Academic journal article NBER Reporter

Japan Project Meets

Academic journal article NBER Reporter

Japan Project Meets

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The NBER together with the Center on the Japanese Economy and Business, he Center for Advanced Research in Finance, and the Australia-Japan Research Centre held a project meeting on the Japanese economy in Tokyo on June 24 and 25, 2011. he organizers were: Jennifer Corbett, Australia-Japan Research Centre; Charles Horioka, NBER and Osaka University; Anil K Kashyap, NBER and the Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago; Kazuo Ueda, University of Tokyo; and David Weinstein, NBER and Columbia University. he following papers were discussed:

* Robert Dekle, University of Southern California; Hyeok Jeong, GRIPS; and Nobuhiro Kiyotaki, Princeton University and NBER, "Dynamics of Trade and Heterogeneity in General Equilibrium"

* Gauti Eggertsson, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and Paul R. Krugman, Princeton University and NBER, "Debt, Deleveraging, and the Liquidity Trap"

* Ayako Kondo, Osaka University, and Hitoshi Shigeoka, Columbia University, "Effects of Universal Health Insurance on Health Care Utilization and Health Outcomes: Evidence from Japan"

* Melvin Stephens Jr., University of Michigan and NBER, and Takashi Unayama, Kobe University, "The Consumption Response to Seasonal Income: Evidence from Japanese Public Pension Benefits" (NBER Working Paper No. …

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