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Aya Kachi, Ph.D.
 

Works at the Faculty of Business and Economics

University of Basel, Switzerland

aya.kachi@unibas.ch

DOB - September 27, 1978

Nationality - Japan

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Experienced communication analyst with a demonstrated history of working in the research industry. Skilled in grasping individuals' perceptions and choice of products, policies, and technologies through surveys and experiments. An organizational behavior enthusiast, often thinking about how one can communicate policies, products, and goals more effectively in the web of information and competing stakes. I welcome opportunities to work on creative tasks to understand, develop, and implement communication strategies in various fields.
Education

 

2012 PhD / Political Science

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

 

2008 Predoc / Dept. of Politics (1 yr)

Princeton University

2004 MA / Economics

Duke University

 

2002 BA / Economics

University of Tokyo

Employment

 

2020 - Present   University of Basel / Associate Professor (Tenured)

2015 - 2020        University of Basel / Assistant Professor

2016    Winter     Georgetown University / Visiting Scholar

2012 - 2015        ETH Zurich / Postdoc

2004 - 2005        Japan Institute of International Affairs / Research Fellow

2001                    Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan (Part-time)

2000                    Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan (Part-time)

Additional Education

 

2019 Case Method Teaching Seminar / Harvard Business School Executive Education / 1-day course

2007 Empirical Implications of Theoretical Modeling (EITM) / University of California, Los Angeles / 4-week course

Grants & Awards

 

2019 WWZ Förderverein Project Grant / CHF 43,300 / USD 44,400

Swiss Investors’ Decision-Making in the Field of Energy Efficient Real Estate w/ Pascal Gantenbein

2019 SNF Scientific Exchanges Grant / CHF 17,700 / USD 18,000

Symposium The Coal Challenge: Climate Change, Employment,and Energy Politics

2019 SNIS Project Grant / CHF 242,228 / USD 246,000

COALSTAKE — The Political Economy of Coal Policy: Comparative Analyses of Stakeholder Strategies and Resource Industries’ Embeddedness in the International Economy w/ Adrian Rinscheid

2018 WWZ Förderverein Project Grant / CHF 43,300 / USD 44,400

Energy Efficiency Labeling of Residential Buildingsin Switzerland: An Analysis of Rent Premium and Its Determinants w/ Pascal Gantenbein

2011 Gosnell Prize for Excellence in Political Methodology

For the paper “Modeling History-Dependent Network Coevolution" by Franzese, Hays, and Kachi. The best work in political methodology presented at any political science conference during the preceding year.

2010 Political Networks Conference (PolNet) Poster Award

2007 Society for Political Methodology (PolMeth) Poster Award