Emiko Usui is a professor at Hitotsubashi University, Japan. She received her B.A. in economics from the University of Tokyo and her Ph.D. in Economics from Northwestern University. Her research interests are in the area of labor economics, and include gender issues, compensating differentials, labor search models, employment protection, nonparametric estimation of returns to schooling, intergenerational links in skills, and testing for employer learning. Her research papers have been published in such academic journals as Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Labour Economics, Quantitative Economics, and Research in Labor Economics.

She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in September 2009.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 15453
published in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2023, 211, 165-187
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9662
published in: Research in Labor Economics, Special Issue on Inequality: Causes and Consequences, 2016, 43
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9620
published in: Japanese Economic Review, 2016, 67 (2), 150 - 168
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8116
Miki Kobayashi, Emiko Usui
published in: Review of Economics of the Household, 2017, 15 (2), 579–596 [Online]
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5324
published in: The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, 2014, 14 (3), 1081-1116
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4986
published in: Quantitative Economics, 2014, 5 (1), 175-194