Call for papers: The Tokyo Conference on Economics of Institutions and Organizations Spring 2019

We hold the Tokyo Conference on Economics of Institutions and Organizations Spring 2019 at Institute of Social Science, The University of Tokyo on Monday and Tuesday, March 18 and 19, 2019.

1. Scope
  • We solicit submissions of works on the applied economics of institutions and organizations in a broad sense. Works on the authentic institutional and organizational economics ramifying from the contract theory are surely welcome. We equally seek works on applied economics with paying attention to impacts of institutional and organizational factors. Research based on either theoretical, empirical, historical, or experimental method would be considered.
2. Format and aim of the program
  • The conference begins on the morning of Monday, March 18 and ends in the early evening of Thursday, March 19.
    • We suppose presenters to arrive by the opening and leave after the closing of the conference.
    • Presenters cannot request a specific time slot for their presentations. We assume that anytime works for every submitter. 
  • The program gives 60 or 70 minutes for each presentation to encourage discussion for improvement of the presented paper. No parallel sessions. Thus, we aim to create a small community that contributes to the progress of presented research substantially. 
3. Submission and review
  • Submission is to be through the Conference Maker.
    • Submitters are requested to pay 5 dollars when submitting as the support and maintenance cost of the Conference Maker.
  • Submitters are required to select the area at which they want the submission to be considered.
  • Slots for contributed papers are limited, and the small and good is our priority.
    • The principle implies that a good paper might not be included in the program of a conference, due to, for instance, a concentration of submissions to a specific area or topic. We organize this conference every spring and summer anyway, and hence, we hope that rejection is not taken seriously too much and it does not discourage a future submission.
4. Registration
  • There is no registration fee for participation in the conference. However, we request the accepted presenters to commit to participation in a registration process. 
    • If accepted presenters failed to show up on the date of the conference for any reason, the paper title would be removed from the program that is stored on the conference website.
5. Wine and snack
  • In the evening of Monday, March 18, we have a quick drink in the conference venue for extended discussions and networking. 
    • The participation fee is JPY3000 for professors and JPY1000 for students. The fee is collected on the date by cash. No credit card is acceptable.
    • Prior notification of participation in the drink to Yumiko Mitarai <> would be much appreciated.
6. Program committee
  • Submitters are required to suggest one committee member for consideration of own submission and may indicate the second and third choices:
    • Game Theory and Search Theory.
      • Takashi Shimizu, Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University.
    • Social Choice Theory and Organizational Economics.
      • Susumu Cato, Institute of Social Science, The University of Tokyo.
    • Organizational Microeconomics.
      • Junichiro Ishida, Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University.
    • Contract Theory, Organizational Economics, and Industrial Organization.
      • Akifumi Ishihara, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies.
    • Industrial Organization.
      • Noriaki Matsushima, Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University.
    • Labor Economics, Spatial Economics, and Development Economics.
      • Keisuke Kawata, Institute of Social Science, The University of Tokyo.
    • Labor Ecoonmics and Educational Economics.
      • Ryuichi Tanaka, Institute of Social Science, The University of Tokyo.
    • Macroeconomics and Organizational Economics.
      • Katsuya Takii, Graduate School of International Public Policy, Osaka University.
    • Macroeconomics.
      • Ryoji Ohdoi, Department of Industrial Engineering and Economics, Tokyo Institute of Technology.
    • Economic History, Development Economics, and Comparative Institutional Analysis.
      • Masaki Nakabayashi, Institute of Social Science, The University of Tokyo.

7. Travel to The University of Tokyo
  • Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND in Tokyo Prefecture) is the nearest airport, and Tokyo Narita Airport (NRT in Chiba Prefecture) is the second closest.
    • From either airport, taxi is not affordable, and Uber service is not available due to the regulation in most areas in Japan.  Please use railways and subways consulting the google direction.
  • Participants are expected to pay own travel expenses. The organizer does not provide financial support for participants' travel.
  • The organizer does not coordinate accommodation. 
    • Provided that the number of tourists is increasing, the participants are advised to book a reasonable hotel as soon as possible when own submission is accepted.
  • If an invitation letter is required to obtain a visa, please email Yumiko Mitarai <> with specifying the necessary information after acceptance of your submission.

8. Conference venue
9. Important dates

Deadline of submission: October 24, 2018.
Notification of decision: November 24, 2018.
Registration deadline: December 24, 2018.
Conference: March 18-19, 2019.