NIIMI Yoko
Faculty of Policy Studies Department of Policy Studies
Professor
Last Updated :2022/01/20

Researcher Profile and Settings

Research Interests

  • Household economics
  • Population aging
  • Caregiving
  • Subjective well-being
  • Inequality
  • Poverty
  • Development economics

Research Areas

  • Humanities & social sciences/Economic policy

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Professor, Faculty of Policy Studies, Doshisha University, 2019 - Today
  • Research Associate Professor, Research Division, Asian Growth Research Institute, 2014 - 2019
  • Economist, Asian Development Bank, 2008 - 2014
  • Consultant, World Bank, 2005 - 2008

Education

  • University of Sussex, Department of Economics (DPhil), 2007
  • University of Sussex, Department of Economics (MA in International Economics), 2002
  • Kobe University, Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies (MA in Economics), 2000
  • University of Ediburgh, Department of Business Studies (Bcom in Business Studies), 1997

Academic Degrees

  • D.Phil. in Economics, University of Sussex, UK

Association Memberships

  • International Association for Research in Income and Wealth
  • Econometric Society
  • Japanese Economic Association
  • American Economic Association
  • Population Association of America
  • Japanese Association for Development Economics
  • East Asian Economic Association

Published Papers

  • Juggling Paid Work and Elderly Care Provision in Japan: Does a Flexible Work Environment Help Family Caregivers Cope?
    Yoko Niimi
    Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, 62, Dec. 2021, English, Research paper (scientific journal)
  • 住宅ローンの供給拡大の是非を問う
    Charles Yuji Horioka, Yoko Niimi
    季刊 住宅土地経済, (2020年秋季号)20 - 27, Oct. 2020, Japanese, Research paper (scientific journal)
  • Was the Expansion of Housing Credit in Japan Good or Bad?
    Charles Yuji Horioka, Yoko Niimi
    Japan and the World Economy, 53, Mar. 2020, English, Research paper (scientific journal)
  • The Impact of a Failed Coup d’état on Happiness, Life Satisfaction, and Trust: The Case of the Plot in Turkey on July 15, 2016
    K. Ali Akkemik, Gercek Cicek, Charles Yuji Horioka, Yoko Niimi
    Applied Economics Letters, 27(16)1371 - 1375, 2020, English, Research paper (scientific journal)
  • The Effect of the Recent Inheritance Tax Reform on Bequest Behaviour in Japan
    Yoko Niimi
    Fiscal Studies, 40(1)45 - 70, Mar. 2019, English, Research paper (scientific journal)
  • The Wealth Decumulation Behavior of the Retired Elderly in Japan: Relative Importance of Precautionary Saving and Bequest Motives
    Yoko Niimi, Charles Yuji Horioka
    Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, 5152 - 63, Mar. 2019, English, Research paper (scientific journal)
  • Does Providing Informal Elderly Care Hasten Retirement? Evidence from Japan
    Yoko Niimi
    Review of Development Economics, 22(3)1039 - 1062, Aug. 2018, English, Research paper (scientific journal)
  • The Impact of Intergenerational Transfers on Wealth Inequality in Japan and the United States
