February 12th, 2010
Social Sciences Plaza B, room 5206
Sponsored by the Department of Economics
Center for the Study of Democracy
University of California, Irvine
David BROWNSTONE, Chair, Department of Economics
Bernard GROFMAN, Director, Center for the Study of Democracy
Session I: 9:00-12:15
Toshihiro IHORI (Tokyo University) "Fiscal reform and economic activity: Public spending and private effort"
Jan BRUECKNER (University of California, Irvine) "Sprawl and blight" (with Robert Helsley)
10:30-10:45: Coffee Break
Sam BUCOVETSKY (York University) "Urban status seeking" (with Amihai GLAZER)
Hideki KONISHI (Waseda University) "Yardstick competition and the optimal number of jurisdictions in a political economy of fiscal federalism"
Session II: 1:45-4:30
Heigo KAMEDA (Kwansai University) "What changes the effect of fiscal policy? Japanese Experience."
Takumi NAITO (Tokyo Institute of Technology and UC San Diego) "Aid for trade and global growth"
2:45-3:00: Coffee Break
Hiroki KONDO (Sophia University) "A model of endogenous determination of intergenerational housing pattern and its applications"
Takero DOI (Keio University) "Dynamic Analysis on Incidence of Corporate Income Tax"