Program (ver. November 11, 2004)

Saturday, November 13

09:30-09:45 Opening
09:45-12:00 Plenary Session1
12:00-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:30 Session1 Session2 Session3 Session4 Session5
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-18:00 Session6 Session7 Session8 Session9 Session10
18:00-20:00 Welcome Dinner

Sunday, November 14

09:00-11:00 Session11 Session12 Session13 Session14 Session15
11:00-12:30 Lunch
12:30-14:30 Session16 Session17 Session18 Session19 Session20
14:30-15:00 Coffee Break
15:00-17:15 Plenary Session2
17:15-17:30 Closing Session

Saturday, November 13
9:30 - 9:45 (Room #1013)

Opening Session

Opening Address
Reishi Maruya (The President of JEPA, Kobe University)
9:45 - 12:00 (Room #1013)

Plenary Session 1
Policy Implementation and Its Consequences: What Good Does Economics Do?

Chair: Mari Nishino (Meiji University)
International Organization and Common Agency (Abstract)
Speaker: Koichi Hamada (Yale University and Chuo University)
Discussant: Hideaki Murase (Nagoya City University)
The Implications of Speculative Bubbles for Monetary Policy (Abstract)
Speaker: Willem Thorbecke (George Mason University)
Discussant: Naotsugu Hayashi (Hosei University)
Understanding Environmental Protection Costs and Implications for Environmental Policy (Abstract)
Speaker: Petr Sauer (University of Economics in Prague)
Discussant: Masahiro Yabuta (Chuo University)

Lunch Time

13:30 - 15:30 (Room #1103)

Session 1: Industrial Organization (1)

Chair: Koji Shinjo (Kwansei Gakuin University)
Low Cost Carrier Competition and Flight Departure-Time Differentiation (Abstract)
Speaker: Stuart D. Gurrea (Economists Incorporated)
Discussant: Chwen- Chi LIU (Feng Chia University)
A Theoretical Reexamination of Privatization: Assesing its Welfare and Distributional Impact (Abstract)
Speaker: ANG, Alvin (Osaka University)
Discussant: Tamon Yamada (Keio University)
13:30 - 15:30 (Room #1106)

Session 2: Economic Development 1

Chair: Hiromasa Kubo (Kobe University)
What is Ailing Farmer Companies of Sri Lanka in their Transformation into Successful Business Entities? : Over view of Policy Issues (Abstract)
Speaker: M.S. Senanayake (Huazhong University of Science & Technology)
Discussant: Kiyohiro Kokarimai (Toyo University)
Economic Policy as Market Coordination in Japan and China (Abstract)
Speaker: Alan D. Partee (Ibaraki Christian University)
Discussant: Fumio Yoshino (Takushoku University)
13:30 - 15:30 (Room #1113)

Session 3: International Economic Problems (1)

Chair:Maruya Reishi. (The President of JEPA, Kobe University)
Devaluation and Investment In the Presence of Labor Market Rigidity (Abstract)
Speaker: Yongkul Won (University of Seoul)
Discussant: Hikari Ban (Kobe Gakuin University)
Do expectations on G3 currencies change around the times of official interventions on the JPY/USD exchange rate? (Abstract)
Speaker: Olli Castren (European Central Bank)
Currency Crisis as a Coordinating Device of Heterogeneous Investors: A Game-Theoretic Analysis of Financial Contagion (Abstract)
Speaker: Lioudmila Savtchenko (Keio University)
Discussant: Tetsuro Okazaki (Chiba University of Commerce)
13:30 - 15:30 (Room #1114)

Session4: Political Economy (1)

Chair: Yoji Taniguchi (Chuo University)
Corruption in Indonesia and the Japanese Funding (Abstract)
Speaker: Kusuma Andrianto (Leeds University)
Discussant: Masashi Nishikawa (Saitama University)
13:30 - 15:30 (Room #1116)

