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March 31, 2011

Discussion Papers No. 180, 181, 182, 183, 184, 185
Jota Ishikawa, Kazuharu Kiyono, and Morihiro Yomogida
Is Emission Trading Beneficial?
Shun-ichiro Bessho and Masayoshi Hayashi
Should Japanese Tax System Be More Progressive?
Kazuhiro Kumo
Tajik Labour Migrants and their Remittances: Is Tajik Migration Pro-Poor?
Hiroyuki Okamuro and Junichi Nishimura
A Hidden Role of Public Subsidy in University-Industry Research Collaborations
Daiji Kawaguchi and Tetsushi Murao
Who Bears the Cost of the Business Cycle?
Labor-Market Institutions and Volatility of the Youth Unemployment Rate

Nuttapon Photchanaprasert
Innovation and Production Offshoring: Implications on Welfare

March 28, 2011

Discussion Papers No. 177, 178, 179
Kyoji Fukao, Tsutomu Miyagawa, Hak K. Pyo, and Keun Hee Rhee
Estimates of Total Factor Productivity, the Contribution of ICT, and Resource Reallocation Effects in Japan and Korea
Yoonseock Lee
The Statistical System of the Governor-General of Korea (in Japanese)
Kiminori Matsuyama
Institution-Induced Productivity Differences and Patterns of International Capital Flows

March 22, 2011

Discussion Papers No. 174, 175, 176
Julian di Giovanni and Akito Matsumoto
The Value of Human Capital Wealth
Makoto Nakajima
A Quantitative Analysis of Unemployment Benefit Extensions
Kenichi Fukushima
Quantifying the Welfare Gains from Flexible Dynamic Income Tax Systems

March 14, 2011

Discussion Papers No. 171, 172, 173
Shigeru Iwata and Han Li
Why Are Trend Cycle Decompositions of Alternative Models So Different?
Daisuke Nagakura
How Are Shocks to Trend and Cycle Correlated? A Simple Methodology for Unidentified Unobserved Components Models
Ryo Jinnai
News Shocks, Price Levels, and Monetary Policy

March 10, 2011

Upcoming Seminars
Hitotsubashi GCOE Lectures on Choice, Games, and Welfare 2011 (May 12, 2011 and May 17, 2011)

February 28, 2011

Discussion Papers No. 169, 170
Takashi Kurosaki
Compilation of Agricultural Production Data in Areas Currently in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh from 1901/02 to 2001/02
Ryota Yabe
Limiting Distribution of the Score Statistic under Moderate Deviation from a Unit Root in MA(1)

February 21, 2011

Discussion Papers No. 168
Kyoji Fukao, Tomohiko Inui, Keiko Ito, YoungGak Kim, and Tangjun Yuan
An International Comparison of the TFP Levels and the Productivity Convergence of Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese, and Chinese Listed Firms (Extended Version)

February 14, 2011

Global COE Hi-Stat Newsletter No. 5

Discussion Papers No. 167
Yoko Oguro
The Sensitivity of Export Quantities to Exchange Rates in the Context of Intra-Industry Trade

February 7, 2011

Discussion Papers No. 166
Chang-Tai Hsieh and Ralph Ossa
A Global View of Productivity Growth in China

January 31, 2011

Hi-Stat Vox No. 18
Eiji Kurozumi
Information Criteria and Related Pitfalls

Discussion Papers No. 165
Takeshi Nishimura
Incomplete Procurement Contracting with a Risk-Averse Agent

Upcoming Seminars
Global COE Hitotsubashi Conference on Equality and Welfare (March 18-19, 2011)

January 24, 2011

Discussion Papers No. 162, 163, 164
Tsutomu Miyagawa
Economic Slowdown in Japan and the Role of Intangible Assets on the Revitalization of the Japanese Economy
Osamu Saito
The Economic History of the Restoration Period, 1853-1885
Yasuhiro Hara
Examination of Mining Production Data in Korea under Japanese Occupation

January 17, 2011

Discussion Papers No. 159, 160, 161
Richard Baldwin
Unilateral Tariff Liberalization
Kazuya Kikuchi
Privately Informed Parties and Policy Divergence
Hun-Chang Lee
Internal Reasons for the Colonization of Korea in 1910

