The UC Irvine Department of Economics and Center for the Study of Democracy present

"The Ninth Irvine-Japan Conference on Public Policy"

February 8, 2013
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Social Sciences Plaza B, Room 5206

Breakfast: 8:30-9:00

Welcoming Remarks: 9:00-9:15

  • Jan BRUECKNER, Chair, Department of Economics
  • David S. MEYER, Director, Center for the Study of Democracy

Session I: 9:15-11:15

  • Shintaro NAKAGAWA (Shimonoseki City University) “International Security, Insurance, and Protection: Conflicts within Alliances” (joint with Toshihiro IHORI and Martin C. MCGUIRE)
  • Keisuke HATTORI (Osaka University of Economics/University of California, Irvine) “Knowledge Transfer and Student Grouping”

Coffee Break: 11:15-11:30

Session II: 11:30-12:30

  • Hideki KONISHI (Waseda University) “Aging and Deflation from a Fiscal View”

Lunch: 12:30-13:45

Session III: 13:45-14:45

  • Kimiko TERAI (Keio University) “Interregional Tax Competition, Environmental Standards, and the Direction of Strategic Delegation” (joint with Yukihiro NISHIMURA)

Coffee Break: 14:45-15:00

Session IV: 15:00-17:00

  • Ryuta Ray KATO (International University of Japan) “Fiscal Stimulus and Labor Market Dynamics in Japan” (joint with Hiroaki MIYAMOTO)
  • Tomomi MIYAZAKI (Toyo University) “Fiscal Policy and Regional Business Cycle Fluctuations in Japan”

40 minutes for presentation; 20 minutes for discussion

For further information, please contact Amihai Glazer, or 949-824-5974. If you plan on attending, please RSVP to

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