Masakazu HOJO

Masakazu Hojo is an associate professor in the Faculty of Economics at Niigata University, Niigata, Japan. Before joining Niigata University, he graduated from Kobe University in 1999, and received his Ph.D. from the School of International Public Policy at Osaka University in 2005. His major field includes labor economics, education economics, and development economics.

His recent works in English include:

  • "Class-size effects in Japanese schools: A spline regression approach,"
    Economics Letters, Vol. 120, Issue 3, 2013, pp. 583-587.
  • "Determinants of Academic Performance in Japan: An Economic Perspective,"
    The Japanese Economy, Vol. 39, No. 3, 2012, pp. 3-29.
  • "What factors determine student performance in East Asia? New evidence from TIMSS 2007," (co-authored with Takashi Oshio)
    Asian Economic Journal, Vol. 26, No. 4, 2012, pp. 333-357.
  • "Shared Literacy and Employment in the Non-farm Sector,"
    Applied Economics, Vol. 44, Issue 10, 2012, pp. 1209-1217.
  • "Inequality in Japanese Education: Estimation Using the Gini Education Coefficient,"
    The Japanese Economy, Vol. 36, No. 3, 2009, pp. 3-27.
  • "An Indirect Effect of Education on Growth,"
    Economics Letters, Vol. 80, Issue 1, 2003, pp. 31-34.


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