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IERニューズレター Vol. 12 (2017/2/28) 

一橋大学経済研究所では、私たちの活動を定期的にお知らせする目的で、関連研究者の皆様にニューズレターを配信しています。これまでも、経済研究所のホームページなどでは、情報発信をしてきたつもりですが、こちらから積極的に発信することで、よりタイムリーに本研究所の活動をお知らせし、皆さんに私たちの活動に参加していただき、活動内容を的確にご理解いただければと思っております。

 

     目次     

 
1. コラム:ポール ソーミック PAUL, Saumik(一橋大学経済研究所准教授)
"Nihongo Chotto, Sumimasen!"
2. 教員情報
3. 研究会のお知らせ
4. 新着刊行物
 
 

     1. コラム     

 

(一橋大学経済研究所 准教授/比較経済・世界経済研究部門)
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image001.jpg Nihongo Chotto, Sumimasen! image002.jpg
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Back in 2011 when for the first time I set foot in the land of the rising sun, a former colleague of mine at Osaka University (my first place of work in Japan) taught me three magic words “Nihongo chotto sumimasen”, which literally means “limited Japanese, please excuse me”. I was advised to make frequent use of it while in Japan. I left Japan in 2013 and after a brief stint in Malaysia, made a “U” turn. My second innings in Japan started in April 2016 with my employment at the Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi U. After five years, my Japanese proficiency is still best described by these three words. No wonder - I took my colleague’s advice seriously! 
 
I will write about a few things that I like in and around the Hitotsubashi University campus located in the beautiful city of Kunitachi. These are small things that we all enjoy. I took some photos (left and top) of the painted pavement tiles that are placed between the Kunitachi railway station and Hitotsubashi University campus. I guess they represent the history of Kunitachi. These are hard to miss if you are out for a short walk or trying to find a place to grab something to eat. By the way, if you are a foodie then Kunitachi offers a variety of choices from authentic Japanese food, a wide range of international cuisines, boutique coffee shops to delicious bakeries. Indulge and pamper yourself, as I often do! 
(The Anpanman photo (top left) was taken by Sayuri, my 4-year old daughter).


If you are reading this blog, then it is likely that you have been to the beautiful campus of Hitotsubashi. In autumn the riot of colors turns the whole campus into a collection of magnificent landscapes. It also attracts many local visitors all year round. I see them often with an easel, paint and brush or a camera, trying to fulfill their creative pursuits. I find it a very special attribute of Hitotsubashi U, playing an inimitable role at the crossroad of education and culture.  

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I love snow and this winter for some reasons Tokyo has not received much of it. But on November 24, 2016 the news headilnes were all about “Tokyo sees first November snow in 54 years!” I was delighted, grabbed my camera and headed to my office. It was a rare opportunity to capture the mix of snow and falling leaves. 
 

I remember that I roamed around the campus for almost 2 hours trying to capture as many sights possible.  image006.jpg
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Cherry Blossom in April is a world famous image of Japan. Around this time of the year, many visitors flock to Kunitachi city to enjoy it. The main street of Kunitachi city with blossomed cherry trees on both sides (right picture) illuminates an iconic symbol of Japan. A true feast for the eyes, and the rendition of classical music from public loud speakers (organized by the Kunitachi city council) soothes your ears as you pass by them. Please come and experience it if you have not yet! 
 
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image009.jpg I sometimes take idle strolls around the campus. Make unintended stops near the muddy little pond filled with turtles (behind the students cafeteria, west campus), in front of the vending machines pondering over the evening snack choices or just sit quietly near the fountain area in front of the clock-tower library building (west campus).
 

Another thing that can’t go unnoticed is the vibrant campus life. One can take the pulse of Hitotsubashi university through myriad student activities - sports, cultural performances and scholarly pursuits, among others.  
 
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For those interested in old architecture, Hitotsubashi campus has many things to offer. It boasts a campus filled with centuries-old historic buildings. Kanematsu auditorium (above) is arguably the legendary symbol of Hitotsubashi University. The clock-tower library building also bears the testimony of the rich architecture. 
 
image011.jpg Kunitachi city dresses up not only during cherry blossom but also on many other occasions. During Christmas, the big Christmas trees on both sides of the main road shape a person’s festive mood. Cultural day celebration on November 3 is another occasion when people of all ages join colorful parades, dress up in traditional Japanese outfits and celebrate with friends and family.  image012.jpg

It has been a memorable first year for me at Hitotsubashi University. I’m grateful to my wonderful colleagues at the IER for helping me strike a good balance between social and intellectual life. It is indeed a privilege to be a part of this vibrant research community and a prestigious university in Japan. I hope to continue in the same way in the years to come. If you want to know more about my research activities then please visit @
http://www.ier.hit-u.ac.jp/English/faculty/saumik.paul.html
 
image013.jpg Please feel free to stop by my office (A308, 3rd floor of the IER building) if you like to have a chat. Arigato gozaimasu! 
 
