HSI2017—3rd Hitotsubashi Summer Institute – Detailed Description of Each Session

Detailed Description of Each Session

The 4th Asia KLEMS Conference

Co-organizing Institutions
Grant – in – Aid for Scientific Research (S) Grant Number 16H06322 Project “Service Sector Productivity in Japan (SSPJ): Determinants and Policies”
Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI)
Japan Productivity Center (JPC)
Grant – in – Aid for Scientific Research (B) Grant Number 15H03351 Project “Study on the Import of Comprehensive Social Infrastructure on the Market Economy”
Gakusyuin University

Venue: Sano Shoin Hall (31 July), RIETI’s Seminar Room (1 August)
International symposium “Information Technology and the New Globalization: Asia’s Economy Today and Tomorrow” will follow this session.

Microeconomic Theory

Program is here.

International Trade and FDI

the Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (S), Grant Number 26220503 “Diverse Risk Assessment in the Global Economy from the Viewpoint of International Economics”

Thank you for your patience. The programme is fixed on 10 July. Below is an updated list of speakers and titles as of 10 July.
SWET in Hokkaido will follow this session.

Kerem Cosar (University of Virginia), “Trade Merchants, and the Lost Cities of the Bronze Age” (with Gojko Barjamovic, Thomas Chaney and Ali Hortacsu)
Reto Foellmi (University of St. Gallen), “A Dynamic North-South Model of Demand-Induced Product Cycles” (with Sandra Hanslin Grossmann and Andreas Kohler)
Anna Gumpert (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München), “Exporters’ and Multinational Firms’ Life-Sycle Dynamics” (with Andreas Moxnes, Natalia Ramondo and Felix Tintelnot)
Shuichiro Nishioka (West Virginia University), “Import Competition, FDI and the U.S. Presidential Elections: The Case of Japan Bashing” (with Eric Olson)
David Weinstein (Columbia University), “Accounting for Micro and Macro Patterns of Trade” (with Stephen J. Redding)
Hiroyuki Kasahara (University of British Columbia), “The Cause of China’s Great Famine, 1959–1961: County-Level Evidence” (with Bingjing Li)
Jay Pil Choi (MSU & Hitotsubashi University), “Foreign Direct Investment and Transfer Pricing” (with Taiji Furusawa and Jota Ishikawa)

Economic Development—Experimental Methods in Economic Development Analysis

In recent years, various types of data are combined in empirical examination of economic development issues, with key identifying information coming from randomized experiments. Through combining traditional survey data with experimental data (lab experiments, artifactual field experiment, framed field experiment, and natural field experiment) or natural experiment events, we can deepen our understanding of the behavioral basis of economic development and the impact of development policies. Under this background, the economic development session in HSI2017 focuses on experimental methods in economic development analysis.