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PEPP Special Seminars Schedule, AY2023

2022/05/13

2023 Academic Year

Spring ABC:
2023/4/13 (Thur.)
Speaker: Prof. Hirokazu Ishise (associate professor of Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University)
Chair: Prof. Kurokawa
Time: 16:45~18:15
Title: Nominal Exchange Rate Variability, Industry-level Nominal Wage Rigidity, and the Pattern of Trade”
Format: Onsite (University of Tsukuba) Room 3B405

2023/4/27 (Thur.)
Speaker: Dr. Tatsuji Koizumi (Senior Research Fellow of Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries)
Chair: Prof. Kashiwagi
Time: 16:45~18:15
Title: “Reviewing Indica and Japonica rice market development” and “Impacts of the Russian Aggression against Ukraine on Global Wheat Market”
Format: Onsite (University of Tsukuba) Room 3A308

Abstract:
1) “Reviewing Indica and Japonica rice market development”
Indica and Japonica are the two major types of rice traded on the global market. Product characteristics, production zones, consumer preferences, and government policies influence Indica and Japonica rice market structures. Using the Rice Economy Climate Change (RECC) model, which covers these rice markets in 24 countries and the global rice market, the international Japonica rice price is found to be more volatile than that for Indica rice under possible climate change scenarios. The simulation results also suggest that agricultural investments in major countries producing Indica and Japonica rice will contribute to their price stability over the medium and long term under climate change. 

Full Text: https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/docserver/0c500e05-en.pdf?expires=1681709478&id=id&accname=guest&checksum=E579E832687535F931F8B3E4098A2472

2) “Impacts of the Russian Aggression against Ukraine on Global Wheat Market”
This study examines how decreasing wheat production and exports, agricultural knowledge & innovation systems and labor force recovery in Ukraine due to Russian aggression against Ukraine will contribute to stabilizing global wheat markets by considering future climate change. The simulation results reveal that the decrease in wheat production and exports, agricultural knowledge & innovation systems, and agricultural labor force in Ukraine will impact the global wheat market. This study suggests that the early recovery of agricultural knowledge & innovation systems, and the agricultural labor force in Ukraine will contribute to stabilizing international wheat prices in the long term.

2023/6/8 (Thur.)
Speaker: Prof. Shusaku Sasaki (Specially Appointed Associate Professor, Behavioral Economics Unit, Behavioral Public Policy Team, Division of Scientific Information and Public Policy, Center for Infectious Disease Education and Research (CIDER), Osaka University)
Chair: Prof. Matsushima
Time: 16:45~18:15
Title: “Vaccination and Discrimination: Experimental Evidence under the COVID-19 Pandemic”
Format: Onsite (University of Tsukuba) Room 3A308

Abstract: In this study, we conduct financially incentivized dictator games with the COVID-19 vaccinated and unvaccinated people in Japan (N=1,578), and ascertain their favorable or hostile attitudes toward each other, by using ingroup favoritism. We measure ingroup favoritism as the difference in the allocated amounts between to ingroup members with the same vaccination status and to outgroup members with a different status. Our analyses suggest that the vaccinated people behave more discriminately toward outgroup members, compared to the unvaccinated people. The vaccinated people show strong ingroup favoritism, which are shaped mainly by their outgroup bias of decreasing the money amount allocated
to an unvaccinated pair, their outgroup member. In contrast, the unvaccinated people do not exhibit such the ingroup favoritism, on average. Their outgroup bias is found in the rather opposite direction of the hypothesis, and they tend to increase the amount to a vaccinated pair, their outgroup member.
We find this tendency in particular from the unvaccinated who selected as their non-vaccination reason
“I would like to get vaccinated if I could, but I cannot for health or other reasons.” Furthermore, we confirm significant associations between their ingroup favoritism and attitudes regarding the COVID19 policies, suggesting that the biases would have some degree of social influence in the real world.
This study’s findings can contribute to discovering how to smoothly build cooperative relationships between vaccinated and unvaccinated people under the current and future pandemics.

Full Text: “Vaccination and Discrimination: Experimental Evidence under the COVID-19 Pandemic”

2023/6/15 (Thur.)
Speaker: Takanao Tanaka (UC Berkeley, Agricultural and Resource Economics, PhD student)
Chair: Prof. Fukai
Time: 16:45~18:15
Title: “Firm Responses to Electricity Shortages: The Case of the Fukushima Nuclear Accidents”
Format: Onsite (University of Tsukuba) Room 3A308

Abstract: The nuclear phase-out following the Fukushima Nuclear accident caused a countrywide electricity supply shock, necessitating the manufacturing plants to significantly reduce electricity usage. Utilizing heterogeneous exposure to the regional shortage, we find that these shortages significantly curtailed manufacturing plants’ inputs, and revenue within three years, accounting for 0.5-0.7% of GDP loss. Manufacturing plants substitute electricity with other energy sources and invest in capital that can enhance energy productivity, potentially alleviating the damages. We will extend our analysis by estimating the production function and quantifying the welfare implications of plant adjustments and various policy scenarios.

2023/7/13 (Thur.)
Speaker: Prof. Nobuyuki Hanaki (Professor of Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University)
Chair: Prof. Naito
Time: 16:45~18:15
Title: “Cognitive ability and observed behavior in laboratory experiments: implication for macroeconomic theory”
Format: Onsite (University of Tsukuba) Room 3A308

Abstract: This paper discusses the relationships between the “measured” cognitive ability of participants and their behavior as observed during laboratory experiments. Based on such relationships, macroeconomic implications of micro-level “boundedly rational” individual behavior will be discussed. 

