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June 20, 2022
"Social capital building interventions and self-reported post-disaster recovery in Ofunato, Japan" by Professor Yasuyuki Sawada (coauthered with Juheon Lee1, Daniel P. Aldrich, Emi Kiyota, Tanaka Yasuhiro) has been published online Scientific Reports
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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