ESRI International Conference 2017
The global decline in growth rate and possible policy responses

Date: August 1st, 2017, 9:30-18:00
Venue: Conference room in the ADBI, Tokyo

 9:30-9:35
Opening ceremony
 9:35-10:05
Keynote speech

Austan Goolsbee, University of Chicago: The global decline in growth rate and possible policy responses

10:05-10:25
Q&A
10:25-10:35
Coffee break
10:35-12:00
First session (Chair: Fumihira Nishizaki, ESRI)

Takayuki Tsuruga, Kyoto University: Decomposing Local Fiscal Multipliers: Evidence from Japan (updated as of July 18)

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Masahiro Hori, ESRI: Japanese Economists' Views on the Fiscal Multiplier: Findings from a Twin Survey on the Japanese Economy and Policy Effects

Comment: Justin Wolfers, University of Michigan

12:00-13:30
Lunch
13:30-14:35
Second Session (Chair: Alan Auerbach, University of California at Berkeley)

David Weinstein, Columbia University: The Crisis that Wasn't: How Japan has avoided a bond market panic

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Comment: Hisakazu Kato, Meiji University

14:35-14:55
Coffee break
14:55-16:00
Third Session (Chair: Anil Kashyap, University of Chicago)

Betsey Stevenson, University of Michigan: How Family, Culture, and Law Have Shaped Women's Labor Force Participation

Comment: Naohiro Yashiro, Showa Women’s University

16:00-16:25
Coffee break
16:25-17:55
Fourth Session (Coordinator: Atsushi Seike, ESRI)

Panel Discussion: Austan Goolsbee, University of Chicago

Motoshige Itoh, Gakushuin University

Kazumasa Iwata, Japan Center for Economic ResearchslidesI will open in a new window(PDF-Format 941 KB)

Anil Kashyap, University of Chicago

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