RIETI-JSTAR Symposium

Japan's Future as a Super Aging Society: International comparison of JSTAR datasets (Handouts)

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  • Time and Date: 13:00-18:15, Friday, December 12, 2014
  • Venue: Toranomon Hills Forum Hall B
    23 Toranomon 1 cho-me, Minatoku, Tokyo
  • Video (YouTube)

    Handouts

    Opening Remarks

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    NAKAJIMA Atsushi (Chairman, RIETI)

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    Prior to his current position, Atsushi Nakajima served as Senior Managing Executive Officer & Chief Economist, Mizuho Research Institute, Ltd. (2004-2011); Executive Officer, Chief Economist & General Manager of Research Division, Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd. & Executive Officer, Chief Economist of Mizuho Research Institute, Ltd. (2003-2004); Chief Economist of Mizuho Research Institute, Ltd. & Chief Economist & General Manager of Research Division, Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd. (2002-2003); Chief Economist & General Manager, Research Department, Head Office, the Industrial Bank of Japan Ltd.(IBJ); President, Banque IBJ (France) S.A.; Senior Deputy General Manager, Industrial Research Department, Head Office, IBJ; Senior Manager, International Finance Department, Head Office, IBJ.
    Mr. Nakajima graduated from the University of Tokyo with a B.A. in Faculty of Law.
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    Special Greeting

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    YOSHITOMI Masaru (Special Adviser, RIETI)

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    Masaru Yoshitomi was President and CRO of RIETI from 2005-2007. Prior to joining RIETI, Dr. Yoshitomi was Dean of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Institute, Tokyo (1999-2003), Visiting Executive Professor at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (1993-1998), and served as Director-General, Coordination Bureau at the Economic Planning Agency (EPA) (1991-1992); Director-General, Economic Research Institute, EPA (1987-1991); and Director, Economics and Statistics Department, OECD, Paris (1984-1987). He also served as an economist at the IMF (Washington, D.C.) (1970-1974). He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Tokyo. Major works: Reality of the Asian Economies.Miracle, Crisis, and Evolution of Institutions, 2003 (in Japanese); Post-Crisis Development Paradigms in Asia (co-authored with the staff of the ADB Institute), 2003; Reality of the Japanese Economy.Beyond Conventional Views, 1998 (in Japanese).
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    Keynote Speech "Recent Research Development of JSTAR and its Implication for Social Security Policy"

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    ICHIMURA Hidehiko (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor of Economics, Graduate School of Public Policy, The University of Tokyo)

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    Hidehiko Ichimura is Professor of Economics at the Graduate School of Economics and the Graduate School of Public Policy, the University of Tokyo and Faculty Fellow at the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI). His main research area is econometric methods and he has published several influential papers widely used in policy evaluations.
    For the past several years he has been leading the Japanese Study of Aging and Retirement (JSTAR), a research project to collect data on the Japanese elderlies to build a foundation for evidence-based policy analysis.
    Professor Ichimura received his Ph.D. in Economics from M.I.T. and his B.A. in Economics from Osaka University.
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    Presentation: International Comparison of Social Security Issues

    "Research findings from international comparisons with SHARE "

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    Axel BÖRSCH-SUPAN (Director, Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA) at the Max-Planck-Institute for Social Law and Social Policy)

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    Axel Börsch-Supan joined the Max Planck Society and became Director at the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy in Munich, leading the Munich Center for the Economic of Aging (MEA) in 2011. Prior to his current position, he was Professor of Macroeconomics and Economic Policy at the University of Mannheim (1989-2011), and Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the JFKSchool of Government at Harvard University.
    Professor Börsch-Supan is a member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences, Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), Adjunct Senior Researcher of the RAND Corporation, member of the Committee on Macroeconomic Effects of Aging of the National Academies of Science, and member of the MacArthur Foundation Aging Societies Network.
    Professor Börsch-Supan is also a member of the Council of Advisors to the German Economics Ministry (chair 2004-2008), of the German federal governments' expert group on Demography, has co-chaired the German Pension Reform Commission, and is member of the German President's Commission on Demographic Change. He has served as a consultant to many governments, the OECD, the World Bank, among others. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from M.I.T.

