WITS 2019

Winter International Trade Seminar (WITS) for Young Researchers

TCER Junior workshop
March 19, 2019@ Mercury Tower Room 3302, Hitotsubashi University

Sponsors: TCER; Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (S) (Diverse Risk Assessment in the Global Economy from the Viewpoint of International Economics)

Organizers: Jota Ishikawa, Kensuke Teshima , Yoichi Sugita (Hitotsubashi University)

Time allocation: 30 min for a presenter, 10 min for a discussant, 10 min for floor discussion  


Session 1 Chair: Kensuke Teshima (Hitotsubashi University)

10:00-10:50 Junichi Yamasaki (Kobe University, Assistant Professor) Railroads, Technology Adoption, and Modern Economic Development: Evidence from Japan.”

Discussant: Eiichi Tomiura (Hitotsubashi University)

11:00-11:50 Daiki Kishishita (University of Tokyo, PhD student) Tax Competition and Political Agency Problems.”

Discussant: Jay Pil Choi (Michigan State University)

12:00-12:50 Haitao Cheng (Hitotsubashi University, PhD student) Environmental Tax Harmonization in Global Value Chains.”

Discussant: Morihiro Yomogida (Sophia University) 

Session 2 Chair: Taiji Furusawa (University of Tokyo)

14:20-15:10 Xiaonan Sun (Asian Growth Research Institute, Research Assistant Professor) Productivity, Market Penetration and Allocation of Sales.

Discussant: Kensuke Teshima (Hitotsubashi University) 

15:20-16:10 Yuting Chen (Singapore Management University, PhD student) Heterogeneous Firms in Trade: Quality Matters.

Discussant: Yoichi Sugita (Hitotsubashi University)


Session 3 Chair: Jota Ishikawa (Hitotsubashi University)

16:25-17:15 Daisuke Adachi (Yale University, PhD student) Offshoring, Value Chains, and Home Labor Markets: Evidence from Japanese Firms Hit by the 2011 Thailand Floods.

Discussant: Kentaro Nakajima (Hitotsubashi University)

17:25-18:15 Yoko Sakamoto (University of Wisconsin Madison, PhD student) Product Life-Cycle and Geography of Innovation.

Discussant: Shota Fujishima (Tokyo University of Science)

Registration: the workshop is open for everyone. If you would like to join the lunch and/or the dinner, please contact yoichi.sugita@r.hit-u.ac.jp by March 4th.