NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Fumio Ohtake

Institute of Social and Economic Research,
Osaka University.
6-1 Mihogaoka, Ibaraki City, Osaka 567, JAPAN
Tel: fax 81-6-8782766; ohtake@iser.osaka.u.ac.jp

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NBER Working Papers and Publications

August 2010The Effects of Demographic Change on Public Education in Japan
with Shinpei Sano
in The Economic Consequences of Demographic Change in East Asia, NBER-EASE Volume 19, Takatoshi Ito and Andrew Rose, editors
Comment on "Labor-Force Participation of Older Males in Korea: 1955-2005"
in The Economic Consequences of Demographic Change in East Asia, NBER-EASE Volume 19, Takatoshi Ito and Andrew Rose, editors
March 2006Unhappiness after Hurricane Katrina
with Miles Kimball, Helen Levy, Yoshiro Tsutsui: w12062
In August, September and October of 2005, the Monthly Surveys of Consumers fielded by the University of Michigan included questions about the happiness of a nationally representative sample of U.S. adults. The date of each interview is known. Looking at the data week by week, reported happiness dipped significantly in the first week of September, after the seriousness of the damage done by Katrina became clear. The impulse response of happiness is especially strong in the South Central region, closest to the devastation of Katrina. The dip in happiness lasted two or three weeks in the South Central region; in the rest of the country, reported happiness returned to normal after one or two weeks. In addition to the reaction to Katrina, happiness dipped significantly after the October 2005 ea...
January 2003Unions, the Costs of Job Loss, and Vacation
in Labor Markets and Firm Benefit Policies in Japan and the United States, Seiritsu Ogura, Toshiaki Tachibanaki and David A. Wise, editors
 
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