Emiko Usui is an associate professor at Hitotsubashi University, Japan. She received her B.A. in economics from the University of Tokyo and her Ph.D. in Economics from Northwestern University. Her research interests are in the area of labor economics, and include gender issues, compensating differentials, labor search models, employment protection, nonparametric estimation of returns to schooling, intergenerational links in skills, and testing for employer learning. Her research papers have been published in such academic journals as Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Labour Economics, Quantitative Economics, and Research in Labor Economics.