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, accepted

"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

Election, Implementation, and Social Capital in School-Based Management: Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment of COGES Project in Burkina Faso. PAPER

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

On the Role of Community Management in Correcting Market Failures of Rural Developing Areas: Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment of COGES Project in Burkina Faso.

Research opportunities.

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. Please contact if you are interested and for additional details.


Coming soon.


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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