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November 17, 2022
Professor Masahiro Higo awarded Ouchi Prize
November 15, 2022
"A New Perspective on Global Warming Countermeasures: A Worldwide Carbon Price Target" by Professor Hitoshi Matsushima in Disucuss Japan
November 4, 2022
Job Openings (Title: Project Researcher, Deadline: December 2, 2022)
October 24, 2022
Article by Professor Kenichi Ueda in Nikkei Newspaper (arcticle in Japanese)
October 13, 2022
Job Openings (Title: Project Assistant Professor, Deadline: November 30, 2022)
September 30, 2022
"Is Zero a Special Price? Evidence from Child Healthcare" by Professor Toshiaki Iizuka and Professor Hitoshi Shigeoka has been published in American Economic Journal: Applied Economics.
September 26, 2022
Article by Professor Hitoshi Matsushima in Nikkei Newspaper (article in Japanese)
September 20, 2022
"Cash to spend: IPO wealth and house prices" by Professor Jiro Yoshida (The Pennsylvania State University, CREPE Guest Professor) has been published in Real Estate Economics (coauthored with Barney Hartman-Glaser and Mark Thibodeau).
September 20, 2022
"Yield Curve Control" by Professors Takahiro Hattori (Graduate School of Public Policy) and Jiro Yoshida (The Pennsylvania State University, CREPE Guest Professor) is forthcoming in International Journal of Central Banking.
September 20, 2022
"Estimating housing rent depreciation for inflation adjustments" by Professor Jiro Yoshida (The Pennsylvania State University, CREPE Guest Professor) has been published in Regional Science and Urban Economics, vol. 95, 2022 (coauthored with Luis A. Lopez).
September 8, 2022
"The impact of COVID-19 on Japanese firms: mobility and resilience via remote work" by Daiji Kawaguchi, Sagiri Kitao, and Manabu Nose (IMF) has been published in Invernational Tax and Public Finance
September 6, 2022
Publication information (book in Japanese by Professor Taisuke Nakata and Daisuke Fujii)
August 29, 2022
Article by Professor Masahiro Higo (coauthored with Professor Kiyohiko Nishimura) in Nikkei Newspaper (article in Japanese)
August 22, 2022
Interview article of Professor Tsutomu Watanabe in NIkkei Newspaper (article in Japanese)
August 10, 2022
"Displacement Effects of Public Libraries" by Kyogo Kanazawa (CREPE Guest Researcher) has been accepted by Journal of the Japanese and International Economies (coauthored with Kohei Kawaguchi)
August 9, 2022
Professor Michihiro Kandori has been elected as President of the Game Theory Society--the first Japanese economist elected as President of the Society
August 8, 2022
Article about the policy proposal by the research group of Professor Hitoshi Matsushima in Nikkei Veritas (article in Japanese)
July 28, 2022
Article by Professor Takeo Hoshi in Nikkei Newspaper (article in Japanese)
July 26, 2022
"Locally Robust Semiparametric Estimation" by Professor Hidehiko Ichimura (coauthored with Victor Chernozhukov, Juan Carlos Escanciano, Whitney K. Newey, and James M. Robins) has been published in Econometrica
July 12, 2022
Article by Professor Noriyuki Yanagawa in Nikkei Newspaper (article in Japanese)
July 8, 2022
Article by Professor Yasutora Watanabe in Nikkei Newspaper (article in Japanese)
July 4, 2022
Article by Professor Shintaro Yamaguchi in Nikkei Newspaper (article in Japanese)
June 28, 2022
Article by Professor Masahiro Higo in July 5 issue of Weekly Economicst (article in Japanese)
June 28, 2022
"Early childhood education and care: effects after half a century and their mechanisms" by Hikaru Kawarazaki (ex-CREPE trainee) has been published in Journal of Population Economics
This study of Japanese data from the 1960s to 1980s shows that enrolling in early childhood education and care (ECEC) has a positive, long-term impact on wage and income. Enrolling in ECEC appears to lead to further investments into human capital by increasing the likelihood of college completion. College completion increases wages, which, in turn, increases income. The effect is larger for women for their initial lower college completion rates and wages.
