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IER NEWSLETTER Vol. 7 (2016/5/26) 

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: HATTORI, Masazumi (Professor, Industry-University-Government Collaboration / Research
Division of Frontier Sciences in Economics, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University)
2. Visitors
3. Seminar Schedule
4. New Publications

     1. Column     

HATTORI, Masazumi
Professor, Industry-University-Government Collaboration / Research Division of Frontier Sciences in Economics, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University

I began my current position in August of last year, on loan from the Bank of Japan. My research area is "financial economics": I think my definition of the field may be a bit broader than it is usually understood, and I am interested in various topics related to financial stability and monetary policy.

Until immediately before I arrived at this position, I worked for the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) for more than three years. For my first two years with the BIS, I worked at the BIS head office in Basel, Switzerland, where I was responsible for research on global financial markets, as well as preparing materials for and compiling records of meetings of representatives of central banks from around the world. After that, I transferred to the Representative Office for Asia and the Pacific in Hong Kong, where in addition to continuing to research global financial markets I also worked on activities including studies on financial economy and monetary policy in Japan.
While I had experience with a wide range of jobs at the Bank of Japan, my career there has been centered on research on domestic and international financial systems and academic research at its research institute. In addition to earning a doctoral degree from the University of Oxford, I also worked as a visiting research fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science after joining the Bank of Japan.
I am working on a number of research topics. As examples, I am studying a somewhat wide range of topics from ones related to central-bank communication and changes in the characteristics of the private sector's inflation forecasts in Japan to one concerning spillover of risk premiums on volatility of equity prices across countries. In my upcoming lecture course, after an introduction to financial economics, I plan to address a number of topics related to financial stability, including financial regulation, financial systems, and global financial risk.
I look forward to intellectual interaction with those both on and off campus during my term at this university. 

     2. Visitors     


[Visiting and Adjunct Faculties]
Mitsukuni Nishida (The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School) 2016/6/15-2016/8/14
Shin Kanaya (Aarhus University & CREATES) 2016/5/19-2016/8/18
Shintaro Yamaguchi (McMaster University) 2016/4/20-2016/7/21
Katsuo Kogure (Osaka University) 2016/4/2-2017/3/21
Tatsuyoshi Saijo (Kochi University of Technology) 2016/4/2-2017/3/21
Satoshi Tanaka (University of Queensland) 2016/4/1-2016/6/30
[Foreign Visiting Faculties]
Robert Gal (Corvinus University of Budapest) 2016/4/11-2016/7/10
[Visiting Scholars]
Florian Hoffmann (University of British Columbia) 2016/7/3-2016/7/6
Nobuaki Yamashita (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University) 2016/6/21-2016/7/31
Makoto Watanabe (VU University Amsterdam) 2016/6/3-2016/6/11
Lata Gangadharan (Monash University) 2016/5/22-2016/6/12
Marjan Petreski (University American College Skopje) 2016/4/5-2016/6/3
Akihito Katsuo (Tamagawa University) 2016/4/1-2017/3/20
Hideki Kamiyama (Teikyo University) 2016/4/1-2016/9/30
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     


May 26, 2016, 17:00-
Finance Workshop
Joseph French (University of Northern Colorado)

May 27, 2016, 10:30-
Pushkar Maitra (Monash University)
May 27, 2016, 16:30-
Qu Feng (Nanyang Technological University)
Jun 1, 2016, 16:30-
Mototsugu Shintani (The University of Tokyo)
Jun 3, 2016, 10:30-
Kenmei Tsubota (IDE-JETRO/Visiting Fellow at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
Jun 3, 2016, 16:30-
Atsushi Inoue (Vanderbilt University)
Jun 7, 2016, 16:30-
Yuki Takahashi (Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Economics, State University of New York at Stony Brook)
Jun 7, 2016, 16:30-
Makoto Watanabe (VU University Amsterdam)
Jun 8, 2016, 16:30-
Youngjin Yoo (Professor, Temple University)
Jun 10, 2016, 10:30-
Lata Gangadharan (Monash University)
Jun 14, 2016, 16:30-
Michinao Okachi (The Australian National University)
Jun 16, 2016, 16:30-
Daniel Marszalec (University of Tokyo)
Jun 17, 2016, 10:30-
Akinori Kitsuki(University of Minnesota)
Jun 21, 2016, 16:30-
Kosuke Uetake (Yale School of Management)
Jun 23, 2016, 17:00-
Xin (Simba) Chang (University of Cambridge)
Jun 28, 2016, 16:30-
Shintaro Yamaguchi (McMaster University)
Jun 30, 2016, 16:30-
Takashi Kunimoto (Singapore Management University)
Jul 5, 2016, 16:30-
Toshihiko Mukoyama (University of Virginia)
Jul 7, 2016, 17:00-
Vikas Mehrotra (University of Alberta)
Jul 8, 2016, 10:30-
Masato Shizume (Waseda University)
Jul 14, 2016, 16:30-
Takashi Hayashi (University of Glasgow, Adam Smith Business School)
Jul 15, 2016, 10:30-
Izumi Shirai (Japan Business History Institute)
Jul 21, 2016, 16:30-
Fuhito Kojima (Stanford University)

     5. New Publications      

CEI Working Paper Series
[May 23, 2016]
Xinxin Ma and Shi Li
Xinxin Ma and Shi Li
CEI Working Paper Series
[May 23, 2016]
Kazuhiro Kumo
RCESR Discussion Paper Series
[May 16, 2016]
Ryo Kambayashi, Yuko Ueno
CIS Discussion Paper Series
[May 2, 2016]
Takashi Oshio, Emiko Usui, Satoshi Shimizutani