Japan Project Meeting

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

December 13-14, 2022

Boldface type indicates a presenter.

Conference Code of Conduct

Tuesday, December 13
8:30 am
Breakfast/ Registration
9:00 am
Opening Remarks: Seungju Baek, Deputy Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute
Chair: Charles Yuji Horioka, Kobe University and NBER
9:10 am
Sagiri Kitao, University of Tokyo
Minamo Mikoshiba, Nagoya University

Why Women Work the Way They Do in Japan: Roles of Fiscal Policies
Discussant: Linh T. Tô, Boston University
10:10 am
Taiyo Fukai, University of Tsukuba
Ayako Kondo, University of Tokyo

Access to Formal Childcare for Toddlers and Parental Employment and Earnings
Discussant: Katherine Meckel, University of California, San Diego and NBER
11:10 am
Chair: Tsutomu Watanabe, University of Tokyo
11:30 am
Lunch Talk:
Shinichi Uchida, Bank of Japan
Eric Rosengren, former President of the Federal Reserve
12:30 pm
1:30 pm
Hitoshi Shigeoka, Simon Fraser University and NBER
Yasutora Watanabe, University of Tokyo

Yardstick Competition-Driven Political Cycles
Discussant: Emir Kamenica, University of Chicago
2:30 pm
Chair: Takeo Hoshi, University of Tokyo
3:00 pm
Kentaro Asai, Paris School of Economics
Ryo Kambayashi, Hitotsubashi University

The Consequences of Hometown Regiment
Discussant: Junichi Yamasaki, Kobe University
4:00 pm
Daisuke Miyakawa, Waseda University
Koki Oikawa, Waseda University
Kozo Ueda, Waseda University

Misallocation under the Shadow of Death (slides)
Discussant: Eric Rosengren, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
5:00 pm
6:00 pm
Dinner, Sponsored by The Canon Institute for Global Studies (CIGS)
The Okura Tokyo, Banquet Room, 41st Floor, The Okura Prestige Tower, 2-10-4 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo.
Wednesday, December 14
8:30 am
Breakfast/ Registration
Chair: Shiro P. Armstrong, Australian National University
9:00 am
Atsushi Yamagishi, Princeton University
Yasuhiro Sato, University of Tokyo

Measuring Discrimination in Spatial Equilibrium: 100 Years of Japan’s Invisible Race
Discussant: John P. Tang, University of Melbourne
10:00 am
Chair: David Weinstein, Columbia University and NBER
10:30 am
Yoko Shibuya, Duke University

Firm Size and Complementarity between Geography and Products (slides) (Video Presentation)
Discussant: Chad Syverson, University of Chicago and NBER
11:10 am
Cameron LaPoint, Yale University
Shogo Sakabe, LMU Munich

Place-Based Policies and the Geography of Corporate Investment (slides)
Discussant: Edward L. Glaeser, Harvard University and NBER (slides)
12:10 pm
Lunch and Adjourn
The ESRI Meetings on December 14 & 15 at the Akasaka Intercity Conference Center

We are grateful to the Asian Development Bank Institute for its generous assistance and support.
Emergency Contact available during the days of the conference: Yayoi Hatano, Watanabe Laboratory tel: 070-3325-4378/ email: watlab@e.u-tokyo.ac.jp