Ryoichi Sakano

TitleAssociate Professor





OfficeMerrick Hall
Room: 120

1601 East Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27411

Ryoichi Sakano


Ph D: Economics, The University of Alabama, 1990

MA: Economics, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1988

MBA: Business Administration, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1983

Other: Engineering, Keio University, 1980

Research Interests

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

Recent Publications

Sakano,  Ryoichi  Obeng,  Kofi  Fuller,  Keatra  ( 2016).  Airport security and screening satisfaction: A case study of U.S..  ( August,  55,  pp. 129-138).   Journal of Air Transportation management.

Obeng,  Kofi  Sakano,  Ryoichi  Naanwaab,  Cephas  ( 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.

Obeng,  Kofi  Sakano,  Ryoichi  ( 2012).  Airline Fare and Seat Management Strategies with Demand Dependency.  ( 24,  pp. 42-48).   Journal of Air Transportation Management.

Sakano,  Ryoichi  Obeng,  Kofi  ( 2011).  Examining the Inefficiency of Transit Systems Using Latent Class Stochastic Frontier Models.  ( 2,  50,  pp. 45-68).   Journal of Transportation Research Forum.

Sakano,  Ryoichi  Benjamin,  Julian  ( 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.

Obeng,  Kofi  Sakano,  Ryoichi  ( 2008).  Public Transit Subsidies, Output Effect and Total Productivity.  ( 1,  23,  pp. 85-98).   Research in Transportation Economics.

Sakano,  Ryoichi  Benjamin,  Julian  ( 2008).  Structural Equations Analysis of Revealed and Stated Travel Mode and Activity Choices.  ( 2,  4,  pp. 97-115).   Transportmetrica.

Sakano,  Ryoichi  ( 2004).  Financial Market Conditions and Income Distribution in Japan.  Studies on Economic Well-Being: Essays in the Honor of John P. Formby    Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Sakano,  Ryoichi  ( 2002).  Are black and white income distributions converging? Time series analysis.  ( 1,  30,  pp. 91).   Review of Black Political Economy.

Obeng,  Kofi  Sakano,  Ryoichi  ( 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.

Benjamin,  Julian  Sakano,  Ryoichi  ( 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.

Sakano,  Ryoichi  Benjamin,  Julian  Ben-Akiva,  Moshe  ( 2001).  EVALUATING EFFECTS OF TRAVEL DEMAND MANAGEMENT IN A MEDIUM-SIZED URBAN AREA. 

Benjamin,  Julian  Sakano,  Ryoichi  ( 2000).  Issues on the application of an advanced public transit system to dial-a-ride service.  ( 1,  3,  ).   Journal of Public Transportation.

Obeng,  Kofi  Sakano,  Ryoichi  ( 2000).  The effects of operating and capital subsidies on total factor productivity: a decomposition approach.    Southern Economic Journal.

Obeng,  Kofi  Azam,  Abul  Sakano,  Ryoichi  ( 1997).  Modeling economic inefficiency caused by public transit subsidies.