The NBER in collaboration with the Center for Advanced Research in Finance, the Center on Japanese Economy and Business, and the Australia-Japan Research Centre held a meeting on the Japanese economy in Tokyo, Japan on July 30-31. Shiro Armstrong, Australian National University; Charles Horioka, Osaka University and NBER; Takeo Hoshi, Stanford University and NBER; Tsutomu Watanabe, University of Tokyo; and David Weinstein, Columbia University and NBER, organized the meeting. These papers were discussed:
Sebastian Heise, Yale University; Justin R. Pierce, Federal Reserve Board; Georg Schaur, University of Tennessee; and Peter K. Schott, Yale University and NBER, " 'American' vs 'Japanese' Procurement: Theory and Evidence from Transaction-Level Trade Data"
Yukiko Asai, University of Tokyo; Ryo Kambayashi, Hitotsubashi University; and Takao Kato, Colgate University, "Careers of Married Women and the Nature of Husbands' Work: Evidence from Japan"
Nobuko Nagase, Ochanomizu University, "The Effect of Family-Friendly Regulation on Fertility: Evidence from Japan Using Natural Experiments"
Christina Atanasova, Simon Fraser University, and Jess Diamond, Hitotsubashi University, "Japan's Diversification Discount"
William N. Goetzmann, Yale University and NBER; Yasushi Hamao, University of Southern California; and Hidenori Takahashi, Kobe University, "Selective Disclosure: The Case of Nikkei Preview Articles"
Koichiro Ito, University of Chicago and NBER, and James M. Sallee, University of California, Berkeley, and NBER, "The Economics of Attribute-Based Regulation: Theory and Evidence from Fuel-Economy Standards" (NBER Working Paper No. 20500)
Chie Hanaoka, Kyoto Sangyo University; Hitoshi Shigeoka, Simon Fraser University and NBER; and Yasutora Watanabe, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, "Do Risk Preferences Change? Evidence from Panel Data before and after the Great East Japan Earthquake" (NBER Working Paper No. 21400)
Arito Ono, Chuo University; Daisuke Miyakawa and Iichiro Uesugi, Hitotsubashi University; Kaoru Hosono, Gakushuin University; Hirofumi Uchida, Kobe University; and Taisuke Uchino, Daito Bunka University, "Transaction Partners and Firm Relocation Choice: Evidence from the Tohoku Earthquake"