Asian Economic Panel - An Economic Forum Dedicated to Formulating the Best Practical Solutions


2014/09/15(Mon) - 2014/09/16(Tue)


G-SEC Seminar Room, the 6th floor, East Research Building, Mita Campus


== Program Day1, Monday, 15 September 2014 ==

    【Moderator for Morning Session: Fukunari Kimura】
    9:00:"Export of Recyclable Materials: Evidence from
  • Presenters:Toshihiro Okubo, Yuta Watabe,
  •        Kaori Furuyama (Keio University)
  • Discussants:Chia Siow Yue, Suresh Narayanan




    10:35:"The Benefits and Costs of Renminbi
  • Presenters:Zhang Liqing, Kunyu Tao(Central University
  • of Finance and Economics, Beijing)
  • Discussants:Anwar Nasution, Chalongphob Sussangkarn,
  •        Jayant Menon




    【Moderator for Afternoon Session: Jung Sung Chun】
    13:15:"East Asian Value Chains and Determinants of
        Trade Patterns"
  • Presenter:Nakgyoon Choi (KIEP)
  • Discussants:Shigeyuki Abe, Wen-Jen Hsieh




    14:45:"Regional Value Chains: Determinants of Trade
        in Value-added in East Asia"
  • Presenters:Eiichi Nakazawa (Meikai University)
  •        Norihiko Yamano (OECD)
  • Discussants:Sung Chun Jung,
  •        Prema-Chandra Athukorala


    16:00:"FDI and Exports: The Case of Cambodia,
        Vietnam and China"
  • Presenter:Sizhong Sun (James Cook University)
  • Discussants:Maria Socorro Gochoco-Bautista,
  •        Bhanupong Nidhiprabha


    17:15:"The Impact of Globalization on Establishment
        Level Employment Dynamics in Japan"
  • Presenters:Naomi Kodama (Hitotsubashi U) and
  •        Tomohiko Inui (Gakushuin U)
  • Discussants:Michael Ward, Quoc Huy Vu,
  •        Fukunari Kimura


    18:45: End of Day 1 Discussion


== Program Day2, Tuesday, 16 September 2014 ==

    【Moderator for Morning Session: Wing Thye Woo】
    9:00:"Trade Liberalization and Aggregate Matching
        Function in India"
  • Presenter:Woong Lee (KIEP)
  • Discussants:Phouphet Kyophilavong, Sisira Jayasuriya


    10:15 Coffee


    10:35:"Do We Need More Public Investment in
        Education? - Estimating the External Returns
        to Education in China"
  • Presenter:Wang Liming (University College Dublin)
  • Discussants:Xiaolan Fu, Kiichiro Fukasaku, Fung Kwan


    12:00 Lunch


    【Moderator for Afternoon Session: Fukunari Kimura】
    13:15:"Exports and Employment in China, Indonesia,
        Japan, and Korea"
  • Presenter:Kozo Kiyota (Keio University)
  • Discussants:Jie Li, Shandre Thangevalu,
  •        Somkiat Tangkitvanich


    14:45: AEP adjourns



Institute for Economic Studies at Keio University, Tokyo (host)
Kakenhi-S, 'Diverse Risk Assessment in the lobal Economy from the Viewpoint of International Economics’, Tokyo
Earth Institute, Columbia University, New York
Korea Institute for International Economic Policy, Seoul
Jeffrey Cheah Institute on Southeast Asia, Kuala Lumpur
Economic Research institute for ASEAN and East Asia, Jakarta University of California, Davis

Event Reports

Moderator:Prof. Kimura (Keio Univ.)

The Asian Economic Panel (AEP) meeting was held at Keio University on September 15–16.

Presenter:Prof. Kiyota (Keio Univ.)

The papers presented at the meeting mainly focused on international economic issues, such as trade and the environment, trade in value added, and the relation between exports and employment. The proceedings of the AEP meeting will be edited and published in the journal Asian Economic Papers by MIT Press.

Coordinator:Prof. Kimura (Keio Univ.) and Prof. Woo (UC, Davis)

AEP invited over 40 economists from Asia and elsewhere around the world, including Ireland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The meeting was a resounding success.