Muneta Yokomatsu is an associate professor of Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University. He received his Bachelor, Masters, and Dr. Eng. degrees from Kyoto University, Japan, in 1997, 1999 and 2003 respectively. He started his career at Tottori University as a research associate in 2001. He moved to Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University as an associate professor in 2005. He stayed in University of Minnesota, USA, in 2008 as visiting researcher. Moreover he once had adjunct researcher positions in University of Tokyo and, currently, in Waseda University.

His research field is economic analysis of disaster risk management, where he has developed the methods of cost-benefit analysis of disaster prevention and infrastructure management. He is now intensively working on simulation models of macroeconomic dynamics under disaster risk and disaster mitigation investment.