Hitoshi Shigeoka


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

Google Scholar (including non-economics)


  • 11/2:        Osaka University
  • 11/8:        Singapore Management University
  • 11/9:        National University of Singapore
  • 11/13:      The University of Tokyo
  • 11/21:      Kyushu University
  • 11/29:     Waseda University
  • 12/7-9     Asian and Australasian Society of Labour Economics (AASLE) Inaugural Conference @Canberra, Australia
  • 12/11 :     The University of Melbourne
  • 12/22:     Keio University
  • 4/25, 2018:  Sao Paulo School of Economics, Brazil

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: July 2017)
  • 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)

Selected Work in Progress

  • Patient Cost-sharing and Health Care Utilization among Children
    (with Toshiaki Iizuka)
    Draft available upon request
  • The Effect of Financial Resources on Individual Preferences
    (with Peter Eibich, and Chie Hanaoka)
  • Election Cycle and Child Health Care Policy
    (with Yasutora Watanabe)

Published/Forthcoming Papers

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

Last updated July 2017