Patrick Devahastin

Last Updated :2024/07/03

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Assistant Professor (Special Appointment)
E-mail
patrick-devahastinhiroshima-u.ac.jp
Self-introduction
I come from a multicultural background that has shaped my worldview and fueled my passion for addressing societal issues. Throughout my undergraduate years, I had the opportunity to visit esteemed institutions such as LSE, UCLA, and the University of Richmond (VA). These experiences exposed me to diverse applications of Economics and deepened my understanding of how this field could be harnessed to address societal challenges. I received my MSc in Economics from the University of Warwick and my PhD in Economics from Hiroshima University. My current research interests are in labour and gender economics. Specifically, I am interested in studies on challenges that gender and sexual minorities encounter in school and workplaces and how those challenges impact their economic outcomes. I am also interested in the role of culture on behaviours and labour market decisions.

Basic Information

Academic Degrees

  • Master of Science in Economics, University of Warwick
  • PhD in Economics, Hiroshima University

Research Fields

  • Humanities;History;History of Europe and America
  • Social sciences;Economics;Economic history
  • Social sciences;Economics;Economic policy

Research Keywords

  • Family Economics
  • Discrimination
  • Gender and LGBTQ+ Economics
  • Labour Economics

Affiliated Academic Societies

  • American Economic Association, 2023
  • Asian and Australasian Society of Labour Economics, 2022

Educational Activity

Award of Education

  1. Excellent Student Scholarship (2023), Hiroshima University
  2. Excellent Student Scholarship (2022), Hiroshima University

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. ★, Willing or hesitant? A socioeconomic study on the potential acceptance of COVID-19 vaccine in Japan, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(9), 4864, 2021
  2. Do financial literacy and financial education influence smoking behavior in the United States?, International journal of environmental research and public health, 18(5), 2579, 2021
  3. ★, Who became lonely during the COVID-19 pandemic? An investigation of the socioeconomic aspects of loneliness in Japan, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(10), 6242, 2022
  4. ★, A longitudinal study on loneliness during the COVID-19 pandemic in Japan, International journal of environmental research and public health, 19(18), 11248, 2022
  5. Has smartphone use influenced loneliness during the covid-19 pandemic in Japan?, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(17), 10540, 2022
  6. Financial Literacy and Exercise Behavior: Evidence from Japan, Sustainability, 13(8), 4189, 2021
  7. ★, Satisfaction with the COVID-19 Economic Stimulus Policy: A Study of the Special Cash Payment Policy for Residents of Japan, Sustainability, 14(6), 3401, 2022
  8. Financial Literacy and Exercise Behavior in the United States, Sustainability, 13(16), 9452, 2021

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. Can work-from-home reshape the work and home environment in Japan?, Asian and Australasian Society of Labour Economics 2023 Conference, 2023/12, English, Asian and Australasian Society of Labour Economics, National Taiwan University
  2. Loneliness among Workers in Japan during the Pandemic, Asian and Australasian Society of Labour Economics 2022 Conference, 2022/12, English, Asian and Australasian Society of Labour Economics, The University of Tokyo
  3. The effect of work-from-home on the work environment in Japan, Summer School on Socioeconomic Opportunity and Inequality, 2023/07, English, Stone Center for Research on Wealth Inequality and Mobility (The University of Chicago) and Institute of Economic Research (Seoul National University), Seoul National University