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Each research project in the Waseda Institute of Political Economy has a dedicated research committee. These committees include a chairperson, researchers belonging to the Faculty of Political Science and Economics or other faculties, special researchers from other universities or research institutions, and other cooperating researchers.

Information regarding research committees for each year is as follows. The research outcomes of each research project are given in the WINPEC archives, working papers, and reports of symposia on our website.

Research Project

General Research Project in AY2015 

Research Topic Head of Project
Economic Analysis of Non-Price Factors in Energy Saving Behaviors:
Fusion of the Structural and Experimental Approaches
Name of Research Project: Research Project on the Economics of Energy Saving
Period: April 1, 2015 – March 31, 2016 (new)
Toshi H. Arimura
Research on Modern Political Philosophy – A Rethinking of Democracy
Name of Research Project : Research Project on Modern Political Ideas
Period: April 1, 2013 – March 31, 2016 (3rd year)
Syozo Iijima
Analysis of the Present State of Affairs and Issues Related to Young and Female Economic Researchers in Japan
Name of Research Project: Research Project on Women and Economics
Period: April 1, 2013 – March 31, 2016 (3rd year)
Atsuko Ueda
The Possibility of Historical Reconciliation, Democratization and an Asian Community
Name of Research Project: Research Project on East Asian Politics and Thought
Period: April 1, 2013 – March 31, 2016 (3rd year)
Naoyuki Umemori
Japanese Economic Ideology – in Space and Time
Name of Research Project: Research Project on the History of Japanese Economic Thought
Period: April 1, 2013 – March 31, 2016 (3rd year)
Hiroshi Kawaguchi

Towards Building a Comprehensive Normative Theory on Publicness:Cooperation among Economics, Politics and Jurisprudence
Name of Research Project: Research Project on Normative Theory on Publicness
Period: April 1, 2013 – March 31, 2016 (3rd year)

Koichi Suga
Methodological Examination of Computer Assisted Self-Administered Interviewing (CASI) Polls and mini-publics(MP) Polls, and Introduction of Laboratory Work to Political Science and Economics
Name of Research Project: Research Project on the Methodologies of Polling and Laboratory Work
Period: April 1, 2013 – March 31, 2016 (3rd year)
Aiji Tanaka
The Role of Social and Economic Networks in Economic Growth and Development
Name of Research Project: Research Project on Social and Economic Networks
Period: April 1, 2015 – March 31, 2016 (new)
Reiko Tsuchiya
The Role of Social and Economic Networks in Economic Growth and Development
Name of Research Project: Research Project on Social and Economic Networks
Period: April 1, 2015 – March 31, 2016 (new)
Yasuyuki Todo
Theoretical Research concerning the Effects of Active Labor Market Policies on Long-Term Unemployment
Name of Research Project: Research Project on Labor Economics
Period: April 1, 2013 – March 31, 2016 (3rd year)
Yoshihiko Fukushima
Policies on EU Integration and Human Security
Name of Research Project: Research Project on the European Union (EU Integration)
Period: April 1, 2013 – March 31, 2016 (3rd year)
Koji Fukuda

Economic Theory and Experimental Analysis of Decision-Making
Multidimensional Analysis of Gain Recognition in Games
Name of Research Project: Research Project on Economic Theory and Experiments
Period: April 1, 2013 – March 31, 2016 (3rd year)

Yukihiko Funaki

Special Research Project in AY2015

Research Topic  Head of Project   
Frontiers of Political Economy: Political-Economic
Analysis of the Interdependence of Fiscal and Monetary Policies and Its Consequences
Name of Research Project: Research Project on Modern Political Economy
Period: April 1, 2013 – March 31, 2016 (3rd year)
Hideki Konishi
Sociolinguistic Analysis of the Global Dissemination of Information
Name of Research Project: Research Project on “Japan’s Overseas Dissemination of Information”
Period: April 1, 2013 – March 31, 2016 (3rd year)
Kazuko Sunaoka

Research Project in AY2015 (Young Researchers Support Projects)

