Program Leader: Kyoji Fukao
(Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University)

This Global Centers of Excellence (COE) program, the Research Unit for Statistical and Empirical Analysis in Social Sciences (G-COE Hi-Stat), aims at establishing a globally unique education and research base within the five-year span (2008-2012) of the program. Based on the construction of a social sciences data archive, the program, in collaboration with the Institute of Economic Research and the Department of Economics at Hitotsubashi University, focuses on the development of young academics through "on-the-job" training, empirical research using this archive, and the development of both statistical methods and economic theory directly related to the data.

Global COE programs are funded by Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) to support Japanese universities' efforts to establish education and research centers that perform at the apex of global excellence. For FY2008, 14 programs were selected in the social sciences.

What's New

March 25, 2014
The Global COE Hi-Stat Receives Top Mark
The post-project evaluations for FY2008 Global COE Program have been released by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. Our Global COE Program was given the evaluation rank of “A.” This is the best rank, meaning that “established objectives are fully achieved.”

Discussion Papers

Peter J. Hammond
Extending the Original Position: Revisiting the Pattanaik Critique of Vickrey/Harsanyi Utilitarianism
Daiji Kawaguchi and Hiroshi Ono
Educational Credentialism and Elite Formation in Japan: A Long-term Perspective
Kazuyasu Sakamoto
The Relationship Between Young Unemployed and Parents' Financial Resources
Kazuhito Higa
Estimating Upward Bias in the Japanese CPI Using Engel's Law
Shota Araki
Estimating the Extensive Margin of Youth Labor Supply
Ippei Fujiwara
Monetary Policy Cooperation - Policy Prescriptions from New Open Economy Macroeconomics

Hi-Stat Vox

January 23, 2013
Hitotsubashi University Policy Forum/Global COE Open Forum,
“What's the Use of Economics?”

Yukinobu Kitamura
Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University