Session 5: Financial Policy

Chair: Nobuyoshi Yamori (Nagoya University)
Financial Sustainability of Deposit Insurance: Can the Japanese Deposit Insurer Pay Off its Debts (Abstract)
Speaker: Mikhail Frolov (Keio University)
Discussant: Etsuko Katsu (Meiji University)
A Study of Price Stabilization Policy in China: >From the Viewpoint of Deregulation of Banking System (Abstract)
Speaker: Xiaoying Xuan (Doshisha University)
Discussant: Kohei Otsuka (Member of the House of Councilors)

Coffee Break

16:00 - 18:00 (Room #1103)

Session 6: Industrial Organization (2)

Chair: Akio Torii (Yokohama National University)
The Incentive Effect of Deregulation on Automobile Insurance Contracts and Risk of Accident: Theory and Evidence in Taiwan (Abstract)
Speaker: Chwen- Chi LIU (Feng Chia University)
Chu-Shiu Li (Feng Chia University)
Jia-Hsing Yeh (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Discussant: Mikhail Frolov (Keio University)
Antecedents and Consequences of Customer Switching Cost for Mobile Phone Market (Abstract)
Speaker: Arthur Lin (National Taipei University)
Christine Chou (Graduate School, National Taipei University)
Discussant: Hikaru Ogawa (Nagoya University)
Environmental Regulations, International Trade and Strategic Behavior (Abstract)
Speaker: Savas Alpay (TOBB Economy and Technology University)
Discussant: Shigeru Matsumoto (Kansai University)
16:00 - 18:00 (Room #1106)

Session7: Social Security

Chair: Hiroyuki Kawanobe (Tokai University)
LTCI reform is nothing but a drop in the ocean (Abstract)
Speaker: Tetsuhiko Izumi (Den-en Chofu University)
Discussant: Yasuhiro Tsukahawa (Meiji University)
Toward Intergenerational and Intergenerational Equity in Social Security Reform: An Application of Stochastic Forecasting (Abstract)
Speaker: Pfau Wade (National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies)
Discussant: Yasuharu Ukai (Kansai University)
Estimating a Cost Function of the Japanese Public Hospitals: An Evaluation of Health Care Provision in Japan (Abstract)
Speaker: Yuji Kojima (Osaka University)
16:00 - 18:00 (Room #1113)

Session 8: International Economic Problems (2)

Chair: Willem Thorbecke (George Mason University)
Multiple Asymmetries and Exchange Rate Exposure Management (Abstract)
Speaker: Prabhath Jayasinghe (National University of Singapore)
Gamini Premaratne (National University of Singapore)
Discussant: Oli Casten (European Central Bank)
Dollarization in Laos: Evidence, Causes, and Policy Implications (Abstract)
Speaker: Phetsathaphone Keovongvichith (Hiroshima University)
Discussant: Cesar Calderon (Central Bank of Chile)
16:00 - 18:00 (Room #1114)

Session 9: Rural Problems

Chair: Kazuyoshi Kurokawa (Hosei University)
The Effects of Relocation of the Capital City in Korea: Based on Total Factor Productivity Analysis (Abstract)
Speaker: Se-Young Bae (Konyang University)
Discussant: Yujiro Oiwa (Tokyo International University)
16:00 - 18:00 (Room #1116)

Session 10: Macroeconomic Policy (1)

Chair: Keisuke Osumi (Kyushu University)
Gaussian Estimation of a Continuous Time Macroeconomic Model of the United Kingdom with Unobservable Stochastic Trends (Abstract)
Speaker: Ben Nowman (University of Westminster)
A.R. Bergstrom (University of Essex)
Discussant: Toichiro Asada (Chuo University)
Why Mega Merger?: Japanese Bank Case Study (Abstract)
Speaker: Tae Okada (Osaka University)
Koki Arai (Osaka University)
Discussant: Nobuyushi Yamori(Nagoya University)