    Yoko Niimi, Charles Yuji Horioka
    World Economy, 41(8)2042 - 2066, Aug. 2018, English, Research paper (scientific journal)
  • 高齢者介護の負担:家族介護者の睡眠への影響に焦点をあてて
    Yoko Niimi
    季刊 個人金融, 22 - 33, May 2018, Japanese, Research paper (scientific journal)
  • What Affects Happiness Inequality? Evidence from Japan
    Yoko Niimi
    Journal of Happiness Studies, 19(2)521 - 543, 01 Feb. 2018, English, Research paper (scientific journal)
  • Do Borrowing Constraints Matter for Intergenerational Educational Mobility? Evidence from Japan
    Yoko Niimi
    Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, 23(4)628 - 656, 2018, English, Research paper (scientific journal)
  • An Empirical Analysis of the Saving Behavior of Elderly Households in Japan
    Charles Yuji Horioka, Yoko Niimi
    Economic Analysis, (196)29 - 47, Dec. 2017, Japanese, Research paper (scientific journal)
  • Does everyone exhibit loss aversion? Evidence from a panel quantile regression analysis of subjective well-being in Japan
    Zheng Fang, Yoko Niimi
    Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, 4679 - 90, Dec. 2017, English, Research paper (scientific journal)
  • 家族が抱える高齢者介護の負担ー現状と課題ー
    Yoko Niimi
    東アジアのへ視点, 28(1)11 - 23, Jun. 2017, Japanese, Research paper (bulletin of university, research institution)
  • The "Costs" of informal care: an analysis of the impact of elderly care on caregivers' subjective well-being in Japan
    Yoko Niimi
    Review of Economics of the Household, 14(4)779 - 810, Dec. 2016, English, Research paper (scientific journal)
  • 1人当たりGDP vs. 幸福度-人々の生活の質をどう把握するべきか―
    Yoko Niimi
    東アジアへの視点, 26(2)1 - 12, Jun. 2015, Japanese, Research paper (bulletin of university, research institution)
  • Gender Differences in Remittance Behavior: Evidence from Vietnam
    Yoko Niimi, Barry Reilly
    Singapore Economic Review, 56(2)215 - 237, Jun. 2011, English, Research paper (scientific journal)
  • Remittances and the Brain Drain: Skilled Migrants Do Remit Less
    Yoko Niimi, Caglar Ozden, Maurice Schiff
    Annals of Economics and Statistics, 97/98123 - 141, 2010, English, Research paper (scientific journal)
  • Determinants of Remittances: Recent Evidence Using Data on Internal Migrants in Vietnam
    Yoko Niimi, Thai Hung Pham, Barry Reilly
    Asian Economic Journal, 23(1)19 - 39, Mar. 2009, English, Research paper (scientific journal)
  • Do Regional Trade Pacts Benefit the Poor? An Illustration from Dominican Republic-Central American Free Trade Agreement in Nicaragua
    Maurizio Bussolo, Yoko Niimi
    World Development, 37(1)146 - 160, Jan. 2009, English, Research paper (scientific journal)
  • Trade Liberalisation and Poverty Dynamics in Vietnam
    Yoko Niimi, Puja Vasudeva-Dutta, L. Alan Winters
    Journal of Economic Integration, 22(4)819 - 851, Dec. 2007, English, Research paper (scientific journal)
  • Storm in a Rice Bowl: Rice Reform and Poverty in Vietnam in the 1990s
    Yoko Niimi, Puja Vasudeva-Dutta, L. Alan Winters
    Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, 9(2)170 - 190, 2004, Research paper (scientific journal)