Research Topic  Head of Project   

Trend Survey on the Fact-Finding Approach and Normative Approach in Contemporary Economics:
Trends in Frontier Research and Methodological Fact-Finding in Contemporary Economics
Name of Research Project: Research Project on Contemporary Economics
Period: April 1, 2014 – March 31, 2016 (2nd year)

Koichi Suga

Research Project with Outside Funding in AY2015

Research Topic Head of Project
Promotion of Green Purchasing through the Development of Methods and Databases for Product Environmental Footprint and Their Implementation
Name of Research Project: Research Project on the Promotion of Green Purchasing
(Continued from AY2014)
Yasushi Kondo
Survey Research on Measuring the Effects of Overseas Dispatch and Overseas Training of Japanese Citizens
Name of Research Project: Research Project on Training and Assessment of Global Human Resources
(Continued from AY2014)
Mitsuhide Shiraki
Investigation into an alternative process for agenda building in science & technology issues
Name of Research Project: Research Project on Science Journalism
(Operating since AY 2014)
Mikihito Tanaka

Growth, Crisis, Democracy:
The Political Economy of Social Coalitions and Policy Regime Change
Name of Research Project: Research Project on “Growth, Crisis and Democracy”
(Continued from AY2013)

Hideko Magara
Economic analysis of measures to promote renewable energy in consideration of the wellbeing of local communities
Case study of offshore wind power generation in Yasuoka, Shimonoseki City
Name of Research Project: Renewable Energy Research Project
(New)
Toshi H. Arimura
Reforms of Judicial Fundamentals through Disclosure and Participation
Name of Research Project: Research Project on Judicial Systems
(New)
Eiji Sasada

 

Tokyo Center for Economic Research (TCER) Workshop

TCER  workshops in 2015 are held jointly with WINPEC at Waseda University.

No.29 Time and Date  February 25, 2016, 17:00~18:00
Venue Room 1213, Building No. 3, Waseda University
Presenter Daniel Martin Northwestern University (Kellogg School of Management) Assistant Professor
Theme Complex Disclosure
No.28 Time and Date January 29, 2016, 16:30~18:00
Venue Room 1213, Building No. 3, Waseda University
Presenter Shintaro Miura(Kanagawa University)
Theme Manipulated News Model: Electoral Competition and Mass Media
No.27 Time and Date January 22, 2016, 16:00~17:30
Venue Room 1213, Building No. 3, Waseda University
Presenter Takayuki Oishi(Aomori Public University)
Theme 仲介取引市場の経済分析
No.26 Time and Date January 19, 2016, 12:40~12:10
Venue Conference Room No. 1, 10th floor, Building No. 3, Waseda   University
Presenter Susumu Imai(University of Technology, Sydney)
Theme In-Utero Social Interaction of Twins
No.25 Time and Date Decemberr 21, 2015, 16:30~18:00
Venue Room 1213, Building No. 3, Waseda University
Presenter Takumi Kongo(Fukuoka University)
Theme Comparison of marginalism and egalitarianism under the equal effect of players’ nullification on the others: Axiomatizations of the equal surplus division and equal division values
No.24 Time and Date Decemberr 17, 2015, 18:10~19:40
Venue Room 1213, Building No. 3, Waseda University
Presenter Hidefumi Yokoo(Nstional Institute for Environmental Studies,Japan)
Theme “Altruism behind Recycling: A Substitute for an Environmenta Policy?”
No.23 Time and Date December15, 2015, 16:30~18:00
Venue  Anyone for Social Security Reform?
Presenter Parta Sen(Delhi School of Economics Professor)
Theme Anyone for Social Security Reform?
No.22 Time and Date December2 , 2015, 16:30~18:00
Venue Room 1213, Building No. 3, Waseda University
Presenter Yasusada Murata(Nihon University)
Theme New trade models, elusive welfare gains (joint with Kristian Behrens and Yoshitsugu Kanemoto)
No.21 Time and Date November 26, 2015, 18:00~20:00
Venue Room 1213, Building No. 3, Waseda University
Presenter Kanae Tokunaga(The University of Tokyo Ocean Alliance)
Theme “Institutional evolution in fisheries management:Scarcity and intensity of governance”
No.20 Time and Date November 24, 2015, 16:30~18:00
Venue Room 1213, Building No. 3, Waseda University
Presenter Yoshio Kamijo(Kochi University of Technology)
Theme Hearing the voice of future generations: A laboratory experiment of “Demeny voting”
No.19 Time and Date November 18, 2015, 16:30~18:00
Venue Conference Room No. 1, 10th floor, Building No. 3, Waseda   University
Presenter Yasuhiro Nakamoto(Kansai University)
Theme The Elasticity of Intertemporal Substitution and the Wealth Distribution in a Global Economy
No.18 Time and Date November 4,2015,16:30~18:00
Venue Conference Room No. 1, 10th floor, Building No. 3, Waseda   University
Presenter Tatsuro Iwaisako(Osaka University)
Theme Product cycles and growth cycles
No.17 Time and Date October 16, 2015, 17:00~19:00
Venue

