Current Institutional Affiliation
Professor Emeritus, Keio University; Professor, Department of Economics, Tokyo International University

Atsushi Maki is presently with the Department of Economics, Tokyo International University, Japan. He is Professor Emeritus at Keio University. He has been a visiting scholar at several universities such as Harvard University and the Australian National University, and has taught at several universities and institutions such as ESSEC (France), KSMS (Kenya) and Willamette University as a visiting professor. His main fields are empirical analysis of consumer behavior and market behavior.

Award Information

Abe Fellowship 2000
Institutional Affiliation (at time of award):
Professor, Business and Commerce, Keio University
A Comparison of Living Standards between Japan and the U.S.

I have three objectives in this project: 1) What is the consistency between macro- and micro-data sets and why does the data discrepancy take place? 2) What is the gap between the Consumer Price Index {CPI) compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the constant-utility price index based on economic theory? 3) How do living standards in Japan and the US compare? As I have already conducted various kind of preliminary work on this project and I will be hosted by the Bureau of Labor statistics in Washington D.C. and my research partner is an economist at the Bureau, the necessary data sets will -be available for this project.