Ayako Kondo is a Professor of Economics at the Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo. Previously, she served as an associate professor at the Faculty of International Social Sciences, Yokohama National University (2013-2016), associate professor at the Faculty of Economics, Hosei University (2011-2013), and assistant professor at the Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University (2009-2011). She received a M.A. in Economics from the University of Tokyo and a Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University
Her research interests are in the areas of labour economics and public economics, and include topics such as long term effects of a recession at youth, evaluation of policies to promote elderly employment, and peer effects from neighbors. Her research has been published in Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Public Economics, and Journal of Population Economics, among others. She has presented in several major conferences and refereed several major publications. She is a recipient of the Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.