Japan Project Meeting

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

December 15-16, 2021

on Zoom.us

Conference Code of Conduct

Wednesday, December 15
December 15: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM (JST) / December 14: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM (EST)
December 16: 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM (JST) / December 15: 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM (EST)
Times are Japan Standard Time (JST)
8:00 am
Welcome Remarks
8:10 am
Yoko Okuyama, Uppsala University
Ayumi Sudo, Yale University

Electoral Institutions, Women’s Representation, and Policy Outcomes (Video Presentation)
Discussant: Melanie Wasserman, University of California, Los Angeles
8:50 am
Yuhei Miyauchi, Boston University
Kentaro Nakajima, Hitotsubashi University
Stephen J. Redding, Princeton University and NBER

Consumption Access and the Spatial Concentration of Economic Activity: Evidence from Smartphone Data (slides) (Video Presentation)
Discussant: Jessie Handbury, University of Pennsylvania and NBER
9:30 am
9:40 am
Kentaro Nakajima, Hitotsubashi University
Kensuke Teshima, Hitotsubashi University
Junichi Yamasaki, Kobe University

From Samurai to Skyscrapers: How Transaction Costs Shape Tokyo (slides) (Video Presentation)
Discussant: Jeffrey Lin, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
10:20 am
Kozo Ueda, Waseda University
Kota Watanabe, Meiji University
Tsutomu Watanabe, University of Tokyo

Household Inventory, Temporary Sales, and Price Indices (Video Presentation)

Discussant Slides
Discussant: Alberto Cavallo, Harvard University and NBER
11:00 am
Thursday, December 16
Times are Japan Standard Time (JST)
8:00 am
Taiyo Fukai, University of Tsukuba
Hidehiko Ichimura, University of Tokyo
Sagiri Kitao, University of Tokyo
Minamo Mikoshiba, University of Tokyo

Medical Expenditures over the Life-cycle: Persistent Risks and Insurance (Video Presentation)

Discussant Slides
Discussant: Mariacristina De Nardi, University of Minnesota and NBER
8:40 am
Kyogo Kanazawa, University of Tokyo
Daiji Kawaguchi, University of Tokyo
Hitoshi Shigeoka, Simon Fraser University and NBER
Yasutora Watanabe, University of Tokyo

AI, Skill, and Productivity: The Case of Taxi Drivers (slides) (Video Presentation)
Discussant: Sydnee Caldwell, University of California, Berkeley
9:20 am
9:30 am
Sylvain Chassang, Princeton University and NBER
Kei Kawai, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
Jun Nakabayashi, Kindai University
Juan M. Ortner, Boston University

Using Bid Rotation and Incumbency to Detect Collusion: A Regression Discontinuity Approach (slides) (Video Presentation)
Discussant: David P. Byrne, University of Melbourne
10:10 am
Shotaro Yamaguchi, University of Maryland
Serguey Braguinsky, University of Maryland and NBER
Kentaro Nakajima, Hitotsubashi University

Science and Engineering Education and Invention in Japan’s Industrialization (Video Presentation)
Discussant: Réka Juhász, University of British Columbia and NBER
10:50 am
Shuhei Kitamura, Osaka University
Toshifumi Kuroda, Tokyo Keizai University

Media Trust and Persuasion (Video Presentation)
Discussant: Andrey Simonov, Columbia University
11:30 am