KAWAGUCHI Akira
Faculty of Policy Studies Department of Policy Studies
Professor
Last Updated :2021/10/24

Researcher Profile and Settings

Research Interests

  • harassment at workplace
  • Japanese employment system
  • gender roles
  • gender

Research Areas

  • Humanities & social sciences/Economic policy
  • Humanities & social sciences/Gender studies

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Professor, Faculty of Policy Studies, Doshisha University, 2004/04 - Today
  • Lecturer, Faculty of Economics, Otemon Gakuin University, 1993/07 - 2005/03
  • Professor, Faculty of Economics, Otemon Gakuin University, 2000/04 - 2004/03
  • Professor, Faculty of Economics, Otemon Gakuin University, 1995/04 - 2000/03
  • Lecturer, Faculty of Economics and Commerce, Melbourne University, 1990/01 - 1993/06

Education

  • Australian National University, Research School of Pacific Studies, 1986/03 - 1990/01
  • The Australian National University, Graduate School, Division of Economics, 1990
  • University of Kyoto, Research School of Economic Studies, 1984/04 - 1986/03
  • Kyoto University, Graduate School, Division of Economics, 1986
  • University of Kyoto, Research School of Economic Studies, 1982/04 - 1984/03
  • Kyoto University, Graduate School, Division of Economics, 1984
  • University of Kyoto, Faculty of Economics, 1976/04 - 1982/03
  • Kyoto University, Faculty of Economics, 1982

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., The Australian National University
  • Master of Economics, Kyoto University

Association Memberships

  • AUSTRALIAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION OF JAPAN
  • THE JAPAN SOCIOLOGICAL SOCIETY
  • JAPANESE ECONOMIC ASSOCIATION

Awards & Honors

  • Nikkei Economic Book Award
    Nov. 2008, Nikkei, Gender Gap in Economic Status

Published Papers

  • "Maternity harassment in Japan: Why do regular employees have higher risk than non-regular employees do?"
    Akira Kawaguchi
    Japan and the World Economy, 4984 - 94, 2019, English, Research paper (scientific journal)
  • Internal labor markets and gender inequality: Evidence from Japanese micro data, 1990-2009
    Akira Kawaguchi
    JOURNAL OF THE JAPANESE AND INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIES, ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE, 38193 - 213, Dec. 2015, English, Research paper (scientific journal)
  • "Why Is Japanese Working Time so Long?: Wage-Working Time Contract Models"
    Akira Kawaguchi
    Japanese Economic Review, 47(3)251 - 270, 1996
  • Older sisters and younger brothers: The impact of siblings on preference for competition
    Hiroko Okudaira, Yusuke Kinari, Noriko Mizutani, Fumio Ohtake, Akira Kawaguchi
    PERSONALITY AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES, PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD, 8281 - 89, Aug. 2015, English, Research paper (scientific journal)
  • Deregulation and labour earnings: Three motor carrier industries in Japan
    Akira Kawaguchi, Keizo Mizuno
    LABOUR ECONOMICS, ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV, 18(4)441 - 452, Aug. 2011, English, Research paper (scientific journal)
  • The gender wage gap in four countries
    A Daly, A Kawaguchi, Meng, X, K Mumford
    ECONOMIC RECORD, BLACKWELL PUBLISHING, 82(257)165 - 176, Jun. 2006, English, Research paper (scientific journal)
  • INFLATION OR MONETARY OVERHANG - PLANNERS PREFERENCES IN CHINA
    LH LIEW, A KAWAGUCHI
    APPLIED ECONOMICS, CHAPMAN HALL LTD, 27(6)469 - 475, Jun. 1995, English, Research paper (scientific journal)
  • TESTING NEOCLASSICAL AND NONNEOCLASSICAL MODELS OF HOUSEHOLD LABOR SUPPLY
    A KAWAGUCHI
    APPLIED ECONOMICS, ROUTLEDGE, 26(1)9 - 19, Jan. 1994, English, Research paper (scientific journal)

