About Me

I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at Institute of Social Science, the University of Tokyo. I am currently visiting the University of California, Berkeley through August 2018. I will be an Assistant Professor (Junior Researcher) at Waseda University beginning April 2018.

Fields of Concentration
Labor Economics

y_asai [at] iss.u-tokyo.ac.jp


 Childcare Availability, Household Structure, and Maternal Employment, with Shintaro Yamaguchi and Ryo KambayashiJournal of the Japanese and International Economies, Volume 38, December 2015, Pages 172–192

 Working Papers
 Effects of Subsidized Childcare on Mothers' Labor Supply Under a Rationing Mechanismwith Shintaro Yamaguchi and Ryo Kambayashirevise and resubmit Labour Economics

 How Does Early Childcare Enrollment Affect Children, Parents, and Their Interactions?
with Shintaro Yamaguchi and Ryo Kambayashirevise and resubmit Labour Economics 

 Work in Progress
 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

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

 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
 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