Hayami Conference 2013(Date:12/7,8)

Researchers in development economics as well as all the Emerging State Project (ESP) members are welcome to attend this annual conference in which researchers from different countries will give talks about their latest research in the field of empirical development microeconomics.  The conference, which was called Hakone Conference until 2012, was recently renamed after the late Prof. Yujiro Hayami, a great development economist and a mentor of many ESP members.

Date: December 7th and 8th

Draft Program version 4 (Nov 19)
Organizers: Yasuyuki Sawada (University of Tokyo) and Tetsushi Sonobe (GRIPS)
Sponsor: MEXT (Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas, Emerging State Project), Hayami Research Fund, and the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
Venue: Room 3C (3rd floor), GRIPS

Saturday, December 7

Chair: Jonna Estudillo (GRIPS)

9:30 Opening welcome

9:45 Hisaki Kono (University of Kyoto)
“Determinants and Impacts of Health Insurance Nonutilization”
Discussant: Shinsuke Tanaka (Tufts University)

10:40 Taejong Kim (KDI School)
Discussant: Yoshito Takasaki (University of Tsukuba)

11:35 Andrew Griffen (University of Tokyo)
“Height and Calories in Early Childhood”
Discussant: Nazmul Chaudhury (World Bank)

12:30 Lunch

Chair: Yoko Kijima (University of Tsukuba)

14:00 Yoshihisa Godo (Meiji Gakuin University)
“Economic Growth and Education Stocks in East Asia”
Discussant: Taejong Kim (KDI School)

14:55 Yoshito Takasaki (University of Tsukuba)
“Economic and Psychological Impacts of Vocational Training among the Poor with Physical Disabilities: Experimental Evidence form Cambodia”
Discussant: Tetsushi Sonobe (GRIPS)

15:50 Coffee break

Chair: Aya Suzuki (University of Tokyo)

16:10 Nazmul Chaudhury (World Bank)
On the Pantawid Pamiliya Program in the Philippines (the largest CCT program in Asia)
Discussant: Drew Griffen (University of Tokyo)

17:05 Yuko Nakano (University of Tsukuba)
Kei Kajisa (Aoyama Gakuin University)
“To What Extent Does the Adoption of Modern Variety Increase Productivity and Income? A Case of the Rice Sector in Tanzania”
Discussant: Yasuyuki Sawada (University of Tokyo)

18:30 Dinner (with the night view of the Roppongi Hills and Tokyo Tower)

Sunday, December 8

Chair: Yasuyuki Todo (University of Tokyo))

10:15 Tomomi Tanaka (World Bank)
Klaus Deiniger (World Bank)
Daniel Ali (World Bank)
“The Impact of the 1999 Inheritance and Succession Law on Land Inheritance and Implications for Women’s Bargaining Power in Rwanda”
Discussant: Keijiro Otsuka (GRIPS)

11:10 Geoffrey Ducanes (University of the Philippines, Diliman)
“The Welfare Impact of Overseas Migration on Philippine Households: Analysis using Panel Data”
Discussant: Jonna Estudillo (GRIPS)

12:05 Lunch

Chair: Kei Kajisa (Aoyama Gakuin University)

13: 30 Shinsuke Tanaka (Tufts University)
Gary Jefferson (Brandeis University)
Wesley Yin (Boston University and NBER)
“Environmental Regulation and Industrial Performance: Evidence from Unexpected Externalities in China”
Discussant: Hisaki Kono (University of Kyoto)

14:25 Yasuyuki Sawada (University of Tokyo)
Keitaro Aoyagi (University of Tokyo)
Masahiro Shoji (Seijo University)
“Does Infrastructure Facilitate Social Capital Accumulation? Evidence from Natural and Artefactual Field Experiments in a Developing Country”
Discussant: Krislert Samphantharak (University of California San Diego)

15:20 Adjourn

About Hakone Conference

The Hakone Conference on Poverty Reduction and Development Strategies, a.k.a., Hakone Conference, was initiated by Foundations for Advanced Studies on International Development (FASID) under leadership of Profs. Yujiro Hayami and Keijiro Otsuka in 2001. In each conference, a number of economists in development and related fields were invited to present papers related to empirical micro-development topics. While the most of the presented papers have been published in development journals such as JDE and EDCC, the conference generated five Japanese books including Education and Development which won the NIRA Okita Prize and Market Institutions and Development which received the Masayoshi Ohira Prize. Due to the closure of the JICA Hakone Training Center, we decided to hold the 10th conference in Tokyo.

Hakone Conference on Poverty Reduction and Development Strategies
Venue: JICA Hakone Training Center

  Date Theme
1 Dec 14-16, 2001 Education and Development
2 Dec 15-16, 2002 Education and Development II
3 Dec 12-14, 2003 Market Institutions and Development
4 Dec 11-13, 2004 Market Institutions and Development II
5 Dec 10-12, 2005 Institution and Development; Risk and Development
6 Dec 15-17, 2006 Poverty and Development
7 Dec 15-17, 2007 Industrial Clusters and Development
8 Dec 12-14, 2008 Location and Development
9 Dec 11-13, 2009 Nation and Development
10 Dec 21, 2011 Empirical Micro-Development Economics
11 Dec 27, 2012 Risks, Social Networks, and Development
第1回~第9回 開催場所: 独立行政法人 国際協力機構(JICA) 箱根研修所
第10回~ 開催場所:GRIPS
  実施期間 テーマ
1 2001年12月14日~16日 「教育と経済発展」
2 2002年12月15日~16日    同上
3 2003年12月12日~14日 「市場制度の形成と発展:途上国における貧困削減に向けて」
4 2004年12月11日~13日    同上
5 2005年12月10日~12日 「制度と経済発展に関する研究」「経済的ショックと経済発展に関する研究」
6 2006年12月15日~17日 「貧困と経済発展」
7 2007年12月15日~17日 「産業集積と経済発展」
8 2008年12月12日~14日 「立地と経済発展」
9 2009年12月11日~13日 「国家と経済発展」