University of Tokyo, Japan, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Professor of Economics, University of Tokyo, Japan
Education, wage policies, applied econometrics
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
"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).
Despite a plummeting working-age population, Japan has sustained its labor force size because of surging employment among womenAs the third-largest economy in the world and a precursor of global trends in population aging, Japan's recent experiences provide important lessons regarding how demographic shifts affect the labor market and individuals’ economic well-being. On the whole, the labor market showed a remarkable stability during the financial crisis, despite decades of economic stagnation and sluggish real wage growth. Rapid population aging, however, has brought substantial changes to individuals in the labor market, most notably women, by augmenting labor demand in the healthcare services industry.MoreLess