International Symposium of Urban Economics and Public Economics

Graduate School of Economics, Osaka University

August 22-23, 2017

Access to Osaka University, Toyonaka Campus

Campus Map (The Conference takes place at building No. 6, Osaka School of International Public Policy)


Tuesday, August 22

09:50 – 10:20  Registration, Welcome Coffee

10:20 – 10:30  Opening (Yukihiro Nishimura, Osaka University)

10:30 – 12:10  Session 1-A

David Agrawal (University of Kentucky) "Sales Taxation, Spatial Agglomeration and the Internet" (with David Wildasin)

Kazuko Nakata (Setsunan University) "What Types of Firms Relocate Their Headquarters and Why? Analyzing the Effects of the Dual Corporate Tax System"

12:10 – 13:30  Lunch and Coffee

13:30 – 15:10  Session 1-B

Andreas Haufler (University of Munich) "Bonus Taxes and International Competition for Bank Managers" (with Daniel Gietl)

Yukihiro Nishimura (Osaka University) "Enforcement Cooperation and Tax Competition Among Asymmetric Countries" (with Jean Hindriks)

15:10 – 15:30  Coffee Break

15:30 – 17:10  Session 1-C

Maria Racionero (Australian National University) "Optimal Education Policy When Parental Time Investments Matter" (with Pierre Pestieau)

Michael Keen (IMF) "Optimal Tax Administration" (with Joel Slemrod)

18:30          Conference Dinner: Ivy Hall (2F), Senri Hankyu Hotel



Wednesday, August 23

09:30 – 12:00  Session 2-A

Shigeo Morita (Fukuoka University) "Endogenous Timing in Tax Competition with Asymmetric Governments' Objectives"

Hubert KempfParis School of Economics and Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan"Public Communication Policies in an International Economy: What Should Policymakers Reveal?"

Kimiko Terai (Keio University) "How a Corrupt Official Can Increase His Budget" (with Amihai Glazer)

12:00 – 13:20  Lunch and Coffee

13:20 – 15:00  Session 2-B

Ben Lockwood (University of Warwick) "Malas Notches"

Yoshihiro Takamatsu (Shizuoka University) "Optimal Age-dependent Income Taxation in a Dynamic Extensive Model: The Case for Negative Participation Tax to the Young People" (with Takao Kataoka)

15:00 – 15:20  Coffee Break

15:20 – 17:00  Session 2-C

Kazuhiro Yamamoto (Osaka University) "Demographics and Competition for Capital in Political Economy" (with Tadashi Morita and Yasuhiro Sato)

Hayato Kato (Keio University) "Production Location of Multinational Firms under Transfer Pricing: The Impact of the Arm's Length Principle" (with Hirofumi Okoshi)



The Obayashi Foundation

The Japan Legislatic Society Foundation


Access to Senri Hankyu Hotel