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. 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).
  2. 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. Multidimensional Skill Mismatch [NBER WP], with Fatih Guvenen, Burhan Kuruscu, and David Wiczer.
  2. Sex Ratios and Long-Term Marriage Trends, with José-Víctor Ríos-Rull and Shannon Seitz.
  3. 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. Recessions and Early Career Mismatch, with David Wiczer.
  2. Structural Transformation and Economic Growth in China, with Alessio Moro and Lei Seng Cheong.
  3. Structural Transformation in an Open Economy: a Quantitative Analysis for the U.S., with Alessio Moro.
  4. Wage Changes, Net and Gross Employment Flows, with Lawrence Warren and David Wiczer.
  5. Changes in Wage Inequality Between- and Within-Firm: Evidence from Japan, 1993-2014, with Ryo Kambayashi and Shintaro Yamaguchi
    • A preliminary draft is available upon request.