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Japan Project Meeting

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

July 29, 2019


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

Conference Code of Conduct

Monday, July 29
8:30 am
Breakfast/Registration
9:00 am
Welcome Remarks by Naoyuki Yoshino, Dean of the ADBI
9:10 am
Yoon J. Jo, Texas A&M University
Misaki Matsumura, Columbia University
David Weinstein, Columbia University and NBER
The Impact of E-Commerce on Relative Prices and Consumer Welfare
Discussant: Mototsugu Shintani, University of Tokyo
10:10 am
Break
10:40 am
Takeo Hoshi, Stanford University and NBER
Anil K. Kashyap, University of Chicago and NBER
The Great Disconnect: The Decoupling of Wage and Price Inflation in Japan (slides)
Discussant: Daiji Kawaguchi, University of Tokyo
11:40 am
Mari Tanaka, Hitotsubashi University
Yusuke Narita, Yale University
Chiaki Moriguchi, Hitotsubashi University
Meritocracy and Its Discontents: Evidence from Centralizing and Decentralizing School Admissions
Discussant: Yeon-Koo Che, Columbia University
12:40 pm
Lunch
1:40 pm
Iichiro Uesugi, Hitotsubashi University
Daisuke Miyakawa, Hitotsubashi University
Kaoru Hosono, Gakushuin University
Arito Ono, Chuo University
Hirofumi Uchida, Kobe University
The Collateral Channel versus the Bank Lending Channel: Evidence from a Massive Earthquake
Discussant: David S. Scharfstein, Harvard University and NBER
2:40 pm
Break
3:10 pm
Elif C. Arbatli, International Monetary Fund
Steven J. Davis, University of Chicago and NBER
Arata Ito, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry
Naoko Miake, International Monetary Fund
Policy Uncertainty in Japan
Discussant: Sagiri Kitao, University of Tokyo
4:10 pm
Melissa Dell, Harvard University and NBER
Sahar Parsa, New York University
Managerial Talent and Economic Performance: Evidence from Discontinuities in Douglas MacArthur’s Economic Purge
Discussant: Hideaki Miyajima, Waseda University
5:10 pm
Adjourn
5:40 pm
Bus departs ADBI for Funasei Dinner Cruise
6:30 pm
Funasei Dinner Cruise of Tokyo Bay
Dinner Information

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 audience discussion.

Suggested Attire for all Events: Business Casual

ESRI Conference on July 30 with a Reception to follow at Roppongi Hills Club (Club Room)
(ESRI to provide transportation to the reception which will start at 6:30 pm)
Roppongi Hills Club


Emergency Contact in Tokyo:
Ms. Mutsumi Tabata, Polaris Secretaries Office Co., Ltd.
Email: su-japan@officepolaris.co.jp
Mobile phone: 070-5268-6664 (+81-70-5268-6664)




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