 
 
 

     2. 教員情報     

 

[特任教員/客員教員] 期間は変更の可能性があります。
小暮克夫(大阪大学)2016/4/2-2017/3/21
西條辰義(高知工科大学)2016/4/2-2017/3/21
 
[外国人客員研究員]
Prasada Rao (University of Queensland) 2017/2/27-2017/5/26
 
[一橋大学客員研究員, Short-term Visitor] 
期間は変更の可能性があります。
前回発行したニューズレター(昨年11月)以降の情報です。
Youngmin Park (Bank of Canada) 2017/4/17-2017/5/2
Klas-Göran Sahlen (Umeå University) 2017/3/25-2017/3/31
Mattia Fochesato (NYU Abu Dhabi) 2017/3/16-2017/3/30
Markus Heckel (Goethe-University) 2017/3/10-2017/4/11
Emanuela Ceva (University of Pavia) 2017/2/13-2017/3/3
Andrea Fracasso (University of Trento) 2017/2/13-2017/2/18
Chamna Yoon (Baruch College, CUNY) 2017/2/5-2017/2/8
Christopher Sims (Princeton University) 2017/1/29-2017/2/3
Alex Bryson (University College London) 2017/1/15-2017/1/21
Mark Koyama (George Mason University) 2016/12/12-2016/12/16
Tuan-Hwee Sng (National University of Singapore) 2016/12/12-2016/12/16
Pierre van der Eng (Australian National University) 2016/12/16-2017/1/10
Reneé McKibbin (Australian National University) 2016/11/26-2016/12/3
Warwick McKibbin (Australian National University) 2016/11/26-2016/12/3
Nobuaki Yamashita (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University) 2016/11/15-2017/2/9
勝尾彰仁(玉川大学)2016/4/1-2017/3/20
 
 

     3. 研究会のお知らせ(他部局で開催される研究会も含みます)     

 

2017/3/1(水)10:00~
阿部正浩(中央大学)・児玉直美(一橋大学)・齋藤隆志(明治学院大学)
 
2017/3/1(水)10:30~
Ilhyock Shim (Bank for International Settlements)・服部正純  Masazumi Hattori (経済研究所; IER)
 
2017/3/2(木)13:00~
慶田昌之 (立正大学経済学部)
柴田章久 (京都大学経済研究所)
小西邦彦 (京都大学経済研究所/日本学術振興会)
宇南山 卓 (一橋大学経済研究所)
 
2017/3/6(月)14:00~
1. 永野善子 (神奈川大学)[14:00~15:00]
2. 神門善久 (明治学院大学)[15:10~15:50]
 
Kyunghee Lee (School of Social Work, Michigan State University)
 
2017/3/7(火)16:30~
Brad Larsen (Stanford University)
 
2017/3/7(火)16:30~
Takumi Naito (Waseda University)
 
2017/3/10(金)10:30~
Saumik Paul (IER), Kyoji Fukao (IER)
 
2017/3/14(火)16:30~
Ali Hortacsu (University of Chicago)
 
2017/3/15(水)10:30~
 
2017/3/21(火)16:30~
成田祐輔 (エール大学) Yusuke Narita (Yale University)
 
2017/3/27(月)10:30~
Mattia Fochesato (NYU Abu Dhabi)
 
2017/3/28(火)16:30~
Klas-Goran Sahlen (Umea University)
 
2017/3/31(金) 10:30~
 
2017/4/5(水)16:30~
Masahiro Sugiyama (The University of Tokyo, Policy Alternatives Research Institute)
 
2017/4/18(火)17:10~
Robert Dekle (University of Southern California/Hitotsubashi University)
 
 

     4. 新着刊行物      

 

経済社会リスク研究機構 発行 
[2017/2/6]
外木暁幸, 外木好美
 
経済研究所編集、岩波書店発行 
[2017/1/25]
 
経済研究所 発行 
[2017/1/24]
Yutaka ARIMOTO, Masamitsu KURATA
 
ロシア研究センター 発行 
[2017/1/18]
Yasushi NAKAMURA
 
Masaaki KUBONIWA
 
Ichiro IWASAKI, Satoshi MIZOBATA, and Alexander A. Muravyev
 
不動産・マクロ経済研究センター(HIT-REFINED) 発行 
[2017/1/16]
Yoshihiro Tamai, Chihiro Shimizu, Kiyohiko G. Nishimura
 
不動産・マクロ経済研究センター(HIT-REFINED) 発行 
[2016/12/28]
清水千弘
 
経済研究所 発行 
[2016/12/28]
都留 康, 徳丸宜穂, 中島賢太郎, 福澤光啓
 
経済制度研究センター 発行 
[2016/12/13]
Takashi Kurosaki, Rasyad Parinduri, Saumik Paul
 
Saumik Paul
 
世代間問題研究機構 発行 
[2016/11/11]
高山憲之, 白石浩介