INUI Tomohiko

INUI Tomohiko

INUI Tomohiko

Faculty Fellow (until June 30, 2019)

Professor, Faculty of International Social Sciences, Gakushuin University

Activities at RIETI


Productivity Analysis, International Economics, Health Economics, Educational Economics, Chinese Economy

Research Projects


1990 M.A., Economics, Graduate School of Economics, Johns Hopkins University
1985 Bachelor of Economics, Hitotsubashi University


2016 Professor, Faculty of International Social Sciences, Gakushuin University
2014 Professor, Preparatory Office for the Faculty of International Social Studies, Gakushuin University
2012 Professor, College of Economics, Nihon University
2009 Director, Statistics Commission Office, Cabinet Office
2000 Associate Professor, College of Economics, Nihon University
1985 Officer, Development Bank of Japan

Selected Publications and Papers

Working Papers

Tomohiko Inui, Keiko Ito, Daisuke Miyakawa and Keishi Shoji, 2013, "Firms' Export Behavior and the Role of Banks' Overseas Information," ESRI Discussion Paper, No. 297.

Tomohiko Inui, Daisuke Miyakawa and Keishi Shoji, 2012, "Bank Efficiency and Client Firms' Export Behavior: Evidence from firm-bank match-level data," RIETI Discussion Paper, 12-E-018.

Makiko Nakamuro and Tomohiko Inui, 2012 "Estimating the Returns to Education Using a Sample of Twins: The case of Japan," RIETI Discussion Paper, 12-E-076.

Daisuke Miyakawa, Tomohiko Inui and Keishi Shoji, 2011, "Productivity of Banks and its Impact on the Capital Investments of Client Firms," RIETI Discussion Paper, 11-E-016.

Kazuma Edamura, Laura Hering, Tomohiko Inui and Sandra Poncet, 2011, "The Overseas Subsidiary Activities and Their Impact on the Performance of Japanese Parent Firms," RIETI Discussion Paper, 11-E-069.

Daisuke Miyakawa, Tomohiko Inui and Keishi Shoji, 2011, "Bank Efficiency and Client Firms' Productivity," ESRI Discussion Paper, No. 273.

Joji Tokui, Tomohiko Inui and Young Gak Kim, 2008, "Embodied Technological Progress and the Productivity Slowdown in Japan," RIETI Discussion Paper, 08-E-017.

Tomohiko Inui, Toshiyuki Matsuura and Sandra Poncet, 2008, "The Location of Japanese MNC Affiliates: Agglomeration Spillovers and Firm Heterogeneity," CEPII Working Paper, No. 2008-24.

Papers Published in Refereed Journals

Ryoji Matsuoka, Makiko Nakamuro, and Tomohiko Inui, (2015) "Emerging Inequality in Effort: A Longitudinal Investigation of Parental Involvement and Early Elementary School-aged Children's Learning Time in Japan," forthcoming in Social Science Research.

Makiko Nakamuro, Tomohiko Inui, Wataru Senoh, and Takeshi Hiromatsu, (2015) "Are Television and Video Games Really Harmful for Kids? Empirical Evidence from the Longitudinal Survey of Babies in the 21st Century," Contemporary Economic Policy, Vol. 33, pp.29-43

Tomohiko Inui, Keiko Ito and Daisuke Miyakawa (2015) "Overseas Market Information and Firms' Export Decisions," Economic Inquiry, Vol. 53, No.3, pp. 1671-1688.

Naomi Kodama, Tomohiko Inui and Hyeong Ug Kwon (2015) "A Decomposition of the Decline in Japanese Nominal Wages in the 1990s and 2000s," Seoul Journal of Economics, Vol. 28, No.1, pp.53-84.

Naomi Kodama and Tomohiko Inui (2015) "The Impact of Globalization on Establishment-Level Employment Dynamics in Japan," forthcoming in Asian Economic Papers

Andrew Griffen, Makiko Nakamuro and Tomohiko Inui, (2015) "Fertility and Maternal Labor Supply in Japan: Conflicting Policy Goals?" forthcoming in Journal of The Japanese and International Economies

Yasuyuki Todo, Tomohiko inui and Yuan Yuan, (2014) "Effects of Privatization on Exporting Decisions: Firm-level evidence from Chinese state-owned enterprises," Comparative Economic Studies, Vol. 56, pp.536-555

Edamura, Kazuma, Sho Haneda, Tomohiko Inui, Xiaofei Tan, and Yasuyuki Todo, (2014) "Impact of Chinese Cross-Border Outbound M&As on Firm Performance: Econometric Analysis Using Firm-Level Data," China Economic Review, Vol. 30, pp.169-179

Makiko Nakamuro, Yuka Uzuki, and Tomohiko Inui, (2013) "The Effects of Birth Weight: Does Fetal Origin Really Matter for Long-run Outcomes?" Economic Letters, Vol. 121, Issue 1, .53-58

Richard Kneller, Danny McGowan, Tomohiko Inui and Toshiyuki Matsuura, (2012) "Globalisation, Multinationals and Productivity in Japan's Lost Decade," Journal of the Japanese and International Economics, Volume 26, Issue 1, pp.110-128.

Tomohiko Inui, Atsushi Kawakami and Tsutomu Miyagawa, (2012) "Market Competition, Differences in Technology, and Productivity Improvement-An Empirical Analysis Based on Japanese Manufacturing Firm Data-," Japan and the World Economy, Volume 24, Issue 3, pp.197-206.

Richard Kneller, Danny McGowan, Tomohiko Inui and Toshiyuki Matsuura, (2012) "Closure within Multi-Plant Firms: Evidence from Japan," Review of World Economics, Volume 148, Issue 4, pp. 647-668.

Kyoji Fukao, Tomohiko Inui, Keiko Ito, Young Gak Kim, Tangjun Yuan, (2011) "An International Comparison of the TFP Levels and the Productivity Convergence of Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese and Chinese Listed Firms," Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies, Vol.9, No.2, pp.127-150.

Alexander Hijzen, Tomohiko Inui and Yasuyuki Todo, (2010) "Does Offshoring Pay? Firm-Level Evidence from Japan," Economic Inquiry, Volume 48, Issue 4, pp.880-895.