Research&Seminar

Growth strategy forum

Announcement for the 18th Growth Strategy Forum

    ※※This Forum has terminated※※

    AGI invites distinguished speakers to deliver lectures at “Growth Strategy Forums” for the general public on topics such as economic and industrial trends in the international community, information that contributes to the development of the Kitakyushu region, and lessons from other countries’ experiences for enhancing economic growth.

    The forthcoming Growth Strategy Forum will be jointly held by the City of Kitakyushu, the G7 Kitakyushu Energy Ministerial Meeting Promotion Office, and the U.S. Consulate to commemorate the “G7 Kitakyushu Energy Ministerial Meeting”, which will take place in May 2016. We will invite Professor Yost from the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Georgetown University, to talk about issues related to the world’s energy situation and energy security.

    Date and Time

    January 26,2016(Tuesday),14:00-15:45

    Venue

    International Conference Hall, 2nd Floor, Kitakyushu International Conference Center

    Speaker

    Mr. Casimir A. Yost, Professor/Senior Fellow, Institute for the Study of Diplomacy,
    Georgetown University

    Language

    Simultaneous interpretation between English and Japanese

    Participation fee

    Free

    Lecture overview

    To commemorate the “G7 Kitakyushu Energy Ministerial Meeting”, we will invite Professor Yost from the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Georgetown University, who is an expert on energy issues, US foreign policy, and national security with emphasis on the Middle East and East Asia. He will talk about issues related to the agenda and background of the G7 Summit, the world’s energy situation, and energy security.

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AGI Seminars

AGI Seminar (September 6 , 2016) Announcement

    The Asian Growth Research Institute (AGI) invites researchers who work on Asia to present their work at AGI seminars. The participation fee is free for these seminars. The seminars are mainly for researchers, but the general public is also welcome to attend.

    Date and Time

    6 September 2016(Tuesday), 15:00~17:00

    Venue

    Conference Room, 6th Floor, Asian Growth Research Institute
    (Kitakyushu Otemachi Building “Move” 6th Floor, 11-4 Otemachi, Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu)

    Participation fee

    Free

    Language

    Presentation and Handouts: English

    Presenter, Title and Abstract

    Presenter: Professor Mohammad Masudur Rahman, Zhejiang Agricultural and Forestry University, Hangzhou, China
    Title: “Financial Development, Household Income and Urban-Rural Inequality: Evidence from Chinese Economy”
    Abstract:
    This paper empirically investigates the effect of financial development on Chinese households’ incomes particularly within various income groups using the six provincial data, applying the Quantile Regression model. The empirical study demonstrates that the financial development has a positive but non-linear effect on the annual income of any individual from various income groups at different quantiles. The effect is of inverted U or Kuznets effect indicating that increasing at first and then dropping. As for the distribution of the effects on various income groups, the low-income group is under the greatest influence and then follows the high-income group while the middle-income group is under relatively smaller influence. Findings indicate that promoting the balanced financial development would help to ease Chinese residents’ income gap.

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Staff Workshop

Staff Seminar (January 14, 2016) Announcement

    ※※This Staff Seminar has terminated※※

    The Asian Growth Research Institute (AGI) organizes seminars given by its staff.

    Date and Time

    14 January2016(Thursday), 14:00~15:30

    Venue

    Conference Room, 6th Floor, Asian Growth Research Institute
    (Kitakyushu Otemachi Building “Move” 6th Floor, 11-4 Otemachi, Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu)

    Participation fee

    Free

    Language

    Presentation and Handouts: English

    Presenter, Title and Abstract

    Presenter: Research Professor Erbiao Dai

    Title: “Determinants of urban household’s housing condition in China: A study based on NBS panel data (2004-2007)”

    Abstract:
    Based on panel data of the NBS survey (2004-2007), this paper measures housing inequality among urban households and examines the determinants of individual household’s housing condition in China. We find that in the period investigated, there exists a rising trend in housing inequality among urban households. However, the rise of inequality is not simply the result of the market–oriented reform. Our panel analysis show that although the income factors such as “Household Total Income” have dominating effects on the probability of owning a market-price (i.e., high price) house, the probability of owning a low-price house or renting a public house are still significantly affected by some non-income factors including household member’s employment sectors and their Hukou (registered residence status). As a whole, both income/market and non-income/institution factors have effects on the probability of house ownership as well as on the house size (house floor space). More interestingly, compared to Peking and Shanghai, the two central cities of China’s political /economic reform, the household housing condition of other 160 cities included in the survey receive stronger influence from the traditional institution. It means that the rising housing inequality in urban China should be regarded as the combined result of influence from ongoing market–oriented reforms and the persisting impact of some traditional systems.

