Kohara Miki

Contact Information


Miki KOHARA
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
Monday, 11:00-12:30 *office: OSIPP605

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


Published Work

Articles in Refereed Journals (in English)
  1. Miki Kohara, Midori Matsushima, Fumio Ohtake (2019) "Effect of Unemployment on Infant Health," Journal of The Japanese and International Economies, 52, pp. 68-77.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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).

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

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

Articles in Refereed Journals (in Japanese)
  1. Miki Kohara (2019) "Time Allocation within a Household," The Japanese Journal of Labour Studies, No.707, pp.47-59.

  2. Midori Matsushima and Miki Kohara (2018) "The Effect of Public Support on the Utilization of Prenatal Car and the Weight of Newborn Babies," Journal of Social Security Research, Vol.3, No.4, pp.546-561. Vol.3, No.4, pp.546-561.

  3. Naohito Abe, Noriko Inakura and Miki Kohara (2018) "An Empirical Analysis on Time and Money Expenditure on Leisure," The Economic Review, Vol.69, No.4, pp.289-313.

  4. Miki Kohara (2018)gHusbandfs Employment and Household Welfare,hQuarterly of Personal Finance, Vol,13, No.2, pp.21-31.

  5. Hirofumi Kurokawa and Miki Kohara (2018) "Does a Job Training Program Improve Motivation to Get a Job? A Case Study of the gShukatsu-Clubh at Osaka Youth Hello-work," The Japanese Journal of Labour Studies, No.697, pp.76-92.

  6. Miki Kohara and Aya Nushimoto (2017) gEmployment and Health Conditions for Married Women in Japan,hJapanese Journal of Research on Household Economics, No.114, pp.2-14.

  7. Miki Kohara and Kozue Sekijima (2017) "The Effect of Commuting Time on Married Couples' Time Use," Economic Analysis, No.195, pp.91-116.

  8. Kozue Sekijima and Miki Kohara (2017) "Working condition and household welfare-changes in Japanese household inequality in 2000s," Japanese journal of research on household economics, No.113, pp. 51-61.

  9. Miki Kohara (2016) gThe effect of low birthweight of new born babies on the Japanese society,h The Japanese Journal for Midwives, Vol.70, No.6, pp. 444-449.

  10. Miki Kohara (2016) gIncrease in non-standard workers, and household inequality and poverty,h JP Soken Research, Vol.29, pp.10-17.

  11. 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," Behavioral Economics, vol. 5, pp. 137-151.

  12. Miki Kohara and Yusuke Kamiya (2011) gEffects of Maternal Employment on Home-production,h The Economic Review, vol.64 no.4, pp.342-355.

  13. Miki Kohara and Fumio Ohtake (2010) gEffects of Parental Unemployment on Health of New-born Babies,h The Japanese Journal of Labour Studies, vol.595, pp.15-26.

  14. 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, vol.35, pp.54-71.

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

  16. Miki Kohara (2009) gChildfs Labor Supply and Informal Care Giving,h JCER Economic Journal, vol.60, pp. 36-59.

  17. Miki Kohara and Fumio Ohtake (2009) gDeterminants of Childfs Educational Outcomes,h The Japanese Journal of Labour Studies, vol. July-issue, pp. 67-84.

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

  19. Miki Kohara and Shinya Kajitani (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.

  20. 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.527, pp. 33-48.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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.
Translation
  1. Yoshiaki Ohmori, Miki Kohara, Ryuichi Tanaka and Haruko Noguchi (2013) gTranslation of eMostly Harmless Econometricsf (Princeton University Press, 1997), by Angrist, J. D. and J.S. Pischke,h Hotondo Mugaina Keiryo Keizaigaku (in Japanese), Tokyo: NTT Publishig Co., Ltd.
Book Review
  1. Miki Kohara (2001) "Review of eUnderstanding Saving: Evidence from the United States and Japanf (The MIT Press, 1997), by Fumio Hayashi," Review of International Economics, vol.9, no.3, pp.555-567.
  2. Miki Kohara (2005) "Review of eShisan Sentaku To Nihon Keizaif (Toyo-Keizai-Shimpo-Sha, 2004), by Katsumi Matsuura and Sayuri Shiraishi," Keizai Seminar, March, pp.110. (in Japanese)
  3. Miki Kohara (2002) "Review of eConsumption and Social Welfaref (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2001), by Daniel T. Slesnick," Economics, vol.7, pp.188-189. (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
  • Professor, Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University, May 2017 to present
  • Associate Professor, Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University, April 2003 to April 2017
  • 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, University of Groningen, (Groningen, the Netherlands), September 2007 to August 2008
    • Visiting Scholar, Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University, (Kyoto, Japan), April 2007 to March 2008
    • Visiting Scholar, Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University (Osaka, Japan), April 2001 to March 2002
    • Research Fellow, European University Institute, (Florence, Italy), February 2001 to April 2001


Awards and Fellowships
  • Referee Award for gGrant-in-aid for Scientific Research,h September 2017, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
  • 100 Outstanding Papers at Osaka University, 2010-2011, November 2011, Osaka University
  • Award for outstanding contributions to undergraduate education, 2007, Osaka University
  • Award for outstanding contributions to undergraduate education, 2005, Osaka University
  • Hongyo Prize for the Best Undergraduate Thesis in Economics, March 1995, Yokohama National University
  • Kikawada Fellowship (the International House of Japan) for the overseas research at University of Groningen, the Netherlands, from 2007 to 2008
  • Rotary International Scholarship for the undergraduate study at University of Washington in Seattle, USA, from 1993 to 1994


Grants
  • Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists B, 2000-2002
  • Research Grant for Health Researches, Institute for Health Economics and Policy Researcch, 2003
  • Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists B, 2002-2005
  • Grant for Economic Researches, Japan Economic Research Foundation, 2005
  • Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists B, 2005-2008
  • Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists B, 2008-2012
  • Grant for Academic Resarches, The Kikawada Foundation (Tokyo, Japan), 2011.
  • Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Scientific Research C, 2012-2015
  • Grant for Health Researches, Pfizer Health Research Foundation, 2014
  • Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Scientific Research C, 2015-2018
  • Grant for Research on Life Insurance, Kampo Zaidan (Tokyo, Japan), 2017
  • Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Scientific Research C, 2015-2018
  • Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Scientific Research C, 2018-2022
  • Grant for Economic Researches, Japan Economic Research Foundation, 2019


   
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