Room 1213, Building No. 3, Waseda University

Presenter Ryo Takahashi(Waseda University)
Theme Impact of a coffee certification program on forest degradation in Ethiopia: Along with the research plan of social experiment using the vending machine in Japan
No.16 Time and Date October 9, 2015, 16:30~18:00
Venue Conference Room No. 1, 10th floor, Building No. 3, Waseda   University
Presenter Yuichi Furukawa(Chukyo University)
Theme Inflation,Unemployment and Economic Growth in a Schumpeterian Economy
No. 15 Time and Date September 8, 2015, 14:00 – 18:00
Venue Conference Room No. 1, 10th floor, Building No. 3, Waseda   University
 Presenter and Theme *14:05-14:55*
♦Amihai Glazer (UC Irvine)
♦Signaling, Network Externalities, and Subsidies
*15:00-15:50*
♦Rong Fu (Waseda University)
♦Does Marriage Make Us Healthier? Inter-country Comparative Evidence from China, Japan, and Korea.
*16:10-17:00*
♦Hikaru Ogawa (Nagoya University)
♦Occupational Choice in the Tax Competition Model (tentative)

*17:05-17:55*
♦Tomomi Miyazaki (Kobe University)
♦The Interaction between Public and Private Investment:Evidence from Japanese Prefectures

No.14 Time and Date

September 7, 2015, 17:30 – 18:30

Venue

Room 1213, Building No. 3, Waseda University

presenter Hideki Konishi(Waseda University)
Theme Unenforceable campaign promises and coordination in performance voting
 No. 13  Time and Date August 21,  2015,  12:00~13:00

Venue

Room 1213, Building No. 3, Waseda University

presenter

John P.Tang(Senior Australian National University)

Theme

The Engine and the Reaper:The Impact of Industrialization on Mortality in Early Modern Japan

No. 12

Time and Date

July 18, 2015, 14:00 – 17:30

Venue Room 406, Building No. 3, Waseda University

Presenter and Theme

*14:00 – 15:00*
♦ 高見典和(一橋大学経済研究所 専任講師)
♦「経済学史における経済学方法論の意義:講義と研究」
*15:50 – 16:20*
♦ 原谷直樹(群馬県立女子大学国際コミュニケーション学部 准教授)
♦「存在論はなぜ経済学方法論の問題になるのか」

*16:20 – 17:30*
♦ 長津十(ヘルシンキ大学TINT (Academy of Finland Center of Excellence in the Philosophy of the Social   Sciences) Postdoctoral Research Fellow)
♦「科学哲学の方法論:サーベイ実験とエスノグラフィーで経済学への理解が深まるか?」 “The methodology of philosophy of science in practice:   Can survey experiments and ethnography help us understand economics (and   economists)?”

