I am an Associate Professor of Economics Department at Ritsumeikan University (former employer: JICA - Research Institute). My research interests are labor economics, economics of education, development economics, public economics, and applied micro-econometrics.

Work phone: +81-77-561-3940 (Department of Economics; Weekday 9:00-17:30 in Japan time)
Email: maiseki [at] fc [dot] ritsumei [dot] ac [dot] jp 
Address: 1-1-1 Noji-higashi, Kusatsu Shiga 525-8577 Japan

CV: CV as of January 11th, 2018 (to be updated...)

Econometrics I (MPAD in English), 計量経済学II (Master's program in Japanese), Economics (特殊講義 for undergraduate),  (October 2018- )
Econometrics Analysis (April to July in 2017 and 2018 at Hitotsubashi International Public Policy School, one of the core courses of Public Economics Program)

"Analysis of Youth Unemployment, Skill Mismatch, and Degree Inflation in Egypt"
funded by the KAKENHI Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B) for 2016-2018 

"The Impact of Proximity to Delhi Metro on Female Work Participation"
with Eiji Yamada, mimeo.

"Technological Progress and Hierarchical Labor Demand” with Seung-Gyu (Andrew) Sim.
Social Science Research Network Working Paper No. 2450828.

"Individualized Self-learningProgram to Improve Primary Education: Evidence from a RandomizedField Experiment in Bangladesh," 
with Yasuyuki Sawada, Minhaj Mahmud, An Le and Hikaru Kawarazaki. JICA-RI Working Paper No.156, October 2017.

Children and Youth Services Review Vol.72, January 2017, pp.100-110

"Towards the Inclusive Growth: Literature Review on the Impact Evaluation of Infrastructure" (in Japanese)
JICA-RI Development Cooperation Literature Review Series No.4, March 2016.

"Trends in Firm Entry and New Entrepreneurship in Canada” with Shutao Cao, Mohanad Salameh, and Pierre St-Amant.
Canadian Public Policy/Analyse de politiques Volume 43, No. 3,  September 2017, pp.202-220. (Published as the Bank of Canada Discussion Paper No. 2015-11)

"Child Support and the Risk of Child Welfare Involvement: An Initial Assessment of Relationships" with Maria Cancian. 
A State report submitted 

"The Role of Family Income in College Application, Enrollment, and Quality Choices"
Subpages (1): pdfs