Hitoshi Shigeoka


Assistant Professor, Simon Fraser University
Faculty Research Fellow, NBER
Associate Editor, Japan Economic Review

Google Scholar (including non-economics)


Research Interests

      Health, Labor, Public, and Behavioral Economics

Working Papers

  • How Do Peers Impact Learning? An Experimental Investigation of Peer-to-peer Teaching and Ability Tracking
     (with Erik Kimbrough, and Andrew McGee) 
     [PDF[NBER WP] [IZA WP] [Appendix]  (First draft: May 2017, Updated: April 2018)
  • Infant Mortality and the Repeal of Federal Prohibition
     (with David Jacks, and 
    Krishna Pendakur) 
    (First draft: May 2017) 
  • Income-comparison Attitudes in the US and the UK: Evidence from Discrete-choice Experiments
     (with Katsunori Yamada)  
     [PDF[NBER WP] [Supplement(First draft: March 2015, Updated: April 2017)
  • School Entry Cutoff Date and the Timing of Births  
     [PDF[NBER WP(First draft: Feb 2012, Updated: May 2014)
  • Free for Children: Patient Cost-sharing and Health Care Utilization
     (with Toshiaki Iizuka) 
     Draft available upon request

Selected Work in Progress

  • Zero-price and Relative thinking in Health Care Utilization
    (with Toshiaki Iizuka)
  • Spatial Competition and Election Cycle: Case of Child Health Care Policy 
     (with Yasutora Watanabe) 
  • The Effect of Financial Resources on Individual Preferences
    (with Peter Eibich, and Chie Hanaoka)

Published/Forthcoming Papers

  • Do Risk Preferences Change? Evidence from the Great East Japan Earthquake
     (with Chie Hanaoka, and Yasutora Watanabe)  
      American Economic Journal: Applied Economics10(2): 298-330, 2018.
  • The Effectiveness of Demand-side Government Intervention to Promote Elderly Employment: Evidence from Japan 
     (with Ayako Kondo) 
      Industrial and Labor Relations Review70(4), 1008-1026, 2017.
  • The Effect of Patient Cost-sharing on Utilization, Health and Risk Protection
      American Economic Review104(7): 2152-2184, 2014
      [PDF] [Appendix] [Nikkei Business]
  • Supplier-induced Demand for Newborn Treatment: Evidence from Japan
     (with Kiyohide Fushimi, MD)
     Journal of Health Economics, 35: 162-178, 2014. 
  • Effects of Universal Health Insurance on Health Care Utilization, and Supply-Side Responses: Evidence from Japan
     (with Ayako Kondo)
     Journal of Public Economics, 99: 1-23, 2013. [Lead article]

Last updated March 2018