No. 11

Time and Date

July 15, 2015, 17:00 – 18:30

Venue

Conference Room No. 3, 10th floor, Building No. 3, Waseda   University

Presenter

Susumu Imai(University of Technology, Sydney)

Theme

Identification and Estimation of Differentiated Products Models using   Market Size and Cost Data.

No. 10

Time and Date July 9, 2015, 16:00 – 17:30

Venue

Conference Room No. 3, 10th floor, Building No. 3, Waseda   University
Presenter Arief Anshory Yusuf (Senior lecturer, Department of Economics, Padjadjaran University)
Theme “Low-carbon Energy & Emission Scenarios, Development Trajectories,   and National Level Policy Actions in Indonesia”

No. 9

Time and Date

July 7, 2015, 17:00 – 18:00
Venue Room 1213, Building No. 3, Waseda University

Presenter

Nobuyuki Hanaki (Aix-Marseille University Professor)
Theme

Cognitive ability and mis-pricing: Does perceived heterogeneity matter?

No. 8

Time and Date July 7, 2015, 10:40 – 12:10
Venue Conference Room No. 3, 10th floor, Building No. 3, Waseda   University
Presenter Alexander F. Wagner (Associate Professor, University of Zurich)
Theme Immigration and voting for the extreme right

No. 7

Time and Date

June 29, 2015, 16:30 – 18:30

Venue

Conference Room No. 3, 10th floor, Building No. 3, Waseda   University

Presenter and Theme

 *16:30 – 17:30*
Yuki Takagi(Stanford University)
Local Gossip and Intergenerational Family Transfers: Comparative Political   Economy of Welfare Provision

*17:30 – 18:30*
Fuhito Kojima(Stanford University)
Matching Theory and Its Recent Applications to Market Design

No. 6

Time and Date

June 25, 2015, 18:15 – 19:15

Venue

Room 704, Building No. 3, Waseda University

Presenter

Subhasish Dugar (University of Calgary)

Theme

Fishy Behavior: The Nature and Extent of Dishonesty in the Marketplace

No. 5

Time and Date

June 16, 2015, 10:40 – 12:10

Venue

Conference Room No. 3, 10th floor, Building No. 3, Waseda   University

Presenter

Andrew Wait (The University of Sydney School of Economics, Associate Professor)

Theme

“Trust, Credibility, and Delegation: Evidence from Multiple Employees   per Establishment”

No. 4

Time and Date

June 3, 2015, 16:30 – 18:00

Venue

Room 802, Building No. 3, Waseda University

Presenter

David Pérez-Castrillo (Univesitat Autonoma de Barcelona Professor)

Theme

On the Manipulability of Competitive Equilibrium Rules in Many-to-Many Buyer-Seller   Markets

No. 3

Time and Date

May 28, 2015, 18:10 – 19:40

Venue

Room 701, Building No. 3, Waseda University

Presenter

Jingyi Xue (Singapore Management University Assistant Professor)

Theme

Claim uncertainty and egalitarian division with wastage

 No. 2

 Time and Date May 19, 2015, 10:40 – 12:10
Venue Conference Room No. 3, 10th floor, Building No. 3, Waseda   University
 Presenter Shiko Maruyama(University of Technology, Sydney)

Theme

Weekend Babies

No. 1

Time and Date

April 22, 2015, 16:30 – 18:00

Venue

Conference Room No. 3, 10th floor, Building No. 3, Waseda   University

Presenter

Masashige Hamano(Sophia University)

Theme

On Quality and Variety Bias in Aggregate Prices

Center for Positive Political Economy (CPPE)

The Center for Positive Political Economy was established in September 2014 on the 12th
Floor of Building No. 3 at Waseda University’s Graduate School of Political Science to tackle the theme of “Positive Political Economy,” in which research has progressed globally in recent years. The research center is largely composed of 22 of the academic staff affiliated to the Faculty of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University. It was selected by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology for the “Strategic Research Base Development Program for Private Universities” (“Building Centers of Positive Political Economy Research Based on Theory and Evidence,” Research Representative: Hideki Konishi).

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