Research&Seminar

Growth strategy forum

Dec. 14: [Commemorative Presentation as the President of Japanese Economic Association] The 47th AGI Growth Strategy Forum on "What I Have Learned about the Behavior of Japanese Households during My Forty-Year Research Career (40年の研究者生活から日本の家計行動について何を学んだか?)" (online) [finished]

    We invite distinguished speakers to deliver lectures at our “AGI 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. (This forum will be held online and free of charge.)

    *Please refer to the following for details.

    Date and Time

    Thursday, December 14, 2023, from 2 PM to 3:30 PM
    *A Q&A session is scheduled after the presentation.

    Presenter

    Dr. Charles Yuji HORIOKA
    President, Japanese Economic Association; Distinguished Professor, AGI; and Project Professor, Kobe University

    Presentation Title

    Commemorative Presentation as the President of Japanese Economic Association
    “What I Have Learned about the Behavior of Japanese Households during My Forty-Year Research Career”
    (Original Japanese title: 40年の研究者生活から日本の家計行動について何を学んだか?)

    Abstract

    In this talk, I will discuss what I have learned during my 40-year

    research career about whether the consumption and saving behavior of Japanese households differs from that of households in other countries and, in particular, about whether or not Japanese households are more or less rational, more or less selfish, more or less altruistic, more or less forward-looking, and more or less myopic than households in other countries.

    ◆ Hosted by Asian Growth Research Institute (AGI)
    ◆ Jointly Hosted by the City of Kitakyushu, and the Kitakyushu Chamber of Commerce and Industry
    ◆ Sponsored by the Industry Club of West Japan

    Language

    Japanese

    Presenter Biography

    Born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, in 1956
    B.A. in Economics, Ph.D. in Business Economics from Harvard University
    Project Professor, Kobe University; Distinguished Professor, Asian Growth Research Institute; Invited Professor and Professor Emeritus, Osaka University; President, Japanese Economic Association; and President-elect, International Association for Research in Income and Wealth

    Register to Participate

    1. Register Electronically
      https://forms.gle/jkRFsJr3ZDTpjv957
    2. Register via E-mail
      Please email us at office@agi.or.jp with your name, phone number and affiliation.

    Registration Deadline

    Tuesday, December 12

    Leaflet

    AGI Growth Strategy Forum on Thursday, December 14[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.

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

    ・For Android phones
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    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 15 minutes before the start time and the actual start time on the seminar day. ⇒ You will be asked to wait in our “Waiting Room.”

    ④ When it is time to start the seminar, 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 15 minutes before the start time and the actual start time on the seminar day.

    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 our “Waiting Room.”

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    ④ When it is time to start the seminar, 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 these cases individually. Your understanding is greatly appreciated.

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AGI Seminars

[Video Archive] Recording of our AGI Seminar "The End of Miracle? China’s Economic Growth Pattern" is now available on YouTube

    A video archive of our AGI Seminar held online on Friday, February 2, 2024 is now available on YouTube.
    Click the link below to watch the full video:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZKUzhFzvQ4

    Theme: The End of Miracle? China’s Economic Growth Pattern

    Abstract: Despite her recent “unprecedentedly” high and sustained economic growth, China has been long expected to suffer from sudden growth slowdown soon and eventually. We examine her growth pattern as income catching-up processes in developing economies such as those in East Asia, analyzing it in the conventional framework of economic growth based on an internationally comparable macroeconomic database. We find that her growth pattern is not exceptional in any sense, but very parallel with forerunners in East Asia, and that her growth is still in an early stage, so that her catch-up could be likely sustained without significant growth slowdown.

    Language: English presentation and material

    Presenter: Dr. Akira Kohsaka, Professor Emeritus, Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP), Osaka University 

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Staff Workshop

Mar. 19: Staff Seminar “Japan and the Classical Gold Standard, 1897-1914: Did She Follow the Rules of the Game?” (online)

    We regularly hold Staff Seminars for research presentations and information exchanges among AGI Researchers.

