Yuzuru is a postdoctoral researcher at the Norwegian School of Economics. His main research interests are economic history, labor economics and development economics. His research attempts to answer major puzzles in long-run world history. Yuzuru won the Alexander Gerschenkron Prize for best dissertation in non US or Canadian economic history from the Economic History Association for his research.
He grew up in the suburbs of London, before returning to Japan for college, studying for his Ph.D. in Davis, California, and then researching as a post-doc in Milan, Toulouse, and now Bergen.