Naohiro Ogawa is a Professor of Population Economics at the Nihon University College of Economics and Director of the Nihon University Population Research Institute. He has written extensively on population and development in Japan and other Asian countries. More specifically, his research has focused on issues such as socioeconomic impacts of low fertility and rapid ageing, modelling demographic and social security–related variables, as well as policies related to fertility, employment, marriage, child care, retirement and care for the elderly. His recent work includes measuring intergenerational transfers. He has published numerous academic papers in journals such as American Economic Review, Journal of Labor Economics, Demography, Population Studies and Population and Development Review. In collaboration with other scholars he has also edited several journals and books, the most recent being Low Fertility and Reproductive Health in East Asia, published in 2015.