Misc

  • "Corporate Governance and the Role of Women"
    Akira Kawaguchi, Kimitaka Nishitani
    Japanese Economy, 39(2)43 - 64, 2012
  • Corporate Governance by Investors and the Role of Women
    川口 章
    Japan Labor Review, 6(1)72 - 90, 2009
  • Competitive Balance in Australian and Japanese Sport
    Otemon Journal of Australian Studies, 3023 - 36, 2004
  • Resignation, Childcare Leave or Work without Leave: Choice of Working Women Who Give Birth
    Otemon Journal of Economics and Business Administration, (10)125 - 137, 2003
  • Professional Sport in Australia and Japan: League Rules and Competitive Balance
    Otemon Journal of Australian Studies, 2921 - 32, 2003
  • "Premarrige Human Capital Investment and Household Division of Lavor: Theory and Policy Implications"
    Akira Kawaguchi
    Otemon Economic Studies, 3149 - 78, 1998
  • "Conventional Discrimination against Women in Employment"
    Akira Kawaguchi
    Otemon Economic Studies, 289 - 21, 1995
  • "A Microeconomic Model of Japanese Enterprise Bargaining"
    Akira Kawaguchi
    Pacific Economic Paper, (236)30 , 1994
  • "Working Time Policies in Japan"
    Akira Kawaguchi
    Current Politics and Economics of Japan, 2(1)23 - 40, 1992
  • "Optimal Information Offer Scheme in Wage Bargaining with Asymmetric Information"
    Akira Kawaguchi
    Research Paper, Department of Economics, Melbourne University, (317), 1991
  • Japanese Graduates’ Transition from University to Work and Their Income: A Comparison with Australia, Indonesia, and Vietnam
    Akira Kawaguchi
    Doshisha Policy and Management Review, 21(2)31 - 38, Mar. 2020, English
  • An analysis of job search behaviour of inactive nurses in Japan
    Akira Kawaguchi, Fumiaki Yasukawa, Yoichiro Matsuda
    JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NURSING, WILEY-BLACKWELL, 17(24)3275 - 3285, Dec. 2008, English
  • Not entered
    The Japanese Journal of Labour Economics, 47(1)42 - 55, 2005
  • Not entered
    The Japanese Journal of Labour Studies, 47(5)43 - 58, 2005
  • Not entered
    The Japanese Journal of Labour Studies, 44(6)15 - 28, 2003
  • Not entered
    The Japanese Journal of Labour Studies, 44(4)18 - 21, 2002

Books etc

  • Equal Employment Opportunity, Work-Life Balance and Corporate Performance in Japan: An Analysis based on Matched Employer- Manager- Employee Data, Corbett, J. Daly, A., Matsushige, H. and Tayloer D. (eds.) Laggards and Leaders in Labour Market Reform
    Routledge, 2009, Sole author
  • "Work-Life Balance Measures and Gender Division of Labor" Mason, A. and Yamaguchi, M. (eds.) Popolation Change, Labor Markets and Sustainabile Growth
    Elsevier, 2007, Sole author

Conference Activities & Talks

  • "Prevalence and couse of maternity harassment: Focusing on gender stereotypes and contributions to organizations"
    Akira Kawaguchi
    The 21st Asian Studies Conference Japan, 09 Jul. 2017
  • "Effect of Paid and Unpaid Overtime Work on Stress and Happiness"
    Akira Kawaguchi, Takato Kasai
    16 Oct. 2014
  • "Do Workaholics Live a Happy Life?: Comparison of Japan, U.S. and France"
    KAWAGUCHI Akira
    International Conference: Comparative Study on Happiness, 24 Feb. 2014
  • "Equal Employment Opportunity Act and Work-Life Balance: Do Work-Family Balance Policies Contribute to Achieving Gender Equality?"
    Akira Kawaguchi
    Seminer at National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling, University of Canberra, 05 Mar. 2013
  • "Role of Trade Unions in Balancing Work and Family"
    Akira Kawaguchi
    08 Oct. 2012
  • "Friends or Foe? Role of Trade Union for Gender Equal Workplace"
    Akira Kawaguchi
    International Conference Organized by the Korean Women Economists Association, 25 May 2012
  • "Labour Market Institutions and Gender Inequalities: Evidence from the Wage Census, 1989-2009"
    Akira Kawaguchi
    29 Mar. 2011
  • "Is the Japanese Employment System Discriminatory against Women? Evidence from the Wage Census, 1989-2009"
    Akira Kawaguchi
    20 Mar. 2011