SAITO Yukiko

SAITO Yukiko

SAITO Yukiko

Senior Fellow

Activities at RIETI

Expertise

Industrial Organization, Spatial Economics, Network Analysis

Research Projects

Education

2002 Ph.D., Physics, University of Tokyo
1999 M.A., Physics, University of Tokyo
1997 B.A., Physics, University of Tokyo

Experience

2014 - Present Senior Fellow, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry
2012 - 2014 Fellow, RIETI
2011 - 2013 Visiting Research Officer, National Institute of Science and Technology Policy
2008 - 2010 Associate Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University
2006 - 2012 Research Committee, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry
2004 - 2007 Part-time Researcher, CRD Association
2002 - 2012 Research Associate, Economic Research Center, Fujitsu Research Institute (2007- Senior Associate)
1999 - 2002 Research Fellow (DC1), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Selected Publications and Papers

Books

"Geographical Spread of Interfirm Transaction Networks and the Great East Japan Earthquake," in The Economics of Interfirm Networks, Springer Publishing, 2015

"Strong Customer/Supplier Relationships: A key to enterprise growth in Japan," (with I. Uesugi) in High Growth Enterprises: What governments can do to make a difference, OECD Studies on SMEs and Entrepreneurship, OECD Publishing, 2010

Papers (* reviewed paper)

"Production Networks, Geography and Firm Performance," (with A. B. Bernard and A. Moxnes), NBER Working Paper No. 21082, April 2015

* "Labor Income Inequality in Japanese Corporations and Employee Health: Evidence from Japanese Health Insurance Society Data," (with T. Kouno), Problems and Perspectives in Management, Vol. 10, Issue 4, December 2012, pp. 49-56

* "Measuring Economic Localization: Evidence from Japanese firm-level data," (with K. Nakajima and I. Uesugi), Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, Vol. 26, Issue 2, June 2012, pp. 201-220

* "The Bursting of Housing Bubble as a Jamming Phase Transition," (with K. Nishinari, M. Iwamura and T. Watanabe), Journal of Physics: Conference Series 221, 2010, 012006

"Top Executive Turnover in Japanese Non-listed Firms: Causes and Consequences," (with I. Uesugi), Japan Institutional Repositories Online, 2009-03, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University

"Menu Costs and Price Change Distributions: Evidence from Japanese Scanner Data," (with T. Watanabe), Research Center for Price Dynamics Working Paper Series No.17, December 2007.

* "Do Larger Firms Have More Inter-firm Relationships?" (with T. Watanabe), Physica A, Vol. 383, Issue 1, September 2007, 158-163.

* "Characteristic Market Behaviors Caused by Intervention in Foreign Exchange Market," (with T. Mizuno, H. Takayasu and T. Watanabe) In Practical Fruits of Econophysics: Proceedings of the Third Nikkei Econophysics Symposium, edited by H. Takayasu, 2005, Springer, 33-37.

* "Are Firm Growth Rates Random? Evidence from Japanese Small Firms," (with T. Watanabe), In Practical Fruits of Econophysics: Proceedings of the Third Nikkei Econophysics Symposium, edited by H. Takayasu, 2005, Springer, 277-282.

Others

"Firms' transaction networks: New Japanese evidence on the role of intermediaries" posted on VoxEU on September 4, 2015 (co-authored with Toshihiro Okubo and Yukako Ono)

"Localisation in knowledge-creating activities: Evidence from Japanese patent data" posted on VoxEU on February 11, 2015 (co-authored with Hiroyasu Inoue and Kentaro Nakajima)

"Fast trains, supply networks, and firm performance" posted on VoxEU on September 24, 2014 (co-authored with Andrew B. Bernard and Andreas Moxnes)

"Supply-chain vulnerability: An analysis of the impact of earthquakes using micro data" posted on VoxEU on December 15, 2013

"Distance frictions and firm border effects in knowledge creation: Evidence from Japanese patent data" posted on VoxEU on October 2013 (co-authored with Hiroyasu Inoue and Kentaro Nakajima)

"Impact of localisation and urbanisation on productivity: Empirical analysis based on establishments data in Japan" posted on VoxEU on September 10, 2012 (co-authored with Yoko Konishi)

Others

April 2013 - March 2016
Young Researchers Grand for Scientific Research B (# 25780181)

April 2010 - March 2013
Young Researchers Grand for Scientific Research B (# 22730191)

April 2011 - March 2012
Encouraged Research Grand, Japan Center for Economic Research