YAMAMOTO Isamu

YAMAMOTO Isamu

YAMAMOTO Isamu

Faculty Fellow

Professor, Faculty of Business and Commerce, Keio University

Activities at RIETI

Expertise

Labor Economics, Applied Micro Economics

Research Projects

Education

2003 Ph.D. in Economics, Brown University
1995 M.A. in Business and Commerce, Keio University
1993 B.A. in Business and Commerce, Keio University

Experience

2014 Professor, Faculty of Business and Commerce, Keio University
2007 Associate Professor, Faculty of Business and Commerce, Keio University
2005 Director, Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies, Bank of Japan
1995 Economist, Bank of Japan

Selected Publications and Papers

  • "Effect of Work-Life Balance Practices on Firm Productivity: Evidence from Japanese Firm-level Panel Data" (with Toshiyuki Matsuura), The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, 14(4), pp.1677-1708, 2014
  • "Is Downward Wage Flexibility the Primary Factor of Japan's Prolonged Deflation?" (with Sachiko Kuroda) Asian Economic Policy Review, 9(1), pp.143-158, 2014
  • "Do Peers Affect Determination of Work Hours? Evidence Based on Unique Employee Data from Global Japanese Firms in Europe" (with Sachiko Kuroda), Journal of Labor Research, 34(3), pp.359-388, 2013
  • "Firms' demand for work hours: Evidence from matched firm-worker data in Japan" (with Sachiko Kuroda), Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, 29(3), pp.57-73, 2013
  • "Impact of overtime regulations on wages and work hours" (with Sachiko Kuroda), Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, 26(2), pp.249-262, 2012
  • "The era of the 24-hour society?: Assessing changes in work timing using a Japanese time use survey" (with Sachiko Kuroda), Applied Economics Letters, 19(11), pp.1035-1038, 2012
  • "What motivates volunteer work in an emergency? Evidence from the 2011 East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami" (with Kazuyasu Sakamoto), Economics Bulletin, 32, pp.1933-1941, 2012
  • "Estimating Frisch Labor Supply Elasticity in Japan" (with Sachiko Kuroda), Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, 22(4), pp.566-585, 2008