Upcoming Seminars
Construction of Longitudinal Network with Middle Eastern Countries: Toward the Mutual Understanding and Development of Joint Researches 3 (January 29-30, 2011)

January 7, 2011

What's New
The Global COE Hi-Stat Receives Top Mark
The results of the interim evaluation of Global COE Programs have been released by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. Our Program was given the evaluation rank of “A.” This is the best rank, meaning that “by continuing the current effort, it should be possible to achieve the project's original objectives.” The Global COE Hi-Stat Program was also chosen as one of the two “outstanding” research units among 14 units in the social sciences.

December 27, 2010

What's New
The Japan Industrial Productivity Database 2010 (JIP Database 2010) has been released.

Discussion Papers No. 158
Koichi Tadenuma and Yongsheng Xu
The Walrasian Distribution of Opportunity Sets: An Axiomatic Characterization

December 20, 2010

Discussion Papers No. 157
Toshio Honda
Nonparametric Quantile Regression with Heavy-Tailed and Strongly Dependent Errors

Upcoming Seminars
19th Global COE Research Workshop (January 27, 2011)

December 13, 2010

Discussion Papers No. 156
Shinya Tanaka and Eiji Kurozumi
Investigating Finite Sample Properties of Estimators for Approximate Factor Models When N Is Small

December 9, 2010

Exploring the Historical Origins of Institutions: A Comparative Analysis of the Employment Practices in the United States and Japan
Chiaki Moriguchi (Associate Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University)

December 2, 2010

Upcoming Seminars
Hitotsubashi GCOE Lectures on International Trade (December 15, 2010)

November 29, 2010

Discussion Papers No. 155
Junichi Nishimura and Yosuke Okada
R&D Portfolios and Pharmaceutical Licensing

November 8, 2010

Upcoming Seminars
Global COE Seminar (November 24, 2010)

November 4, 2010

Upcoming Seminars
14th Global COE Research Workshop (November 18, 2010)

November 1, 2010

Discussion Papers No. 154
Hao Feng and Ming Lu
School Quality and Housing Prices: Empirical Evidence Based on a Natural Experiment in Shanghai, China

October 25, 2010

Discussion Papers No. 152, 153
Kazuyasu Sakamoto
The Effects of Work-Life Balance Systems on Fathers' Housework and Child-rearing Time: An Analysis Using a Labor Union's Survey
Eiji Ogawa and Junko Shimizu
AMU and Monetary Cooperation in Asia

October 18, 2010

Hi-Stat Vox No. 16
Debt and growth revisited
Carmen M. Reinhart (University of Maryland) and Kenneth Rogoff (Harvard University)

October 4, 2010

Discussion Papers No. 151
Martina Battisti and Hiroyuki Okamuro
Selling, Passing on or Closing? Determinants of Entrepreneurial Intentions on Exit Modes

Upcoming Seminars
Hitotsubashi GCOE Conference on International Trade and FDI 2010 (December 11-12, 2010)

September 13, 2010

Upcoming Seminars
10th Comparative Analysis of Enterprise Data & COST Conference 2010 (September 24-26, 2010), RIETI/G-COE Hi-Stat International Workshop on Establishing Industrial Productivity Databases for China (CIP), India (IIP), Japan (JIP) and Korea (KIP) (October 22, 2010)

September 9, 2010

Hi-Stat Vox No. 15
New Avenues for Research on Household Expenditure Using Homescan Data
Naohito Abe (Associate Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University)

September 2, 2010

Upcoming Seminars
Hitotsubashi G-COE Lectures and Workshop on Choice, Games, and Welfare (October 23-24, 2010)

August 30, 2010

Discussion Papers No. 150
Yukinobu Kitamura and Takeshi Miyazaki
The Elasticity of Taxable Income and the Optimal Income Tax Rate in Japan: Evidence from the Japanese Household Microdata

August 23, 2010

Discussion Papers No. 149
Yukinobu Kitamura and Taisuke Uchino
The Effect of Academic Background on Household Portfolio Selection: Evidence from Japanese Repeated Cross Section Data

August 9, 2010

Upcoming Seminars
Economic Development Workshop (September 3, 2010)

