Yumi Shimabukuro

Associate Research Scholar, Weatherhead East Asian Institute

Japanese Political Economy, Democratization and Economic Development in Northeast Asia, and Politics of Poverty in Affluent Democracies

Yumi received her Ph.D. from the Department of Political Science at MIT and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship from Harvard University.

She is currently working on a book manuscript entitled Building an Inegalitarian Welfare State which offers a systematic comparative examination of Japanese welfare state development. Yumi's article-length projects address the issues of the origins of capitalism and democratic institutions, industrial relations, and the politics of social assistance for the elderly in East Asia.

Her research has been funded by various organizations, including the Association for Asian Studies, Social Science Research Council, the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University, and the Center for International Studies at MIT.

In the upcoming semester, Yumi will teach two courses: Managing Social and Economic Risk: Comparative Public Policy Approaches and The Politics of Building Welfare States in East Asia.

Please visit www.yshimabukuro.com for more information about my teaching and research.

Email: yts2002@columbia.edu