Kawabata, Mizuki



Faculty of Economics (Mita)



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Career 【 Display / hide

  • 2002

    The University of Tokyo, Center for Spatial Information Science, Post-Doc Researcher

  • 2005

    The University of Tokyo, Center for Spatial Information Science, Associate Professor

  • 2012

    Keio University, Faculty of Economics, Associate Professor

  • 2014

    Keio University, Faculty of Economics, Professor

Academic Background 【 Display / hide

  • 1995.03

    Keio University, Faculty of Economics

    University, Graduated

  • 1997.03

    Keio University, Media and Governance

    Graduate School, Completed, Master's course

  • 2002.06

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Architecture and Planning, Department of Urban Studies and Planning

    U.S., Graduate School, Completed, Doctoral course

Academic Degrees 【 Display / hide

  • Bachelor (Economics), Keio University, 1995.03

  • Master (Media and Governance), Keio University, Coursework, 1997.03

  • Ph.D. (Urban and Regional Planning), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Coursework, 2002.06

Licenses and Qualifications 【 Display / hide

  • GIS Professional certified by the U.S. GIS Certification Institute, 2005.09


Research Areas 【 Display / hide

  • Economic policy (spatial information science, economic geography, urban and regional policy)

  • Economic policy (Applications of GIS, spatial statistics, and spatial econometrics)

Research Keywords 【 Display / hide

  • geographic information systems (GIS)

  • economic geography

  • urban and regional policy

  • spatial statistics

  • spatial econometrics


Books 【 Display / hide

  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and the exploration of geographical world

    Kawabata, Mizuki, Keio University Press, 2019.04

    Scope: In Takeyama, M., Matsubara, A. (eds.) Human Geography. pp. 94-109. (in Japanese)

  • The use of GIS in real estate economic analysis

    Kawabata, M., Toyo Keizai Inc, 2018.07

    Scope: (In Real Estate Policy Study Group (eds.) Real Estate Policy Studies Individual Research II: Real Estate Economic Analysis. pp. 208-229)

  • Introduction to GIS for Economic and Policy Analysis 2: Spatial Statistics Tools and Applications with ArcGIS Pro

    Kawabata, M., Kokon-Shoin, 2018.04

  • Introduction to GIS for Economic and Policy Analysis 1: Basics with ArcGIS Pro

    Kawabata, M., Kokon-Shoin, 2018.04

  • Introduction to GIS for Economic and Policy Analysis: Learning with ArcGIS 10.2 & 10.3

    Kawabata, M., Kokon-Shoin, 2015.10

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Papers 【 Display / hide

  • Spatial clustering patterns of children in single-mother households in Japan

    Abe, Y., Kawabata, M., Shibatsuji, Y

    Journal of Spatial Econometrics  2021

    Research paper (scientific journal), Joint Work, Accepted

  • Geographic disparities in female employment and commuting time

    Kawabata, M.

    Quarterly Housing and Land Economics 115   16 - 25 2020

    Research paper (scientific journal), Single Work

  • Geographically weighted regression analysis of abandoned farmland based on the Census of Agriculture and Forestry in Japan

    Suzuki, T., Kawabata, M.

    Theory and Applications of GIS 27 ( 1 ) 13 - 23 2019.06

    Research paper (scientific journal), Accepted

  • Intra-metropolitan spatial patterns of female labor force participation and commute times in Tokyo

    Kawabata Mizuki, Abe Yukiko

    Regional Science and Urban Economics 68   291 - 303 2018.01

    Research paper (scientific journal), Joint Work, Accepted,  ISSN  0166-0462

     View Summary

    <p>We explore intra-metropolitan spatial patterns of female labor force participation, and examine how they relate to commute times in Tokyo. The spatial patterns differ markedly by marital status and the presence of children. For married mothers, the spatial clusters of low participation and regular employment rates are largely located in the inner suburbs, many of which overlap with the spatial clusters of long male commute times. The spatial regression results indicate that for married mothers, a longer commute time is significantly associated with lower participation and regular employment rates, while for unmarried and childless married women, these associations are mostly nonsignificant. Among married mothers, the magnitude of the negative associations is greater for college graduates than for those with a high school education or less, suggesting that highly educated mothers are especially sensitive to commute times. We argue that the spatial transportation constraint intensifies the household division of labor, resulting in unique patterns for married mothers.</p>

  • Status and issues of GIS use in economics

    Kawabata, M.

    Theory and Applications of GIS 22 ( 1 ) 47 - 52 2014.06

    Research paper (scientific journal), Single Work, Accepted

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Papers, etc., Registered in KOARA 【 Display / hide

Research Projects of Competitive Funds, etc. 【 Display / hide

  • The use of GIS and tools of spatial statistics and spatial econometrics for urban and regional economic analysis


    JSPS, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Mizuki Kawabata, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C), Principal Investigator

  • Spatial econometric analysis of disaster risk and land price using GIS and spatial panel data


    Japan Center for Economic Research, Research Grant, Mizuki Kawabata, Principal Investigator

  • Urban and regional spatial structures and female employment using GIS


    Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University, 人文学・社会科学データインフラストラクチャー構築プログラム オーダーメード集計補助プロジェクト, Mizuki Kawabata, Principal Investigator

  • Urban spatial structure and female labor force participation: a study by GIS and spatial statistics tools


    JSPS, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, 河端 瑞貴, Grant-in-Aid for Challenging Exploratory Research, Principal Investigator

  • Methods of the use of GIS and spatial data in economic analysis of urban policy


    JSPS, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Mizuki Kawabata, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B), Principal Investigator

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Awards 【 Display / hide

  • CSIS DAYS 2020 優秀共同研究発表賞

    Abe, Y., Kawabata, M., Shibatsuji, Y., 2020.11, Center for Spatial Information Science at the University of Tokyo

  • Best Paper Award of ARSC (Applied Regional Science Conference)

    2015.11, 応用地域学会

  • Research Encouragement Award (GIS Association of Japan)

    2006.10, GIS Association of Japan

  • Barclay Gibbs Jones Award for Best Dissertation in Planning (Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning)

    2002.11, Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning

    Type of Award: International Academic Awards

  • Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation Award (Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT)

    2002.06, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT

    Country: U.S.


Courses Taught 【 Display / hide







  • Urban and Regional Mobility Industry (Sponsored by Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting LLC)

    2021, Autumn Semester



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Memberships in Academic Societies 【 Display / hide

  • GIS Association of Japan

  • Japanese Economic Association

  • Applied Regional Science Conference

  • The Association of Japanese Geographers


Committee Experiences 【 Display / hide

  • 2021.04

    Chair, Review Committee on Model Projects for Solving Regional Issues Using Human Flow Data, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Japan

  • 2021.04

    Member, Review Committee on Urban Regeneration Step Up Project (Shibuya District) Shibuya 1-chome Area Joint Development Project, Bureau of Urban Development, Tokyo

  • 2020.09

    Harassment countermeasure committee member, 2020 Autumn Meeting, Japanese Economic Association

  • 2020.07

    地域の不動産市場動向把握のための面的データ等活用手法検討委員会委員, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Government of Japan

  • 2020.05

    Board Member, GIS Association of Japan

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