Recent Research Interests

My principal research field is economic growth theory and social security policy. In particular, I have been interested in the macroeconomic implications of an aging population since I started my graduate work at Osaka University. Population aging is one of the key demographic trends facing the world today and might have significant macroeconomic influence through changes in saving rates, the rate of return on assets, the balance of payments, the composition of production and consumption, changes in fiscal environments of social security, and changes in the political power of the elderly relative to the young. Currently, I plan to build growth models that consider the effects of aging on the productive structure of the economy.

Selected Publications

  • Ken-ichi Hashimoto & Ken Tabata, 2016. “Demographic change, human capital accumulation and R&D-based growth,” Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 49(2), pages 707-737, May.
  • Hiroyuki Ito & Ken Tabata, 2010. “The spillover effects of population aging, international capital flows, and welfare,” Journal of Population Economics, Springer;European Society for Population Economics, vol. 23(2), pages 665-702, March.
  • Momota, Akira & Tabata, Ken & Futagami, Koichi, 2005. “Infectious disease and preventive behavior in an overlapping generations model,” Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 29(10), pages 1673-1700, October.
  • Ken, Tabata, 2005. “Population aging, the costs of health care for the elderly and growth,” Journal of Macroeconomics, Elsevier, vol. 27(3), pages 472-493, September.

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