Announcement of the Waseda-Australia Conference on Political Economy

The CPPE (Center for Positive Political Economy) is pleased to announce that we are having a conference on political economy as a final event of our 5-year government-sponsored project, inviting speakers from abroad.


Date: March, 11th, 2019
Conference Room #1, 10th Floor, Building No.3, Waseda Campus, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
For those who want to participate and have not registered yet as of March 1st, email Hideki Konishi at h.konishi(at sign)

The invited speakers include:
Geoffrey Brennan (Australian Nationa University)

Chris Doucouliagos (Deakin University)

Paul Raschky (Monash University)

Madhav Aney (Singapore Management University)

Toshihiro Ihori (National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies)

Haishan Yuan (University of Queensland)

Program (LinkIconPDF)

9:55-10:00 Opening remarks: Hideki Konishi

10:00-11:00 Session 1
Chair: Haishan Yuan (Queensland)

  • Yasushi Asako (Waseda), Strategic Ambiguity with Probabilistic Voting (LinkIconPaper, LinkIconSlides)
  • Chris Doucouliagos (Deakin), Health Aid, Infant Mortality and Governance (LinkIconPaper, LinkIconSlides)

11:10-12:10 Keynote Speech
Chair: Akira Yokoyama (Chuo)

  • Geoffrey Brennan (ANU), The Public Choice: Past, Present, and Future

12:10-13:00 Lunch

13:00-14:00 Session 2
Chair: Madhav Aney (SMU)

  • Paul Raschky (Monash), Internet and Political Mobilization
  • Hun Chung (Waseda), A Formal Theory of Democratic Deliberation (LinkIconPaper)

14:10 - 15:10 Session 3
Chair: Junichiro Wada (YCU)

  • Haishan Yuan (Queensland), National Representation and Local Public Expenditure: A Natural Experiment from Japan (LinkIconPaper, LinkIconSlides)
  • Yuriko Takahashi (Waseda), Vote Buying and Anti-Poverty Spending in Mexico: A Matching Method with Panel Data

15:10-15:30 Coffee Break

15:30 - 16:30 Session 4
Chair: Shun Ibaragi (YCU)

  • Junichi Itaya (Hokkaido), Distributive justice and social conflict in an AK model (LinkIconPaper)
  • Toshihiro Ihori (GRIPS), Threat Misperceptions and the Role of NGOs (LinkIconPaper, LinkIconSlides)

16:40 -17:40 Session 5
Chair: Haruaki Hirota (Musashi)

  • Madhav Aney (SMU), Jobs for Justice(s): Corruption in the Supreme Court of India (LinkIconPaper)
  • Naomi Miyazato (Nihon), Distributive Impacts of Social Protection Systems in OECD Countries: Public-Private Mix and the Hidden Welfare States (LinkIconPaper, LinkIconSlides)

17:40-45 Closing remarks: Toshihiro Ihori

18:00- [email protected]

This conference is co-organized with Center for Fiscal and Monetary Policy(CFMP), Institute for Economic Studies, Keio University.