Contact Information

Associate Professor
Graduate School of Economics and Management,
Tohoku University,
27-1 Kawauchi, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi, 980-8576,  JAPAN.
Phone: +81-22-795-6296
E-mail: [at]
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Research Interests

Macroeconomics; Income and Consumption Inequality; Productivity


Understanding the Costs of Consumer Durable Adjustments, Economic Inquiry, Vol. 54 (3), Pages 1561-1573, July 2016.

Wage, Income and Consumption Inequality in Japan, 1981-2008: from Boom to Lost Decadeswith Jeremy Lise, Nao Sudo, Ken Yamada and Tomoaki Yamada, Review of Economic DynamicsVol. 17 (4), Pages 582–612, October 2014.

Does R&D Tax Credit Affect R&D Expenditure? The Japanese Tax Credit Reform in 2003,  with Hiroyuki Kasahara and Katsumi Shimotsu, Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, Vol.31, Pages 72-97, March 2014.

Consumption, Income, and Wealth Inequality in Canadawith Matthew Brzozowski, Martin Gervais, and Paul Klein, 
Review of Economic Dynamics, Vol. 13 (1), Pages 52-75, January 2010.

Working Papers

with Hiroyuki Kasahara and Yasuyuki Sawada.
(Formerly titled: Investment and Borrowing Constraints: Evidence from Japanese Firms)

with Nao Sudo and Tomoaki Yamada. 

Work In Progress

Identification and Estimation of Production Function with Unobserved Heterogeneity, 
with Hiroyuki Kasahara and Paul Schrimpf.

Response of Inequality to a Growth Rate Slowdown in Japanese Economy, 
with Nao Sudo and Tomoaki Yamada.

Current Courses (2018)

Applied Macroeconomics (Graduate School of Economics and Management, Tohoku University)