Title: Health and Livelihood of Malawi Villages
Dr. Matsui has earned a Ph.D. in economics from the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, with the dissertation titled, “Economic Justice and Income Distribution.” His major area of research and teaching is Development Economics, particularly concentrating on national poverty, rural poverty, income disparity, discrimination, empowerment of women, and famine analysis. His interest in research is mainly based on human development approach rather than just ‘economic’ development. Thus, he has researched in the framework of Microcredit for poverty reduction, Human Development Index, social business, and local currency movements. The regions he has done researches are Southeast Asian countries, Korea, Thailand, China (Quizhou), Bangladesh. Most recently, he engaged in a small-scale survey in rural Malawi.
The recent publication includes The Chronically Poor in Rural Bangladesh: Livelihood constraints and capabilities, Routledge, 2009; Dynamics of Poverty in Rural Bangladesh, Springer, 2013; and Solidarity Economy and Social Business: New models for a new society, Springer, 2015.