RIETI Seminar

East Asian Experience and South Korea-Japan Collaboration in Official Development Assistance (Handouts)

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  • Time and Date: 13:30-17:30, Tuesday, October 12, 2010
  • Venue: RIETI's seminar room (Rm. 1121,11th Floor, METI Annex)
    1-3-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
  • Handouts

    Opening Remarks

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    OIKAWA Kozo (Chairman, RIETI)

    Bio

    Prior to his current position, Mr. Oikawa served as Senior Executive Director, Development Bank of Japan (2003-2005); Advisor, Nomura Research Institute, Ltd. (2002-2003); Research Counselor, TEPIA (2002-2003); Commissioner, Japan Patent Office; Director-General, Bureau of Equipment, Japan Defense Agency; Director-General for Policy Coordination, Minister's Secretariat; Councilor, Cabinet Secretariat; Deputy Director-General for Security Export Control, International Trade Administration Bureau; Director, Coordination Division, Bureau of Equipment, Japan Defense Agency; Director, Small Enterprise Policy Division, Small and Medium Enterprise Agency; Counselor, Japanese Mission to European Community, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Director, Paper, Pulp & Printing Division, Consumer Goods Industries Bureau. Mr. Oikawa graduated from the University of Tokyo with a B.A. in Economics.
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    Keynote Speech

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    MAEDA Mitsuhiro (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Executive Chief Analyst of Economic Cooperation Policies, Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry(METI))

    Bio

    Born in 1962, Mr. Mitsuhiro Maeda graduated from Department of Law, the University of Tokyo. As a researcher, he was Associate Professor of Saitama University, Visiting Professor of National Graduate Institute of Policy Studies; Visiting Fellow of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and Cambridge University. He is currently Visiting Professor of Tama University and Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology. He is also a Consulting Fellow at RIETI. He had official posts as Deputy Director in National Security Council; First Secretary of the Japanese Embassy in Thailand; Director for Trade Finance, METI; and Director of Financial Cooperation Division, METI.
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    Presentation and Panel Discussion

    Presentation "Does Korea Follow Japan in Foreign Aid? Relationships between Aid and Foreign Investment"

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    Hongshik LEE (Assistant Professor, Department of Economics Korea University)

    Bio

    Dr. Hongshik Lee has been Assistant Professor of Economics at Korea University since 2008. He was previously Head of FTA team, Department of Trade and Investment Policy at the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP) from 2003 to 2007. His fields of research are International Economics, Foreign Direct Investment, and Applied Micro-Econometrics. Dr. Lee holds a Ph.D. in Economics from University of Texas at Austin. Recent works include "The Impact of Outward Foreign Direct Investment on Multinationals," Journal of Development Economics , 2010.

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    Comment and Discussion

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    KASUGA Hidefumi (Professor, Faculty of Economics, Kansai University)

    Bio

    Dr. Hidefumi Kasuga is a professor in Faculty of Economics, Kansai University. His research interests include: Aid, Foreign Direct Investment and Technology Transfer, International Capital Flows, Theory of Multinational Firms, and Corruption in Developing Countries. He completed his Ph.D. in Economics from Osaka University in 1999. His publications include: "Exchange rates and ownership structure of Japanese multinational firms," Japan and the World Economy, 20: 661-678, 2008; "Evaluating the impacts of foreign direct investment, aid and saving in developing countries," Journal of International Money and Finance , 26: 213-228, 2007; "Saving-investment correlations in developing countries," Economics Letters , 83: 371-376, 2004; "Capital market imperfections and forms of foreign operations," International Journal of Industrial Organization , 21: 1043-1064, 2003.

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    Presentation "Is Foreign Aid a Vanguard of FDI? A Gravity-Equation Approach"

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    TODO Yasuyuki (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Associate Professor, Department of International Studies, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo)

    Bio

    Dr. Yasuyuki Todo received a Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University. His research fields include international knowledge diffusion through firms' internationalization (e.g., FDI) and foreign aid. Selected publications: Todo, Yasuyuki, "Impacts of Aid-Funded Technical Assistance Programs: Firm-Level Evidence from the Indonesian Foundry Industry," forthcoming in World Development , 2011; Hijzen, Alexander, Tomohiko Inui, and Yasuyuki Todo, "Does Offshoring Pay? Firm-Level Evidence from Japan," Economic Inquiry , 2010; Todo, Yasuyuki and Satoshi Shimizutani, "Overseas R&D Activities and Home Productivity Growth: Evidence from Japanese Firm-Level Data," Journal of Industrial Economics , 2008.
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    Comment and Discussion

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    Bokyeong PARK (Director, International Macroeconomics and Finance Department, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP))

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    Dr. Bokyeong PARK is currently director of International Macroeconomics and Finance Department at the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP). At KIEP he has conducted researches on development cooperation and international finance. He is also a member of several government advisory committees on development cooperation and finance. Prior to joining KIEP, he served as a senior researcher to the Presidential Commission on Policy Planning, Korean Government from 2000 to 2002. He was a visiting scholar of UC Berkeley and of SIAS, Johns Hopkins University. He received a Ph.D. in Economics from Seoul National University, Korea. He has many publications on developing economy and international finance.

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    Summary Presentation "Official Development Assistance: Views from Japan and East Asia"

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    SAWADA Yasuyuki (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Associate Professor, Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo)

    Bio

    Dr. Yasuyuki Sawada has been Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Tokyo since 2002. He was previously Associate Professor, Department of Advanced Social and International Studies, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the University of Tokyo from 1999 to 2003. His fields of research are Development Economics, International Economics, and Applied Micro-Econometrics. Dr. Sawada holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University, an M.A. in International Development Policy from Stanford University and an M.A. in International Relations, from the University of Tokyo.
    Recent works include: Keijiro Otsuka, Jonna P. Estudillo, and Yasuyuki Sawada, eds. "Rural Poverty and Income Dynamics in Asia and Africa," Routledge, 2009.
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    Panel Discussion

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    Chair: SAWADA Yasuyuki (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Associate Professor, Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo)

    Panelists (in alphabetical order):

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    KASUGA Hidefumi (Professor, Faculty of Economics, Kansai University)

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    TODO Yasuyuki (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Associate Professor, Department of International Studies, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo)

    MAEDA Mitsuhiro's photo

    MAEDA Mitsuhiro (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Executive Chief Analyst of Economic Cooperation Policies, Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry(METI))

    Bokyeong PARK's photo

    Bokyeong PARK (Director, International Macroeconomics and Finance Department, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP))

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    Hongshik LEE (Assistant Professor, Department of Economics Korea University)

    Closing Remarks

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    OIKAWA Kozo (Chairman, RIETI)