UNAYAMA Takashi

UNAYAMA Takashi

UNAYAMA Takashi

Faculty Fellow

Associate Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University

Activities at RIETI

Expertise

Household Behavior, Applied Econometrics, Index Theory

Research Projects

Education

2004 Ph. D., Economics, the University of Tokyo
1999 M.A. in Economics, the University of Tokyo
1997 Bachelor of Economics, the University of Tokyo

Experience

2015 Faculty Fellow, RIETI
2015 Associate Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University
2013 Principal Economist, Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Finance Japan
2013 - 2015 Consulting Fellow, RIETI
2012 Associate Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University
2009 - 2013 Faculty Fellow, RIETI
2006 Associate Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University
2003 Lecturer, Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University
2002 Lecturer, Department of Policy Management, Keio University

Selected Publications and Papers

Working Papers
"Demand Driven Innovation and Uncertainty: Evidence from diffusion of flat panel TV," RIETI Discussion Paper Series 10-J-005, January 2010 (with Masayuki Keida)

"Marriage Rate and Female Labor Participation Rate: Evidence from Japanese prefectural cross-section," RIETI Discussion Paper Series 10-J-004, January 2010

"Discrepancy between Saving Rates in SNA and Family Income and Expenditure Survey and Its Implications," RIETI Discussion Paper Series 10-J-003, January 2010

Papers Published in Refereed Journals
"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)

"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)

"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)

"The Engel Curve for Alcohol and the Rank of Demand Systems," Journal of Applied Econometrics, vol. 21. pp.1019-1038. (2006)

"Upward Bias in the Consumer Price Index Under the Zero Inflation Economy," Economics Letters, vol. 85, pp. 139-144. (2004)