Welcome Dinner at Meiji University
Place Saloon eSanf and Saloon eSikonf on the 23rd floor of Liberty Tower
Time: 18:00 - 20:00

Sunday, November 14
9:00 - 11:00 (Room #1103)

Session 11: Welfare Policy

Chair: Kohei Komamura (Toyo University)
Impact of Child Labour on School Attendance and School Atainment: Evidence from Bangladesh (Abstract)
Speaker: Rasheda Khanam (University of Sidney)
Discussant: Hiroto Tsukada (Yamaguchi University)
9:00 - 11:00 (Room #1106)

Session 12: Economic Development (2)

Chair: Mitsuo Sasaki (Nihon University)
Prospect of Intra-SAARC Trade Expansion: An Empirical Analysis (Abstract)
Speaker: Mohammad Mafizur RAHMAN (University of Sydney)
Discussant: Takashi Matsugi (Aichi Gakuin University)
General Equilibrium Growth Accounting Approach to Review Policy Effects on Agricultural Sector: A Case Study of Sri Lanka (Abstract)
Speaker: Mitoshi Yamaguchi (Kobe University)
M.S. SriGowri Sanker (Kobe University)
Discussant: Takanari Serizawa (Matsusaka University)
9:00 - 11:00 (Room #1113)

Session 13: Political Economy (2)

Chair: Yujiro Oiwa (Tokyo International University)
Leviathan, Taxes and the Geese: Why Do We Need Tax Constitution? (Abstract)
Speaker: Coskun Can Aktan (Dokuz Eylul University)
Discussant: Akira Yokoyama (Chuo University)
Politico-economic Systems in World Countries: Evidence from Political Freedom Data and Economic Freedom Data (Abstract)
Speaker: Katsuyoshi Okui (Otemon Gakuin University)
Discussant: Khon daker Mizanur Rahman (Nanzan University)
9:00 - 11:00 (Room #1114)

Session 14: Environmental Policy (1)

Chair: Kazuhiro Ueta (Kyoto University)
How should Bangkok Government Promote Old Motorcycle Retirement to Reduce Air Pollution: A Fee System or Trade - in Program (Abstract)
Speaker: Akinori Tomohara (The City University of New York)
Discussant: Seung-Joon Park (Kyoto Sangyo University)
9:00 - 11:00 (Room #1116)

Session 15: Macroeconomic Policy (2)

Chair: Nobuhito Takeuchi (Nagoya University)
Why has Fiscal Policy Disappointed in Japan? -Revisiting the Pre-Keynesian View on the Ineffectiveness of Fiscal Policy (Abstract)
Speaker: Richard Werner (Southanmpton University)
Discussant: Fumimasa Hamada (Tokyo International University)
Excessive Debt Accumulation and the Sustainability of Fiscal Policy: The Case of Sri Lanka (Abstract)
Speaker: J. M. A. Jayawickrama (Graduate School, National University of Singapore)
Discussant: Mitsuyoshi Yanagihara (Nagoya University)

Lunch Time

12:30 - 14:30 (Room #1103)

Session 16: Labor Policy

Chair: Terukazu Suruga (Osaka Prefecture University )
Identifying Australia's High Employment Generating Industries (Abstract)
Speaker: Abbas Valadkhani (Queensland University of Technology)
Discussant: Hajime Imamura (Toyo University)
Demand Analysis for Broadcasting Media (Abstract)
Speaker: Norihiko Kasuga (Nagasaki University)
Manabu Shishikura (Institute for Information and Communications Policy)
Discussant: Yoji Taniguchi (Chuo University)
12:30 - 14:30 (Room #1106)

Session 17: Economic Development (3)

