IER NEWSLETTER Vol. 10 (2016/10/5) 

We are publishing to our related researchers this newsletter for the purpose of providing regular notice of the activities of the Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University. While we have provided information through the Institute’s website, we now decide to publish this newsletter as a means of communicating information actively in order to provide more timely notice of the Institute’s activities, so that readers can participate in our activities and have more accurate understandings of their content.



1. Column: JINNAI, Ryo (Associate Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University)
"My first visit to Hitotsubashi University"
2. Visitors
3. Seminar Schedule
4. New Publications

     1. Column     


(Associate Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University)


My first visit to Hitotsubashi University
I arrived at the Institute of Economic Research in July 2015 as an Associate Professor. My first visit to Hitotsubashi University was summer in 2004 when I was a graduate student of Princeton University. It was to attend Nobu Kiyotaki’s lecture, who was a Professor of London School of Economics at the time. He moved to Princeton in two years and became my main thesis advisor. The seminar room in the third floor of the IER building is a special place for me where I first met Nobu who has been my role model since then.
My main research interest is in macroeconomics, broadly defined. More specifically, I am interested in factors affecting productivities (both micro and macro), endogenous growth theory, business cycle theory, incomplete financial markets, and monetary policies. Compared to my colleagues, my previous research was perhaps more theoretical. But I am hoping to broaden my research toward an empirical direction. For that, I would like to learn from my colleagues and am hoping to collaborate with them in the future. I am very much excited for that.

     2. Visitors     


[Visiting and Adjunct Faculties]
Katsuo Kogure (Osaka University) 2016/4/2-2017/3/21
Tatsuyoshi Saijo (Kochi University of Technology) 2016/4/2-2017/3/21
[Foreign Visiting Faculties]
Yuan Tangjun (Fudan University) 2016/7/22-2016/10/21
Olga Kupets (National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy) 2016/7/15-2016/10/14
[Visiting Scholars]
Yoshifumi Konishi (Sophia University) 2016/9/1-2017/8/31
Markus Heckel (Goethe University Frankfurt) 2016/9/1-2016/10/5
Akihito Katsuo (Tamagawa University) 2016/4/1-2017/3/20
Ivan Deseatnicov (JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers) 2015/4/13-2017/4/12
Pei-Hsin Lin (JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers) 2014/11/4-2016/11/3

     3. Seminar Schedule     


Oct 5, 2016, 16:30-
Makoto Hasegawa (GRIPS)
Oct 6, 2016, 17:00-
Hideyuki Takamizawa (Hitotsubashi University)
Oct 11, 2016, 16:30-
Hikmet Gunay (Hitotsubashi University, University of Manitoba)
Oct 18, 2016, 16:30-
Michael A. Cusumano (VP & Dean/Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Tokyo University of Science/Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management)
Oct 26, 2016, 16:30-
Yusuke Kasuya (Hitotsubashi University)
Oct 27, 2016, 16:30-
Dai Zusai (Temple University)
Nov 22, 2016, 09:30-
1. Todd Sarver (Duke University) [9:30-10:30]
2. Daisuke Nakajima (Otaru University of Commerce) [10:30-11:30]
3. Philipp Sadowski (Duke University) [12:00-13:00]
4. David Ahn (UC Berkeley) [14:30-15:30]
5. Asen Kochov (University of Rochester) [15:30-16:30]
6. David Dillenberger (University of Pennsylvania)[17:00-18:00]
Dec 10-11, 2016
Dec 13, 2016, 16:30-
Zheng Song (Michael) (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Jan 12, 2017, 16:30-
Chengsi Wang (University of Mannheim)
Jan 19, 2017, 16:30-
Georgy Artemov (The University of Melborne)
Feb 2, 2017, 16:30-
Jeong-Yoo Kim (Kyung Hee University)

     4. New Publications      

HIT-REFINED Working Paper Series
Takeshi Mizuta, Chihiro Shimizu, Iichiro Uesugi
HIT-REFINED Working Paper Series
Tokuo Iwaisako, Arito Ono, Amane Saito, Hidenobu Tokuda
CEI Working Paper Series
Ichiro Iwasaki
IER Discussion Paper Series