堀内 勇作/Yusaku Horiuchi

Yusaku Horiuchi


Professor of Government and Mitsui Professor of Japanese Studies, Dartmouth College

Areas of Expertise

  • Comparative political behavior
  • public opinion
  • Japanese politics
  • electoral institutions
  • political economy
  • political methodology


Received a BA in economics from Keio University, an MA in international and development economics from Yale University, and a PhD in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Was an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science, National University of Singapore, and associate professor in the Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University, before assuming his present post. Concurrently serves as a research associate at the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University. Has also been a guest professor at Keio University and visiting professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


  • Horiuchi, Yusaku, Daniel M. Smith, and Teppei Yamamoto. 2018. “Measuring Voters’ Multidimensional Policy Preferences with Conjoint Analysis: Application to Japan’s 2014 Election.” Political Analysis 26(2): 190–209.
  • Ferwerda, Jeremy, D. J. Flynn, and Yusaku Horiuchi. 2017. “Explaining Opposition to Refugee Resettlement: The Role of NIMBYism and Perceived Threats.” Science Advances 3(9): e1700812.
  • Fukumoto, Kentaro, and Yusaku Horiuchi. 2011. “Making Outsiders’ Votes Count: Detecting Electoral Fraud through a Natural Experiment.” American Political Science Review 105(3): 586–603.
  • Horiuchi, Yusaku, Kosuke Imai, and Naoko Taniguchi. 2007. “Designing and Analyzing Randomized Experiments: Application to a Japanese Election Survey Experiment.” American Journal of Political Science 51(3): 669–87.
  • Horiuchi, Yusaku, and Jun Saito. 2003. “Reapportionment and Redistribution: Consequences of Electoral Reform in Japan.” American Journal of Political Science 47(4): 669–82.