June 20, 2022
"Social capital building interventions and self-reported post-disaster recovery in Ofunato, Japan" by Professor Yasuyuki Sawada (coauthored with Juheon Lee, Daniel P. Aldrich, Emi Kiyota, Tanaka Yasuhiro) has been published online Scientific Reports
Using a survey of over 1000 residents of Ofunato, Japan after the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, this study demonstrates that the individuals who actively participated in "Ibasho house," a community center—created for and led by neighborhood elders— reported higher levels of family and neighborhood recovery than similar individuals who did not participate. Community‑based programs that strengthen social ties even among elderly residents can measurably improve their recoveries.
June 3, 2022
Article by Professor Daiji Kawaguchi in Nikkei Newspaper (article in Japanese)
May 23, 2022
Article by Professor Shintaro Yamaguchi in Nikkei Newspaper (article in Japanese)
May 19, 2022
"Irrigation Infrastructure and Trust: Evidence from Natural and Lab-in-the-Field Experiments in Rural Communities" by Professor Yasuyuki Sawada and Professor Masahiro Shoji (coauthored with Keitaro Aoyagi)has been published in World Development
May 9, 2022
"Democratic institutions and social capital: Experimental evidence on school-based management from a developing country" by Professor Yasuyuki Sawada and Professor Drew Griffen (coauthored with Takeshi Aida, Eiji Kozuka, Haruko Noguchi, and Yasuyuki Todo)has been published in Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization
April 29, 2022
Article by Professor Yasutora Watanabe in Nikkei Newspaper (Article in Japanese)
April 28, 2022
CREPE research member Professor Yuji Genda awarded a 2022 Medal with Purple Ribbon
April 27, 2022
"COVID-19 Vaccination Mandates and Vaccine Uptake" by Professor Hitoshi Shigeoka (coauthored with Alexander Karaivanov, Dongwoo Kim, and Shih En Lu) has been accepted by Nature Human Behaviour
We evaluate the impact of government-mandated proof of vaccination requirements for access to public venues and non-essential businesses on COVID-19 vaccine uptake. We find that the announcement of a mandate is associated with a rapid and significant surge in new vaccinations (more than 60% increase in weekly first doses), using the variation in the timing of these measures across Canadian provinces in a difference-in-differences approach. Time-series analysis for each province and for France, Italy, and Germany corroborates this finding. Counterfactual simulations using our estimates suggest the following cumulative gains in the vaccination rate among the eligible population (age 12 and over) as of October 31, 2021: up to 5 percentage points (p.p.) for Canadian provinces, adding up to 979,000 first doses in total for Canada (5 to 13 weeks after the provincial mandate announcements), 8 p.p. for France (16 weeks post-announcement), 12 p.p. for Italy (14 weeks post-announcement) and 4.7 p.p. for Germany (11 weeks post-announcement). This paper is widely covered by government agencies such as CDC, and numerous media such as The Economist
April 18, 2022
Article by Professor Shintaro Yamaguchi in Nikkei Newspaper (Article in Japanese)
April 16, 2022
Professor Yasuyuki Sawada participates in a panel discussion as a panelist, at a symposium held in Kobe University (information in Japanese)
April 1, 2022
Professor Yasuyuki Sawada appointed the director of CREPE
March 15, 2022
Article by Professor Noriyuki Yanagawa in Nikkei Newspaper (article in Japanese)
March 10, 2022
Interview article of Professor Yasuyuki Sawada in Sankei Newspaper (article in Japanese)
February 21, 2022
Article by Professor Shintaro Yamaguchi in Nikkei Newspaper (article in Japanese)
February 18, 2022
Article by Professor Yasutora Watanabe in Nikkei Newspaper (article in Japanese)
February 16, 2022
Interview article by Professor Noriyuki Yanagawa in Nikkei Newspaper (article in Japanese)
February 14, 2022
Takeo Hoshi, Daiji Kawaguchi, Kenichi Ueda, "Zombies, again? The COVID-19 business support programs in Japan" has been published in Journal of Banking and Finance.
February 8, 2022
"Housing Rents and Inflation Rates" by Professor Jiro Yoshida (The Pennsylvania State University, CREPE Guest Professor) is forthcoming in Journal of Money, Credit and Banking (coauthored with Brent Ambrose and Edward Coulson).
February 7, 2022
Article by Professor Tsutomu Watanabe in Nikkei Newspaper (article in Japanese)
January 11, 2022
Article by Professor Tsutomu Watanabe in Nikkei Newspaper Electronic Edition (article in Japanese)
January 10, 2022
Article by Professor Shintaro Yamaguchi in Nikkei Newspaper (article in Japanese)

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