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    "The Lifetime Risk of Nursing Home Use and Out-of-pocket Spending"

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    Michael HURD (Director, Rand Center for the Study of Aging)

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    Michael Hurd is Principal Senior Researcher and Director of the RAND Center for the Study of Aging. He has published papers on a wide range of topics in the economics of aging including the structure of private pensions and Social Security and their effects on retirement decisions; the economic status of the elderly; the determinants of consumption and saving; the use of health care services, methods of assessing uncertainty in a population; bracketing and anchoring effects in the elicitation of economic information; and the relationship between socioeconomic status and mortality. Dr. Hurd's most recent research focuses on the monetary costs of dementia, addressing a key area in which our aging population faces an undue burden in the decades ahead. He received his Ph.D. in Economics and M.S. in Statistics from University of California, Berkeley.

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    "Research Findings Using HRS-typed Datasets: The case of Asia"

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    Albert PARK (Professor, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

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    Albert Park is Director of the Institute for Emerging Market Studies, Chair Professor of Social Science, Professor of Economics, and Senior Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies at HKUST. He is also a Research Fellow of the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). He completed his Ph.D. at Stanford and previously held faculty positions at the University of Michigan and University of Oxford. Professor Park is a development economist whose research focuses on the Chinese economy. In recent years he has published articles in leading academic journals on the economics of aging, poverty and inequality, human capital and employment, and firm performance in China. He has co-directed numerous surveys of firms and households in China, and is a co-Principal Investigator for the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Studies (CHARLS). He has had his research cited or written editorially for the Economist, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and the China Daily, and been interviewed on Bloomberg, BBC TV and radio, and National Public Radio Marketplace.

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    "Policy Effectiveness: The case of the United States"

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    Robin LUMSDAINE (Professor, American University)

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    Robin Lumsdaine joined the Kogod School of Business at American University as the Crown Prince of Bahrain Chair in International Finance. She was previously an Associate Director in the Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation and Head of the Quantitative Risk Management Group at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Before joining the Board, Professor Lumsdaine was a Director in the Global Markets Research division of Deutsche Bank where she served as the Global Inflation-Linked Bond Strategist. She has also held positions as Professor of Economics at Brown University, Senior Economist at the President's Council of Economic Advisers, and Assistant Professor at Princeton University.

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    "Policy Effectiveness and Usage: The case of the United Kingdom"

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    James BANKS (Professor, The University of Manchester)

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    James Banks is Professor of Economics at the University of Manchester and Deputy Research Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS). He received his Ph.D. in Economics from University College London in 1999 and has published widely in the areas of consumption, saving, pensions, health and the economics of ageing. Professor Banks is one of the founders and Co-Principal Investigators of the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing and is closely involved with similar studies around the world, including those in Europe, China, India and Japan. He is Chair of the scientific advisory committee of the UK Household Longitudinal Study and a member of the Lead Expert Group for the British Government Office for Science Foresight project into the Challenges and Opportunities of the Ageing Society.

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    Panel Discussion: Evidence from Social Security Policy - Implications for Japan's social security policy

    Panelists (alphabetical order)

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    James BANKS (Professor, The University of Manchester)

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    Axel BÖRSCH-SUPAN (Director, Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA) at the Max-Planck-Institute for Social Law and Social Policy)

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    FUKAO Mitsuhiro (Program Director, RIETI / Professor, Faculty of Business and Commerce, Keio University / President, Japan Center for Economic Research)

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    Mitsuhiro Fukao has been Professor of Economics in the Faculty of Business and Commerce of Keio University in Japan since 1997. His primary fields of expertise are International Finance, Monetary Theory and Corporate Governance. Previously, he has served as President at Japan Center for Economic Research, Principal Administrator at OECD, and Head of Strategic Research Division at Research and Statistics Department, Bank of Japan.
    Professor Fukao holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan.
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    Michael HURD (Director, Rand Center for the Study of Aging)

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    ICHIMURA Hidehiko (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor of Economics, Graduate School of Public Policy, The University of Tokyo)

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    Robin LUMSDAINE (Professor, American University)

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    Albert PARK (Professor, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

    Moderator

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

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    Yasuyuki Sawada has been Professor of Graduate School of Economics at the University of Tokyo since 2012. He was previously Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Tokyo from 1999 to 2011. His fields of research are Development Economics, International Economics, and Applied Micro-Econometrics. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics and an M.A. in International Development Policy from Stanford University and an M.A. in International Relations from the University of Tokyo.
    Recent works: "Rural Poverty and Income Dynamics in Asia and Africa (with Keijiro Otsuka, Jonna P. Estudillo, and Yasuyuki Sawada, eds.)," Routledge, 2009.
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