Seminars & Events

Special Seminar

Revisiting the Role of Human Capital in Development(in IDE)

While human capital is always one of the central topics in development economics, there has recently been an increasing interest in its role from the following new perspectives: middle-income trap and urbanization. In East Asia, for example, there is a strong relationship between human capital, as measured by education, and dispersion of GDP and/or its rate of growth. Relatedly, there is a discussion which attributes the declining rate of China’s economic growth to the insufficient accumulation of human capital possessed by entrepreneurs and farmers. It is also important to understand the role of human capital in characterizing the pattern of urbanization, which takes places in step with economic development. At this seminar, three internationally renowned economists - Professor Scott Rozelle (Stanford University), Professor Jacques Thissue (Chief Senior Researcher,IDE-JETRO/Professor,Universite Catholique de Louvain), and Professor Keijiro Otsuka (Chief Senior Researcher,IDE-JETRO/Professor,KobeUniversity) – will hold an extensive discussion on this important topic.


October 6, 2017. (Friday) 13:30-16:00


Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization, A32 Meeting Room

13:30~14:00 "Development Challenges for China at Middle Income: The Role of Human Capital"
Dr.Scott Rozelle(Professor, Stanford University)
14:00~14:30 "The Role of Managerial Human Capital in Cluster-Based Industrial Development in Africa"
Dr.Keijiro Otsuka(Chief Senior Researcher, IDE-JETRO / Professor, Kobe University)
14:30~15:00 “Human Capital and Agglomeration Economies in Urban Development”
Dr.Jacques F. Thisse(Chief Senior Researcher, IDE-JETRO / Professor, Universite Catholique de Louvain)
15:00~15:15 Break
15:15~16:00 Panel Discussion
Moderator:Nobuhiko Fuwa(Professor, University of Tokyo)
Panelists:Scott Rozelle、Keijiro Otsuka、Jacques F. Thisse







Participation fee:


External Relations Division, Research Promotion Department, IDE-JETRO