Masateru Yamatani

Masateru Yamatani is a PhD student with concentration in comparative politics and political methodology. His research interest is the interplay of globalization and domestic politics in mature democracies. Methodology-wise, he is interested in application of causal inference techniques, and his recent working paper explores the relative age effect on political selection of elites in both single-member district and proportional representation portion in Japanese general elections using regression discontinuity design. 

Education & Training

  • M.A. in International Public Policy, Osaka University
  • B.A. in Political Science, Doshisha University