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April 23, 2012

What's New
COE Visiting Young Researcher

Discussion Paper No. 232
Jouchi Nakajima and Toshiaki Watanabe
Time-Varying Vector Autoregressive Model - A Survey with the Application to the Japanese Macroeconomic Data -

March 30, 2012

Discussion Paper No. 231
Motoi Kusadokoro, Takeshi Maru, and Masanori Takashima
Asset Accumulation Behavior of Rural Households in the Reconstruction Period following the Showa Depression: A Panel Data Analysis Using the Third Period MAF Survey of Farm Household Economy

March 26, 2012

Discussion Paper No. 230
Yukinobu Kitamura and Takeshi Miyazaki
Income Inequality and Evaluation of Tax Effect on Redistribution of Income in Japan 1984-2004

March 19, 2012

What's New
Professor Toshiaki Watanabe Elected as a Member of the International Statistical Institute
Professor Toshiaki Watanabe, Program Member of the Global COE Hi-Stat Program, has been elected as a member of the International Statistical Institute (ISI).

Upcoming Seminars
GCOE Lecture Series on Statistics and Econometrics (March 28-29, 2012)

Discussion Papers No. 228, 229
Ximing Yue and Jing Xu
Redistributive Impacts of Personal Income Tax in Urban China
Ximing Yue, Jing Xu, and Qian Liu
Weakened Redistributive Impacts of Personal Income Tax in Urban China: Evaluation of the Personal Income Tax Reform Implemented in September 2011

March 1, 2012

Job Market Candidates

February 27, 2012

Discussion Paper No. 227
Eiji Kurozumi
Testing for Multiple Structural Changes with Non-Homogeneous Regressors

February 20, 2012

Upcoming Seminars
Global COE Hitotsubashi Conference on Equality and Welfare (March 16-17, 2012)

Discussion Papers No. 224, 225, 226
Takeshi Nishimura
Scoring Auction by an Informed Principal
Shuhei Nishitateno
FDI-Trade Nexus: New Evidence from Product-Level Data
Kazuya Kikuchi
Multidimensional Political Competition with Non-Common Beliefs

February 13, 2012

Discussion Papers No. 222, 223
Hiroshi Sato and Sai Ding
Local Public Goods Provision in the Post-Agricultural Tax Era in Rural China
Masanori Takashima
Agricultural Production and Economic Growth in Ancient Japan: Quantitative Analysis of Arable Land, Land Productivity and Agricultural Output

February 6, 2012

Discussion Papers No. 221
Binkai Chen, Ming Lu, and Ninghua Zhong
Hukou and Consumption Heterogeneity: Migrants' Expenditure Is Depressed by Institutional Constraints in Urban China

January 30, 2012

Discussion Papers No. 218, 219, 220
Takeshi Niizeki
Energy-Saving Technological Change in Japan
Hiroshi Morita
Expansionary Effect of an Anticipated Fiscal Policy on Consumption in Japan
Hiroyuki Kasahara, Katsumi Shimotsu, and Michio Suzuki
Does an R&D Tax Credit Affect R&D Expenditure? The Japanese Tax Credit Reform in 2003

January 19, 2012

Global COE Hi-Stat Newsletter No. 7

January 16, 2012

Hi-Stat Vox No. 22
Green growth? Evidence from energy taxes in Europe
Seán Lyons (Economic and Social Research Institute)
Richard S J Tol (ESRI and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

Discussion Papers No. 215, 216, 217
Ken Miura, Hiromitsu Kanno, and Takeshi Sakurai
Livestock Transactions as Coping Strategies in Zambia: New Evidence from High-Frequency Panel Data
Yoshiko Nagano
The Philippine National Bank and Credit Inflation after World War I
Loren Brandt, Debin Ma, and Thomas G. Rawski
From Divergence to Convergence: Re-evaluating the History Behind China's Economic Boom

January 5, 2012

What's New
Call for Papers, 2012 Asian Historical Economics Conference (AHEC)
The Global COE Hi-Stat Program will host the 2012 AHEC. This conference will be held on 13-15 September, 2012 at Hitotsubashi University. The call for paper has started; see here more details.

