International Economics Seminar

The International Economics Seminar series is intended for researchers to report and discuss latest research results and trends in various fields in a casual setting. Unlike RIETI's policy symposiums and seminars intended for the public, the international economic seminar series is more like regular seminars and workshops held at graduate schools in Japan and abroad. It is also unique in that the audience includes RIETI consulting fellows who are officers at government ministries and agencies.

Past International Economics Seminar Reports and Summaries

  • July 29, 2015

    No.18 Do Place-Based Policies Work? Micro-Level Evidence from China's Economic Zone Program

  • July 23, 2012

    No.17 Productivity, Trade and the R&D Content of Intermediate Inputs

    • Reporter: NISHIOKA Shuichiro (Assistant Professor, West Virginia University)
    • Time: 15:30-17:00
    • Handout [PDF:1,1MB]
  • June 5, 2012

    No.16 Economic Agglomerations and Interregional Trade: From the viewpoint of spatial economics

    • Reporter: MORI Tomoya (Professor, Kyoto Institute of Economic Research (KIER), Kyoto University)
    • Time: 17:00-18:30
  • April 3, 2012

    No.15 Preferential Trade Agreements, Technology Adoption and the Speed of Attaining Free Trade

    • Reporter: MUKUNOKI Hiroshi (Professor, Faculty of Economics, Gakushuin University)
    • Time: 17:00-18:30
    • Paper [PDF:291KB]
  • February 28, 2012

    No.14 Outsourcing and Market Thickness: The Case of U.S. Credit Unions

    • Reporter: ONO Yukako (Associate Professor, Faculty of Business and Commerce, Keio University)
    • Time: 17:00-18:30
    • Paper [PDF:725KB]
  • January 25, 2012

    No.13 Networked FDI: Sales and sourcing patterns of Japanese foreign affiliates

    • Reporter: Richard E. BALDWIN (Professor of International Economics, The Graduate Institute, Geneva)
    • Time: 17:00-18:30
  • November 16, 2011

    No.12 Ownership Structure and Export Performance: Firm-Level Evidence from Korea

  • October 4, 2011

    No.11 Multinationality and Downside Risk: The Contingent Roles of Option Portfolio Characteristics and Organizational Factors

    • Reporter: René BELDERBOS (Professor, Faculty of Economics and Business, The Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)
    • Time: 17:00-18:30
    • Handout [PDF:2.8MB]
  • September 28, 2011

    No.10 Product Quality in Different Markets and Cost Structure

  • June 24, 2011

    No.9 Simulating Heterogeneous Multinational Firms

  • February 23, 2011

    No.8 How is Consumption Smoothed against Income and Asset Shocks Induced by an Earthquake? The Case of the Chuetsu Earthquake

    • Reporter: SAWADA Yasuyuki (RIETI Faculty Fellow/ Associate Professor, Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo)
    • Time: 17:30-19:00
  • December 17, 2010

    No.7 External Shocks and the Japanese Business Cycles: Impact of the 'Great Trade Collapse' on the automobile industry

    • Reporter: SHIOJI Etsuro (Professor, Department of Economics, Hitotsubashi University)
    • Time: 17:00-18:30
  • November 16, 2010

    No.6 Trade, Wages, and Productivity

    • Reporter: MURATA Yasusada (Associate Professor, Advanced Research Institute for the Sciences and Humanities (ARISH), Nihon University)
    • Time: 17:00-18:30
    • Paper [PDF:499KB]
  • October 29, 2010

    No.5 Foreign Threat and Economic Growth: Political Coase Theorem vs. Northian Political Constraints

  • September 13, 2010

    No.4 World views and Intergenerational Altruism

  • July 30, 2010

    No.3 Measuring Switching Costs in the Japanese Mobile Telecommunications Market: The effects of number portability

  • July 23, 2010

    No.2 Globalization under Financial Imperfection (with Noriyuki Yanagawa)

    • Reporter: FURUSAWA Taiji (RIETI Faculty Fellow/ Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Hitotsubashi University)
    • Time: 17:00-18:30
    • Paper [PDF:180KB]
  • June 28, 2010

    No.1 Comparative Advantage, Firm Heterogeneity, and Selection of Exporters