Hitoshi Shigeoka

Position

- Professor, University of Tokyo
- Associate Professor, Simon Fraser University (on leave)
- Research Associate, NBER
- Associate Editor, Japan Economic Review

CV (last updated Dec 7, 2021)
Google Scholar (including non-economics)
SSRN link

Upcoming

  • 2021/08/19: Applied Economics Workshop
    Is Zero a Special Price? Evidence from Child Healthcare

  • 2021/12/9-: AASLE
    Temporal Instability of Risk Preference among the Poor: Evidence from Payday Cycle

  • 2021/12/15-16: NBER Japan Project Meeting
    AI, Skill, and Productivity: The Case of Taxi Drivers

Research Interests

Health, Labor, Public, and Behavioral Economics

Working Papers

  • [New] COVID-19 Vaccination Mandates and Vaccine Uptake
    (with Alexander Karaivanov, Dongwoo Kim, and Shih En Lu)
    [medRxiv] [NBER WP] (First draft: October 20, 2021; Updated: December 7, 2021 )
    Media: [
    CDC COVID-19 Science Update (Nov 5 ,2021)]

  • [New] Temporal Instability of Risk Preference among the Poor: Evidence from Payday Cycle
    (with Mika Akesaka, Peter Eibich, and Chie Hanaoka)
    [PDF] [NBER WP] (First draft: May 2021; Updated: October 26, 2021)

  • Urban Mortality and the Repeal of Federal Prohibition
    (with David Jacks, and Krishna Pendakur)
    [NBER WP] (First draft: Dec 2020) R&R at Journal of Economic History

  • Long-term Consequences of Growing up in a Recession on Risk Preferences
    [PDF] [NBER WP] (First draft: October 2019)

  • School Entry Cutoff Date and the Timing of Births
    [PDF] [NBER WP] (First draft: Feb 2012; Updated: March 2016)

Selected Work in Progress

  • Spatial Competition and Election Cycles: Case of Child Healthcare
    (with Yasutora Watanabe)

  • Social Image vs Self Esteem: Evidence From Discrete Choice Experiment
    (with Nicolas Bottan, Ricardo Perez-Truglia, and Katsunori Yamada)

  • AI, Skill, and Productivity: The Case of Taxi Drivers
    (with Kyogo Kanazawa, Daiji Kawaguchi, and Yasutora Watanabe)

Published/Forthcoming Papers

  • Is Zero a Special Price? Evidence from Child Healthcare (previously circulated as "Free for Children? Patient Cost-sharing and Healthcare Utilization")
    (with Toshiaki Iizuka)
    [
    Accepted version] [PDF] [NBER WP] (First draft: November 2018; Updated: Sep 2021)
    Media: [Nikkei (in Japanese)] [Toyokeizai (in Japanese)]
    Forthcoming at
    American Economic Journal: Applied Economics

  • Asymmetric Demand Response when Prices Increase and Decrease: The Case of Child Healthcare
    (with Toshiaki Iizuka)
    [
    Accepted version] [PDF] [NBER WP] (First draft: October 2020; Updated June 2021)
    Forthcoming at
    The Review of Economics and Statistics

  • How Do Peers Impact Learning? An Experimental Investigation of Peer-to-peer Teaching and Ability Tracking
    (with Erik Kimbrough, and Andrew McGee)
    Forthcoming at Journal of Human Resources
    [PDF] [Appendix] (First draft: May 2017, Updated: June 2019)
    Media: [Research highlight]

  • Infant Mortality and the Repeal of Federal Prohibition
    (with David Jacks, and Krishna Pendakur)
    The Economic Journal, 131(639): 2955–2983, 2021.
    [PDF]
    Summary: [Vox News] [SFU News]

  • Face Masks, Public Policies and Slowing the Spread of COVID-19: Evidence from Canada
    (with Alexander Karaivanov, Shih En Lu, Cong Chen, and Stephanie Pamplona)
    Journal of Health Economics, 78 102475, 2021.
    [PDF] [medRxiv]
    Policy influence: [CDC] [CDC notice] [WHO] [Goverment of Canada] [Vancouver city council] [Department of Home and Security]
    Media: [
    National Post] [Vancouver Sun] [CTVNews] [Metro] [The Telegraph] [Daily Mail] [Yahoo!] [New York Post] [New York Daily News] [Nature] etc.
    Summary: [
    Vox News] [SFUNews]

  • Income-comparison Attitudes in the United States and the United Kingdom: Evidence from Discrete-choice Experiments
    (with Katsunori Yamada)
    Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 164: 414-438, 2019.
    [PDF] [Appendix] [Supplement]

  • Do Risk Preferences Change? Evidence from the Great East Japan Earthquake
    (with Chie Hanaoka, and Yasutora Watanabe)
    American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 10(2): 298-330, 2018.
    [PDF] [Appendix]
    Media: [Chart of the week] [Marginal Revolution] [Big Think Edge] [Summary (in Japanese)]

  • The Effectiveness of Demand-side Government Intervention to Promote Elderly Employment: Evidence from Japan
    (with Ayako Kondo)
    Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 70(4), 1008-1026, 2017.
    [PDF]
    Media: [Summary (in Japanese)]

  • The Effect of Patient Cost-sharing on Utilization, Health and Risk Protection
    American Economic Review, 104(7): 2152-2184, 2014.
    [PDF] [Appendix]
    Media: [Nikkei Business (in Japanese)]

  • Supplier-induced Demand for Newborn Treatment: Evidence from Japan
    (with Kiyohide Fushimi, MD)
    Journal of Health Economics, 35: 162-178, 2014. [Shigeoka, first-author]
    [PDF]

  • 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]
    [PDF]

Last updated Dec 2021