Upcoming Seminars
One-day workshop on Intangible Investment, Innovation and Productivity (January 27, 2012)

December 19, 2011

Discussion Papers No. 213, 214
Yoshiko Nagano
The Emergence of Modern Banking System in the Philippines during the American Colonial Period
Masato Ubukata and Toshiaki Watanabe
Market Variance Risk Premiums in Japan as Predictor Variables and Indicators of Risk Aversion

December 12, 2011

Upcoming Seminars
2012 Edition of Hitotsubashi GCOE Conference on Choice, Games, and Welfare (February 18-19, 2012)

Discussion Papers No. 211, 212
Eiji Satoh
Nontransferable Water Rights and Technical Inefficiency in the Japanese Water Supply Industry
Yoshiko Nagano
The Philippine National Bank and Lending in Agriculture: 1916-1930

December 5, 2011

Discussion Paper No. 210
Kei Nanamiya
The Wavelet-based Estimation for Long Memory Signal Plus Noise Models

November 24, 2011

Hi-Stat Vox No. 21
Professor Christopher Sims Wins Nobel Prize for Economics
Toshiaki Watanabe
Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University

November 21, 2011

What's New
The Japan Industrial Productivity Database 2011 (JIP Database 2011) has been released.

October 31, 2011

Discussion Paper No. 209
Yoshimasa Uematsu
Regression with a Slowly Varying Regressor in the Presence of a Unit Root

October 24, 2011

What's New
The Global COE Hi-Stat Program has organized or co-organized the past Comparative Analysis of Enterprise Data (CAED) Conferences. The 11th CAED & COST Conference will be held in Nuremberg on April 26-28, 2012. CAED invites submissions of papers; see here [PDF: 66KB] for details.

October 17, 2011

Discussion Paper No. 208
Yoshimasa Uematsu
Asymptotic Efficiency of the OLS Estimator with Singular Limiting Sample Moment Matrices

October 3, 2011

Discussion Papers No. 206, 207
Zhao Chen, Ming Lu, and Zheng Xu
A Core-Periphery Model of Urban Economic Growth: Empirical Evidence using Chinese City-Level Data, 1990-2006
Toshio Honda
Nonparametric LAD Cointegrating Regression

September 29, 2011

Hi-Stat Vox No. 20
Examining North Korean Statistical Information
Associate Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University

Job Market Candidates

September 26, 2011

Discussion Paper No. 205
Yuko Mori and Takashi Kurosaki
Does Political Reservation Affect Voting Behavior? Empirical Evidence from India

September 5, 2011

Discussion Paper No. 204
Kazuharu Kiyono and Jota Ishikawa
Environmental Management Policy under International Carbon Leakage

August 29, 2011

Discussion Papers No. 202, 203
Kazuya Wada
What Effect Does Female Autonomy Have on Child Health?
Microeconometric Evidence from Rural India

Qing-yuan Sui
The Determinations of the Type and the Level of Consideration:
An Analysis of China's Split Share Structure Reform

August 25, 2011

Global COE Hi-Stat Newsletter No. 6

August 22, 2011

Discussion Paper No. 201
Norifumi Yukutake, Shinichiro Iwata, and Takako Idee
Strategic Interaction between Inter Vivos Gifts and Housing Acquisition

August 5, 2011

Discussion Paper No. 200
Daisuke Nagakura and Toshiaki Watanabe
A State Space Approach to Estimating the Integrated Variance under the Existence of Market Microstructure Noise

Upcoming Seminars
Hitotsubashi COE Conference on International Trade and FDI (December 10-11, 2011)

