ESRI International Conference 2016
Aging in Japan: The Impact of the Retirement of Japan’s Baby Boomers

Date: August 2nd, 2016, 9:00-18:00
Venue: Conference room in the ADBI, Tokyo

9:00-9:10
Opening ceremony
9:10-10:00
Special Session

Dr. Jason Furman, the Chairman of the CEA: Demand and Supply: Learning from The United States and Japan

9:40-10:00
Q&A
10:00-10:40
First Session (Chair: Mr. Kenji Umetani)
10:00-10:30
Mr. Hiroshi Tsubouchi, the ESRI: Economic Effects of Retiring Baby Boomers
10:30-10:40
Q&A
10:40-11:00
Coffee break
11:00-12:05
Second Session (Chair: Mr. Kenji Umetani)

Dr. Ayako Kondo: The impact on labor market when Japan's baby boomers retire and need long-term care

Comment: Professor Olivia Mitchell

12:05-13:30
Lunch
13:30-14:35
Third Session (Chair: Professor Anil Kashyap)

Professor Tokuo Iwaisako: Impact of population aging on household savings and portfolio choice in Japan

Comment: Professor James Poterba

14:35-14:55
Coffee break
14:55-16:00
Fourth Session (Chair: Professor Anil Kashyap)

Professor Claudia Goldin: How Japan and the US Can Reduce the Stress of Aging

Comment: Dr. Takayuki Tsuruga, the ESRI

16:00-16:20
Coffee break
16:20-18:00
Fifth Session (Coordinator: Mr. Kenji Umetani)
Panel Discussion on Aging in Japan:
Professor Motoshige Ito
Professor Edward Lazear Presentation SlidesI will open in a new window(PDF-Format 148 KB)
Professor James Poterba Presentation SlidesI will open in a new window(PDF-Format 319 KB)
Professor Atsushi Seike Presentation SlidesI will open in a new window(PDF-Format 228 KB)

Each session will have a 10 minutes open floor discussion.

*The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) is a part of the Cabinet Office, Government of Japan.

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