Ryota Nakamura is an associate professor at Hitotsubashi University, Japan. He also serves as a visiting associate professor at the Institute of Statistical Mathematics. He is an applied microeconomist specialising in health economics and policy. He holds a BA and an MA in Economics from Kyoto University and a PhD in Economics from the University of York. Prior to joining Hitotsubashi University in 2016, he held positions at the University of East Anglia and the University of York. His research interests include empirical and theoretical investigations of health-related behavior as well as healthcare systems to inform national and international public health policies, using a wide range of research methods including micro-econometric analysis of observational data, e.g. impact evaluation, economic experiment, modelling, and evidence synthesis.