Kohara Miki

Contact Information


Miki KOHARA
Associate Professor
Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP)
Osaka University

Address
1-31 Machikaneyama, Toyonaka,
Osaka, Japan, 560-0043

E-mail
kohara[at]osipp[dot]osaka-u[dot]ac[dot]jp

Office Hour
Tuesday, 14:40-16:00 *office: OSIPP605

Research Interests
Inequality, Labor Supply, Time Allocation, Household's Behavior, Within-family Transfers
Health, Public Policy


Published Work

Articles in Journals
In English
  1. Miki Kohara and Yusuke Kamiya (2016) "Maternal employment and food produced at home: evidence from Japanese data," Review of Economics of the Household, 14(2), pp. 417-442.

  2. Miki Kohara, Masaru Sasaki and Tomohiro Machikita (2013) "Is Longer Unemployment Rewarded with Longer Job Tenure?" Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, vol. 29, pp. 44-56.

  3. Masaru Sasaki, Miki Kohara and Tomohiro Machikita (2013) "Measuring Search Frictions using Japanese Micro Data," The Japanese Economic Review, vol.64, no. 2, pp.431-451.

  4. Miki Kohara and Fumio Ohtake@(2011) "Altruism and the Care of Elderly Parents F Evidence from Japanese Families," The Japanese Economy, vol.38, no.2, pp.3-18.

  5. Miki Kohara@(2010) "The Response of Japanese Wives' Labor Supply to Husbands' Job Loss," Journal of Population Economics, vol.23, pp.1133-1149.

  6. Yasushi Iwamoto, Miki Kohara and Makoto Saito@(2010) "On the Consumption Insurance Effects of Long-term Care Insurance in Japan: Evidence from Micro-level Household Data," Journal of Japanese and International Economies, vol.24, no.1, pp.99-115.

  7. Miki Kohara@(2007) "Is the Full-Time@Housewife a symbol of a Wealthy Family?" The Japanese Economy, vol.3, no.4, pp.25-56, (originally published in The Japanese Journal of Labour Studies).

  8. Miki Kohara and Charles Yuji Horioka@(2006) "Do Borrowing Constraints Matter? An Analysis of Why the Permanent Income Hypothesis Does Not Apply in Japan," Japan and the World Economy, vol.18, pp.358-377.

  9. Miki Kohara, Fumio Ohtake and Makoto Saito@(2006) "On Effects of the Hyogo Earthquake on Household Consumption: A Note," Hitotsubashi Journal of Economics, vol. 47, no.2, pp.219-228.

  10. Charles Yuji Horioka, Akane Murakami and Miki Kohara (2002) "How Do the Japanese Cope With Risk?" Seoul Journal of Economics, vol.15, no.1, pp.1-30.

  11. Miki Kohara, Fumio Ohtake and Makoto Saito (2002) "A Test of the Full Insurance Hypothesis: The Case of Japan," Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, vol.16, pp.335-352.

  12. Miki Kohara (2001) "Consumption Insurance between Japanese Households," Applied Economics, vol.33, no.6, pp.791-800.

In@Japanese
  1. Lisa Ogata, Miki Kohara, and Fumio Ohtake (2013) "The Product of Onefs Efforts or the Result of Luck? The Japanese Beliefs About the Determinants of Social Success," Journal of Behavioral Economics and Finance, vol. 5, pp. 137-151.

  2. Miki Kohara and Yusuke Kamiya (2011) "The Effect of Mothers' Labor Supply on Home Production," The Economic Review, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University, vol.62 no.4, pp.342-355.

  3. Shinya Kajitani and Miki Kohara (2010) "Health-promotion Activities and Health Status," Japanese Journal of Health Economic and Policy, Japan Health Economics Association, vol.22, no.1, pp.47-62.

  4. Fumio Ohtake and Miki Kohara (2010) "The relationship between Unemployment and Crime: Evidence from Time-series Data and Prefectural Panel Data," Japanese Journal of Sociological Criminology, Japanese Association of Sociological Criminology, no.35.

  5. Miki Kohara and Fumio Ohtake (2010) "Influence of Parents' Unemployment on the Health of Newborn Babies," The Japanese Journal of Labour Studies, The Japan Institute for Labour Policy and Training, vol. 52, no.595, pp.15-26.

