【Report】Seminar: “Dynamics of the Gender Gap in the Workplace: An econometric case study of a large Japanese firm”
Lecturer: Professor Takao Kato.
On August 1, 2013, we invited Professor Takao Kato of Colgate University, U.S.A. to host a study group at the Institute. Professor Kato’s field of expertise is labor economics and he was in Japan as a visiting professor at the Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University. The subject of the lecture was “”Dynamics of the Gender Gap in the Workplace: An econometric case study of a large Japanese firm” and it raised the issue of whether long working hours were a cause of gender disparities. It was a very stimulating and interesting event that used an accurate analysis of company data. On the day we attracted more than 20 researchers, including participants not only from this campus, but also from other universities, in addition to researchers from RIWAC. It was a very fruitful study group, with proactive questions also coming from the participants. We would like to once again thank Professor Kato and also extend our gratitude to all who participated on the day for the collaborative exchange of research.