Chair: Sawako Takeuchi (TheWorld Bank)
Technical Change in Developing countries: A Dynamic Model of Adoption, Learning and Industry Evolution (Abstract)
Speaker: Asma Raies (Universite de Paris-Pantheon-Sorbonne)
Discussant: Yoshihiko Akashi (Osaka Prefecture University)
Education, Income Distribution and Innovation (Abstract)
Speaker: Ling Shen (Graduate School, University of Bonn)
Discussant: Hiroo Harada (Senshu University)
Education, Learning-by-Doing and Economic Development (Abstract)
Speaker: Koji Kitaura (Chukyo University)
Akira Yaita(University of Tsukuba)
Discussant: Kunio Sakai (Aichi Gakuin University)
12:30 - 14:30 (Room #1113)

Session 18: International Economic Problems (3)

Chair: Oli Castren (European Central Bank)
Is the "ASEAN+3 FTA" Good for Japan? (Abstract)
Speaker: Nina Frolova (Keio University)
Discussant: Toshiaki Hasegawa (Chui University)
The Link between Economic Growth and the Real Exchange Rate: The Role of the Nontradable Sector (Abstract)
Speaker: Ken Miyajima (UCLA)
Discussant: Yongkul Won (University of Seoul)
12:30 - 14:30 (Room #1114)

Session 19: Environmental Policy (2)

Chair: Masahiro Yabuta (Chuo University)
Impact of Organic Water Pollutant Emissions on Malaysia's Manufacturing Sector Productivity Growth (Abstract)
Speaker: Elsadig Musa Ahmed (Universiti Putra Malaysia)
Khalid Abdul Rahim (Universiti Putra Malaysia)
Discussant: Kazuhiro Ueta (Kyoto University)
Eco-efficiency for judging environmental policy instruments (Abstract)
Speaker: Hideyuki Akaishi (Hosei University)
Discussant: Shunsuke Managi (Tokyo University of Agriculture & Technology)
Sustainable Constant Consumption in a Semi-open Economy with Exhaustible Resources (Abstract)
Speaker: Ryuhei Okumura (Nagoya University)
Dapeng Cai (Nagoya University)
Discussant: Petr Sauer (University of Economics in Prague)
12:30 - 14:30 (Room #1116)

Session 20: Macroeconomic Policy (3)

Chair: Ben Nowman (University of Westminster)
Monetary Policy in Post Crisis Indonesia: Some Empirical Evidence (Abstract)
Speaker: Yoga Affandi (Graduate School, University of Cambridge)
Discussant: Akiyoshi Horiuchi (Chuo University)
The Policy Duration Effect: A Model Analysis (Abstract)
Speaker: Toru Nagahara (Rikkyo University)
Discussant: Iichiro Uesugi (Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry)
Bank Centered Versus Market-Based Financial System: A Critical Survey of Issues (Abstract)
Speaker: Manish Sharma (Chuo University)
Discussant: Fumihiko Yoshii (Waseda University)

Coffee Break

15:00 - 17:15 (Room #1013)

Plenary Session 2: Economic Crisis and Policy

Chair: Yuko Arayama (Nagoya University)
Does Credit Matter?: A Dynamic General Equilibrium Analysis (Abstract)
Speaker: Ryokichi Chida (Meiji University)
Ken-ichi Tamegawa (Meiji University)
Discussant: Dr. Declan Hayes (Sophia University)
Institutions and Cyclical Properties of Macroeconomic Policies (Abstract)
Speaker: Cesar Calderon (Central Bank of Chile)
Riberto Duncan (Central Bank of Chile)
Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel (Central Bank of Chile)
Discussant: Sei Kuribayashi (Chuo University)
Competition Policy in the Age of Increasing Returns, Global Competition, and Technical Innovation: Theory and Evidence from Korea's Experience Before and After Her Financial Crisis (Abstract)
Speaker: Seh-Jin Chang (President, Korean Development Economics Association)
Discussant: Masaaki Sugano (J.P. Morgan Securities Inc.)
17:15 - 17:30 (Room #1013)

Closing Session

Closing Address
Akira Yokoyama (The Former President of JEPA, Chuo University)