  6. Miki Kohara and Fumio Ohtake (2009) "Determining Factors of Childrenfs Educational Outcomes," The Japanese Journal of Labour Studies, The Japan Institute for Labour Policy and Training, vol.51, no.7, pp.67-84.

  7. Miki Kohara (2009) "Informal Care Giving and Market Labor Supply," JCER Economic Journal, Japan Center for Economic Research, no.60, pp.36-59.

  8. Miki Kohara and Fumio Ohtake (2006) "Unemployment and Inequality in Japan," JCER Economic Journal, Japan Center for Economic Research, no.55, pp.22-42.

  9. Shinya Kajitani and Miki Kohara (2006) "Working Peoplefs Leisure Time and Investment in Health," The Japanese Journal of Labour Studies, The Japan Institute for Labour Policy and Training, no.552, pp.44-59.

  10. Miki Kohara (2004) "Japanfs Unemployment Insurance and Long-Term Unemployment," The Japanese Journal of Labour Studies, The Japan Institute for Labour Policy and Training, no.528, pp. 33-48.

  11. Miki Kohara (2002) "Who is a real beneficiary of Unemployment Insurance?" The Japanese Journal of Labour Studies, The Japan Institute for Labour Policy and Training, no.510, pp.38-52.

  12. Miki Kohara and Fumio Ohtake (2001) "The Impacts of Computer Use on Wage Structure," The Japanese Journal of Labour Studies, The Japan Institute for Labour Policy and Training, no.494, pp.16-30.

  13. Miki Kohara (2001) "Is the Full-Time Housewife a Symbol of a Wealthy Family?" The Japanese Journal of Labour Studies, The Japan Institute for Labour Policy and Training, no.493, pp.15-29.

  14. Yasushi Iwamoto, Miki Kohara and Makoto Saito (2001) "On the Economic Welfare Loss Caused by Long Term Medical Care of Family Members: The Economic Cost of Nursing Care and the Bedridden," The Quarterly of Social Security Research, National Institute of Population and Social Security Research, vol.36, no.4, pp.547-560.

  15. Miki Kohara (2000) "Unemployment Insurance and Unemployment Spells in Japan," The Quarterly of Social Security Research, National Institute of Population and Social Security Research, vol.36, no.3, pp.365-377.

  16. Miki Kohara (2000) "Market and Home Labor Supply and Long Commuting Time: Do Husbands with Short Commuting Times Help More at Home?" The Japanese Journal of Labour Studies, The Japan Institute of Labour Policy and Training, no.476, pp. 35-45.
Articles in Books
  1. Miki Kohara and Fumio Ohtake (2014) gRising Inequality in Japan: a Challenge Caused by Population Ageing and Drastic Changes in Employment,h in Nolan, B., Salverda, W., Checchi, D., Marx, I., Mcknight, A., Tóth, I. S., and Werfhorst, H.(ed.) Changing Inequalities and Societal Impacts in Rich Countries: Thirty Countriesf Experiences, Oxford: Oxford University Press, Chapter 17, pp.393-414.

  2. Fumio Ohtake and Miki Kohara (2011) gPoverty Rate and Income, Financial Asset Disparity,h in Iwai, K., Seko, M. and Okina, Y. (ed.) Financial Crisis and Macro Economy (Kin-yu Kiki to Macro Keizai), Tokyo: Tokyo University Press, pp.137-153 (in Japanese).

  3. Miki Kohara (2011) gUnemployment Insurance and Labor Supply of the Unemployed,h in Naoki Mitani (ed.) Economics of Labor Supply (Rodo Kyokyu no Keizaigaku), Tokyo: Minerva Shobo, pp.253-285 (in Japanese).

  4. Miki Kohara (2008) "Family Bargaining and Household Consumption," in Charles Y. Horioka and The Institute for Research on Household Economics (ed.) Economic Analysis on Allocation witin a Household and Transfer between Households (Setai nai Haibun to Setai kan Iten no Keizai Bunseki), Tokyo: Nikkei Publishing Inc., pp.48-72 (in Japanese).

