )


Nakajima, T., T. Matsui, Y. Sakai and N. Yagi. 2014. Structural changes and imperfect competition in the supply chain of Japanese fisheries product market. Fisheries Science 80(6):1337-1345. DOI: 10.1007/s12562-014-0788-9. (link )

Oishi, T., N. Yagi, M. Ariji and Y. Sakai. 2014. Methodology and application of a model to estimate fishery resource trends by effort and catch data. Journal of International Fisheries 13:1-12. (link )


Kurokura, H., A. Takagi, Y. Sakai and N. Yagi. 2012. Tuna goes around the world on sushi. Aquaculture Economics & Management 16(2):155-166. DOI: 10.1080/13657305.2012.678553. (link )

Sakai, Y., K. Mori and N. Yagi. 2012. The technical efficiency analysis for Japanese fishery: The case for the offshore bottom trawl fishery in Hokkaido. Kokusai Gyogyo Kenkyu 11:101-119 (in Japanese).

Sakai, Y., T. Nakajima, T. Matsui and N. Yagi. 2012. Asymmetric price transmission in the Japanese seafood market. Nippon Suisan Gakkaishi 78(3):468-478 (in Japanese). DOI: 10.2331/suisan.78.468. (link )


Nakajima, T., T. Matsui, Y. Sakai and N. Yagi. 2011. Capturing changes in asymmetric price transmission: A rolling window TAR estimation using bluefin tuna case study. Journal of International Fisheries 10:1-18. (link )

Sakai, Y., T. Matsui, T. Nakajima and N. Yagi. 2011. Structural change and price transmission in Japanese marine products market: The case of bluefin tuna. Kokusai Gyogyo Kenkyu 10:1-13 (in Japanese).


Sakai, Y., T. Matsui, N. Yagi, Y. Senda and H. Kurokura. 2010. Econometric analysis of the factors contributing to the fish price increase in coastal TURFs in Japan: The case of the income pooling fishery for coastal shrimp “Sakuraebi Sergia lucens". Fisheries Science 76(4):711-718. DOI: 10.1007/s12562-010-0257-z. (link )


Sakai, Y., N. Yagi, M. Ariji, A. Takahara and H. Kurokura. 2009. Substitute and complement relations among various fish species in the Japanese market: Implications for fishery resource management. Fisheries Science 75(5):1079-1087. DOI: 10.1007/s12562-009-0140-y. (link )

Book Chapters


Sakai, Y. 2014. Kouritsusei Bunseki kara Kangaeru Gyogyokanri no Houkousei” [A note on the possible directions of fisheries management based on efficiency analyses]. Pp. 279-287 In: Tada, M., S. Ro, M. Ariji and S. Harada eds., Kawariyuku Nihongyogyo [Changing Japanese Fisheries]. Hokuto Shobo (in Japanese).