Senior Fellow

Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

Activities at RIETI


Econometrics, Statistics, Service Industries (Tourism Policy, Energy-saving Labels, and Consumer's Behavior)

Research Projects


2003 Ph.D., Economics, Nagoya University
(Dissertation: "Statistical Inference in Specifications of the Production Function")
1999 M.A., Economics, Nagasaki University
1997 B.A., Economics, Nagasaki University


2014 - Present Senior Fellow, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry
2013 - 2014 Visiting Associate Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University
2012 - 2013 Part-time Lecturer, Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University
2009 - 2011 Postdoctoral Fellow for Research Abroad, JSPS
2008 - 2014 Fellow, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry
2006 - 2008 Assistant Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University
2005 - 2006 Visiting Scholar, Department of Economics, Stanford University
2003 - 2006 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, JSPS, Kyoto University

Selected Publications and Papers

  • Sekizawa Yoichi, Yoko Konishi, and Hirosih Ikari. "Who Are Free from Hypertension, Dyslipidemia, and Diabetes Mellitus in the Middle-Aged and Elderly Population of Japan?," Yano, Makoto, Fumihiko Matsuda, Anavaj Sakuntabhai, and Shigeru Hirota, eds., Socio-Life Science and the COVID-19 Outbreak. Economics. Springer, Singapore, Chapter 12, 275-302, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-5727-6_12
  • Konishi, Yoko, Takashi Saito, Toshiki Ishikawa, Hajime Kanai, and Naoya Igei. "How did Japan Cope with COVID-19?: Big Data and Purchasing Behavior," Asian Economic Papers, 20, no. 1, 146–167, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1162/asep_a_00797
  • Sekizawa, Yoichi, and Yoko Konishi. "Are Consumer Confidence and Asset Value Expectations Positively Associated with Length of Daylight?: An Exploration of Psychological Mediators between Length of Daylight and Seasonal Asset Price Transitions," PLoS ONE, 16, no. 1: e0245520, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0245520
  • Konishi, Yoko, and Takashi Saito. "Total Factor Productivity Changes in Japanese SMEs in 1982-2016: Suggestive Indications of an IT Revolution?" Asian Economic Papers, 19, no. 3, 21-37, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1162/asep_a_00781
  • Konishi, Yoko. "Rank-size Distribution and the Geographical Dispersion of Tourist Flows in Japan," Thailand and The World Economy, 38, no. 2, 41-62, 2020. https://so05.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/TER/article/view/210161
  • Konishi, Yoko, and Yoshihiko Nishiyama. "Efficiency of the Retail Industry and Inelastic Supply," Advances in Decision Sciences, 24, no. 2, 134-166, 2020. http://iads.site/wp-content/uploads/papers/2020/Efficiency-of-the-Retail-Industry-and-Inelastic-Supply.pdf
  • Konishi, Yoko. "Global Value Chain in Services: The Case of Tourism in Japan," Journal of Southeast Asian Economies, 36, no. 2, 183-203, 2019. https://www.jstor.org/stable/26798832
  • Konishi, Yoko, Se-il Mun, Yoshihiko Nishiyama, and Ji Eun Sung. "Determinants of Transport Costs for Inter-Regional Trade," Matsushima, Kakuya, and William P. Anderson, eds., Transportation, Knowledge and Space in Urban and Regional Economics, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, 146-172, 2018. https://www.elgaronline.com/view/edcoll/9781785366055/9781785366055.00015.xml
  • Sekizawa, Yoichi, Yoko Konishi, and Moriyo Kimura. "Are the Effects of Blood Pressure Lowering Treatment Diminishing?: Meta-regression Analyses," Clinical Hypertension, 24, no. 16, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40885-018-0101-9
  • Aoki, Reiko, and Yoko Konishi. "On the Persistence of Low Birthrates in Japan," Takayama, Noriyuki, and Martin Werding, eds., Fertility and Public Policy, MIT Press, Cambridge, 111-136, 2010. https://doi.org/10.7551/mitpress/9780262014519.003.0005
  • Konishi, Yoko, and Yoshihiko Nishiyama. "Hypothesis Testing in Rank-size Rule Regression," Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, 79, no. 9, 2869-2878, 2009. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matcom.2008.10.012