Stanford Summer Juku 2015

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Stanford Summer Juku on Japanese Political Economy (SSJ-JPE)

August 10-13, 2015

Oksenberg Conference Room

Stanford Japan Program at Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center

The Japan Program at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (S-APARC) at Stanford University started Stanford Summer Juku (SSJ) in 2013.  In SSJ, researchers on Japanese politics and Japanese economy get together and discuss their research in a relaxed setting. The third annual meeting is held at Stanford on August 10-13, 2015.  The first two days again focus on research in political science/political economy and international relations, and the latter two days focus on research in economics and business.

Takeo Hoshi, Kenji E. Kushida, Phillip Lipscy

 

Report - Stanford Summer Juku 2015

 

Program

8/10/2015

8:30-9:00    Breakfast

9:00-10:15  Session I:

"Positioning Under Alternative Electoral Systems: Evidence from 7,497 Japanese Candidate Election Manifestos", Amy Catalinac (Harvard University)

Discussants:
Gary Cox (Stanford University)
Harukata Takenaka (National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies)
 

10:15-10:45  Break

10:45-12:00  Session II:

"Identifying Multidimensional Policy Preferences of Voters in Representative Democracies: A Cojoint Field Experiment in Japan", Yusaku Horiuchi (Dartmouth College), Daniel Smith (Harvard University), and Teppei Yamamoto (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Discussants:
Kay Shimizu (Columbia University)
Karen Jusko (Stanford University)
 

12:00-1:00  Lunch

1:00-2:15    Session III:

"Changes in Power of Japanese Prime Minister: Still Away from a Westminster Model", Harukata Takenaka (National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies)

Discussants:
Tsuneo Akaha (Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterery)
Kenji Kushida (Stanford University)
 

2:15- 3:30   Session IV:

"Territorial Issues and Support for the Prime Minister: A Survey Experiment on Rally-‘Round-the Flag Effect in Japan", Tetsuro Kobayashi (National Institute of Informatics, Japan), Azusa Katagiri (Stanford University)

Discussants:
Tsuneo Akaha (Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterery)
Daniel Smith (Harvard University)

 

8/11/2015

8:30-9:00   Breakfast

9:00-10:15 Session I:

"Institutions and central bank norm diffusion: The Bank of Japan's delayed break with the monetary orthodoxy", Gene Park (Loyola Marymount University), Saori Katada (University of Southern California), Giacomo Chiozza (Vanderbilt University)

Discussants:
Azusa Katagiri (Stanford University)
Ayako Saiki (De Netherlandsche Bank)
 

10:15-10:45  Break

10:45-12:00  Session II:

"The Political Economy of the Trans-Pacific Parternship: Implications beyond Economics", Hiroki Takeuchi (Southern Methodist University)

Discussants:
Kay Shimizu (Columbia University)
Gene Park (Loyola Marymount University)
 

12:00-1:00  Lunch

1:00-2:15    Session III:

"Lead Markets, Vertical Specialization, and Standards Competition in Electric Vehicles", Llewelyn Hughes (George Washington University)

Discussants:
Kenji Kushida (Stanford University)
Phillip Lipscy (Stanford University)
 

2:15-3:30    Session IV:

"Renegotiating the World Order: Institutional Change in International Relations (select chapters from book manuscript)", Phillip Lipscy (Stanford University)

Discussants:
Amy Catalinac (Harvard University)
Llewelyn Hughes (George Washington University)
 

6:30        Group Dinner at Gravity Bistro and Wine Bar (544 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301)
 

 

8/12/2015

8:30-9:00    Breakfast

9:00-10:15  Session I:

"Medical spending and health care utilization in Japan, 2010-2040: Projections from a Future Elderly microsimulation", Hawre Jajal (Stanford University), Brian K. Chen (University of Southern California), Karen Eggleston (Stanford University), Hideki Hashimoto (University of Tokyo), Toshiaki Iizuka (University of Tokyo), Lena Shoemaker (Stanford University), and Jay Bhattacharya (Stanford University)

Discussants:
Yong Suk Lee (Stanford University)
TBD

10:15-10:45  Break

10:45-12:00  Session II:

"The adverse effects of value-based purchasing in health care: dynamics quantile regression with endogeneity", Galina Besstremyannaya (Visiting Scholar, Stanford University)

Discussants:
Jay Battacharya (Stanford University)
Takeo Hoshi (Stanford University)

12:00-1:00  Lunch

1:00-2:15    Session III:

How Do Agricultural Markets Respond to Radiation Risk? Evidence from the 2011 Disaster in Japan", Kayo Tajima (Rikkyo University), Masashi Yamamoto (University of Toyama), and Daisuke Ichinose (Rikkyo University)

Discussants:
Satoshi Koibuchi (Chuo University and Visiting Scholar, Stanford University)
Yong Suk Lee (Stanford University)

2:15-3:30    Session IV:

"Shocks and Shock Absorbers in Japanese Bonds and Banks During the Global Financial Crisis", Hyonok Kim (Tokyo Keizai University), Yukihiro Yasuda (Hitotsubashi University), and James A. Wilcox (University of California, Berkeley)

Discussants:
Sabrina Howell (New York University)
Suparna Chakraborty (University of San Francisco)

 

8/13/2015

8:30-9:00    Breakfast

9:00-10:15  Session I:

"Impact of Financial Intermediary's Information Production on Market Value of Firm: Case Studies on the DBJ's Liquidity Providing During the Financial Crisis and the Environmental Rating of Firm", Hiroaki Suzuoka (Development Bank of Japan), Atsushi Motohashi (Development Bank of Japan), Shinya Nakamura (Development Bank of Japan), Tomoya Maruoka (Development Bank of Japan), and Takamasa Uesugi (Development Bank of Japan)

Discussants:
Jess Diamond (Hitotsubashi University)
Masami Imai (Wesleyan University)

10:15-10:45  Break

10:45-12:00  Session II:

"Selective Disclosure: The Case of Nikkei Preview Articles", William N. Goetzmann (Yale School of Management), Yasushi Hamao (University of Southern California), and Hidenori Takahashi (Kobe University)

Discussants:
Eiichiro Kazumori (University of Buffalo)
TBD

12:00-1:00  Lunch

 

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