Japan Project Meeting

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

August 1-2, 2023

FORMAT: The format for each paper will be a 20-minute presentation by the author, followed by one 20-minute discussion and then another 20 minutes of general discussion.

Conference Code of Conduct

Tuesday, August 1
8:30 am
Registration and Coffee
9:00 am
Opening Remarks: John Beirne, Vice-Chair of Research and Senior Research Fellow, Asian Development Bank Institute
9:10 am
Anton Braun, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Daisuke Ikeda, Bank of Japan

Why Aging Induces Deflation and Secular Stagnation (slides)
Discussant: Neil Mehrotra, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
10:10 am
10:40 am
Kohei Takeda, National University of Singapore
Atsushi Yamagishi, Princeton University

The Economic Dynamics of City Structure: Evidence from Hiroshima's Recovery
Discussant: Lin Tian, INSEAD
11:40 am
Haruhiko Kuroda, Former Governor of the Bank of Japan
Fragmentation of the World Economy: Its Causes and Future
12:30 pm
1:30 pm
Elisa Giannone, Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional (CREI)
Yuhei Miyauchi, Boston University
Nuno Paixao, Bank of Canada
Xinle Pang, SUNY Buffalo
Yuta Suzuki, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Living in a Ghost Town: The Geography of Depopulation and Aging
Discussant: Takaaki Takahashi, University of Tokyo
2:30 pm
Ernest Liu, Princeton University and NBER
Song Ma, Yale University and NBER

Innovation Networks and R&D Allocation
Discussant: Makoto Nirei, University of Tokyo
3:30 pm
4:00 pm
Cameron LaPoint, Yale University
Shogo Sakabe, LMU Munich

Coming in at a Trickle: The Optimal Frequency of Public Benefit Payments (slides)
Discussant: Takashi Unayama, Kyoto University
5:00 pm
6:00 pm
Reception (Food & Drinks) - Sponsored by Unison Capital
The Okura Tokyo, 2-10-4 Toranomon, Minato-ku Tokyo 105-0001
Okura Information
Wednesday, August 2
8:30 am
9:00 am
Daisuke Fujii, University of Tokyo
Taisuke Nakata, University of Tokyo
Sohta Kawawaki, University of Tokyo
Yuta Maeda, Universtiy of Minnesota
Masataka Mori, Middlebury College

Understanding Cross-Country Heterogeneity in Health and Economic Outcomes during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Revealed-Preference Approach (slides)
Discussant: Rainer Kotschy, Harvard University
10:00 am
10:30 am
Gary Hansen, University of California, Los Angeles and NBER
Selahattin Imrohoroglu, University of Southern California

Demographic Change, Government Debt and Fiscal Sustainability in Japan: The Impact of Bond Purchases by the Bank of Japan (slides)
Discussant: Kosuke Aoki, University of Tokyo
11:30 am
1:00 pm
Shinnosuke Kikuchi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Automation, Concentration, and Labor Share
Discussant: Pietro Tebaldi, Columbia University and NBER
2:00 pm
Takeo Hoshi, University of Tokyo
Yoko Shibuya, Duke University

Personal Guarantees on Bank Loans and SMEs' CEO Succession
Discussant: Iichiro Uesugi, Hitotsubashi University
3:00 pm
6:30 pm
Funasei Dinner Cruise
Funasei Information
The ESRI events will take place on August 2 at Asian Development Bank Institute and on August 3 at Akasaka Intercity Conference Center
ESRI Event Details

We are grateful to the Asian Development Bank Institute for its generous assistance and support.