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GRIPS Seminar in Economics

Spring 2008



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16:40 – 18:00

Room J

Prof. Wanchuan Lin

Guanghua School of Management, Peking University (Beijing, China)

Has Public Health Insurance for Older Children Reduced Disparities in Access to Care and Health Outcomes? (with Janet Currie and Sandra Decker)

Download the paper (pdf, 249K)

Applied Economics, Health Policy


16:40 – 18:00

Room D

Prof. Keisuke (Casey) Ootsu,

Bank of Japan/Sophia University

The Global Impact of Chinese Growth

(with Ippei Fujiwara and Masashi Saito)

Download the paper (pdf, 280K)

Economic Growth, Chinese Economy


16:40 – 18:00

Room L

Prof. Selo Imrohoroglu

University of Southern California (USA); Associate Editor of Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control

A Quantitative Assessment of the Decline in the U.S. Saving Rate and the Current Account Balance (with Kaiji Chen and Ayse Imrohoroglu)

Download the paper (pdf, 389K)

Economic Dynamics


16:40 – 18:00

Room D

Professor Paolo Colla

Bocconi University (Italy)

Information linkages and correlated trading (with A. Mele)

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16:40 – 18:00

Room F

Prof. Julen Esteban-Pretel

University of Tokyo

Can the Hayashi-Prescott Hypothesis Explain the Increase in Japanese Unemployment over the 1990s?

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Macro, Labor

7/02 (Wed)

16:40 – 18:00

Room F

Prof. Mukul Asher

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore

Sovereign Wealth funds: Issues and Challenges

Download the paper (ppt, 790K)

Public Finance

7/09 (Wed)

16:40 – 18:00

Room F

Prof. Tomoyoshi Yabu

University of Tsukuba

Estimating Deterministic Trends with an Integrated or Stationary Noise Component

Download the paper (pdf, 1146K)

Econometrics, Time series

7/16 (Wed)

16:40 – 18:00

Room F

Prof. Chien-Liang Chen

National Chi Nan University (Taiwan)

Quantile Treatmenet Effects of National Health

Insurance on Household Precautionary Saving:

Evidence from a Regime Switch in Taiwan

Download the paper (pdf, 174K)

Applied Economics

7/22 (Tue)

16:40 – 18:00

Room F

Prof. Robert Dekle

University of Southern California (USA) (also invited by CIRJE, Toyo U)

A Quantitative Analysis of China’s Structural Transformation

Download the paper (pdf, 416K)

International Finance

7/23 (Wed)

16:40 – 18:00

Room F

Prof. Wen-Tai Hsu

Chinese University of Hong Kong (also invited by Kyoto U)

Central Place Theory and Zipf's Law

Download the paper (pdf, 411K)

Theory, Urban Economics

This seminar series is sponsored by the GRIPS research project “Advancement of Public-Economics and Economic-Policy Research” led by Prof. Takashi Fukushima.

Last update: July 10, 2008



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National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies

東京都港区六本木 7-22-1

7-22-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku
Tokyo 106-8677, Japan



Any question about the seminar, please contact: Minchung Hsu