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Japan Project Meeting

Shiro Armstrong, Charles Horioka, Takeo Hoshi, Tsutomu Watanabe, and David Weinstein, Organizers

July 30-31, 2015

Asian Development Bank Institute
Kasumigaseki Building 8F
3-2-5, Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 100-6008, Japan




Participant List


Suggested Attire for all Events:  Business Casual

Thursday, July 30:

8:30 am


8:50 am

Welcome Remarks
Naoyuki Yoshino, Dean of the
Asian Development Bank Institute

9:00 am

Chair:  David Weinstein, Columbia University and NBER

Sebastian Heise, Yale University
Justin Pierce, Federal Reserve Board
Georg Schaur, University of Tennessee
Peter Schott, Yale University and NBER
American vs Japanese Procurement: Evidence from Transaction-Level Trade Data

Discussant:  Hiroshi Ohashi, University of Tokyo

9:50 am

Yukiko Asai, University of Tokyo
Ryo Kambayashi, Hitotsubashi University
Takao Kato, Colgate University
Careers of Married Women and the Nature of Husbands’ Work: Evidence from Japan

Discussant:  Katharine Abraham, University of Maryland and NBER

10:40 am


11:00 am

Chair:  Shiro Armstrong, Australian National University

Nobuko Nagase, Ochanomizu University
The Effect of Family Friendly Regulation on Fertility: Evidence from Japan Using Natural Experiments

Discussant:  Karen Eggleston, Stanford University and NBER

11:50 am


Chair:  Takeo Hoshi, Stanford University and NBER

Lunch Speech
Masako Mori, Member of the House of Councillors, Japan

1:30 pm

Chair:  Tsutomu Watanabe, University of Tokyo

Christina Atanasova,
Simon Fraser University
Jess Diamond, Hitotsubashi University
Japan’s Diversification Discount

Discussant:  Pierre Yared, Columbia University and NBER

2:20 pm

William Goetzmann, Yale University and NBER
Yasushi Hamao, University of Southern California
Hidenori Takahashi, Kobe University
Selective Disclosure: The Case of Nikkei Preview Articles

Discussant:  Tatsuyoshi Okimoto, Australian National University

3:10 pm


3:30 pm

Chair:  Takeo Hoshi, Stanford University and NBER

Koichiro Ito, Boston University and NBER
James Sallee, University of Chicago and NBER
The Economics of Attribute-Based Regulation: Theory and Evidence from Fuel-Economy Standards


Discussant:  Tomohiko Inui, Gakushuin University



4:20 pm

Chie Hanaoka, Kyoto Sangyo University
Hitoshi Shigeoka, Simon Fraser University and NBER
Yasutora Watanabe, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Do Risk Preferences Change? Evidence from Panel Data before and after the Great East Japan Earthquake

Discussant:  Michael Callen, Harvard University and NBER


5:10 pm

5:30 pm

Chair:  Charles Horioka, Asian Growth Research Institute and NBER

Tribute to Professor Masahiko Aoki
Takeo Hoshi, Stanford University and NBER

Tribute to Professor Marcus Rebick
Yuji Genda, University of Tokyo


6:30 pm

Conference Dinner
Shunju Tameikesanno Restaurant
Sanno Park Tower, 27th Floor
2-11-1 Nagata-cho
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Friday, July 31:

8:30 am


8:50 am

Chair:  Charles Horioka, Asian Growth Research Institute and NBER

Arito Ono, Chuo University
Daisuke Miyakawa, Hitotsubashi University
Kaoru Hosono, Gakushuin University
Hirofumi Uchida, Kobe University
Taisuke Uchino, Daito Bunka University
Iichiro Uesugi, Hitotsubashi University
Transaction Partners and Firm Relocation Choice: Evidence from the Tohoku Earthquake

Discussant:  David Weinstein, Columbia University and NBER

9:40 am


10:20 am

ESRI Conference

6:15 pm

Transportation from Asian Development Bank Institute to US Embassy Reception



6:30 pm

US Embassy Reception



We are very grateful to the Asian Development Bank Institute, the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University and to Miki Futagawa of the European Institute of Japanese Studies for their generous assistance and support.