RIETI-MoFiR-Hitotsubashi-JFC International Workshop on Banking and Financial Research

June 15, 2015

Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry

1-3-1 Kasumigaseki Chiyoda-ku Tokyo, JAPAN


Each session has a 25-minute presentation, a 10-minute discussion, followed by a 10-minute open floor discussion

9:15 Registration

9:50 Opening Remarks by RIETI and Iichiro Uesugi (Project Leader, Hitotsubashi University and RIETI)

Chair: Alberto Zazzaro

10:00 - 10:45

Financial Constraints, Firms’ Supply Chains and Internationalization (Raoul Minetti, Pierluigi Murro, Zeno Rotondi, and Susan Zhu) slides

Discussant Daisuke Miyakawa slides

10:45 - 11:30

Banks and Technology Adoption: Firm-Level Evidence from Russia (Cagatay Bircan and Ralph De Haas) slides

Discussant Björn Imbierowicz slides

11:30 - 12:15

Network-motivated Lending Decisions (Yoshiaki Ogura, Ryo Okui, and Yukiko Umeno Saito) slides

Discussant Salvatore Capasso slides

12:15 - 13:15 Lunch

Chair: Keiichiro Oda

13:15 - 14:00

Bank Competition, Job Security, and Economic Growth (Stijn Claessens and Kenichi Ueda) slides

Discussant Teng Wang slides

14:00 - 14:45

The Role of Foreign Banks in Trade (Stijn Claessens, Omar Hassib, and Neeltje van Horen) slides

Discussant Toshiyuki Matsuura slides

14:45 - 15:15 Coffee Break

Chair: Andrea Bellucci

15:15 - 16:00

Sovereign Stress, Non-conventional Monetary Policy, and SME Access to Finance (Annalisa Ferrando, Alexander Popov, and Gregory F. Udell) slides

Discussant Peng Xu slides

16:00 - 16:45

The Bank Lending Channel in a Frontier Economy: Evidence from Loan-level Data (Charles Abuka, Ronnie K. Alinda, Camelia Minoiu, Jose-Luis Peydro, and Andrea F. Presbitero) slides

Discussant Hideaki Hirata slides

16:45 Closing Remarks by JFC and Alberto Zazzaro (MoFiR)

17:00- Buffet Dinner