UNAYAMA Takashi

UNAYAMA Takashi

UNAYAMA Takashi

Faculty Fellow

Associate Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University

Activities at RIETI

Expertise

Household Behavior, Applied Econometrics, Index Theory

Research Projects

Education

2004 Ph. D., Economics, the University of Tokyo
1999 M.A. in Economics, the University of Tokyo
1997 Bachelor of Economics, the University of Tokyo

Experience

2015 Faculty Fellow, RIETI
2015 Associate Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University
2013 Principal Economist, Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Finance Japan
2013 - 2015 Consulting Fellow, RIETI
2012 Associate Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University
2009 - 2013 Faculty Fellow, RIETI
2006 Associate Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University
2003 Lecturer, Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University
2002 Lecturer, Department of Policy Management, Keio University

Selected Publications and Papers

  • Introduction to Japanese Household Surveys Springer:Tokyo (2018) (ISBN 978-981-10-7680-0)
  • "Estimating the Impacts of Program Benefits: Using Instrumental Variables with Underreported and Imputed Data " (with Melvin Stephens, Jr.) Review of Economics and Statistics (Forthcoming) (See also NBER WP 21248)
  • "Measuring Intertemporal Substitution in Consumption: Evidence from a VAT Increase in Japan" (with David Cashin) Review of Economics and Statistics, vol. 98, pp. 285-297 (2016)
  • "The wealthy hand to mouth in Japan" (with Ryota Hara and Justin Weidner) Economic Letters, vol. 141, pp. 52-54 (2016)
  • "Child Benefit Payments and Household Wealth Accumulation" (with Melvin Stephens, Jr.) Japanese Economic Review, vol. 66, pp. 447-465 (2015)
  • "The Impact of Retirement on Household Consumption in Japan" (with Melvin Stephens Jr.) Journal of Japanese and International Economies, vol. 26, pp. 62-83 (2012).
  • "The Consumption Response to Seasonal Income: Evidence from Japanese Public Pension Benefits," (with Melvin Stephens Jr.) American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, vol. 3, pp. 86-118 (2011) (See also NBER WP 16342).