Kazushi Takahashi is a Japanese development economist. He is a Professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), and is a director of the Global Governance (G-cube) Program at GRIPS, Japan. Before joining GRIPS, he was an Associate Professor and Professor at Sophia University from 2015 to 2019, a visiting research fellow at the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management of Cornell University from 2010 to 2012, and a research fellow at the Institute of Developing Economies-Japan External Trade Organization (IDE-JETRO) from 2006 to 2015. He received his B.A. in Policy Management from Keio University and both his Master in International Development Studies and Ph.D. in Development Economics from GRIPS. His scholarly interests include agricultural technology adoption, rural poverty dynamics, microfinance, human capital investment, and aid effectiveness in Asia and Sub-Saharan African countries.He has published his research in major agricultural and development economics journals, such as American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Developing Economies, Economic Development and Cultural Change, World Bank Economic Review, and World Development.