The main objective of the Tokyo Workshop on Spatial Economics was to explore whether space matters in the real economy. Five researchers presented their latest research in spatial economics on urban and regional economies and trade. In particular, the topics included (a) social interactions and segregation in the context of an urban spatial structure and (b) spatial economic impacts of global warming, labor market integration, and city size. We thoroughly discussed these topics from a variety of perspectives. We also extensively argued the policy implications of spatial economics such as optimal taxation in globalized cities.
- Date & Time: March 27, 2013 10:00-17:30
- Venue: RIETI Conference Room (1121) 11th floor, Annex, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry 1-3-1, Kasumigaseki Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-8901 JAPAN
- Organized and sponsored by: Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI) / The University of Tokyo
10:00 - Registration
10:25 - Opening Remarks
FUJITA Masahisa (President, RIETI)
Chair: TAKAHASHI Takaaki (University of Tokyo)
10:30 - 11:30 "Existence and Uniqueness of Equilibrium for a Spatial Model of Social Interactions"
10:30 - 11:10
Presenter: Pascal MOSSAY (University of Reading)
11:10 - 11:20
Discussant: MURATA Yasusada (Nihon University)
11:20 - 11:30 Q&A
11:30 - 12:30 "Spatial Segregation and Urban Structure"
11:30 - 12:10
Presenter: Pierre PICARD (University of Luxembourg)
12:10 - 12:20
Discussant: AGO Takanori (Senshu University)
12:20 - 12:30 Q&A
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
Chair: KANEMOTO Yoshitsugu (GRIPS)
14:00 - 15:00 "Industrial Location and City Size: Does Space Matter?"
14:00 - 14:40
Presenter: MORI Tomoya (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Kyoto University)
14:40 - 14:50
Discussant: NAKAJIMA Kentaro (Tohoku University)
14:50 - 15:00 Q&A
15:00 - 16:00 "Spatial Segregation and Urban Structure"
15:00 - 15:40
Presenter: SATO Yasuhiro (Osaka University)
15:40 - 15:50
Discussant: Dao-Zhi ZENG (Tohoku University)
15:50 - 16:00 Q&A
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break
Chair: FUJITA Masahisa (President, RIETI)
16:30 - 17:30 "On the Spatial Economic Impact of Global Warming"
16:30 - 17:10
Presenter: Esteban ROSSI-HANSBERG (Princeton University)
17:10 - 17:20
Discussant: OYAMA Daisuke (University of Tokyo)
17:20 - 17:30 Q&A
17:30 - Closing Remarks
TABUCHI Takatoshi (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / University of Tokyo)