Takao Kato
Research Fellow

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too w Kato Takao Kato is W.S. Schupf Professor of Economics and Far Eastern Studies at Colgate University. He is also Research Associate, CJEB (Columbia Business School) and CCP (Copenhagen Business School and Aarhus University); Faculty Fellow and Mentor, SMLR (Rutgers); Research Fellow, TCER-Tokyo; and Senior Fellow, ETLA (Helsinki). He has held visiting professorships in Japan (Tokyo, Hitotsubashi, Keio, Osaka, Japan Institute of Labour), Korea (KDI School of Public Policy and Management), Australia (New South Wales), Denmark (Aarhus and Copenhagen Business School), and the U.S. (Stanford and Levy Institute). He is currently Series Editor of Advances in the Economic Analysis of Participatory and Labor-Managed Firms, and Co-Editor of the Journal of the Japanese and International Economies. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Queen’s University.

Kato pioneered the econometric analysis of employee participation and innovative work practices of Japanese and Korean firms. While continuing to work in this area, he has also been studying corporate governance, executive compensation, and promotion tournament in Japan, Korea, China, and Denmark. Kato's most recent research involves econometric case studies of firms in the U.S., China, Finland, Denmark, and Japan, with particular focus on high-performance work practices as well as career development and promotion tournament including gender gaps in the workplace. His work has been supported through grants and fellowships from such organizations as NSF, Russell Sage Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, NBER, SSRC, Japan Foundation, Japan Institute of Labour, Japan Center for Economic Research, Suntory Foundation, Velux Foundation, and Otto Mønsted's Foundation.

Kato’s work has appeared in a variety of refereed journals such as American Economic Review, Review of Economics and Statistics, Economic Journal, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Industrial Relations, Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Economic Development and Cultural Change, Labour Economics, British Journal of Industrial Relations, Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, Journal of the Japanese and International Economies and other journals. He also co-edited Volume 7 of Advances in the Economic Analysis of Participatory and Labor-Managed Firms.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in September 2005.
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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
Title
10788  Takao Kato
Naomi Kodama
Women in the Workplace and Management Practices: Theory and Evidence
(forthcoming in: Oxford Handbook on the Economics of Women, ed. Susan L. Averett, Laura M. Argys and Saul D. Hoffman. New York: OUP 2018)
10454  Takao Kato
Hiromasa Ogawa
Hideo Owan
Working Hours, Promotion and the Gender Gap in the Workplace
9379  Takao Kato
Naomi Kodama
Work-Life Balance Practices, Performance-Related Pay, and Gender Equality in the Workplace: Evidence from Japan
8189  Takao Kato
Naomi Kodama
Labor Market Deregulation and Female Employment: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Japan
6666  Ryo Kambayashi
Takao Kato
Good Jobs, Bad Jobs, and the Great Recession: Lessons from Japan's Lost Decade
6219  Takao Kato
Pian Shu
Competition, Group Identity, and Social Networks in the Workplace: Evidence from a Chinese Textile Firm
(revised version published in: Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization Volume 131, Part A, November 2016, 37–50)
6183  Ryo Kambayashi
Takao Kato
Long-term Employment and Job Security over the Last Twenty-Five Years: A Comparative Study of Japan and the U.S.
(revised version forthcoming in: Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2016)
5764  Anders Frederiksen
Takao Kato
Human Capital and Career Success: Evidence from Linked Employer-Employee Data
(revised version forthcoming in: Economic Journal, 2017)
5711  Saioa Arando
Monica Gago
Derek C. Jones
Takao Kato
Efficiency in Employee-Owned Enterprises: An Econometric Case Study of Mondragon
(resvised version published in: Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2015, 68(2), 398-425)
5111  Takao Kato
Ju Ho Lee
Jang-Soo Ryu
The Productivity Effects of Profit Sharing, Employee Ownership, Stock Option and Team Incentive Plans: Evidence from Korean Panel Data
(published in: Tor Eriksson (ed.), Advances in the Economic Analysis of Participatory and Labor-Managed Firms Volume 11, Bingley: Emerald, 2010)
4956  Kiu-Sik Bae
Hiroyuki Chuma
Takao Kato
Dong-Bae Kim
Isao Ohashi
High Performance Work Practices and Employee Voice: A Comparison of Japanese and Korean Workers
(published in: Industrial Relations, 2011, 50 (1), 1-29 (lead article))
4951  Takao Kato
Chad Sparber
Quotas and Quality: The Effect of H-1B Visa Restrictions on the Pool of Prospective Undergraduate Students from Abroad
(published in: Review of Economics and Statistics, 2013, 95 (1), 109-126)
4587  Elena Cottini
Takao Kato
Niels C. Westergård-Nielsen
Adverse Workplace Conditions, High-Involvement Work Practices and Labor Turnover: Evidence from Danish Linked Employer-Employee Data
(published in: Labour Economics, 2011, 18 (6), 872-880)
3730  Takao Kato
Cheryl Long
Tournaments and Managerial Incentives in China's Listed Firms: New Evidence
(published in: China Economic Review, 2011, 22 (1), 1-10 (lead article))
3340  Takao Kato
Pian Shu
Performance Spillovers and Social Network in the Workplace: Evidence from Rural and Urban Weavers in a Chinese Textile Firm
3132  Arghya Ghosh
Takao Kato
Hodaka Morita
Discrete Innovation, Continuous Improvement, and Competitive Pressure
(revised version forthcoming in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2017)
3122  Xiao-Yuan Dong
Derek C. Jones
Takao Kato
Earnings-Tenure Profiles: Tests of Agency and Human Capital Theories Using Individual Performance Data
3105  Takao Kato
Hideo Owan
Market Characteristics, Intra-Firm Coordination, and the Choice of Human Resource Management Systems: Evidence from New Japanese Data
(published as 'Market characteristics, intra-firm coordination, and the choice of human resource management systems: Theory and evidence' in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2011, 80 (3), 375-396 (lead article))
2917  Derek C. Jones
Takao Kato
The Impact of Teams on Output, Quality and Downtime: An Empirical Analysis Using Individual Panel Data
(published in: Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2011, 64 (2), 215-240 (lead article))
1914  Takao Kato
Cheryl Long
CEO Turnover, Firm Performance and Enterprise Reform in China: Evidence from New Micro Data
(published in: Journal of Comparative Economics, 2006, 34 (4), 796 - 817)
1783  Takao Kato
Woochan Kim
Ju Ho Lee
Executive Compensation, Firm Performance, and Chaebols in Korea: Evidence from New Panel Data
(published in: Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, 2007, 15 (1), 36-55)
1767  Takao Kato
Cheryl Long
Executive Compensation, Firm Performance, and Corporate Governance in China: Evidence from Firms Listed in the Shanghai and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges
(published in: Economic Development and Cultural Change, 2006, 54 (4), 945-983)
 

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