APARC Publications

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Shorenstein APARC Publications

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3D mockup cover of APARC's volume 'South Korea's Democracy in Crisis'

Examining South Korea's Democratic Decline

In 'South Korea's Democracy in Crisis,' experts from Korea and the US explore how illiberalism, populism, and polarization have eroded Korean democracy and affected Korean society and politics.
Cover of book "Drivers of Innovation"

Fostering Pathways to Innovation in the Asia-Pacific

In 'Drivers of Innovation,' scholars from the US and Asia explore education and finance policies conducive to accelerating entrepreneurship and developing human capital for innovation in Asian nations.
3D mockup of the cover of the volume "The Courteous Power'

Analyzing Japan-Southeast Asia Relations in the Indo-Pacific Era

In Kiyoteru Tsutsui's and John D. Ciorciari's 'The Courteous Power,' experts offer fresh perspectives on Japan's relationships with Southeast Asian nations and the balance in the Indo-Pacific region.

APARC Monograph Series with Stanford University Press

Jointly with Stanford University Press, the Center produces the series Studies of the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, featuring academic research by our faculty and scholars.

APARC Books Distributed by Rowman & Littlefield

The Center produces books featuring policy-relevant research and analysis of developing issues by our scholars and affiliates. Titles in this series are distributed by the Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group.

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Toshiaki Iizuka
Working Papers

Robots and Labor in the Service Sector: Evidence from Nursing Homes

Karen Eggleston, Yong Suk Lee, Toshiaki Iizuka
Asia Health Policy Program working paper # 63, 2021 February 16, 2021

In one of the first studies of service sector robotics using establishment-level data, we study the relationship between robots and staffing in Japanese nursing homes. We utilize variation in robot subsidies across prefectures as an instrumental variable to explore the impact of robot adoption on nursing homes’ staffing decisions. We find that robot adoption appears to decrease difficulty in staff retention and to increase employment by augmenting the number of care workers and nurses on flexible employment contracts.

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Journal Articles

False Alarm? Estimating the Marginal Value of Health Signals

Brian Chen, Karen Eggleston, Toshiaki Iizuka, Katsuhiko Nishiyama
Journal of Public Economics, 2021 February 2, 2021
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Journal Articles

Avoidable Hospital Admissions From Diabetes Complications In Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, And Communities Outside Beijing

Jianchao Quan, Huyang Zhang, Deanette Pang, Brian K. Chen, Janice M. Johnston, Weiyan Jian, Zheng Yi Lau, Toshiaki Iizuka, Gabriel M. Leung, Hai Fang, Kelvin B. Tan, Karen Eggleston
Health Affairs, 2018 January 19, 2018

Improving the quality of primary care may reduce avoidable hospital admissions. Avoidable admissions for conditions such as diabetes are used as a quality metric in the Health Care Quality Indicators of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Using the OECD indicators, we compared avoidable admission rates and spending for diabetes-related complications in Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, and rural and peri-urban Beijing, China, in the period 2008–14.

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