Faculty of Education and Integrated Arts and Sciences School of Education Waseda University Professor of Economics, Sachiko Kuroda

Papers

  1. Work-Life Conflict in the Intermediate Age Bracket: Trends in Working Hours and Time Spent Caring for Elderly Family Members,” Japan Labor Review, 13(1), 2016, pp.55-72
  2. Does Downsizing Take a Toll on Retained Staff? An Analysis of Increased Working Hours in the Early 2000s in Japan,” Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, 36, 2015, pp.1-24 (with Yuji Genda and Souichi Ohta)
  3. Is Downward Wage Flexibility the Primary Factor of Japan’s Prolonged Deflation?,” Asian Economic Policy Review, 9, 2014, pp.143?158 (with Isamu Yamamoto)
  4. Leisure,” Japan Labor Review, The Japan Institute for Labor Policy and Training, 2013, 10(4), pp.16-23.
  5. Firm's Demand for Work Hours: Evidence from Multi-Country and Matched Firm-Worker Data,” Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, 29(3), 2013, pp.57-73 (with Isamu Yamamoto)
  6. Do Peers Affect Determination of Work Hours? Evidence based on Unique Employee Data from Global Japanese Firms in Europe,” Journal of Labor Research, 34(3), 2013, pp.359-388 (with Isamu Yamamoto)
  7. Impact of Overtime Regulations on Wages and Work hours,” Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, 26(2), 2012, pp.249-262 (with Isamu Yamamoto)
  8. The Era of the 24-hour Society?: Assessing Changes in Work Timing using a Japanese Time Use Survey,” Applied Economic Letters, 19(11), 2012, pp.1035-1038 (with Isamu Yamamoto)
  9. Measuring Trends in Leisure of Japanese Workers: A Long-term View,The Japanese Journal of Labour Studies, No.625, The Japan Institute for Labour Policy and Training、pp.32-44, 2012(in Japanese, abstract available in English)
  10. Do Japanese Work Shorter Hours than before? : Measuring Trends in Market Work and Leisure Using 1976-2006 Japanese Time-Use Survey,” Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, 24(4), 2010, pp.481-502
  11. Measuring Trends in Allocation of Time over Two Decades,The Japanese Journal of Labour Studies, No.599, The Japan Institute for Labour Policy and Training、pp.32-44, 2010 (in Japanese, abstract available in English)
  12. Estimating Frisch Labor Supply Elasticity in Japan,” Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, 22, 2008, pp.566?585 (with Isamu Yamamoto)
  13. Why Are Nominal Wages Downwardly Rigid, but Less So in Japan? An Explanation Based on Behavioral Economics and Labor Market/Macroeconomic Differences,” Monetary and Economic Studies, 25(2), Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies, Bank of Japan, November, 2007, pp.45-88 (with Isamu Yamamoto)
  14. Wage Fluctuations in Japan after the Bursting of the Bubble Economy: Downward Nominal Wage Rigidity, Payroll, and the Unemployment Rate”, Monetary and Economic Studies, 23 (2), Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies, Bank of Japan, 2005, pp.1-29 (with Isamu Yamamoto)
  15. Analysis of Changes in Japan’s Unemployment Rate Using Gross Flow Data,” Monetary and Economic Studies, 21 (1), Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies, Bank of Japan, 2003, pp.69-104
  16. The Impact of Downward Nominal Wage Rigidity on the Unemployment Rate: Quantitative Evidence from Japan”, Monetary and Economic Studies, 21 (4), Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies, Bank of Japan, 2003, pp.57-85 (with Isamu Yamamoto)
  17. Are Japanese Nominal Wages Downwardly Rigid? (Part II): Examinations using a Friction Model”, Monetary and Economic Studies, 21 (2), Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies, Bank of Japan, 2003, pp.31-68 (with Isamu Yamamoto)
  18. Are Japanese Nominal Wages Downwardly Rigid? (Part I): Examinations of Nominal Wage Change Distributions,” Monetary and Economic Studies, 21 (2), Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies, Bank of Japan, 2003, pp.1-29 (with Isamu Yamamoto)
  19. Structural Issues in the Japanese Labor Market: An Era of Variety, Equity, and Efficiency or an Era of Bipolarization?,” Monetary and Economic Studies, 19 (S-1), Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies, Bank of Japan, 2001, pp.177-211 (with Hiroshi Fujiki and Toshiaki Tachibanaki)
  20. Employment Protection Legislation and Labour Market Performance,The Japanese Journal of Labour Studies, No.491、The Japan Institute for Labour Policy and Training、pp.46-61, 2001(in Japanese, abstract available in English)
  21. What Determines the Relation between the Output Gap and Inflation? An International Comparison of Inflation Expectations and Staggered Wage Adjustment,” Monetary and Economic Studies, 17(3), Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies, Bank of Japan, 1999, pp.129-155 (with Higo Masahiro)
  22. How Can We Extract a Fundamental Trend from an Economic Time-Series?,” Monetary and Economic Studies, 16(2), Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies, Bank of Japan, 1998, pp.61-111 (with Higo Masahiro)
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Working papers

  1. Good Boss, Bad Boss, Workers' Mental Health and Productivity: Evidence from Japan,” RIETI Discussion Paper, No.16-E-101, Research Institute of Economy, Trade & Industry, 2016 (with Isamu Yamamoto)
  2. Why Do People Overwork at the Risk of Impairing Mental Health?,” RIETI Discussion Paper, No. 16-E-037, Research Institute of Economy, Trade & Industry, 2016 (with Isamu Yamamoto)
  3. Does Mental Health Matter for Firm Performance? Evidence from longitudinal Japanese firm data,” RIETI Discussion Paper, No. 16-E-016, Research Institute of Economy, Trade & Industry, 2016 (with Isamu Yamamoto)
  4. Workers' Mental Health, Long Work Hours, and Workplace Management: Evidence from workers' longitudinal data in Japan,” RIETI Discussion Paper, No. 16-E-017, Research Institute of Economy, Trade & Industry, 2016 (with Isamu Yamamoto)
  5. Wage Premiums for Firms' Work-Life Balance Practice: Evidence from Japanese matched firm-worker data,” RIETI Discussion Paper, No. 13-J-004, Research Institute of Economy, Trade & Industry, 2013 (with Isamu Yamamoto, in Japanese, abstract available in English)
  6. Preferred Work Hours of Japanese, UK, and German Workers: Estimating labor supply elasticity based on hypothetical questions,” RIETI Discussion Paper, No. 11-J-033, Research Institute of Economy, Trade & Industry, 2011 (with Isamu Yamamoto, in Japanese, abstract available in English)
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For general readers

  1. Will Abenomics Raise Wages? Aggressive Quantitative Easing Policy and the Features of the Japanese Labor Market,” Yomiuri-Waseda Online, April, 2013.
  2. Is Overwork on the Decline in Japan?,Social Science Japan News Letter, No. 46, The University of Tokyo, 2012.
  3. Wage Adjustments During Recessions: An Introduction to Japan’s Experiences,Social Science Japan News Letter, No. 41, The University of Tokyo, 2009.
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