Professor, Insutitute of Economic Research, Kyoto University


Book (in English only)

  1. Introduction to Japanese Household Surveys Springer:Tokyo (2018) (ISBN 978-981-10-7680-0)

Papers in Refereed Journal (in English only)

  1. "The Spending and Consumption Response to a VAT Rate Increase" (with David Cashin) National Tax Journal, vol. 74, pp.313-346. (2021)
  2. "Abenomics, Monetary Policy, and Consumption" (with Joshua K. Hausman and Johannes F. Wieland) in Takeo Hoshi and Phillip Y. Lipscy eds. The Political Economy of the Abe Government and Abenomics Reforms, pp.139-169. (2021)
  3. "Abenomics, the Housing Market, and Consumption" (with Joshua K. Hausman and Johannes F. Wieland) Keizai Bunseki, vol. 200, pp.37-62. (2019)
  4. "Estimating the Impacts of Program Benefits: Using Instrumental Variables with Underreported and Imputed Data " (with Melvin Stephens, Jr.) Review of Economics and Statistics, vol. 101(3), pp.468-475. (2019) (See also NBER WP 21248)
  5. "Measuring Intertemporal Substitution in Consumption: Evidence from a VAT Increase in Japan" (with David Cashin) Review of Economics and Statistics, vol. 98, pp. 285-297. (2016)
  6. "The wealthy hand to mouth in Japan" (with Ryota Hara and Justin Weidner) Economic Letters, vol. 141, pp. 52-54. (2016)
  7. "Child Benefit Payments and Household Wealth Accumulation" (with Melvin Stephens, Jr.) Japanese Economic Review, vol. 66, pp. 447-465. (2015)
  8. "The Impact of Retirement on Household Consumption in Japan" (with Melvin Stephens Jr.) Journal of Japanese and International Economies, vol. 26, pp. 62-83. (2012).
  9. "The Consumption Response to Seasonal Income: Evidence from Japanese Public Pension Benefits," (with Melvin Stephens Jr.) American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, vol. 3, pp. 86-118. (2011) (See also NBER WP 16342).
  10. "The Demand System and the Substitution Bias in the CPI: Evidence from the Japanese Household Survey Data," Applied Economics, vol. 40, pp. 1795-1806. (2008).
  11. "The Engel Curve for Alcohol and the Rank of Demand Systems," Journal of Applied Econometrics, vol. 21. pp.1019-1038. (2006)
  12. "Upward Bias in the Consumer Price Index Under the Zero Inflation Economy," Economics Letters, vol. 85, pp. 139-+24. (2004)
  13. "Product Variety and Real Exchange Rates: The Balassa-Samuelson Model Reconsidered,"Journal of Economics, vol. 79, pp. 41-60. (2003)