IER NEWSLETTER Vol. 5 (2016/3/16) 


1. Column: MIMURA, Kunio (Institute of Economic Research)
2. Visitors
3. Seminar Schedule
4. New Publications

    1. Column     

Assistant Professor
Industry-University-Government Collaboration/Research Division of Frontier Sciences in Economics / Center for Intergenerational Studies

On August 1, 2015, I began conducting empirical research at Hitotsubashi University’s Institute of Economic Research. Prior to that, as an administrator at the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW), I participated in the planning and writing of the Annual Health, Labour and Welfare Report and was involved in national and local government policies that aimed at supporting the independence of single-parent households, addressing low birth rates, providing for the raising of children, and tackling childhood poverty.
I am currently conducting two types of research; the first concerns child-rearing and education. As a co-researcher at the National Center for Child Health and Development, I am conducting empirical research on action determinants in child-rearing and education in children’s early childhood and school age. This research identifies their influence on children’s growth by using questionnaire data from the “Longitudinal Survey of Newborns in the 21st Century,” a panel survey conducted by MHLW.
My second area of research concerns employment of the elderly. I am participating in a study group investigating employment of the elderly for the Japan Institute for Labour Policy and Training (JILPT). I am also conducting empirical research on the effects of health status and nursing care burdens on the employment of those aged over 60 by using questionnaire data from the “Survey on Employment and Lives of the Over-60s,” conducted by JILPT.
The first seven months have passed too quickly; time seems to have flown. I do hope you will continue to guide and encourage me in the future.

     2. Visitors     


[Visiting and Adjunct Faculties]
Konosuke Odaka (Hitotsubashi University, Professor Emeritus)  From 2015/12/1 to 2016/3/31
Osamu Saito (Hitotsubashi University, Professor Emeritus) 2015/12/1 to 2016/3/31
Reiko Aoki (Kyushu University) 2015/4/2-2016/3/31
Kazuko Kano (Musashino University) 2015/4/2-2016/3/18
Stacey H. Chen (Academia Sinica) 2015/4/2-2016/3/18
[Visiting Scholars]
Ingrid Robeyns (Utrecht University) 2016/3/16-2016/3/23
Enrica Chiappero Martinetti (University of Pavia) 2016/3/5-2016/3/17
Markus Heckel (Gooethe University Frankfurt) 2016/2/21-2016/3/21
Katsuo Kogure (Osaka University) 2015/10/1-2016/3/31

     4. Seminar Schedule     


Mar 16, 2016, 12:15-
Dumisani Magadlela (Programme Manager, Pan African Capacity Building Programme, Development Bank of Southern Africa)
Mar 16, 2016, 16:30-
Prashant Bharadwaj (University of California, San Diego)
Mar 17, 2016, 10:30-
Ingrid Robeyns (Utrecht University)
Mar 22, 2016, 16:30-
Valerie Smeets (Aarhus University)
Mar 24, 2016, 16:30-
Seonghoon Kim (Singapore Management University)
Mar 29, 2016, 16:00-
Minquan Liu (Peking University)
Apr 13, 2016, 16:30-
Michael G Jacobides (Sir Donald Gordon Chair of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Associate Professor, Strategy & Entrepreneurship Department, London Business School)
Apr 14, 2016, 16:30-
Shmuel Nitzan (Bar-Ilan University)
Apr 19, 2016, 16:30-
Davin Chor (National University of Singapore)
May 17, 2016, 16:30-
Sagiri Kitao (Keio University)

     5. New Publications      


HIT-REFINED Working Paper Series
[Mar 16, 2016]
Makoto Hazama, Kaoru Hosono, Iichiro Uesugi
HIT-REFINED Working Paper Series  
[Mar 15, 2016]
Daisuke Miyakawa,Kaoru Hosono,Taisuke Uchino,Arito Ono,Hirofumi Uchida,Iichiro Uesugi
Daisuke Miyakawa, Chihiro Shimizu, Iichiro Uesugi
HIT-REFINED Working Paper Series  
[Mar 14, 2016]
Jiro Yoshida
Yoshifumi Tahira, Takayuki Mizuno
Hiroyasu INOUE, Kentaro NAKAJIMA, and Yukiko Umeno SAITO
Hiroyasu INOUE, Kentaro NAKAJIMA, and Yukiko Umeno SAITO
Ryo Itoh, Kentaro Nakajima
CEI Working Paper Series  
[Mar 11, 2016]
Shreekant Gupta, Partha Sen, Saumya Verma
RCESR Discussion Paper Series  
[Mar 7, 2016]
Naohito Abe, Yuko Ueno
HIT-REFINED Working Paper Series
[Mar 3, 2016]
Arito Ono, Kosuke Aoki, Shinichi Nishioka, Kohei Shintani, Yosuke Yasui