Dr Asako Ohinata

Lecturer in Economics

Contact details

  • Tel: +44 (0)116 252 2894
  • Email: ao160@le.ac.uk
  • Office: Room 2.09, Second Floor, Heron Building, Brookfield
  • Office hours: Thursday 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm

Personal details

I am an applied microeconomist conducting research on the topics of education and ageing. In the past, I have analysed questions on immigrant children. More specifically, I have studied their educational attainment as well as their potential influence on the native students who are studying in the same classroom. I am currently working to see how governmental financial support affects people's savings and caregiving behaviours.


Administrative responsibilities

  • Internal Seminar Coordinator
  • Erasmus/Year Abroad Coordinator
  • Athena Swan


Olubunmi Agift Ajala


Young immigrant children and their educational attainment, Economic Letters, 2012, 3, 288-290 (with J.C. van Ours).

How immigrant children affect the academic achievement of native Dutch children?, Economic Journal, 2013, 123, F308-F331 (with J.C. van Ours).

Quantile peer effects of immigrant children at primary schools, Labour, 2016, 30, 135-157 (with J.C. van Ours).

The educational consequences of language proficiency for young children, Economics of Education Review, 2016, 54, 1-15 (with Yuxin Yao and J.C. van Ours).

Financial support for long-term elderly care and household saving behaviour, Oxford Economic Papers, forthcoming (with Matteo Picchio).

Demographic transition and fertility rebound in economic development, The Scandinavian Journal of Economics, forthcoming (with Dimitrios Varvarigos)

Working papers

Labour supply and informal care supply: The impacts of financial support for long-term elderly care (IZA Discussion Paper No. 10988) (with Bruce Hollingsworth, Matteo Picchio and Ian Walker)


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