Satoshi TANAKA

Lecturer (Assistant Professor) of Economics

University of Queensland

Research Interests in Macroeconomics, Labor Economics, Demographic Economics

Ph.D. in Economics, University of Minnesota, 2012

Email: s.tanaka[at]


  1. Multidimensional Skill Mismatch [NBER WP], with Fatih Guvenen, Burhan Kuruscu, and David Wiczer.
  2. Does Home Production Drive Structural Transformation?, with Alessio Moro and Solmaz Moslehi.
    • American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, Vol. 9, No. 3, pp. 116-146, July 2017.
    • Media: Nikkei Business Online (in Japanese).
  3. Marriage and Economic Development in the Twentieth Century, with Alessio Moro and Solmaz Moslehi.
    • Journal of Demographic Economics, Vol. 83, Issue 4, pp. 379-420, December 2017.
    • Cross-country data on marital statistics: GitHub.

Current Work

  1. Trade and Structural Transformation: A Quantitative Analysis for China, with Lei Seng Cheong and Alessio Moro.
  2. Sectoral Shocks and Home Substitution, with Alessio Moro.
  3. Sex Ratios and Long-Term Marriage Trends, with José-Víctor Ríos-Rull and Shannon Seitz.
  4. Single Mothers, Human Capital Investment in Children, and Economic Policies: a Macroeconomic Analysis, with Naoki Takayama.
    • The previous version was circulated as "Men's Rush to Marriage: Implications of Child Support Enforcement for Marriage, Fertility, and Long-Term Inequality."

Work in Progress

  1. The Long-Term Mismatch Effects of Graduating in a Recession, with David Wiczer.
  2. Wage Changes, Net and Gross Employment Flows, with Lawrence Warren and David Wiczer.
  3. Changes in Wage Inequality Between- and Within-Firm: Evidence from Japan, 1993-2014, with Ryo Kambayashi and Shintaro Yamaguchi