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NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH, INC.

28th East Asian Seminar on Economics

Inequality

Hosted by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)

Takatoshi Ito and Andrew Rose, Organizers

June 29-30, 2017

Conrad Manila Hotel

Seaside Boulevard, Coral Way
Pasay, 1300 Metro Manila, Philippines



Program



List of Participants


Philippines Information Guide


Wednesday, June 28

6:00 pm

Welcome Dinner at Conrad Manila Hotel (Murphy Room)
Welcome Speech: Francisco Dakila, Managing Director,
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas


Thursday, June 29

8:30 am

Welcome Remarks:  Governor Amando Tetangco
(delivered by Valentin Araneta, Monetary Policy Board member)

8:45 am

Keynote Address:  Yasuyuki Sawada, Chief Economist, Asian Development Bank

Photo Session

9:15 am

Coffee Break

Session 1

Labor Market

 

Chair:  Andrew Rose, University of California at Berkeley and NBER

9:30 am

Nicholas Bloom, Stanford University and NBER
Fatih Guvenen, University of Minnesota and NBER
David Price, Stanford University
Jae Song, Social Security Administration
Till von Wachter
, University of California at Los Angeles and NBER
Firming up Inequality

Discussants:  Yukinobu Kitamura, Hitotsubashi University
Firman Witoelar, SurveyMETER

10:30 am

Coffee Break

11:00 am

Bo Chen, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Miaojie Yu
, Peking University and CCER
Zhihao Yu, Carleton University
Measured Skill Premium and Input Trade Liberalization: Evidence from Chinese Firms

Discussants:  Firman Witoelar, SurveyMETER
Juzhong Zhuang,
Asian Development Bank

12:00 pm

Pi Chen, CIER
Suling Peng, CIER
Wage Inequality in Taiwan and Its Causes

Discussants:  David Reeb,
National University of Singapore
Joseph Zveglich, Asian Development Bank

1:00 pm

Lunch

Session 2

Money, Fiscal and Finance

Chair:  Takatoshi Ito, Columbia University, NBER and TCER

2:00 pm

Masayuki Inui, Bank of Japan
Nao Sudo, Bank of Japan
Tomoaki Yamada, Meiji University
Effects of Monetary Policy Shocks on Inequality in Japan

Discussants:  Dongsoo Kang,
Korea Development Institute
Peter Rosenkranz, Asian Development Bank

3:00 pm

Coffee Break

3:30 pm

Yukinobu Kitamura, Hitotsubashi University
Takeshi Miyazaki, Kyushu University
Taro Ohno, Shinshu University
Income Tax Reforms and Intra-Generational Redistribution: Evidence from Japan

Discussants:  Rosario Manasan, Philippine Institute for Development Studies
Akiko Terada-Hagiwara,
Asian Development Bank

4:30 pm

Adjourn

6:00 pm

Dinner at Conrad Manila Hotel
Dinner Speech: 
Diwa Guinigundo, Deputy Governor, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Friday, June 30

Session 3

Education and Structural Policy

Chair:  Takatoshi Ito, Columbia University, NBER and TCER

9:00 am

Joshua Aizenman, University of Southern California and NBER
Yothin Jinjarak, Victoria University of Wellington
Ilan Noy, Victoria University of Wellington
Vocational Education, Manufacturing, and Income Distribution: International Evidence and Case Studies

Discussants:  Maki Nakajima, National University of Singapore
Celia Reyes, Philippine Institute for Development Studies

10:00 am

Coffee Break

10:30 am

Miann Banaag, Ateneo School of Government
Ronald Mendoza, Ateneo School of Government
Political and Economic Inequality:  Insights from Philippine Data on Political Dynasties

Discussants:  Carolina Austria, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
Maki Nakajima, National University of Singapore

11:30 pm

Lunch

Session 4

Long-Run Perspectives

Chair:  Andrew Rose, University of California at Berkeley and NBER

1:00 pm

Dan Liu, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
Christopher Meissner
, University of California at Davis and NBER
Geography, Income, and Trade when Income Inequality Matters

Discussants:  Felipe Medalla,
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
Chalongphob Sussangkarn, TDRI

2:00 pm

Coffee Break

2:30 pm

Jakob Madsen, Monash University
Is Inequality Increasing in r - g? Piketty's Principle of Capitalist Economics and the Dynamics of Inequality in Britain, 1210-2013

Discussants:  Christopher Meissner, University of California at Davis and NBER
Cyn-Young Park,
Asian Development Bank

3:30 pm

Adjourn

6:00 pm

Closing Dinner at Conrad Manila Hotel
Dinner Speech:  Felipe Medalla, Monetary Board Member,
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas



Session Format
:  Presentation 25 minutes; Discussants 10 minutes each; Open discussion 15 minutes






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Standing Co-Organizer Institutions:

National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
National University of Singapore
Tokyo Center for Economic Research
Korea Development Institute
Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Australian National University
Tsinghua University
China Center for Economic Research