Daiji Kawaguchi

University of Tokyo, Japan, and IZA, Germany

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Professor of Economics, University of Tokyo, Japan

Research interest

Education, wage policies, applied econometrics

Past positions

Professor and Associate Professor of Economics, Hitotsubashi University, 2005–2013; Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Tsukuba, 2003–2005; Assistant Professor of Economics, Osaka University, 2002–2003


PhD Economics, Michigan State University, 2002

Selected publications

  • "Brides for sale: Cross-border marriages and female immigrants." Economic Inquiry 55:2 (2017): 633–654 (with S. Lee).

  • "Estimating the residential and land damage of the Fukushima accident." Journal of Urban Economics 99 (2017): 148–160 (with N. Yukutake).

  • “Does labor legislation benefit workers? Well-being after an hours reduction.” Journal of the Japanese and International Economies 44:C (2017): 1–12 (with D. S. Hamermesh and J. Lee).

  • “Moment estimation of the Probit model with an endogenous continuous regressor.” Japanese Economic Review 68:1 (2017): 48–62Y (with Y. Matsushita and H. Naito).

  • “Labor market responses to standard hours reduction: Evidence from Japan.” Journal of the Japanese and International Economies 43 (2017): 59–76 (with H. Naito and I. Yokoyama).