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Hisahiro Naito


Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences

University of Tsukuba

Email: naito@dpipe.tsukuba.ac.jp

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Ph.D., Economics, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Dissertation: Essays on Income Redistribution and Government Policy, July 1998
M.A., Economics, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan, 1993
B.A., Economics, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan, 1991


Professor, Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, The University of Tsukuba, April 2021- Present

Associate Professor, Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, The University of Tsukuba,April 2004- Present

Assistant Professor, Institute of Social Economic Research, Osaka University, July 2001-April 2004

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of California Irvine, July 1999-June 2001

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics and Senior Research Associate in Center for Policy
Research, Syracuse University, September 1998 -- June 1999



  • "Effect of deforestation on access to clean drinking water", the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2019 March, https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1814970116 with Annie Mwayi Mapulanga
  • "Welfare-improving Consumption Tax in the Presence of Wage Tax under Idiosyncratic Returns from Investment and Incomplete Markets", FinanzArchiv / Public Finance Analysis (FA), 74(3) 361-375   September 2018
  • "Is Racial Salary Discrimination Disappearing in the NBA? Evidence from Data during 1985--2015", International Review of Applied Economics,/31(4)/pp.55-71, 2017-06 with Yu Takagi
  • "Assessing the Effects of Reducing Standard Hours: Regression Discontinuity Evidence from Japan", Journal of Japanese and International Economics, March 2017, Pages 59–76 with Daiji Kawaguchi and Izumi Yokoyama
  • "Moment Estimation of the Probit Model with an Endogenous Continuous Regressor", Japanese Economic Review , 68(1)/pp.48-62, 2017 with Daiji Kawaguchi and Yukitoshi Matsushia
  • Immigrant Workers in Japan ( with Jiro Nakamura, Ryu Kambayashi, Daiji Kawaguchi and Tomohiro Machikita),June 2009. (It received the best economics book award(Nikkei tosho bunkasho) from Japanese Econimic Press, which is one of the most prestegious award given to academic economics book in Japan!(Article from Nikkei News paper 1AArticle from Nikkei News Paper 2,, Book Review
  • gRe-examination of Uniform Commodity Taxes under a Nonlinear Income Tax System and Its Implication for Production Efficiencyh, Journal of Public Economics February, 1999, pp 165-88. (Lead article, cited by many text books and researchers. The cition includes a paper ")
  • " Endogenous Human Capital Accumulation, Comparative Advantage and Direct vs. Indirect Redistribution", Journal of Public Economics, December 2004, pp2685-2710
  • "Redistribution, Production Inefficiency and Decentralized Efficiency", International Tax and Finance , 2006, Vol 13, pp 625-640
  • "Atkinson-Stiglitz Theorem with Endogenous Human Capital Accumulation",The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy: Vol. 7 : Iss. 1 (Contributions), Article 46, 2007
  • Working Papers

    Does Education Reduce Fertility in a Low Income Country ? Evidence based on Fuzzy Regression Discontinuity Design in Tanzania,Tsukuba Economics Working Papers,2019-001, pp1-39

    Hisahiro Naito and Tom Mutenj Selection Mechanism and Variation of Years of Schooling across Birth Months in Malawi
    Tsukuba Economics Working Papers 2017(03) 1-45 Feb 2017

    Does Increasing Salary Discrimination in the NBA Reflect Disparity of Fans' Purchasing Power? (with Yu Takagi), Tsukuba Economics Working Papers 2016-002

    Is Racial Salary Discrimination Disappearing in the NBA? Evidence from Data during 1985-2015 (with Yu Takagi), Tsukuba Economics Working Papers, 2016-001, Tsukuba Economics Working Papers

    A Note on the Responsiveness Condition of the Household Public Goods, Tsukuba Economics Working Papers, 2015-004

    Provision of Household Public Goods and the Household Income Distribution, 2015-003

    Pareto-improving Immigration in the Presence of Social Security and Its Effect on Capital Accumulation(Presented at Canadain Public Economics Study Group, Norh American Econometric Society Meeting, European Economics Society Meeting, University Tokyo Macroeconomics Workshop)

    Labor-Market Responses to Standard Hours Reduction:
    Evidence from Japan

    with Daiji Kawaguchi and Izumi Yokoyama

    Neutrality (The effect of taxation on household public goods)

    "The Use of Both the Consumption Tax and the Wage Tax in an Incomplete Market"