August 1, 2011

Discussion Papers No. 197, 198, 199
Kyoji Fukao and Toshihiro Okubo
Why Has the Border Effect in the Japanese Machinery Sectors Declined? The Role of Business Networks in East Asian Machinery Trade
Keiya Eto
Impact of Economic Development on Provincial Relative Price of Agricultural Product to Industrial Product in China: A Note for the Analysis of Regional Income Differences by Provincial Economic Characteristics
Ashish Arora, Lee G. Branstetter, and Matej Drev
Going Soft: How the Rise of Software Based Innovation Led to the Decline of Japan's IT Industry and the Resurgence of Silicon Valley

July 28, 2011

Hi-Stat Vox No. 19
Are the world's megacities too big?
Klaus Desmet (Universidad Carlos III, Madrid and CEPR) and Esteban Rossi-Hansberg (Princeton University)

Upcoming Seminars
Summer Workshop on Economic Theory (SWET) (August 6, 2011)

July 25, 2011

Discussion Papers No. 193, 194, 195, 196
Lixin He and Hiroshi Sato
Income Redistribution in Urban China by Social Security System: An Empirical Analysis Based on Annual and Lifetime Income
Masakazu Hojo
Education Production Function and Class-Size Effects in Japanese Public Schools
Toshiaki Watanabe
Quantile Forecasts of Financial Returns Using Realized GARCH Models
Jouchi Nakajima and Toshiaki Watanabe
Bayesian Analysis of Time-Varying Parameter Vector Autoregressive Model with the Ordering of Variables for the Japanese Economy and Monetary Policy

July 11, 2011

Upcoming Seminars
Global COE Seminar (July 21, 2011), Global COE Lecture (July 22, 2011)

June 23, 2011

What's New
Prof. Naoki Yoshihara won the Distinguished Achievement Award in Political Economy for the Twenty-First Century.
Prof. Naoki Yoshihara, Program Member of the Global COE Hi-Stat Program, won the Distinguished Achievement Award in Political Economy for the Twenty-First Century at the 6th Forum of the World Association for Political Economy (Program [PDF: 112KB]) held on May 27-29, 2011 at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

May 30, 2011

Discussion Paper No. 192
Eiji Kurozumi and Kohei Aono
Estimation and Inference in Predictive Regressions

May 26, 2011

Upcoming Seminars
The First Asia KLEMS Conference on Productivity Growth in Asia (July 27, 2011)

May 23, 2011

Discussion Paper No. 191
Tran Lam Anh Duong
The Optimal Dynamic Infant Industry Protection in Joining a Free Trade Agreement: A Numerical Analysis of the Vietnamese Motorcycle Industry

May 9, 2011

Discussion Papers No. 189, 190
Hiroyuki Okamuro and Junichi Nishimura
Impact of University Intellectual Property Policy on the Performance of University-Industry Research Collaboration
Mitsuhiko Kimura
Toward Normalization of Relations with Japan: The Strategy of North Korea, circa 1950 to 1961

May 2, 2011

What's New
The Global COE Program “Research Unit for Statistical and Empirical Analysis in Social Sciences” created a website for data access services “Hi-Stat Social Science Database Network” in collaboration with the Institute of Economic Research Library. The collection of databases has been expanded.

April 25, 2011

Upcoming Seminars
7th Annual Meeting of the Asia Pacific Trade Seminars (APTS) (June 30-July 1, 2011)

Discussion Papers No. 186, 187, 188
Yasuhiro Shirata
Formation of Decentralized Manufacturer-Supplier Networked Market
Eiji Kurozumi and Khashbaatar Dashtseren
Statistical Inference in Possibly Integrated/Cointegrated Vector Autoregressions: Application to Testing for Structural Changes
Maki Michinaka
Human Development Rankings Based on the Pareto Dominance: Illustrations Using Cross-country Panel Data 1980-2007

April 14, 2011

What's New
The Global COE Program “Research Unit for Statistical and Empirical Analysis in Social Sciences” invites applications for positions of COE Visiting Young Researcher.

April 11, 2011

What's New
The Asian Historical Statistics (ASHSTAT) data for Taiwan compiled in Long-Term Economic Statistics of Taiwan (Toshiyuki Mizoguchi, ed., 2008), one of the ASHSTAT project's publications, have been released.

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