Full Text: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s42973-019-00018-7

Fall ABC:

TBA

 

2022 Academic Year

Spring ABC:
2022/05/19 (Thur.)
Speaker: Prof. Fukai (Assistant Professor, University of Tsukuba)
Chair: Prof. Kurokawa
Time: 16:45~18:15
Title: “How elastic is capacity choice in welfare facilities? Evidence from notches in Japan’s childcare subsidy scheme”

2022/05/26 (Thur.) 
Speaker: Prof. Ramdani (Assistant Professor, University of Tsukuba) 
Chair: Prof. Kurokawa
Time: 16:45~18:15
Title: “The uncertainty of geospatial data: category, how to handle, manage, and minimize it”

2022/06/16 (Thur.)
Speaker: Prof. Sawada Yasuyuki (Professor, University of Tokyo)
Chair: Prof. Malek
Time: 15:30~16:00 (Reception, Q&A), 16:45~18:15 (Seminar)
Title: “Asia’s Journey to Prosperity”
https://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/publication/549191/asias-journey-prosperity.pdf
Format: Online

Zoom Link (pre-registration required):
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctc-2hrDMoHtFdK6487HpIbSnn_uuHeJD0

2022/06/23 (Thur.) 
Speaker: Prof. Ryo Nakajima (Professor, Keio University) 
Chair: Prof. Kurokawa
Time: 16:45~18:15
Title: “Marshall Meets Bartik: Revisiting the Mysteries of the Trade (with Yasusada Murata)”
Format: Onsite (University of Tsukuba) Room 3A308

2022/07/07 (Thur.)
Speaker: Prof. Qian Xingwang (Professor, Buffalo State (SUNY))
Chair: Prof. Kurokawa
Time: 16:45~18:15
Title: “International reserve management, global financial shocks, and firm investment in emerging market economies”
Full Text: https://www.nber.org/papers/w29303 Format: Onsite (University of Tsukuba) Room A101, Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences Building   

2022/07/14 (Thur.)
Speaker: Dr. Tomohiro Hara (Alumni of University of Tsukuba, College of International Studies)
Chair: Prof. Minowa
Time: 16:45~18:15
Title: “Rainbow Nation” through Mass Media: Television, Cultural Diversity, and National Unity in Post-Apartheid South Africa”
Full Text: https://www.dropbox.com/s/bm0l8ripbfjeef8/Hara_UMD_JMP_2021.pdf?dl=0 Format: Onsite (University of Tsukuba) Room 3A308

2022/07/28 (Thur.)
Speaker: TBA
Chair:
Prof. Naito

Fall ABC:
2022/10/13(Thur.)
Speaker: Prof. YAMAGATA Tatsufumi and Ms. TAKASU Naoko (Department College of Asia Pacific Studies, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University)
Chair: Prof. Kashiwagi
Time: 16:45~18:15
Title: “Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccines to 49 Sub-Saharan African Countries: Which Vaccines Go Where and How?”
Full Text: https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/rjaps/40/1/40_83/_article/-char/en
Format: Zoom 

Zoom Link (pre-registration required): https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwscOqhrTMoHtxII_FI3qFpBORmyCmJk9ZJ

2022/10/27 (Thur.)
Speaker: Dr.Shimamoto Daichi(Associate Professor, Kindai University)
Chair: Prof. Matsushima
Time: 16:45~18:45
Title: “A STUDY OF BID-RIGGING IN PROCUREMENT AUCTIONS: EVIDENCE FROM INDONESIA, GEORGIA, MONGOLIA, MALTA, AND STATE OF CALIFORNIA”
Format: Onsite (University of Tsukuba) Room 3B405

2022/11/24 (Thur.) 
Speaker: Dr. Takeshi Aida (Research Fellow, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization (IDE-JETRO)) 
Chair: Prof. Nakano
Time: 16:45~18:45
Title: “Paddy Cultivation as an Origin of Cooperative Norms: Evidence from Natural and Artefactual Experiments (with Kei Kajisa and Yasuyuki Sawada) ”
Format: Zoom 

Zoom Link (pre-registration required): https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0vf-GqrDspH9RAAyV_leEgRuFg49HbYkup

2022/12/08 (Thur.) 
Speaker: Dr. Wu Wenchao (Research Fellow, Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences) 
Chair: Prof. Yu
Time: 16:45~18:45
Title: “The impact of land-based climate change mitigation measures on global agricultural markets and food security”
Format: Zoom

Zoom Link (pre-registration required): https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYvceiorTkiH9yc-viNuAvuU8PsuB4yMuOx

2022/12/13 (Tue.)
Speaker: Dr. Astghik Mavisakalyan
Chair: Prof. Naito
Time: 12:15~13:45 (Student-Only Session), 16:45~18:45 (Open to Everyone)
Title: “Mining and Mistrust in Government”
Format: Onsite (University of Tsukuba) Room 3B402

2023/01/12 (Thur.)
Speaker: TBA
Chair: Prof. Fukai

2023/01/26 (Thur.)
Speaker: Prof. Jahen F. Rezki (Lecturer, Department of Economics, University of Indonesia)
Chair: Prof. Ramdani
Time: 16:45~18:45 (Seminar)
Title: “Does the Mobile Phone Affect Social Development? Evidence from Indonesian Villages.”
Full Text: https://pepp.hass.tsukuba.ac.jp/wp/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/Does-the-Mobile-Phone-Affect-Social-Development-Evidence-from-Indonesian-Villages-by-Prof.-Jahen-F.-Rezki.pdf
Format: Zoom 

Zoom Link (pre-registration required): https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ucOGqrjMjEtI1xAKqypNsLsQFTB9FMg7i

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