Atsuko Tanaka


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Office: +1 (403) 220-6709


Educational Background

Doctor of Philosophy Economics, University Wisconsin - Madison, 2013

M.S. Economics, University Wisconsin - Madison, 2010

M.S. Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University, 2007

B.A. Agricultural Economics, University of Tokyo, 2004


Areas of Research

Female labor supply, Human capital investment


Course number Course title Semester
ECON 201 LEC 02 Principles of Microeconomics Winter 2022
ECON 395 LEC 01 Intro to Econometrics Winter 2022


College Loans and Post-schooling Skill Accumulation

with Chao Fu and Hsuan-Chih Lin, revision requested at International Economic Review (link)

Estimating the Direct and Indirect Costs of Health Reduction: Evidence from Administrative Data

with Heng-Jui Chang, Chih-Han Hsueh, and Hsuan-Chih Lin, revision requested at Canadian Journal of Economics 

Strategic Medical Treatment Choice v.s. Altruism: Evidence from Physician’s Reaction to Reimbursement Reform (Tentative Title)

with Chao Fu, Jesse Gregory, Hsuan-Chih Lin


  • SSHRC Connection Grant (co-PI: Apostolos Serletis) , SSHRC. 2022
  • Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment Grant (2017-2019,2020,2021), National Science Foundation. 2021
  • SSHRC Insight Development Grant (2016-2018) , SSHRC. 2016
  • Susan Jane Blake Kocin Award , University of Wisconsin-Madison. 2011