Comparative Institution and Political-Economy: Theoretical, Experimental and Empirical Analysis
December 22-23, 2006
Venue: Waseda University International Conference Center, 3rd Floor Conference Room
Friday, December 22
9:30-9:40 Opening Address Shiro Yabushita
Session 1
Moderator: Fumihiko Hiruma
9:40-10:20 Kenneth Chan ( City University of Hong Kong )
Experimental Trust Games: The Moral of the Story
10:20-11:00 Kazumi Shimizu (Waseda University)
Fairness and “Altruistic” Punishment : Who provides “altruistic” punishment and in which situation?
11:00-11:20 -Coffee Break-
Moderator: Hidetoshi Nakamura
11:20-12:00 Jochen Prantl (Waseda University, University of Oxford)
Understanding informal governance: theory and practice of institutional change
12:00-13:10 -Lunch-
Session 2
Moderator: Shinichi Hirota
13:10-13:50 Qi Liang (Nankai University)
Reassessment of the Finance-Growth Nexus in the Presence of Structural Breaks
13:50-14:30 Li Zeguang (Waseda University, Nankai University)
Financial constraints, firms' heterogeneity and investment Behavior
14:30-15:10 Chen Yufeng (Waseda University, Renmin University)
Investment Behavior of Central Government and Local Government as Bureaucratic Organizations
15:10-15:30 -Coffee Break-
Session 3
Moderator: Holger Meinhardt
15:30-16:10 Andrei V. Bazhanov (Far Eastern National University)
The Peak of Oil Extraction and Modified Maximin Principle
16:10-16:50 Atsuko Ueda (Waseda University)
Uncovering the Goodhart's Law: Theory and Evidence
16:50-17:30 Wei Huang (Waseda University)
Financial Intermediation, Liquidity Provision and Economic Growth

Saturday, December 23

Session 4
Moderator: Yasunori Ishii
9:30-10:10 Yong Wang (City University of Hong Kong)
Capital Income Taxation Revisited: The Role of Credit Market Frictions
10:10-10:50 Yasuhiro Arikawa (Waseda University)
The Adoption of Poison Pills and Managerial Entrenchment: Evidence from Japan
10:50-11:10 -Coffee Break-
Moderator: Yukiko Fukagawa
11:10-11:50 Hua Cao ( Nankai University )
Property Prices and Bank Lending in China
11:50-13:00 -Lunch-
Session 5
Moderator: Koichi Suga
13:00-13:40 Hong Liu (Waseda University, Johns Hopkins University SAIS)
Politics and Policy-Making Process of Privatization in Japan
13:40-14:20 Kohei Kamaga (Waseda University)
Non-dictatorial extensive social choice: a further observation
14:20-15:00 Kumi Suzuki-Loeffelholz (Waseda University)
Revisiting the Role of a Large Speculator in Currency Crises
15:00-15:20 -Coffee Break-
Session 6
Moderator: Masaru Kohno
15:20-16:00 Hartmut Mayer ( Waseda University, University of Oxford )
Responsible Europe
16:00-16:40 Yoichi Hizen (Hokkaido University) and Kazuharu Kiyono (Waseda University)
Strategic Election Campaign -- Single-Seat District System vs. Proportional-Representation System
16:40-16:50 Closing Address Kazuharu Kiyono
17:30- Reception
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