Institute of Social Science The University of Tokyo

the University of Tokyo



Research Staff

Ayako Kondo

Division Department of Comparative Contemporary Economics
Research Fields Labor Economics

Teaching and Research Appointments

April 2016 -
March 2020
Associate Professor, Institute of Social Science, The University of Tokyo
April 2020 - Professor, Institute of Social Science, The University of Tokyo

Topics of Research

1Study of Labor Supply and Family using Local Tax Records
2Availability of Formal Childcare and Maternal Labor Supply
3Long-term Effects of Labor Market Conditions at Graduation
4Survey on Covid-19 and Social Sciences

Selected Publications

  • "Scars of the Job Market "Ice-Age"", RIETI Discussion Paper Series (23-E-042) 2023年6月.
  • “The Effects of Graduating from College during a Recession on Living Standards”, (with Daiji Kawaguchi), Economic Inquiry 58(1), January 2020, pp.283-293.
  • “Impact of Increased Long-term Care Insurance Payments on Employment and Wages in Formal Long-term Care”, Journal of the Japanese and International Economy 53, September 2019.
  • “Peer Effects in Employment Status: Evidence from Housing Lotteries”, (with Masahiro Shoji), Journal of Urban Economics 113, September 2019.
  • “The effects of supply chain disruptions caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake on workers.” Japan and the World Economy (2018).
  • “The Effectiveness of Demand-Side Government Intervention to Promote Elderly Employment: Evidence from Japan” with Hitoshi Shigeoka. Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 70 (4): 1008-1036. August 2017.
  • “Does Promoting Elderly Employment Hurt Young Japanese Workers? Social Science Japan Journal, 20(2), 279–285
  • “Availability of Long-term Care Facilities and Middle-aged People’s Labor Supply in Japan”, Asian Economic Policy Review, 12 (1) 95-112, January 2017.
  • “Researchers' Career Transitions over the Life Cycle”, with Daiji kawaguchi and Keiji Saito. Scientometrics, 109(3), 1435-1454. 2016.
  • “Effects of increased elderly employment on other workers’ employment and elderly’s earnings in Japan,” IZA Journal of Labor Policy, 2016, 5:2
  • “Differential Effects of Graduating during a Recession across Gender and Race,” IZA Journal of Labor Economics, 4:23, December 2015.
  • “Inter-industry labor reallocation and task distance,” with Saori Naganuma, Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, Volume 38, December 2015, Pages 127–147.
  • “Effects of Universal Health Insurance on Health Care Utilization, Supply-Side Responses and Mortality Rates: Evidence from Japan,” with Hitoshi Shigeoka, Journal of Public Economics,, Volume 99, March 2013, Pages 1-23.
  • “In Search of a Better Life: The Occupational Attainment of Rural and Urban Migrants in China,” with Dongshu Ou, Chinese Sociological Review, 46(1), 25-59, 2013.
  • “Fiscal Policy Cyclicality and Growth within the US States,” with Justin Svec, The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics (Advances), Volume 12, Issue 2, March 2012.
  • “Long-term Effects of Labor Market Conditions on Family Formation for Japanese Youth,” with Yuki Hashimoto, Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, 26 (1), 1-21. March 2012.
  • “Gender Specific Labor Market Conditions and Family Formation,”Journal of Population Economics, Volume 25, Number 1, 151-174. December 2011
  • “Long-term effects of a recession at labor market entry in Japan and the United States,” with Yuji Genda and Souichi Ohta,Journal of Human Resources, 45(1): 157-196, Winter 2010.
  • “Does the First Job Really Matter? State Dependency in Employment Status in Japan,”Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, 21. September 2007. 379-402.

Educational Activities

Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo Labor Economics I