Mari Tanaka     

(田中 万理)

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


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

Firm Performance and Macro Forecast Accuracy, with Nicholas Bloom, Joel David, and Maiko Koga, NBER Working paper 24776, 2018 (Older version as Bank of Japan Discussion paper)

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

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
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 Winter, Hitotsubashi University)
Undergraduate Special Seminar (2016/2017/2018 Fall, Winter, Hitotsubashi University)