Mari Tanaka

Assistant professor
Hitotsubashi University
Graduate School of Economics
2-1 Naka, Kunitachi, Tokyo 186-8601 JAPAN
Email: mari.tanaka at

Published/Forthcoming papers

Firm Performance and Macro Forecast Accuracy, with Nicholas BloomJoel David, and Maiko Koga, Journal of Monetary Economics

Exporting Sweatshops? Evidence from Myanmar (appendix), Accepted at Review of Economics and Statistics

Working papers

Meritocracy and Its Discontents: Evidence from Centralizing and Decentralizing School Admissions, with Chaki Moriguchi and Yusuke Narita

A Scarce but Trustworthy Workforce? Family Labor in the Lao Textile Industry, with Yasuyuki Sawada

Management Practices Meet Labor Market Outcomes, with Ryo Kambayashi, Taisuke Kameda, Takuma Kawamoto, and Shigeru Sugihara

Risk Preference of Managers and Firm Investments in Lao PDR, with Yasuyuki Sawada, in Disaster Risks, Social Preferences, and Policy Effects: Field Experiments in Selected ASEAN and East Asian Countries, ERIA Research Project Report FY 2013, eds. Sothea Oum, No.34. Jakarta: ERIA, pp. 265-283. 

Book chapters

Economic and Social Development of Bangladesh Miracle and Challenges, Chapter 6 and 10, edited by Yasuyuki Sawada, Minhaj Muhmud, and Naohiro Kitano, Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.

Work in progress
Exporting Firms and Female Empowerment, with Teresa Molina

Measuring Product Markup from Revenue and Total Cost: An Application to Japanese Plant-Product Matched Data, with Shuichiro Nishioka

Do Middle and Vocational Schools Foster Meritocracy? Historical Evidence from Japan, with Hidehiko Ichimura and Yasuyuki Sawada

Microfinance Competition and Multiple Borrowing: Evidence from Bangladesh, with Yasuyuki Sawada and Minhaj Mahmud

Organizational Structure of Trade Unions in Myanmar, with Rocco Macchiavello

  • Graduate Applied Econometrics (2017/2018 Fall, titled "Topics in Econometrics C", Hitotsubashi University)
  • Graduate Labor Economics I (2016 Winter, Hitotsubashi University)
  • Undergraduate Labor II (2017/2018 Winter, Hitotsubashi University)
  • Undergraduate Special Seminar (2016/2017/2018 Fall, Winter, Hitotsubashi University)