    Awards and Fellowships

    Nikkei Press and Japanese Economic Research Center, Best Economics Book Award(Nikkei Tosho Bunkasho) 2009
    Junior Faculty Development Fund, University of California Irvine, 2000
    Japan Society for Promotion of Science, Special Junior Fellow, 1993-1996
    Fulbright Scholar, 1993-1998.
    Science Research Fund from the Japanese Ministry of Education for ``Investment Behavior under Uncertainty and Ire-reversibility and Its implication for Tax Policy,'' 1993
    Rackham Summer Research Fellowship, The University of Michigan, 1994.
    Rackham Dissertation Fellowship, The University of Michigan, Fall 1996.

    Citation of my work by Other researchers (From Social Science Citation Index and Google scholar(www.scholar.google.com)

  • by Stiglitz, J.E.(Nobel Prize winner in economics in 2001) in ``New Perspectives on Public Finance :Recent Achievements and Future Challengesh, Journal of Public Economics, 2002 , Vol 86, pp341-360,
  • by Peter Diamond( President of Econometric Society 1991, President of American Economic Association 2003, Member of National Academy of Science of the US), in Taxation, Incomplete Markets, and Social Security, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2003
  • by Salanie, Bernard in Economics of Taxation, The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2002 (Standard gradaute level textbook on the revenue side of public economics)
  • by Guesnerie, R.(President of European Economic Association 1994, President of Econometric Society 1996, Foreign Member of National Academy of Science and Arts of the US. ) , in Journal of Public Economic Theory, 2001, Vol 3, 1, pp15-25
  • by Cremer H., Pestieau P., Rochet J.C. in International Economic Review, 2001,Vol 42, ,3 pp 781-799
  • by Saez, E. in Journal of Public Economics, 2002, Vol 83, 2, pp217-230
  • by Spector, D.E. in Journal of International Economics, 2001, Vol 55, 2, pp441-460.
  • by Pirttila, J. and Tuomala M. in Journal of Public Economics, 2001,Vol 79, 3, pp485-501
  • by Pirttila, J. and Tuomala M. in Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2002, Vol 104, p 173-188.
  • by Aderberg, D and Balestrino, A. in International Tax and Public Finance, 2000, Vol 7, pp 563-584
  • by Nishimura, Y. in Journal of Public Economics, Vol 87,2 pp 363-86, 2003
  • by Saez, E. in Journal of Public Economics, March 2004, Pages 503-518
  • by H Cremer, P Pestieau, JC Rochet in Journal of Public Economics, 2003
  • by L Liu in International Tax and Public Finance, 2004
  • by C Blackorby and C Brett in Journal of Public Economic Theory, 2004
  • by A KRAUSE in Journal of Public Economic Theory 2006
  • by T Gaube Public Investment and Income Taxation: Redistribution vs. Productive Performance in Journal of Economics 2005
  • by others, not all listed
  • Research Presentation

    2012 Tokyo Unviersity Macroeconomics Workshop

    2011 North American Econometric Society Meeting (St Louis)

    2011 European Economic Association Meeting (Oslo)

    2010 Canadian Public Economic Meeting (Queen's)

    2005 International Institute of Public Finace in Cypres

    2005 Canadian Economic Association at the University of McMaster

    Japanese Economic Association,Okayama, Japan, (September)
    International Institute of Public Finance, Milan, Italy (August)
    NBER Summer Research Institute, Cambridge MA, (August)
    Social choice and Welfare world congress, Osaka, (July)
    Canadian Public Economics Meeting, Toronto, (June)

    Institute of Household Economics, Tokyo, Japan, (January)
    Public Economics Workshop, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan, (September)
    Microeconomics workshop, University of Tokyo, (November)2002
    Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan, February
    University of California Riverside, May

    Stanford Institute of Theoretical Economics Summer Workshop, July
    University of Osaka(Japan), December
    Yokohama National University(Japan), December

    Syracuse University, January
    M. I. T., February
    University of Tilburg (Netherlands), February
    University of California Irvine, February
    Simon Fraser University (Canada), February
    Mid-West International Economics Conference, May
    Hitotsubashi University (Japan), August


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    International Trade 2013(undergraduate )

    Public Economics 2013(graduate)

    Analysis of Public Policy(undergraduate)

    International Trade(undergraduate)

    Public Economics I(graduate)

    Public Economics II(graduate)

    Undergraduate Seminar

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