RIETI - Hitotsubashi - Gakushuin - Toyo International Workshop on Firm Dynamics

Announcement

To investigate the role of firm dynamics in the Japanese economy, we need to analyze (1) the formation and restructuring of the global inter-firm network, (2) accumulation of intangible capital and learning effects, (3) misallocation of resources across firms and industries, and (4) size-dependent tax policies, among others.

We invite many researchers who are very active on the front lines of these fields in the US, Asia, and Japan to present and discuss their researches at this international workshop.

Information

December 14, 2018
Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry
RIETI's seminar room (METI Annex 11th floor, 1121)
1-3-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Jointly supported by

JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number 17H02526 Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) "Structural Reform, Aggregate Productivity and Resource Allocation"

Program

9:50 - 10:00 Opening remarks

Makoto Yano (RIETI)

Morning Session: FDI and Agglomeration

Chair

Tomohiko Inui (Gakushuin)

10:00-10:50 "Does Bank FDI Promote Firm FDI? Evidence from China's Outbound Multinational Activity" with with Tomoo Kikuchi and Jie Li. Draft

Presenter

Davin Chor (Dartmouth)

Discussant

Toshihiro Okubo (Keio)

10:50-11:40 "Matching and Agglomeration: Theory and Evidence from Japanese Firm-to-Firm Trade"

Presenter

Yuhei Miyauchi (Stanford/Boston)

Discussant

Kenta Yamanouchi (Keio)

Keynote Speech

Chair

Kaoru Hosono (Gakushuin)

11:40-12:30 "Venting Out: Exports During a Domestic Slump"

Presenter

Pol Antras (Harvard)

Afternoon Session 1: Firm Dynamics

Chair

Shoko Haneda (Chuo)

13:30-14:20 "Shock to Supply Chain Network and Firm Dynamics: An Application of Double Machine Learning"

Presenter

Daisuke Miyakawa (Hitotsubashi)

Discussant

Yuta Takahashi (Hitotsubashi)

14:20-15:10 "Size-dependent VAT and firm growth" with Kaoru Hosono and Daisuke Miyakawa

Presenter

Masaki Hotei (Daito-Bunka)

Discussant

Makoto Hasegawa (Kyoto)

Afternoon Session 2: Inter-firm Linkages

Chair

Ayako Obashi(Aoyama)

15:30-16:20 "Intangible Assets and Inter-firm Linkages over the Lifecycle of Firms: Theory and Firm-level Evidence" with Yukiko Saito and Tatsuro Senga

Presenter

In Hwan Jo (NUS)

Discussant

Kaoru Hosono (Gakushuin)

16:20-17:10 "Information Frictions in Firm-to-Firm Trade: Experimental Evidence from Japan" with Daisuke Miyakawa and Yuhei Miyauchi

Presenter

Jie Bai (Harvard)

Discussant

Kentaro Nakajima (Hitotsubashi)