About my research
My research topic is analysis of household behavior. I am mainly interested in determination of household consumption, but my interests also cover topics such as female labor supply, family formation, and intra-household resource allocation. Most of my papers use official statistics, and the quality of Japanese governmental data was examined there. Now, I am conducting a new survey for household consumption.
Melvin Stephens Jr. and Takashi Unayama (2019) “Estimating the Impacts of Program Benefits: Using Instrumental Variables with Underreported and Imputed Data ” (with Melvin Stephens, Jr.) Review of Economics and Statistics, vol. 101(3), pp.468-475.
David Cashin and Takashi Unayama (2016) “Measuring Intertemporal Substitution in Consumption: Evidence from a VAT Increase in Japan” Review of Economics and Statistics, vol. 98, pp. 285-297.
Melvin Stephens Jr. and Takashi Unayama (2011) “The Consumption Response to Seasonal Income: Evidence from Japanese Public Pension Benefits,” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, vol. 3, pp. 86-118.