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: Wednesday 10:00am - 12:00noon

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

  • Economics, Finance and Accounting Internal Seminar Coordinator
  • Director of Year Abroad programme
  • Microeconomics curriculum committee
  • Athena Swan committee member


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, 2020, 72: 247-268 (Asako Ohinata, Matteo Picchio).

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

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