Masaru Sasaki received his Ph.D. in economics at Georgetown University in 1998, and subsequently joined the World Bank and then the Asian Development Bank. After serving at these international organizations, he was appointed as lecturer at Department of Economics, Kansai University. He then moved to Osaka University in 2004. He has since then served there.

Among his research interests are determinants of unemployment and mismatch in the labor market. He works not only on theoretical and empirical studies but also on laboratory experiments. He develops laboratory experiments to study the implications on various search models. In addition, he is interested in various topics covering from health economics to personnel economics.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in February 2012.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 13589
Shinsuke Asakawa, Masaru Sasaki
published as 'Can child benefit reductions increase maternal employment? Evidence from Japan' in: Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, 2022, 66, 101231
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12378
Takahiro Miura, Keigo Inukai, Masaru Sasaki
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11319
publication in: Journal of Sports Economics, 2020, 21(4), 420-448
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8946
publication in: Review of Economic Dynamics, 2019. 31, 436-461
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7933
Takao Asano, Hiroko Okudaira, Masaru Sasaki
published in: Theory and Decision, 2015, 79, 627-637
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7836
published in: Journal of Behavioral Economics and Finance, 2013, 6, 37-46
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