ESRI International Conference 2022
Post-COVID Economy and Society


Economic and social Research Institute, Cabinet Office

The ESRI International Conference 2022 "Post-COVID Economy and Society" will be held as follows. If you would like to participate, please apply to the secretariat from the following website (external page).


The application form for the ESRI International Conference 2022.
Click here to apply for participation in the Conference

The deadline will be at 18:00 on Wednesday, December 7th (JST).

1. Content

The Economic and Social Research Institute of the Cabinet Office (ESRI) will hold "International Conference" and "International Roundtable" for two days with the cooperation of internal and external experts with the theme of "Post-COVID Economic Society."
  At the "International Conference", academic discussions will be held on four themes: "Work from Home," "Risks in the Financial System," "Post-Pandemic Fiscal Policy," and "Productivity."
  At the "International Roundtable", in order to explore the direction of policies and to envision economy and society that is undergoing global transformation toward the Post-COVID era, we will engage in wide-ranging discussions through three themes: "Trust to the Government and Information provision," "Response to Employment Shocks," and "Impact of the Pandemic on the International Economy."

2. Date and Time

1st Day  December 14th 2022  14:00-18:00 (JST)

2nd Day  December 15th 2022   9:30-18:10 (JST)

3. Method

Online meeting (Zoom Webinar)

4. Program    ※ The program is subject to change.

1st Day
 
 14:00 -14:05
Opening Speech:
Minoru Masujima, President, Economic and Social Research Institute
 14:05 -15:05
Discussion session #1  :   Trust to the Government and Information provision
Chair  :   Takeo Hoshi, Professor, University of Tokyo
Short presentations/comment by  :   Andrew Atkeson, Professor, University of California, Los Angeles/Tomoko Hayashi, Vice President, Economic and Social Research Institute/Miwa Nakajyo, Associate Professor, Tsuda University/Taisuke Nakata, Associate Professor, University of Tokyo/Tsutomu Watanabe, Professor, University of Tokyo/Luigi Zingales, Professor, University of Chicago
 15:20 -16:20
Discussion session #2  :   Responding to Employment Shocks
Chair  :   Alan Auerbach, Professor, University of California, Berkeley
Short presentations/comment by  :   Janice Eberly, Professor, Northwestern University/ Edward Glaeser, Professor, Harvard University/Toshihiro Okubo, Professor, Keio University/Betsey Stevenson, Professor, University of Michigan/Chad Syverson, Professor, University of Chicago/ Miho Takizawa, Professor, Gakushuin University
 16:35 -17:35
Discussion session #3  :   Impact of the Pandemic on the International Economy
Chair  :   Anil Kashyap, Professor, University of Chicago
Short presentations/comment by  :   Takatoshi Ito, Professor, Columbia University; Adjunct Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies/ Junko Koeda, Professor, Waseda University/Maurice Obstfeld, Professor, University of California, Berkeley/Helene Rey, Professor, University of London/David Weinstein, Professor, Columbia University
 17:35 -17:55
Summary
Co-chairs  :   Alan Auerbach, Professor, University of California, Berkeley/Takeo Hoshi, Professor, University of Tokyo/
Anil Kashyap, Professor, University of Chicago
 17:55 -18:00
Closing Speech
Minoru Masujima, President, Economic and Social Research Institute
2nd Day
 
 9:30 - 9:40
Opening Speech  :   Minoru Masujima, President, Economic and Social Research Institute
Welcome Speech  :   Shigeyuki Goto, Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy
 9:40 -10:30
Keynote Speech
"U.S. Economy and its Economic Policies"
Presentation  :   Jared Bernstein, U.S. Council of Economic Advisors
 10:45 -11:50
First Session  :   Work from Home
Chair  :   Tomoko Hayashi, Vice President, Economic and Social Research Institute
Presentation  :   Edward Glaeser, Professor, Harvard University
Comment  :   Toshihiro Okubo, Professor, Keio University
 13:00 -14:05
Second Session  :   Risks in the Financial System
Chair  :   Anil Kashyap, Professor, University of Chicago
Presentation  :   Helene Rey, Professor, University of London
Comment  :   Takatoshi Ito, Professor, Columbia University; Adjunct Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
 14:20 -15:25
Third Session  :   Post-Pandemic Fiscal Policy
Chair  :   Charles Yuji Horioka, Project Professor, Research Institute for Economics and Business Administration, Kobe University
Presentation  :   Junko Koeda, Professor, Waseda University
Comment  :   Alan Auerbach, Professor, University of California, Berkeley
 15:40 -16:45
Fourth Session  :   Productivity
Chair  :   Minoru Masujima, President, Economic and Social Research Institute
Presentation  :    Miho Takizawa, Professor, Gakushuin University
Comment  :   Chad Syverson, Professor, University of Chicago
 17:00 -18:05
Panel Discussion
Chairperson  :    Alan Auerbach, Professor, University of California, Berkeley
Discussants  :   Andrew Atkeson, Professor, University of California, Los Angeles/ Takeo Hoshi, Professor, University of Tokyo/Anil Kashyap, Professor, University of Chicago/ Taisuke Nakata, Associate Professor, University of Tokyo
 18:05 -18:10
Closing Speech
Minoru Masujima, President, Economic and Social Research Institute

5. Others

  • Simultaneous interpretation will be provided at the conference.
  • After the conference is held, the summary and the documents will be published on the home page.