Senior Fellow

Specially Appointed Professor (Research), Graduate School of Economics and Management, Tohoku University

Activities at RIETI



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

  • Konishi, Yoko and Takashi Saito, "Total Factor Productivity changes in Japanese SMEs in 1982-2016: Suggestive Indications of an IT Revolution?" Asian Economic Papers , Vol. 19 (3), pp. 21-37, 2020.
  • Konishi, Yoko, "Rank-size Distribution and the Geographical Dispersion of Tourist Flows in Japan," Thailand and The World Economy , Vol. 38 (2), pp. 41-62, 2020.
  • Konishi, Yoko and Yoshihiko Nishiyama, "Efficiency of the Retail Industry and Inelastic Supply," Advances in Decision Sciences , Vol. 24 (2), pp.134-166, 2020.
  • Konishi, Yoko, "Global Value Chain in Services: The Case of Tourism in Japan," Journal of Southeast Asian Economies , Vol. 36 (2), pp. 183-203, 2019.
  • Sekizawa, Yoichi, Yoko Konishi and Moriyo Kimura, "Are the Effects of Blood Pressure Lowering Treatment Diminishing?: Meta-regression Analyses," Clinical Hypertension , Vol. 24, No. 16, 2018.
  • Konishi, Yoko, Se-il Mun, Yoshihiko Nishiyama, and Ji-Eun Sung, "Determinants of Transport Costs for Inter-Regional Trade," in K. Matsushima and W. P. Anderson (eds.), Transportation, Knowledge and Space in Urban and Regional Economics, Edward Elgar, pp. 146-172, 2018.
  • Aoki, Reiko and Yoko Konishi, "On the persistence of low birthrates in Japan," in N. Takayama and Welding, M (eds.), Fertility and Public Policy, MIT Press, pp. 111-136, 2010.
  • Konishi, Yoko and Yoshihiko Nishiyama, "Hypothesis Testing in Rank-size Rule Regression," Mathematics and Computers in Simulation , Vol. 79 (9), pp. 2869-2878, 2009.