Integrated Phd Researcher

Gustavo Sugahara

research interests

Aging, Economy, Cities

Short Bio

Gustavo Sugahara has as main research interest the interface between population aging and economic science. Economist at the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (Brazil) and Master in Economics and Political Policies from the University Institute of Lisbon (Portugal), he is a PhD student at the University College of Oslo and Akershus (Norway) where he develops a research project on paper Technology in the promotion of cities that are friendly to the elderly. In addition to DINAMIA'CET-IUL, it collaborates regularly with HelpAge International and the Institute for Socioeconomic Studies (Mocambique). Gustavo Sugahara was a parliamentary advisor to the Portuguese Parliament and a consultant to various international organizations, such as the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program.

research project

Ageing and urbanization bring major consequences and implications for all facets of human life. We see changes not only in terms of population structure and location, but also in living arrangements, family composition and family relations, economic dynamics in terms of growth, savings, investment and consumption, labour markets, pensions, taxation and intergenerational transfers, health and health care, housing and migration, voting patterns and representation, etc.Thus far, however, little discussion exists about the diversity and particularities of the urban ageing phenomena, how it affects and is affected by public policies, and implications for the construction of old age and the reconfiguration of the life-course structure.My research program aims to offer concrete tools and dialogue points with city planners (on its broader definition), which I consider to be the research field with great an untapped potential to contribute with knowledge and policy insights for the field of gerontology.

Francisco, Antonio; Sugahara, Gustavo; Fisker, Peter (2013). Growing old in Mozambique: Dynamics of well-being and poverty. ISBN: 978-989-8464-18-7. 66 s. IESE.

Main publications

Costa, Pedro; Magalhães, Miguel; Vasconcelos, Bruno; Sugahara, Gustavo (2012). O meio urbano e a génese da Criatividade. Borges, Vera Costa, Pedro (Red.), Criatividade e Instituições: Novos desafios à vida dos artistas e dos profissionais da cultura. Part II, chapter 6. s. 121-149.

Francisco, Antonio; Sugahara, Gustavo (2012). Idosos em Moçambique – Romper a Conspiração do Silêncio. Desafios para Moçambique 2012. Part III. s. 295-332.

Lopes Sugahara, Gustavo Toshiaki (2010). O envelhecimento populacional pode tornar-se estímulo de vantagem competitiva territorial?. Revista Kairós. Vol. 10.

Costa, Pedro; Magalhães, Miguel; Vasconcelos, Bruno; Lopes Sugahara, Gustavo Toshiaki (2007). A Discussion on the governance of 'Creative Cities': Some insights for policy action. Norsk Geografisk Tidsskrift. Vol.

Main projects

Age Smart Oslo

Pensão Universal para Idosos em Moçambique: Pertinência, Viabilidade e Sustentabilidade

Creatcity (encerrado)

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