xuanli zhu


I am a Research Associate at the Faculty of Economics, Keio University, Japan. I received my Ph.D. in Economics from University of Tokyo in 2023.


Labor, Macro Labor, Economic History
Esp. human capital, skill & task, wage inequality; technological change & adoption; job search, vacancy, matching & sorting; firm dynamics & growth


zhuxuanli46 at gmail.com
zhuxuanli at keio.jp

upcoming presentations: [+]

July, 2024. NBER Japan Project Meeting @ Tokyo
Aug, 2024. JER conference on "Heterogeneity and Macroeconomics" @ Meiji University

working paper:

Factory Automation, Labor Demand, and Local Labor Market
w/ Daiji Kawaguchi & Tetsuji Okazaki
[abstract] [draft] (2024/04)

Posted Wage Inequality
[abstract] [draft] [slide] (2023/02; jmp; major revision coming soon) [app]

Posted Compensation Inequality
[abstract] [draft] [slide] (2023/05)

Establishment Dynamics in Post-War Japan: Missing Entry and Shrinking Size
[abstract] [draft] [slide] (2022/04)

work in progress:

Japanese Programmers and Technology Adoption
[abstract] (draft available upon request)

Revisiting The Race between Education and Technology

What and Why Task-biased Technological Change

The Rise of Efficiency Compensation

If Knowledge Flows Everywhere, Why Does Academia Not Converge