  5. Miki Kohara (2008) "Household Behavior and Public Plicy," in Akira Kohsaka (ed.) Introductory International Public Policy (Nyumon Kokusai Koukyou Seisakugaku), Osaka: Osaka University Press, pp.127-139 (in Japanese).

  6. Miki Kohara (2007) gHusbands' Job Loss and Wives' Labor Supply,h in Fumio Hayashi (ed.) Factors behind Economic Stagnation and Policy (Keizai Teitai no Gen-in to Seido), Tokyo: Keiso Shobo, pp.325-340 (in Japanese).

  7. Akane Murakami, Charles Y. Horioka and Miki Kohara (2004) gHow to Cope with Risk in Deflation,h Yoshio Higuchi, Kiyoshi Ota and The Institute for Research on Household Economics (ed.) Women in gHeiseih Recession (Jyosei-tachi no Heisei Fukyo), Tokyo: Nikkei Publishing Inc., pp.265-261 (in Japanese).

  8. Miki Kohara (2002) gUnemployment Insurance and Job Seeking Behavior in Japan,h in Genda, Y., & Nakata, Y. (ed.) The mechanism of retrenchment and job changes ("Risutra" to Tenshoku no Mekanizumu), Tokyo: Toyo Keizai Shimposha, pp.195-212 (in Japanese).

  9. Miki Kohara (2001) gOn the Economic Welfare Loss Caused by Long Term Medical Care of Family Members,h in Yasushi Iwamoto (ed.) (Shakai Fukushi to Kazoku no Keizaigaku), Tokyo: Toyo Keizai Shimposha, pp.139-162 (in Japanese).



CV


Education
  • Ph.D. (Economics, Osaka University), July 1998
  • M.A. (Economics, Osaka University), March 1997
  • B.A. (Economics, Yokohama National University), March 1995


Career History
  • Associate Professor, Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University, April 2003 to present
  • Associate Professor, National Graduate Institute of Policy Studies, April 2000 to March 2003
  • Research Associate, Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University, July 1998 to March 2000

    * Adjunct and Visiting Positions
    • Visiting Scholar, Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University, April 2001 to March 2002
    • Research Fellow, European University Institute (Florence, Italy), February 2001 to April 2001
    • Visiting Scholar, Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University, April 2007 to March 2008
    • Researcher, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Groningen (Groningen, the Netherlands), September 2007 to August 2008


Awards and Fellowships
  • 100 Outstanding Papers at Osaka University, 2010-2011 for "The response of Japanese wives' labor supply to husbands' job loss"
  • Kikawada Fellowship (the International House of Japan) for the overseas research at University of Groningen, the Netherlands, from 2007 to 08
  • Award for outstanding contributions to undergraduate education, Osaka University, 2005 for the lecture on Microeconomics
  • Hongyo Hongyo Prize (Yokohama National University) for the best undergraduate thesis in Economics at Yokohama National University in 1995
  • Rotary International Scholarship (the Rotary International Foundation) for the undergraduate study at University of Washington in Seattle, USA, from 1993 to 94


Grants
  • Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (1) 2000-2002, (2) 2002-2005, (3) 2003-2005, (4) 2005-2008, (5) 2008-2012, (6) 2012-2015, (7) 2015-
  • Osaka University Global COE Program, 2008-present
  • Osaka University 21st Century COE Program, 2003-2007
  • Japan Economic Research Foundation Research Grant, 2005
  • Institute for Health Economics and Policy Research Grant, 2003


Teaching Experience
  • 2003-Present; at Osaka University (Osaka, Japan); Microeconomics and Macroeconomics (for undergraduate students, in Japanese), Applied Econometrics (Introductory Econometrics; Panel Analysis; Micro-econometrics; for graduate and undergraduate students, in Japanese), Labor Economics (for graduate and undergraduate students, in Japanese), Household Economics (for graduate and undergraduate students, in Japanese)
  • 2000-2003; at National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (Tokyo, Japan); Introductory Public Finance (in English), Applied Econometrics (Introductory Econometrics, in English and in Japanese)


Refereeing Experience

Review of Economics of the Households, Journal of Japanese and International Economies, Japanese Economic Review, Japan and the World Economy, Asian Economic Journal, The Japanese Journal of Labour Studies, The Quarterly of Social Security Research


   
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