Maki Atsushi

Years of Stay at HYI: 
Sep 2014 to Dec 2014
Aug 2001 to Dec 2001

Atsushi Maki is Professor of Economics at Tokyo International University and Professor Emeritus at Keio University. His research focuses on the empirical analysis of consumer behavior, poverty, inequality and growth in developing countries, and law and economics. He was a visiting researcher at the Harvard-Yenching Institute in 2001 and now returns for the 2014 fall semester. His current research looks at the link between economic theory and law, seeking to bridge the gap between the two to increase knowledge and understanding of the costs of disputes and how they influence transactions of goods and services in the real world. Prof. Maki’s research also considers the feedback or signals sent by the rule of law to markets for policy purposes, and how regulations can improve the efficiency and reliability of market transactions.

Recent Publications: 

Introduction to Estimating Economic Models (Routledge Advanced Texts in Economics and Finance, Series No 14), Routledge, 2011

"The statistical price index as an approximation of the constant-utility price index: An empirical analysis using Japanese data-sets," Journal of the Japanese and International Economies19, March 2005

"Changes in New Zealand consumer living standards during the period of deregulation 1984-96," Economic Record78, no 243, December 2002

"An analysis of under-reporting for micro-data sets: The misreporting or double hurdle model," Economics Letters52, September 1996 (with Shigeru Nishiyama)

"Liquidity constraints: A cross-section analysis of housing purchase behavior of Japanese households," Review of Economics and Statistics75, August 1993.