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

ONLINE AGI SEMINAR ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10

    We invite researchers who are engaged in research on Asia and hold AGI Seminars.

    Your participation is more than welcome! In order to prevent the spread of the novel Coronavirus, this seminar will be held online.
    *Please refer to the following for details.

    Date and Time

    Thursday, December 10, 2020 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    *A question-and-answer session is scheduled at the end of the presentation.

    Participation Fee

    Free

    Language

    English presentation and material(s)

    Presenter

    Dr. Masayuki Sawada
    Assistant Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University

    Topic

    “Complementarity in Couples’ Retirement: The Effect of Mandatory Retirement Age Extension”

    Abstract

    We study the interdependency in couples’ retirement decisions using the mandatory retirement age extension in Japan. Existing studies exploit policy variations in pension eligibility ages. However, delayed delivery of scheduled pensions has a direct impact on their household income. Therefore, the absence of the scheduled income transfer contaminates the interdependency in the couples’ retirement decisions.
    In 2006, the Japanese government raised the mandatory retirement age from 60 to 63. The policy affects only the elderly who were born in 1946 or later, and two male cohorts born in 1945 and 1946 were under the same pension eligibility status. Therefore, we may evaluate the impact of the three-years extension in mandatory retirement age holding the pension system unchanged. Using regression and instrumental variable analysis, we find that the husbands’ retirement age extension and their deferred retirement increased their wives’ probability of working, supporting the importance of complementarity in couples’ retirement decisions in consideration of policy designs and structural estimations.

    To Participate

    Please send an E-mail to office@agi.or.jp with your name, affiliation and phone number clearly stated.
    (We will send you a Zoom link for participation via E-mail on Wednesday, December 9.)

    Deadline for Participation Request

    Your E-mail must be sent to us by the morning of Wednesday, December 9.

    Leaflet

    AGI Seminar on Thursday, December 10 [in PDF Format]

    TO PARTICIPATE ONLINE (REQUESTS FROM AGI)

    You can either download the Zoom application in advance(1) or participate via a browser without downloading the Zoom application(2).
    Please choose one of the above two methods.
    *If you are using a Smartphone, please choose (1).

    (1) TO PARTICIPATE BY DOWNLOADING THE ZOOM APPLICATION
    ① Please download an online distribution application “Zoom” (free of charge) onto your computer or Smartphone.
    *Click Here for How to Download the Application

    You can download the application onto your computer by clicking the 【ダウンロード】 button.

    zoom_dl_image01

    You can also download the application from these pages.
    ・For iPhones and iPads
    » Download Zoom Application

    ・For Android phones
    » Download Zoom Application

    ② We will send you a Zoom link to the email address provided in your participation request email by the day before the seminar.

    ③ Please click and open the Zoom link between 1:45 pm and 2:00 pm on Thursday, December 10. ⇒ You will be asked to wait in a “Waiting Room.”

    ④ When it is time to start the seminar (2:00 pm), we will let all participants in at once.

    ⑤ A question-and-answer session is scheduled at the end of the presentation. If you would like to ask any questions, please either “raise your hand” or unmute your microphone and start talking. *You can also ask questions by sending chat messages.

    (2) TO PARTICIPATE VIA A BROWSER WITHOUT DOWNLOADING THE ZOOM APPLICATION (ONLY FOR COMPUTERS)

    ① We will send you a Zoom link to the E-mail address provided in your participation request E-mail by the day before the seminar.

    ② Please click and open the Zoom link between 1:45 pm and 2:00 pm on Thursday, December 10.

    ③ Please click the 『ブラウザから参加』 at the bottom portion of your screen (if not displayed, please click the 『ここをクリック』). ⇒ You will be asked to wait in a “Waiting Room.”

    zoom_dl_image02

    ④ When it is time to start the seminar (2:00 pm), we will let all participants in at once.

    ⑤ A question-and-answer session is scheduled at the end of the presentation. If you would like to ask any questions, please either “raise your hand” or unmute your microphone and start talking. *You can also ask questions by sending chat messages.

    【NOTE】

    ◇ Participants’ microphones will be turned on at the beginning. Please make sure to mute your microphone during the presentation. During a question-and-answer session scheduled at the end of the presentation, please unmute your microphone.
    ◇ If you would like to turn off your audio (microphone) and image (video), please click the microphone icon and video icon at the bottom left portion of your screen. The icons will be crossed by a red diagonal line.
    ◇ Depending on your computer or Wi-Fi signal strength, there could be a case where you will not be able to participate in the seminar or you will lose an internet connection in the middle of the seminar. However, we are unable to deal with those cases individually. Your understanding is greatly appreciated.

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Staff Workshop

ONLINE STAFF SEMINAR ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10

    We regularly hold Staff Seminars for research presentations and information exchanges among AGI Researchers.
    We usually hold these seminars in person at our institute. However, this seminar will be held online in order to prevent the spread of the novel Coronavirus.
    *Please refer to the following for details.

