KURITA Kyosuke is Associate Professor of School of Economics at Kwansei Gakuin University. He received his Ph.D. from Hitotsubashi University, in Tokyo. He has held a previous visiting position at UNU-WIDER (United Nations University, Helsinki, Finland). He is also visiting research fellow at DG-REGIO (Directorate General Regional Policy), European Commission; and at SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies), University of London. His main research interests are new technology adoption in agriculture, improvement of productivity of Small and Medium enterprises in Asian countries, poverty reduction in Africa, migration and happiness in Cambodia and applied micro econometrics.