Asian Household Finance: A Research Project

International Comparison of Household Finance of

China, Japan, and Korea

Date: December 9 (Mon) and 10 (Tue), 2019

Venue: Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University

Organizer: Tokuo Iwaisako

December 9

10:30-12:30

Tokuo Iwaisako (Hitotsubashi University)

“Comparative Analysis of Population Aging and Social Security Reform in East Asia”

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-14:30

Xiaobing Feng (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences)

“Saving and Portfolio Choice over the Lifecycle in China” (To be confirmed)


14:30-15:30

Kiseok Hong (Ewha University)

“Savings of the Elderly in Korea”


15:30-16:00 Coffee break


16:00-17:00

Junya Hamaaki (Hosei University)

“Effects of Tax on Intergenerational Asset Transfer to Gifting Behavior: Households’ Response to the 2015 Inheritance Tax Increase.”


17:00-18:00

Discussion of the project plan (1): Expansion of geographical coverage and addition of research topics (open to public)


December 10

10:00-11:00

Xinmei Wang (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences)

“Inequality and Retirement Incentives in China”

11:00-12:00

Peng Zhan (Nanjing University of Finance & Economics)

“Income inequality and poverty among elderlies in China.”


12:00-13:15 Lunch

13:15-14:15

Hansoo Choi (Kyungpook National University)

“Household Income Inequality in Korea”

14:15-15:15

Stanley Cho (University of New South Wales)

“Distribution of Household Wealth and Portfolio in Korea”


15:15-16:00 Coffee break

16:00-17:00

Discussion of the project plan (2): Time schedule of the project; publication plan (Closed. Project participants only)


International Comparison of Household Finance of China, Japan, and Korea: Preparatory Research Meeting (March 2019)

Hitotsubashi Auditorium (1st floor), Tokyo, Japan

DAY1: March 21 Thursday

and Portfolio Choice"

DAY2: March 22 Friday


Participants

Group Photo 1, Group Photo 2