About Me

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy.

Fields of Concentration
Labor Economics

yasai [at] uchicago.edu


 Childcare Availability, Household Structure, and Maternal Employment,  Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, Volume 38, 2015 (with Ryo Kambayashi and Shintaro Yamaguchi

 Temporary Work Contracts and Female Labor Market Outcomes, with Dmitri Koustas

 Overtime premium and hours of work: Lessons from the mandatory increase in the overtime premium

 Does Childcare Under Age 3 Matter?: Evidence on Maternal Labor Supply and Early Childhood Development from an Expansion of Subsidies

 Instructor, the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, 2019

 Lecturer, Labor Economics, Department of Economics, University of California Berkeley, summer 2017, 2018

 Instructor, R Training Workshop, School of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University, 2018, 2019

 Invited lecture, Demographic Change in Japan, Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy, Hitotsubashi University, Japan, March 2017 

 Instructor, Statistics, Faculty of Humanities, Law and Economics, Mie University, Japan, 2013

 Instructor, Information Processing in Economics, Department of Economics, Kanagawa University, Japan, 2010-2012

 Conference and Seminar Presentations
 2020: ASSA Annual Meeting
 2019: NORC University of Chicago, SOLE, Western Economic Association, Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA), Empirical Microeconomics Workshop University of Tokyo
 2018: Kansai Labor Workshop, Tokyo Keizai University
 2017: 10th Trans Pacific Labor Seminar, Asian and Australasian Society of Labour Economics, Seoul National University 
 2016: European Economic Association, ASSA Annual Meeting (poster), University of California Berkeley, California State University East Bay
 2015: 4th SOLE/EALE World Conference, 8th Trans Pacific Labor Seminar, Hitotsubashi Summer Institute, Yokohama National University, OEIO conference, Tohoku University
 2014: 84th Annual Meetings Southern Economic Association, 7th Trans Pacific Labor Seminar, Sogang University, Labour and Public Policy Seminars Aarhus University
 2013: 8th Applied Econometrics Conference Hitotsubashi University, Japan(Best Paper Award), 25th annual  Conference of the European Association of Labour Economists, 18th Society of Labor Economists meetings(poster), Economic Science Association Asia-Pacific Conference