    *This seminar will be online and free of charge.

    *Please refer to the following for details.

    Date and Time

    Tuesday, March 19, 2024 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
    *A question-and-answer session is scheduled at the end of the presentation.

    Presenter

    Dr. Shinji TAKAGI, Distinguished Professor, AGI

    Title

    Japan and the Classical Gold Standard, 1897-1914: Did She Follow the Rules of the Game?

    Abstract

    This paper explores Japanese monetary policy under the classical gold standard (1897–1914), especially the question of whether the Bank of Japan followed the rules of the game. After reviewing the distinguishing features of Japan’s gold standard, the paper shows that the Bank of Japan initially used fiduciary issues to offset movements in monetary gold so as to keep the supply of currency relatively stable but, from around 1909, it mostly used fiduciary issues to accommodate changes in the public’s demand for currency. The Bank of Japan, moreover, tended to raise (cut) the discount rate when monetary gold was decreasing (increasing), although the negative relationship between the two may have weakened somewhat after around 1911. We conclude that, during most of the period of the classical gold standard, Japan followed the rules of the game, challenging the conventional view on the working of the classical gold standard.

    Language

    English presentation and material(s)

    To Participate

    1. Online Registration
    https://forms.gle/KvL1qrcfq68skyAu9

    2. E-mail Registration
    Please send us an e-mail at 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 the day before the seminar.

    Registration Deadline

    Monday, March 18 at 12:00 pm

    Leaflet

    Staff Seminar on March 19 [in PDF format]

    How to Participate Online

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Other Seminars

The 9th AGI-Taiwan Joint Seminar was held at National Chengchi University (NCCU), Taiwan on January 25, 2024

    We have been holding joint seminars with universities and research institutions in Taiwan every year since FY 2015.

    We held our 9th joint seminar this fiscal year with the Global Taiwanese Business Operation Research Center (GTBO) of National Chengchi University (NCCU) in Taiwan and Association for China Economic Studies (ACES). Presentations and discussions were given by participants on the theme of the seminar “Recent Trend of Consumption, Saving and Fertility in Taiwan and Japan.”

    The 9th AGI-Taiwan Joint Seminar

    ○Date: Thursday, January 25, 2024

    ○Venue: National Chengchi University, Taiwan

    ○Theme: Recent Trend of Consumption, Saving and Fertility in Taiwan and Japan

    Program

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      DAI, Erbiao, President and Professor, AGI
      HUANG, Chin-Tang, Assistant Professor, NCCU

    Session 1 (14:20-15:20)   Organizer: DAI, Erbiao, President and Professor, AGI

      “Japan household consumption in response to climate change”

      KO, Yi-Chun, Assistant Professor, AGI

      “How Climate Change Affects Household Electricity Consumption in Taiwan”

      PAN, Jiun-Nan, Deputy Secretary-General, ACES and Assocaite Professor, Yuan Ze University (YZU)

    Session 2 (15:40-16:40)   Organizer: HUANG, Chin-Tang, Assistant Professor, NCCU

      “Regional Disparities of TFR in Japan and the Underlying Factors”

      DAI, Erbiao, President and Professor, AGI

      “The Influence of Employees in Public Sector on Saving Rate in Taiwan”

      SHE, Po-Wen, ACES and National Sun Yat-sen University (NSYSU)

      HUANG, Jr-Tsung, Secretary-General, ACES and Distinguished Professor, NCCU

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    ・事例報告
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    ・基調講演
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    ・研究報告会
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    3 蔚山型生態都市の成果とその評価
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    黄 義王玉

    第165回 (2013年7月24日、参加者51名)
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    第164回 (2013年6月3日、参加者75名)
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    城戸 宏史

    第163回 (2013年4月23日、参加者67名)
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    Date:November 19-21, 2007
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    Director, COMEDIA, UK
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    Panelists
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    Director, ItozuZoo, Japan
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    Director, COMEDIA, UK
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    Moderator
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