    Date and Time

    Thursday, December 10, 2020 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
    *A question-and-answer session of approximately 15 minutes is scheduled at the end of the presentation.

    Participation Fee

    Free

    Language

    Japanese presentation and material(s)

    Presenter

    Dr. Hiroshi Sakamoto, Research Associate Professor, AGI

    Topic

    「世界経済における格差の再検討」

    Abstract

    世界経済が成長する過程で生じる格差について再検討する。

    ここでは、各経済の1人当たりの実質GDPのデータを用いて、各年における相対所得を計算し、平均からの乖離を基に、5階層または7階層に分類する。

    そして、これらの時系列による階層変化を集計し、確率モデル(マルコフ連鎖)を推計、
    エルゴード収束分布を求める。

    結果、高所得分布に収束する地域として、アジア、ヨーロッパ、北米などが出てくるが、
    サブサハラ地域は、低所得分布に収束し、地域間で大きな違いがあることが判明した。

    To Participate

    Please send an E-mail to office@agi.or.jp with your name, affiliation and phone number clearly stated.
    (We will send you a Zoom link for participation via E-mail by Wednesday, December 9.)

    Deadline for Participation Request

    Your E-mail must be sent to us by the morning of Wednesday, December 9.

    Leaflet

    Staff Seminar on Thurs., Dec. 10 [in PDF Format]

    TO PARTICIPATE ONLINE (REQUESTS FROM AGI)

    You can either download the Zoom application in advance (1) or participate via a browser without downloading the Zoom application (2).
    Please choose one of the above two methods.
    *If you are using a Smartphone, please choose (1).

    (1) TO PARTICIPATE BY DOWNLOADING THE ZOOM APPLICATION
    ① Please download an online distribution application “Zoom” (free of charge) onto your computer or Smartphone.
    *Click Here for How to Download the Application

    You can download the application onto your computer by clicking the 【ダウンロード】 button.

    zoom_dl_image01

    You can also download the application from these pages.
    ・For iPhones and iPads
    » Download Zoom Application

    ・For Android phones
    » Download Zoom Application

    ② We will send you a Zoom link to the E-mail address provided in your participation request E-mail by the day before the seminar.

    ③ Please click and open the Zoom link between 3:45 pm and 4:00 pm on Thursday, December 10. ⇒ You will be asked to wait in a “Waiting Room.”

    ④ When it is time to start the seminar (4:00 pm), we will let all participants in at once.

    ⑤ A question-and-answer session is scheduled at around 4:45 pm. If you would like to ask any questions, please either “raise your hand” or unmute your microphone and start talking. *You can also ask questions by sending chat messages.

    (2) TO PARTICIPATE VIA A BROWSER WITHOUT DOWNLOADING THE ZOOM APPLICATION (ONLY FOR COMPUTERS)

    ① We will send you a Zoom link to the E-mail address provided in your participation request E-mail by the day before the seminar.

    ② Please click and open the Zoom link between 3:45 pm and 4:00 pm on Thursday, December 10.

    ③ Please click the 『ブラウザから参加』 at the bottom portion of your screen (if not displayed, please click the 『ここをクリック』). ⇒ You will be asked to wait in a “Waiting Room.”

    zoom_dl_image02

    ④ When it is time to start the seminar (4:00 pm), we will let all participants in at once.

    ⑤ A question-and-answer session is scheduled at around 4:45 pm. If you would like to ask any questions, please either “raise your hand” or unmute your microphone and start talking. *You can also ask questions by sending chat messages.

    【NOTE】

    ◇ Participants’ microphones will be turned on at the beginning. Please make sure to mute your microphone during the presentation. During a question-and-answer session scheduled at the end of the presentation, please unmute your microphone.
    ◇ If you would like to turn off your audio (microphone) and image (video), please click the microphone icon and video icon at the bottom left portion of your screen. The icons will be crossed by a red diagonal line.
    ◇ Depending on your computer or Wi-Fi signal strength, there could be a case where you will not be able to participate in the seminar or you will lose an internet connection in the middle of the seminar. However, we are unable to deal with those cases individually. Your understanding is greatly appreciated.

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The 5th AGI-Taiwan Joint Seminar

    This time, we are going to hold a joint seminar with two well-known professors from Taiwan: one from Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER); the other from National Chengchi University (NCCU). CIER and AGI have signed an academic exchange agreement in 2005. We look forward to your participation!

    Date and Time

    Tuesday, December 12, 2019

    Venue

    6th Fl. Meeting Room, Asian Growth Research Institute
    (6th Fl., Otemachi Bldg. “MOVE”, 11-4 Otemachi, Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu)

    Language

    English

    File [PDF]

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    第165回 (2013年7月24日、参加者51名)
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    第163回 (2013年4月23日、参加者67名)
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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
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    OPen Symposium
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    Panelists
    Prof., Osaka City University, Japan
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    Director, ItozuZoo, Japan
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