Dr. Takahashi earned his Ph.D. in Development Economics from National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies and Master of International Development Studies from National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies. He studied B.A. in Policy Management from Keio University. His research interests include Development Economics, Rural Poverty Dynamics, Microfinance, Technology Adoption, Human Capital Investment, Impact Evaluation, etc.
Currently he is working as an Associate Professor at Sophia University and prior to that as an Associate Professor, Institute of Developing Economies Advanced School, as a Research Fellow, Institute of Developing Economies-JETRO, as a Visiting Scholar, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University, as a JSPS Research Fellow (DC1), National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies.