Research Programs: Policy Assessment

Empirical Analysis on Japanese Labor Market

Project Leader/Sub-Leader


KAWAGUCHI Daiji (Faculty Fellow)



We analyze the workings of the Japanese labor market and assess the labor market policies. We focus on the following four aspects: employment stability by workers' characteristics, gender inequality in the labor market, the assessment of the minimum wage policy, and the impact of new technology adoption on employment. Through these analyses, we aim to provide the basic information of the Japanese labor market and the evaluation of labor market policies to better inform the policymakers. We employ large size microdata and advanced econometrics techniques to establish a credible causal relationship.

June 22, 2020 - May 31, 2023

Major Research Results


RIETI Discussion Papers


RIETI Discussion Papers