OGAWA, Hikaru

OGAWA, Hikaru

Name / Position

OGAWA, Hikaru / Professor





Curriculum Vitae


1998 Nagoya University (Dr. Economics)
1993 Nagoya University (BA. Economics)

Professional Experience

Sep 2015 - Professor, University of Tokyo
Oct 2010 - Aug 2015 Professor, Nagoya University
Dec 2000 - Sep 2010 Associate Professor, Nagoya University
Oct 1998 - Nov 2000 Assistant Professor, Nagoya University

Research Field

Public Economics

Research Theme

Fiscal competition theory and international tax theory



  • A note on unemployment and capital tax competition, Journal of Urban Economics 60, 350-356, 2006. (with Yasuhiro Sato, and Toshiki Tamai)
  • Tax competition, spillovers, and subsidies, Annals of Regional Science 40, 849-858、2006.
  • Think locally, act locally: Spillovers, spillbacks, and efficient decentralized policymaking, American Economic Review 99, 1206-1217, 2009. (with David Wildasin)
  • Endogenous choice on tax instruments in a tax competition model: Unit tax versus ad valorem tax, International Tax and Public Finance 18, 495-506, 2011. (with Nobuo Akai and Yoshitomo Ogawa)
  • Further analysis on leadership in tax competition: The role of capital ownership, International Tax and Public Finance 20, 474-484, 2013.
  • Unit tax versus ad valorem tax: A tax competition model with cross-border shopping, Journal of Public Economics 105, 30-38, 2013. (with Hiroshi Aiura)
  • Fiscal adjustment in Japanese municipalities, Journal of Comparative Economics 43, 1053-1068, 2015. (with Shun-ichiro Bessho)
  • Endogenous timing in tax and public investment competition, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics 171, 641-651, 2015. (with Keisuke Kawachi and Taiki Susa)
  • Capital mobility: Resource gains or losses? How, when, and for whom?, Journal of Public Economic Theory 18, 417-450, 2016. (with Jun Oshiro and Yasuhiro Sato)
  • Who gains from capital market integration: Tax competition between unionized and non-unionized countries, Canadian Journal of Economics 49, 76-110, 2016. (with Toshiki Tamai and Yasuhiro Sato)
  • A note on tax analysis in a two-region model of monopolistic competition, Letters in Spatial and Resource Sciences 10, 327-335, 2017. (with Masafumi Tsubuku).
  • Majority voting and endogenous timing in tax competition, International Tax and Public Finance 24, 397-415, 2017. (with Taiki Susa).
  • The empirics of the municipal fiscal adjustment, Journal of Economic Surveys 31, 831-853, 2017. (with Maria Martin-Rodriguez)
  • Does equalization transfer enhance partial tax cooperation? International Review of Economics and Finance 51, 431-443, 2017. (with Keisuke Kawachi and Wenming Wang)
  • Strategic delegation in asymmetric tax competition, Economics and Politics 29, 237-251, 2017. (with Taiki Susa)
  • Endogenizing government’s objectives in tax competition with capital ownership, International Tax and Public Finance 26, 571-594, 2019. (with Keisuke Kawachi and Taiki Susa)
  • Capital market integration and gender inequality, Review of Development Economics 23, 1387-1413, 2019. (with Mizuki Komura)
  • Indirect taxes in the cross-border shopping model: A monopolistic competition approach, Journal of Economics 128, 147-175, 2019. (with Hiroshi Aiura)
  • Capital market integration and fiscal sustainability, European Economic Review 120, 103305, 2019 (with Kazutoshi Miyazawa and Toshiki Tamai)
  • Intergovernmental competition for donations: The case of the Furusato Nozei program in Japan, Journal of Asian Economics 67, 101178, 2020. (with Eiji Fukasawa and Takeshi Fukasawa)
  • International capital market and repeated tax competition, Journal of Public Economic Theory 22, 751-768, 2020. (with Satoshi Kasamatsu)
  • A citizen candidate model of tax competition with interdependent preferences, FinanzArchiv 76, 313-328, 2020. (with Satoshi Kasamatsu and Taku Masuda)

Other Professional Activities and Awards

Other Professional Activities and Services

  • Associate Editorial Panel, International Tax and Public Finance, 2017-


  • Association Award 2008, Japan Association for Applied Economics
  • Sakashita Prize 2010, Applied Regional Science Conference