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Wilfrid Laurier University School of Business & Economics
August 22, 2014
Canadian Excellence

Dr. Migiwa Tanaka

Assistant Professor (Economics)

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Academic Background
BA (Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo), MA, PhD (Johns Hopkins University)

Prior to joining WLU, Migiwa was an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Toronto, and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology's School of Business and Management. She also worked as an Economist for the Bank of Japan's Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies, as a Consultant for the World Bank, and an Analyst for Lehman Brothers (Tokyo).


Quantitative Marketing, Industrial Organization, and Applied Microeconomics:

  • Competition in Durable Good Market
  • Innovation and Two-Sided Market
  • Incentive effects under principal-agent framework


"Deflation in Durable Goods Markets: An Empirical Model of the Tokyo Condominium Market," 2013, forthcoming, Advances in Econometrics, Vol. 31.

"Currency Demand and the Adoption of Electronic Money: Evidence Using Individual Household Data," October 2013, with H. Fujiki.

"Testing the Theory of Multitasking: Evidence from the Natural Field Experiment in Chinese Factories," November 2013, NBER Working Paper 19660, with F. Hong, T. Hossain, and J. List.