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My current area of research includes secular stagnation and the Japanese economy.

More specifically, in 2022 we are working on: the Japanese debt problem; misallocation of women in Japan; and demand/markup estimation of the computer hardware sector with IO researchers.

Also, we have many mini research ideas and would like to work with 4th-year undergraduate students and/or master students who want to pursue their careers in academia. This should be a good prep for conducting your own research.

If you are also interested in these topics and in working with me and my coauthors,

please email me with the title "RA(Macro)".

If you want to read a paper and apply it to the Japanese economy, I am also happy to hire you as a RA.

Please let me know the paper you want to read, and write one paragraph about why the paper is important or relevant for Japan.

For example, in the past, we have read several papers about the negative interest rate policy.


I'm looking for RAs who help me read theory papers. Or you can suggest to me an important theory paper.


For example, I'm currently interested in understanding the following theory papers.

  • Structural Rationality in Dynamic Games by Siniscalchi

  • Signaling under Double-Crossing Preferences, by Chen Ishida and Suen

  • Social Experimentation with Interdependent and Expanding Technologies by Garfagnini and Strulovici


Please email me with the title "RA(Micro)".

Book Review

I'm looking for RAs who help me discuss the following books or you can suggest to me a book about economics or politics.

I welcome undergraduate students who are interested in academia/journalism.

  • 通産省と日本の軌跡 (MITI and the Japanese Miracle) by Chalmers Johnson

  • ​競争政策論 2nd Edition by 小田切宏之

  • Antitrust: Taking on Monopoly Power from the Gilded Age to the Digital Age

  • Money for Nothing: The South Sea Bubble and the Invention of Modern Capitalism

Please email me with the title "RA(Review)".


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