Misc

  • The Impact of Intergenerational Transfers on Household Wealth Inequality in Japan and the United States
    Yoko Niimi, Charles Yuji Horioka
    AGI Working Paper Series = AGI Working Paper Series, 20161 - 31, Sep. 2016, English
  • Do Losses Bite More than Gains? Evidence from a Panel Quantile Regression Analysis of Subjective Well-being in Japan
    Zheng Fang, Zheng Fang, Yoko Niimi
    AGI Working Paper Series, 20151 - 39, Dec. 2015, English
  • The "Costs" of Informal Care: An Analysis of the Impact of Elderly Care on Caregivers' Subjective Well-being in Japan
    Yoko Niimi
    AGI Working Paper Series, 20151 - 45, Nov. 2015, English
  • Can Happiness Provide New Insights into Social Inequality? Evidence from Japan
    Yoko Niimi
    AGI Working Papers Series, 20151 - 36, Jun. 2015, English

Books etc

  • "Household Debt and Aging in Japan," in Mitchell, O. S. and A. Lusardi (eds) Remaking Retirement: Debt in an Aging Economy
    Charles Yuji Horioka, Yoko Niimi
    Oxford University Press, 2020, Contributor
  • “Financial Literacy, Incentives, and Innovation to Deal with Population Aging,” in Asian Development Bank Institute (ed) Aging Societies: Policies and Perspectives
    Charles Yuji Horioka, Yoko Niimi
    Asian Development Bank Institute, 2019, Contributor
  • "Inclusive Growth and the Quality of Life," in Asian Development Bank and Asian Development Bank Institute (eds) ASEAN, PRC, and India: The Great Transformation (Chapter 3)
    Juzhong Zhuang, Yoko Niimi, Jesus Felipe
    Asian Development Bank Institute, 2014, Contributor
  • "Critical Constraints to Reducing Poverty and Inequality," in Hill, H., M. E. Khan, and J. Zhuang (eds) Diagnosing the Indonesian Economy Toward Inclusive and Green Growth (Chapter 4)
    Yoko Niimi, Kazutoshi Chatani
    Anthem and Asian Development Bank, 2012, Contributor
  • "Poverty and Inequality in Nepal: An Empirical Analysis," in Zhuang, J (ed) Poverty, Inequality, and Inclusive Growth in Asia: Measurement, Policy Issues, and Country Studies (Chapter 10)
    Yoko Niimi
    Anthem Press and Asian Development Bank, 2010, Contributor
  • "Gender Equality and Inclusive Growth in Asia," in Zhuang, J. (ed) Poverty, Inequality, and Inclusive Growth in Asia: Measurement, Policy Issues, and Country Studies (Chapter 4)
    Yoko Niimi
    Anthem Press and Asian Development Bank, 2010, Contributor
  • "Migration and Remittances in Latin America: Patterns and Determinants," in Fajnzylber, P. and H. Lopez (eds) Remittances and Development: Lessons from Latin America (Chapter 3)
    Yoko Niimi, Caglar Ozden
    World Bank, 2008, Contributor
  • "Linking Trade Liberalisation and Poverty: An Illustration from Vietnam in the 1990s," in Bussolo, M. and J. Round (eds) in Globalisation and Poverty: Channels and Policy Responses (Chapter 2)
    Yoko Niimi, Puja Vasudeva-Dutta, L. Alan Winters
    Routledge, 2006, Contributor

Conference Activities & Talks

  • IARIW (International Association for Research in Income and Wealth) 36th General Conference
    Aug. 2021
  • PAA (Population Association of America) 2021 Annual Meeting
    May 2021
  • Virtual Workshop on the Economic Impacts of Demographic Transition: Cases of Asia and Europe
    Oct. 2020
  • The International Conference on Changing Family Life in East Asia
    Sep. 2020
  • 6th International workshop on the Socio-Economics of Ageing
    Oct. 2019
  • Singapore Economic Review Conference
    Aug. 2019
  • 18th Panel Conference
    Dec. 2018
  • EAEA (East Asian Economic Association) 16th International Convention
    Oct. 2018
  • IARIW (International Association for Research in Income and Wealth) 35th General Conference
    Aug. 2018
  • Econometric Society Australasian Meeting
    Jun. 2018
  • 2nd Annual Meeting of the Society of Economics of the Household
    May 2018
  • Equity in Education 2017
    Nov. 2017
  • Singapore Economic Review Conference
    Aug. 2017
  • 92nd Annual Conference of the Western Economic Association International
    Jun. 2017
  • First Annual Meeting of the Society of Economics of the Household
    Jun. 2017
  • 2017 Asian Meeting of the Econometric Society
    Jun. 2017
  • 15th International Conference on Pensions, Insurance and Savings
    May 2017
  • EAEA (East Asian Economic Association) 15th International Convention
    Nov. 2016
  • IARIW (International Association for Research in Income and Wealth) 34th General Conference
    Aug. 2016
  • 11th Biennial Conference of the Asian Consumer and Family Economics Association
    Jun. 2016
  • Economics, Health and Happiness
    Jan. 2016
  • 15th Panel Conference
    Dec. 2015
  • Kadir Has University Department of Economics Symposium
    Dec. 2015
  • 2015 IAREP-SABE Joint Conference
    Sep. 2015
  • Singapore Economic Review Conference
    Aug. 2015
  • Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) 27th Annual Conference
    Jul. 2015