Seminars & Events

Special Seminar

IDE School on Cities, Development and Trade for Young Economists @IDE-JETRO, May 18-19, 2020

Poster:IDE School on Cities, Development and Trade for Young Economists @IDE-JETRO, May 18-19, 2020

The IDE School is a short-intensive academic program for young economists coming from various countries. The school is two days program of 1) lectures by eminent scholars in the fields and 2) student’s presentations. The aim of this program is to provide young economists an opportunity to join the latest developments in the field of Urban, Development and Trade Economics, and to present their own ongoing research followed by feedback and discussion in a relaxed and open atmosphere. While the school will be primarily appealing to those who work on "Cities, Development and Trade", we would very much welcome participants from other fields such as Public, Environmental, and Labor Economics, who are interested in development and trade issues.

Regarding COVID-19 coronavirus, unless otherwise advised, IDE School is taking place as scheduled.
Date:

May 18. (Monday) - 19. (Tuesday), 2020

Venue:

The Institute of Developing Economies, JETRO
3-2-2, Wakaba, Mihama-ku, Chiba-shi, Chiba Japan 261-8545

Faculty:
  • Klaus Desmet (Professor, Department of Economics & Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University)
  • Kyoji Fukao (President of IDE-JETRO)
  • Wen-tai Hsu (Associate Professor of Economics, Singapore Management University)
  • Jean-François Maystadt (Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Development Policy (IOB), Antwerpen Universiteit and Lancaster University)
  • Alan Spearot (Associate Professor in the Economics Department, University of California, Santa Cruz)
  • Jacques-François Thisse (IDE-JETRO and Université catholique de Louvain)
Scientific Committee:
  • Donald Davis (Columbia University)
  • Gilles Duranton (Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania)
  • Keijiro Otsuka (Kobe University and IDE-JETRO)
  • Hitoshi Sato (IDE-JETRO)
  • Jacques-François Thisse (IDE-JETRO and Université Catholique de Louvain)
Application procedure:
  • To apply the IDE School, please send the following items to ide_school by 15 February, 2020 (JST) 6 March, 2020(JST) Kindly noted that no later application will be considered.
    - CV (free format)
    - One-page description about your representative research topics.
    - An extended abstract of your paper, or preferably the full paper (only if you wish to present a paper at the school)
  • Please ask one of your academic advisors to send a short reference that endorses your participation in the school and describes how it relates to your research interests or dissertation plans if you’re a PhD students. The reference needs to reach IDE no later than 15 February 2020 (JST)  6 March, 2020(JST) via e-mail to ide_school. If the reference fails to reach by the date shown above, the application automatically turned down.
  • Successful applicants will be notified by March 16, 2020 (JST).
  • Further information (schedule, reading list and detailed program) will be available at https://www.ide.go.jp/English/Events/Seminar/200518.html.
  • Eligibility :
    We welcome and encourage applications from scholars within five years from their completion of the Ph.D. program and Economics Ph.D. candidates working in the fields of the school.
  • Fee and Expenses :
    Registration fees (150 USD or JPY18,000) cover all lecture materials, working lunches, coffee breaks, and one dinner in the first day. Accommodation is provided at the cost of 100 USD per night. The registration fee is not refundable once participants have registered. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide financial support for travel expenses, all participants need to prepare their flight ticket and other necessary transportation by themselves. If successful candidates would need a visa for entering Japan, we issue an invitation letter necessary for your temporary immigration procedure at the embassy of Japan in your country.
  • Deadlines :
    Deadline for applications: February 15, 2020  We have extended the deadline to March 6th 2020 and a few seats left for IDE School 2020.
    Notification of successful applicants: March 16, 2020
    Deadline for school registration: April 20, 2020
Languages:
English
Program:
  • Each day starts with lectures followed by participants’ paper presentations/discussions.
  • There are eight (8) slots for participants’ presentation. Each presentation will last 20 minutes with 10 minutes time for discussion.
  • Each day has lunch. We also cordially invite all participants to a welcome dinner in the first day.
Timetable:

(tentative, subject to change)

First day

Time

Contents
8:45-9:15 Registration
9:15-9:20 Opening remarks
9:30-11:00 Lecture 1 'The Geography of Development'
  • Lecturer:Klaus Desmet (Professor, Department of Economics & Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University)
  • Chair:Jacques-François Thisse (IDE-JETRO and Université catholique de Louvain)
11:00-11:10 Break
11:10-12:40 Lecture 2 'Income Sorting Across Space:The Role of Amenities and Commuting Costs'
  • Lecturer:Jacques-François Thisse (IDE-JETRO and Université catholique de Louvain)
  • Chair:Toshitaka Gokan (IDE-JETRO)
12:40-13:40 Lunch
13:40-15:10 Lecture 3 'Power Laws in Urban Economies'
  • Lecturer:Wen-Tai Hsu(Associate Professor of Economics, Singapore Management University)
  • Chair:Satoru Kumagai (IDE-JETRO)
15:10-15:30 Break
15:30-17:30 Student Session I,Student Presentations (4 slots)
  • Chair:Klaus Desmet (Professor, Department of Economics & Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University)
18:00 Welcome Reception


Second day

Time

Contents
9:30-11:00

Lecture 4 'Development and Trade costs between countries, regions, villages, and individuals'

  • Lecturer:Alan Spearot (Associate Professor in the Economics Department, University of California, Santa Cruz)
  • Chair:Hitoshi Sato (IDE-JETRO)
11:00-11:10 Break
11:10-12:40 Lecture 5'Impacts of Hosting Forced Migrants in Poor Countries'
  • Lecturer:Jean-François Maystadt (Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Development Policy (IOB), Antwerpen Universiteit and Lancaster University)
  • Chair:Yuya Kudo (IDE-JETRO)

12:40-13:40

Lunch

13:40-15:10

Lecture 6'Regional Inequlity and Industrial Structure in japan:1894-2012'

15:10-15:30

Break
15:30-17:30 Lecture 6,Student Presentations (4slots)
  • Chair:Jacques-François Thisse (IDE-JETRO and Université Catholique de Louvain)

*Please note that the lecture slot is the subject of modification.

Prize:

The Scientific Committee will select the best student paper to which a prize will be awarded during the IDE School.

Invitation to a Scientific Workshop:
A scientific workshop will be held at IDE on May 20, 2020. Several research seminars on topics related to those of the school will be presented by lecturers of the IDE-School and other scholars. Participants to the IDE School are welcomed to attend the workshop without additional fee. Please indicate your intention of attendance when applying the IDE School. Further details will be announced later.
Contact:
  • If you have any enquiries, please contact us to ide_school