Hello, I'm Drew Griffen.

I'm an associate professor (with tenure) in the department of economics at the University of Tokyo.

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"Evaluating the Effects of Child Care Policies on Children's Cognitive Development and Maternal Labor Supply", Journal of Human Resources, 2019 54 (3), 604-655

"Assessing the Performance of Nonexperimental Estimators for Evaluating Head Start", Andrew S. Griffen and Petra E. Todd, Journal of Labor Economics 35, no. S1 (July 2017): S7-S63.

"Height and Calories in Early Childhood" Andrew S. Griffen, Economics & Human Biology, Vol. 20, March 2016, 55-59

"Fertility and Maternal Labor Supply in Japan: Conflicting Policy Goals?" Andrew S. Griffen, Makiko Nakamuro, and Tomohiko Inui, Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, 38 (2015) 52 - 72

"The Relationship Between Child Care Subsidies and Children's Cognitive Development" Laura E. Hawkinson, Andrew S. Griffen, Nianbo Dong, and Rebecca A. Maynard, Early Childhood Research Quarterly 28 (2013) 388 - 404


Working papers

Democratic Institutions and Social Capital: Experimental Evidence on School-Based Management from Burkina Faso. PAPER

School Based Management and Social Preferences: Experimental Evidence from Burkina Faso.

Research opportunities.

1. I am looking for a research assistant who knows how to write code for web scraping to construct a data set on rental price housing in Tokyo.

2. I am looking for a research assistant to help with a literature review.

3. I am looking for a research assistant to help with a data application (Japanese required).

Please contact me for additional details if you are interested in any of these positions.


Empirical Microeconomics I A1 2019

Data Homework 2

CPS Data

Empirical Microeconomics II A2 2019

Introductory microeconomics A1A2 2019

Small-group seminar A1A2 2019


Mailing address

Economics Research Building
The University of Tokyo
7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku
Tokyo 113-0033, Japan


Economics Research Building 902, Hongo Campus, University of Tokyo


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© 2019 Andrew S. Griffen.