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All data is as of June 18, 2024.


Devahastin Patrick
Assistant Professor (Special Appointment)
Affiliation Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Discipline Economics
Academic Degrees University of Warwick Master of Science in Economics
Hiroshima University PhD in Economics
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
Comments 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.
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Topic Asia/Oceania
Economic Policy
Economic Theory
Situations Surrounding Developing Countries
SDGs 1 No poverty 2 Zero hunger 3 Good health and well-being 4 Quality education 5 Gender equality 8 Decent work and economic growth 10 Reduced inequalities 11 Sustainable cities and communities 12 Responsible consumption, production 16 Peace, justice and strong institutions 17 Partnerships for the goals
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