Hi-Stat Vox No. 14
Love Affairs with Chinese and Japanese Numbers
Harry X. Wu (Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University)

August 5, 2010

Upcoming Seminars
Asian Conference 2010 on Applied Micro-Economics/Econometrics (November 5-6, 2010)

August 2, 2010

Discussion Papers No. 148
Kiminori Matsuyama
Endogenous Ranking and Equilibrium Lorenz Curve Across (ex-ante) Identical Countries

July 28, 2010

What's New
Prof. Harry Wu's column, “Love affairs with Chinese and Japanese numbers,” has been posted on the by the Centre for Economic Policy Research.

July 22, 2010

Global COE Hi-Stat Newsletter No. 4

Upcoming Seminars
Hitotsubashi Conference on Econometrics 2010 (November 20-21, 2010)

July 12, 2010

Discussion Papers No. 147
Hiromi Hara
The Incidence and Impact of Firm-Provided Training among Japanese Non-Regular Workers

July 5, 2010

Discussion Papers No. 146
Kazuya Wada
Effects of Land Holding on School Enrollment in Rural Kenya

June 28, 2010

Upcoming Seminars
Hitotsubashi Conference on International Trade and Industrial Organization (Program [PDF: 11KB])

June 21, 2010

Discussion Papers No. 144, 145
Eiji Ogawa
Regional Monetary Coordination in Asia after the Global Financial Crisis: Comparison in Regional Monetary Stability between ASEAN+3 and ASEAN+3+3
Eiji Kurozumi and Purevdorj Tuvaandorj
Model Selection Criteria in Multivariate Models with Multiple Structural Changes

June 14, 2010

Discussion Papers No. 143
Osamu Saito and Tokihiko Settsu
Unveiling Historical Occupational Structures and its Implications for Sectoral Labour Productivity Analysis in Japan's Economic Growth

June 7, 2010

Discussion Papers No. 140, 141, 142
Larry D. Qiu and Wen Zhou
Trade, Capital Redistribution and Firm Structure
Jota Ishikawa and Toshihiro Okubo
Environmental Standards under International Oligopoly
Susumu Imai, Hajime Katayama, and Kala Krishna
A Quantile-based Test of Protection for Sale Model

June 2, 2010

Kyoji Fukao, “Restoring the Credibility of Japanese GDP Statistics”

May 24, 2010

Discussion Papers No. 139
Maki Michinaka and Takahiro Ito
Multidimensional Poverty Rankings based on Pareto Principle: A Practical Extension

May 19, 2010

Hi-Stat Vox No. 13
Explaining Fertility Trends in Russia
Kazuhiro Kumo (Associate Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University)

Upcoming Seminars
6th Annual Meeting of the Asia Pacific Trade Seminars (June 26-27, 2010)

May 17, 2010

Discussion Papers No. 138
Jean-Pascal Bassino, Kyoji Fukao, Ralph Paprzycki, Tokihiko Settsu, and Tangjun Yuan
Regional Inequality and Industrial Structures in Pre-War Japan: An Analysis Based on New Prefectural GDP Estimates

May 10, 2010

What's New
Professor Emeritus Osamu Saito Awarded the Medal with Purple Ribbon
Professor Emeritus Osamu Saito at Hitotsubashi University, visiting fellow of the Global COE Hi-Stat Program and the leader of its predecessor, the 21st Century COE program “Research Unit for Statistical Analysis in the Social Sciences,” has been awarded the Medal with Purple Ribbon from the Cabinet Office of the Japanese Government for his outstanding work on economic and population history of Japan in comparative perspective.

Discussion Papers No. 137
Koichi Tadenuma
Partnership-Enhancement and Stability in Matching Problems

Upcoming Seminars
Special Lecture at Hitotsubashi University (May 17, 2010)

April 26, 2010

Discussion Papers No. 136
Jota Ishikawa, Hodaka Morita, and Hiroshi Mukunoki
FDI in Post-Production Services and Product Market Competition

April 7, 2010

Discussion Papers No. 135
Keiya Eto
An Examination of the Statistical Data Sources of the Philippines: Notes on Estimating the Historical GDP of the Primary Industry (2)

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