Ryoichi Sakano

Associate Professor

Ryoichi Sakano
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College of Business & Economics


Merrick Hall 120
Ph.D.Economics / The University of Alabama
MAEconomics / University of North Carolina at Greensboro
MBABusiness Administration / University of North Carolina at Greensboro
OtherEngineering / Keio University

Research Interests

Income Distribution
Efficiency and Productivity Analysis of Transportation System
Travel Demand
Japanese Economy and Finance

Recent Publications

  • Kofi Obeng, Ryoichi Sakano (2020). (Effects of Government Regulations and Input Subsidies on Cost Efficiency: A Decomposition Approach). (June) 91, pp. 95-107. Transport Policy.
  • Ryoichi Sakano, Kofi Obeng, Keatra Fuller (2016). (Airport security and screening satisfaction: A case study of U.S.). (August) 55, pp. 129-138. Journal of Air Transportation management.
  • Kofi Obeng, Ryoichi Sakano, Cephas Naanwaab (2016). (Understanding Overall Output Efficiency in Public Transit Systems: The Roles of Regulations, Perceived Budget and Subsidies). (Msy) 89, pp. 133-150. Transportation Research Part E.
  • Kofi Obeng, Ryoichi Sakano (2012). (Airline Fare and Seat Management Strategies with Demand Dependency). 24, pp. 42-48. Journal of Air Transportation Management.
  • Ryoichi Sakano, Julian Benjamin (2011). (A Structural Model of Mode-Activity Choice: The Case of Commuter Rail in A Medium-Size Metropolitan Area). (2) 18, pp. 434-445. Transport Policy.
  • Ryoichi Sakano, Kofi Obeng (2011). (Examining the Inefficiency of Transit Systems Using Latent Class Stochastic Frontier Models). (2) 50, pp. 45-68. Journal of Transportation Research Forum.
  • Kofi Obeng, Ryoichi Sakano (2008). (Public Transit Subsidies, Output Effect and Total Productivity). (1) 23, pp. 85-98. Research in Transportation Economics.
  • Ryoichi Sakano, Julian Benjamin (2008). (Structural Equations Analysis of Revealed and Stated Travel Mode and Activity Choices). (2) 4, pp. 97-115. Transportmetrica.
  • Ryoichi Sakano (2004). (Financial Market Conditions and Income Distribution in Japan). (Studies on Economic Well-Being: Essays in the Honor of John P. Formby) pp. 293–309. Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
  • Ryoichi Sakano (2002). (Are black and white income distributions converging? Time series analysis). (1) 30, pp. 91. Review of Black Political Economy.
  • Kofi Obeng, Ryoichi Sakano (2002). (Total factor productivity decomposition, input price inefficiencies, and public transit systems). (1) 38, pp. 19–36. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review.
  • Julian Benjamin, Ryoichi Sakano (2001). (Equilibrium model based on a microfoundation for forecasting dial-a-ride ridership). (1760) pp. 135–142. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board.
  • Julian Benjamin, Ryoichi Sakano (2000). (Issues on the application of an advanced public transit system to dial-a-ride service). (1) 3, Journal of Public Transportation.
  • Kofi Obeng, Ryoichi Sakano (2000). (The effects of operating and capital subsidies on total factor productivity: a decomposition approach). pp. 381–397. Southern Economic Journal.
  • Kofi Obeng, Abul Azam, Ryoichi Sakano (1997). (Modeling economic inefficiency caused by public transit subsidies).
  • Ryoichi Sakano, Kofi Obeng, Abul Azam (1997). (Subsidies and inefficiency: stochastic frontier approach). (3) 15, pp. 113–127. Contemporary Economic Policy.
  • Lawrence Morse, Ryoichi Sakano, Gregory Price (1996). (Black public colleges and universities as projects: How do they rank relative to white public colleges and universities?). (4) 24, pp. 65–79. The Review of Black Political Economy.
  • K Chow, Ming-Shium Pan, Ryoichi Sakano (1996). (On the long-term or short-term dependence in stock prices: Evidence from international stock markets). (2) 6, pp. 181–194. Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting.
  • John Bishop, John Formby, Ryoichi Sakano, others (1995). (Evaluating changes in the distribution of income in the United States). (1) 4, pp. 5–5. Journal of Income Distribution.
  • Ryoichi Sakano, Kofi Obeng (1995). (Re-examination of inefficiencies in urban transit systems: a stochastic frontier approach). (4) 31, pp. 377. Logistics and Transportation Review.
  • John Formby, William Gunther, Ryoichi Sakano (1993). (Entry level salaries of academic economists: Does gender or age matter?). (1) 31, pp. 128–138. Economic Inquiry.
  • John Formby, Stefan Norrbin, Ryoichi Sakano (1992). (The synchronization of business cycles across the European Community). (3) 3, pp. 233–253. Open economies review.