Kunio Tsuyuhara

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  Department of Economics

  Phone: (403) 220-6101

  University of Calgary

  E-mail: kunio.tsuyuhara@ucalgary.ca

  2500 University Drive

  Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4



Academic Position

    Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Calgary, July 2018-

    Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Calgary, July 2010-June 2018

    Visiting Scholar, Department of Economics, Kyoto University, September-Octber 2014



    Ph.D. in Economics, University of Toronto, 2011

    M.A. in Economics, Osaka University, 2005

    M.A. in Economics, University of British Columbia, 2003

    B.A. in Economics, Doshisha University, 2002


Fields of Interests

     Macroeconomics, Labour Economics, International Trade, Environment




    "On-the-Job-Search, Wage Dispersion and Trade Liberalization," with Joel Rodrigue, Canadian Journal of Economics, 51(2): 452-482, May 2018.

    "Dynamic Contracts with Worker Mobility via Directed On-the-Job Search," International Economic Review, 57(4): 1405-1424, November 2016.

    "Adverse Effect of Unemployment Insurance on Worker On-the-Job Effort and Labor Market Outcomes," Economics Letters, 147: 83-85, October 2016.

    "A Welfare Analysis of Child Labour:  Intergenerational Perspectives," Journal of Economic Development, 39(3): 15-33, September 2014.

    "An Advice Game with Reputational and Career Concerns," Economics Bulletin, 32(4): 3480-3487, December 2012.

Research Papers

    "Making Do with Less? Workers' On-the-Job Effort and the Role of Macro Effects" (Tentative Title)

    "Environmental Regulations and Labor Market Reallocation"

Research in Progress

    "Job Search and Savings: A General Equilibrium Analysis"

    "Frictional Wage Dispersion with Heterogeneous Firms"



    Econ 709 - Advanced Macroeconomic Theory I (Graduate), Fall 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

    Econ 759 - Advanced Macroeconomic Theory (Graduate), Winter 2014

    Econ 659 - Macroeconomic Theory (Graduate), Fall 2010, 2011, 2012, Winter 2019

    Econ 611 - Independent Study (Graduate), Spring/Summer 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

    Econ 559 - Topics in Economic Theory - Macroeconomics (Honors Undergraduate), Winter 2016, 2017

    Econ 359 - Intermediate Economic Theory - Macroeconomics (Undergraduate), Winter 2011, 2017

    Econ 203 - Principles of Macroeconomics (Undergraduate), Fall 2017

    Math Camp for Graduate Students, Summer 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015


Student Supervision

    Meng Sun (Ph.D. completed in 2018): First appointment at Thompson River University, Kamloops, BC, Canada

    Zahra Espanani (Second-year Ph.D. student, ongoing from 2018)

    Felix Fosu (Second-year Ph.D. student, ongoing from 2018)

    Graham Bennett (Undergraduate student, ongoing from 2018)


Conference and Seminar Presentations

    2019: CEA (Banff), Econometric Society (Manchester)

    2017: University of Waterloo, Econometric Society (Lisbon), Singapore Economic Review Conference

    2016: Summer Workshop on Economic Theory (Otaru), Econometric Society (Kyoto)

    2015: University of Adelaide

    2014: Hitotsubashi University, Kyoto University

    2013: Vanderbilt University, Osaka University, Kansai Macroeconomics Study Group (Osaka)

    2012: SED (Cyprus), CEA (Calgary)

    2011: Research on Money and Markets Conference (Toronto), Society for Advancement of Economic Theory (Ancao, Portugal), Midwest Macro (Nashville)

    2010: University of Calgary, City University of Hong Kong

    2009: SED (Istanbul), Econometric Society (Tokyo, Barcelona), Midwest Theory (Iowa City), Midwest Macro (Bloomington, Indiana), Search Theory Conference (Osaka),

             GETA (Tokyo), DC Conference (Tokyo), CEA (Toronto)

    2005: Kyoto University, iHEA (Barcelona), Japanese Economic Association (Kyoto)


Grants and Awards

    The Harry Johnson Prize: Awarded for the best paper published in Canadian Journal of Economics in 2018

    SSHRC Insight Grant, 2019-2024

    SSHRC Insight Development Grant, 2015-2017

    Japan-IMF Scholarship for Advanced Studies, 2005-2007


Professional Affiliations

    American Economic Association, Canadian Economic Association, Econometric Society


Last updated: June, 2019

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