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.

Contact:
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...)

Teaching:
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)

Research:
"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"
Manuscript 
Subpages (1): pdfs