Kobe COE Conference
International Trade

  Organizing Units:  
    Research Institute for Economics and Business Administration (RIEB)
    Center of International Joint Research for Economic Analysis and Policy (COREAP)
    International Economics and Finance Society Japan (IEFS Japan)

  Organizing Committee:  
    Toru Kikuchi (GSE/COREAP)
    Koji Shimomura (RIEB/COREAP)
    Laixun Zhao (RIEB/COREAP)

Dates: March 2 and 3, 2005
Place: RIEB Conference Room (2F NEW KANEMATSU Hall)

PROGRAM (Tentative)
[March 2]
8:30-9:15     Registration
9:15-9:30     Opening Speech
  Hidetoshi Yamaji (Director of RIEB, Kobe University, Japan)
  - Session 1 -     Chair: Toru Kikuchi
9:30-10:30   Eric Bond (Vanderbilt University, US)
  "Is the Tariff the 'Mother of Trusts' ? Reciprocal Trade Liberalization with Multimarket Collusion"
  (with Constantinos Syropoulos)  
10:30-11:30   Masahiro Endoh (Keio/Yale University, Japan/ US)
  "On Pareto-improving Preferential Trade Agreements without Income Transfer"
  (with Koichi Hamada and Koji Shimomura)
11:30-11:40   - Coffee Break -
11:40-12:40   Raymond Riezman (University of Iowa, US)
  "Trade, Human Capital and Inequality" (with Spiros Bougheas)  
12:40-14:00   Lunch Break
  - Session 2 -     Chair: Toshihiro Ichida
14:00-15:00   Been-Lon Chen (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
  "An Uzawa-Oniki-Uzawa Dynamic Two-Country Model of International Trade: Back to Heckscher and Ohlin"
 (with Kazuo Nishimura and Koji Shimomura)  
15:00-16:00   Takumi Naito (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
  "Growth, revenue, and welfare effects of tariff and tax reform: win-win-win strategies"  
16:00-16:10   - Coffee Break -
16:10-17:10   Toru Kikuchi (Kobe University, Japan)
  "On the Emergence of Intra-Industrty Trade" (with Koji Shimomura and Dao-Zhi Zeng)  
17:30-     Reception at "SAKURA"
  Speech by Koji Shimomura

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[March 3]
  - Session 3 -     Chair: Laixun Zhao
9:30-10:30   Nicolas Schmitt (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
  "Why Parallel Trade May Raise Producers' Profits" (with Horst Raff)  
10:30-11:30   Chia-Hui Lu (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
  "Foreign Direct Investment and the Degree of Southern Penetration"  
11:30-11:40   - Coffee Break -
11:40-12:40   Kar-yiu Wong (University of Washington, US)
  "Free Trade Areas and International Rivalry"  
12:40-14:00   Lunch Break
  - Session 4 -     Chair: Takumi Naito
14:00-15:00   Toshihiro Ichida (Waseda University, Japan)
  "Occupational Choice and Compensation for the Losers from International Trade"  
15:00-16:00   Laixun Zhao (Kobe University, Japan)
  "International Labor Standards and Their Harmonization" (with Kenzo Abe)  
16:00-16:10   - Coffee Break -
16:10-17:10   Dao-Zhi Zeng (Kagawa University, Japan)
  "Home Market Effect and the Agricultural Sector" (with Toru Kikuchi)  
17:30-     Reception at "SAKURA"
  Speech by Kar-yiu Wong

  Research Institute for Economics & Business Administration - Kobe University
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