Research Programs: Human Capital

Economic Analysis of Human Resource Allocation Mechanisms within the Firm: Insider econometrics using HR data

Project Leader/Sub-Leader

OWAN Hideo

OWAN Hideo (Faculty Fellow)



The internal labor market of the firm generally plays broad roles such as evaluation, training, job assignment, and provision of short-term and long-term incentives. In this project, using personnel records from several Japanese firms, we attempt to answer a number of questions including: (1) how efficient are the internal labor markets of Japanese firms; (2) what are the impacts of the newly-introduced practices that are intended to increase labor productivity; and (3) how institutional factors affect human capital allocation and its pricing. In so doing, we aim to identify the problems that lead to insufficient use of women's human capital, aggravation of mental health of employees, and inefficient matching in the hiring market, as well as to understand their causes and the institutional background.

April 6, 2015 - March 31, 2017

Major Research Results


RIETI Discussion Papers

RIETI Policy Discussion Papers