Fellows & Grantees

Chiaki Moriguchi

Abe Fellowship 2004
Project Title
Historical Origins of Employment Systems in the United States and Japan: A Comparative Institutional Analysis, 1900-2000
Institutional Affiliation (at time of award)
Assistant Professor, Economics, Northwestern University


Professor of Economic Research Institute, Hitotsubashi University, Dr. Chiaki Moriguchi’s specialty is comparative economic history, comparative institutional analysis, and family economics. Before she arrived at Hitotsubashi University, she taught as an associate professor at Harvard Business School (1998-2001) and Associate Professor at Northwestern University (2001-2009). In 2011, she received the 8th Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Award for “Comparative economic history of institutional development in Japan and the United States.” She earned a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University and received an Abe Fellowship in 2004. Recent publications include, “Did Japan become an unequal society? Japan’s income disparity in comparative historical perspective,” Economic Review 68(2), 2017, “The evolution of child adoption and child welfare policies in Japan and Korea,” Economic Review 67(1), 2016 (co-authored with Eunhwa Kang), “Adopted children and stepchildren in twentieth-century America: Long-run trends in census microdata,” Economic Review 65 (1), 2014.