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Reliability science workshop

    There is no entry

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Other Seminars

AGI Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research Seminar (Feb 22, 2016) Announcement

    ◆AGI Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research Seminar◆

    Date and Time

    22 February 2016 (Monday), 13:20-17:10

    Venue

    Conference Room, 6th Floor, Asian Growth Research Institute
    (Kitakyushu Otemachi Building “Move” 6th Floor, 11-4 Otemachi, Kokura-kita, Kitakyushu)
    Participation Fee: Free

    Language

    Presentation and Handouts: English

    Title

    “The AGI Conference on Severance Payment and Labor Mobility”

    List of Participants

    Invited Participants
    Professor Chyi-Herng Chang, National Cheng-chi University, Taiwan
    Professor Hsin-Chang Lu, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
    Professor Shinya Ouchi, Kobe University, Japan
    Professor Naohiro Yashiro, Showa Women’s University, Japan
    Mr. Howard Siu, Baker Mackenzie, Taipei, Taiwan

    AGI Participants
    Professor Erbiao Dai
    Professor Tatsuo Hatta
    Professor Charles Yuji Horioka
    Professor Chikashi Kishimoto
    Professor Yoko Niimi

    Program
    13:20 – 13:30 I.Opening Remark: Tatsuo Hatta
    13:30 – 14:00 II.Professor Chyi-Herng Chang on Severance Payment in Taiwan
    14:00 – 14:10 Comments by Professor Shinya Ouchi
    14:10 – 14:25 Discussion
    14:25 – 14:55 III.Professor Naohiro Yashiro on Introducing Severance Payment System in Japan
    14:55 – 15:05 Comments
    15:05 – 15:20 Discussion
    15:20 – 15:30 Coffee Break
    15:30 – 16:00 IV.Professor Hsin-Chang Lu on Labor Mobility in Taiwan
    16:00 – 16:10 Comments by Professor Chikashi Kishimoto
    16:10 – 17:00 General Discussion
    17:00 – 17:10 Closing Remark

    Click here to register.

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Asian Seminar

FY2013 Asian Seminar

    第168回 (2013年11月16日、参加者68名)

    「低炭素と持続可能性を両立する地域づくりの最前線~北九州市の取り組みから~」

    ・基調講演
    「エネルギー・環境・生態系を最適化するアジアの地域づくり―3Eネクサス」
    武内 和彦 東京大学サステイナビリティ学連携研究機構・機構長、国連大学上級副学長

    ・事例報告
    「ダイナミックプライシングの効果について」
    依田 高典 京都大学大学院経済学研究科教授

    「アジア低炭素化センターの取り組み」
    石田 謙悟 北九州市環境局環境国際戦略室アジア低炭素化センター担当部長

    「北九州市の海外水ビジネス・協力の取り組み」
    小石 佐織  北九州市上下水道局海外・広域事業部長

    ・講評・コメント
    住 明正 国立環境研究所理事長

    ​​第167回 (2013年10月1日、参加者63名)

    日韓海峡圏研究報告「持続可能な環境都市」

    ・基調講演
    「北九州市東田地区における持続可能な開発への取り組み」
    網岡 健司 NPO法人北九州サスティナビリティ研究所理事

    ・研究報告会
    Session 1
    1 自治体の低炭素都市形成戦略のあり方
    天野 宏欣(あまの ひろやす) (公財)福岡アジア都市研究所 主任研究員

    2 佐賀市における持続可能な「環境都市」戦略
    五十嵐 勉 佐賀大学教授

    3 市民と企業から見た持続可能な環境都市:北九州市の取り組み
    今井 健一 (公財)国際東アジア研究センター主席研究員


    Session 2
    1 釜山地域の環境コミュニティビジネス活性化方案
    梁 鎭宇 釜山発展研究院 先任研究委員

    2 気候変化対応のための光州広域市の低炭素グリーン都市造成方案
    金 峯辰 光州発展研究院研究委員

    3 蔚山型生態都市の成果とその評価
    李 尚火玄 蔚山発展研究院 先任研究委員

    第166回 (2013年9月10日、参加者58名)
    「北朝鮮の対外貿易と朝鮮半島の南北協力に関する展望」
    高麗大学校 名誉教授
    黄 義王玉

    第165回 (2013年7月24日、参加者51名)
    「私たちの身のまわりのエレクトロニクス」
    九州工業大学大学院 工学研究院電気電子工学研究系電子デバイス部門 教授
    大村 一郎
    (独)産業技術総合研究所 エネルギー技術研究部門電力エネルギー基盤グループ グループ長
    西澤 伸一

    第164回 (2013年6月3日、参加者75名)
    「グローカル産業としての林業の可能性~九州の林業の動向を中心に~ 」
    北九州市立大学大学院マネジメント研究科 教授
    城戸 宏史

    第163回 (2013年4月23日、参加者67名)
    「国際東アジア研究センター平成24年度研究報告~『東アジア』『産業と物流』『環境政策』~」
    公益財団法人国際東アジア研究センター 研究員

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Asia Development Conference

The 3nd International Conference

    The 3nd International Conference on the ”ConstructingCreative Cities and their Collaboration in Asia”

    Date:November 19-21, 2007
    Venue:Rihga Royal Hotel Kokura

    Keynote Speech
    ”The art of creative city making: Building on Asia’s distinctiveness”
    Director, COMEDIA, UK
    Charles LANDRY

    OPen Symposium
    “Strategy for Making Creative Cities in Asia”
    Panelists
    Prof., Osaka City University, Japan
    Masayuki Sasaki

    Director, ItozuZoo, Japan
    Toshiro IWANO

    Assoc. Prof., Temple University, Japan
    Geeta MEHTA

    President, RPA, N.Y.,USA
    Robert YARO

    Director, COMEDIA, UK
    Charles LANDRY

    Moderator
    Prof., The University of Kitakyushu, Japan
    Hidehiko TANIMURA

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