15th International Conference

Thursday-Sunday, March 21-24, 2019
hosted by Keio University, Tokyo, Japan
 

Featured Speakers

  • Peter Diamond, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, recipient of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, and WEAI Past President, "Good Pension Design" 
  • Robert Engle, New York University, recipient of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, "A Financial Approach to Climate Risk"
  • John Shoven, Stanford University, and WEAI President-Elect, “Alternative Ways of Measuring Age and Their Consequences” 
  • Masaaki Shirakawa, Former Governor of the Bank of Japan, in a Roundtable Discussion on Demographics, Aging, and Pensions with Diamond, Engle, and Shoven
  • Naoyuki Yoshino, Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute, and Emeritus Professor at Keio University, Participants Dinner address

 

Allied Societies

WEAI International Conferences regularly include participation by Allied Societies that organize anywhere from just a few sessions to an entire conference including membership and board meetings. Whether your group is long-established or simply part of an emerging specialty, WEAI can help bring your members together and increase your visibility within the discipline. For more information, contact sessions@weai.org.

 

Volunteer Program Participation 

Present a Paper | Deadline October 15, 2018 -- Online submission now open!

Information needed for abstract review committee:

  • Abstract of 350 words or less including a statement of the research or policy question and the contribution made by the paper; as well as method(s), model(s) and, if applicable, relevant data including time frame and geographical scope; paper title; and paper topic area (three appropriate codes from the JEL Classification System).
  • Paper presenter's name, professional affiliation, mailing address, e-mail address, academic degrees held; same information for coauthors.
  • Paper submission and registration are both included in a single participation fee due at the time of submission. Participation fee is US$365 for WEAI members, US$435 for non-members (or join now and save!), and US$210 for students. 
  • Paper presenters will be asked to serve as a discussant for another volunteer paper in order to ensure that everyone receives comments on their research. 

Cancellations: Paper submission portion of participation fee (US$75) is non-refundable if paper is accepted. Before December 15, 50% of the registration portion of fee is refundable. After December 15, the entire fee is non-refundable due to the high administrative cost of reorganizing the affected sessions and participants.

Discounts: WEAI Institutional Member affiliates are eligible for a 20% discount on registration fees. For the code to take the discount at checkout, contact your designated representative or call us at 714-965-8800.

      

Discuss a Paper or Chair a Session | Deadline October 15, 2018

Discuss a paper and give others the benefits of your expertise. Discussants are needed in all topic areas. Chair a session and foster the exchange of ideas. If you are interested in serving as a discussant or chair, but are not presenting a volunteer paper, please email sessions@weai.org.
 

Organized Session Participation 

Organize a Session | Review the Session Organizer Guidelines

Sessions in all areas of economics are welcome.

Members may organize their own sessions. Participation fees are lower for all papers in organized sessions (no paper submission fee applies). WEAI members who are affiliated with a WEAI Institutional Member, and who organize a session, receive complimentary conference registration. For more information, read the Guidelines for Conference Session Organizers. For more information or to submit a session, contact sessions@weai.org.

 

Registration

Registration fees for everyone except volunteer paper presenters (see above):

  • US$290 for members (add $50 after February 1, 2019)
  • US$360 for non-members (add $50 after February 1, 2019)
  • US$135 for students (add $50 after February 1, 2019)

Cancellations: Before December 15, 50% of the registration fee is refundable. After December 15, the entire fee is non-refundable.

Discounts: WEAI Institutional Member affiliates are eligible for a 20% discount on registration fees. For the code to take the discount at checkout, contact your designated representative or call us at 714-965-8800.
 

Special Activities

Participant's Dinner & Keynote Address
Saturday, March 23 -- 6:45-9:00pm

Featuring keynote address by Naoyuki Yoshino, Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute.

 

Tentative Schedule

Thursday, March 21 

8:30 am – 6:00 pm Early Career Researcher Workshop
12:00 – 6:30 pm  Registration Open
1:00 – 2:15 pm  Welcome and Opening Address  -- John Shoven, Stanford University, “Alternative Ways of Measuring Age and Their Consequences”
2:15 – 2:45 pm  Coffee/tea break
2:45 – 4:30 pm  Concurrent Sessions
4:45 – 6:30 pm  Concurrent Sessions
6:45 – 8:00 pm  Welcome Reception

 

Friday, March 22

8:00 am – 6:30 pm  Registration Open
8:30 – 10:15 am  Concurrent Sessions
10:15 – 10:30 am  Coffee/tea break
10:30 – 12:00 pm  Keynote Address -- Peter Diamond, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "Good Pension Design"
12:00 – 12:45 pm  Lunch
12:45 – 2:30 pm  Concurrent Sessions
2:45 – 4:30 pm  Concurrent Sessions
4:30 – 4:45 pm  Coffee/tea break
4:45 – 6:30 pm  Concurrent Sessions

 

Saturday, March 23

8:00 am – 6:30 pm  Registration Open
8:30– 10:15 am  Concurrent Sessions
10:15 – 10:30 am  Coffee/tea break
10:30 – 12:00 pm  Keynote Address -- Robert Engle, New York University, "A Financial Approach to Climate Risk"

12:00 – 12:45 pm  Lunch
12:45 – 2:30 pm  Concurrent Sessions
2:45 – 4:30 pm  Concurrent Sessions
4:30 – 4:45 pm  Coffee/tea break
4:45 – 6:30 pm  Concurrent Sessions
6:45 – 9:00 pm  Participants Dinner with address by Naoyuki Yoshino, Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute

 

Sunday, March 24

8:00 am – 12:30 pm  Registration Open
8:30 – 10:15 am  Concurrent Sessions
10:15 – 10:30 am  Coffee/tea break
10:30 am – 12:00 pm  Roundtable Discussion on Demographics, Aging, and Pensions including Peter DiamondRobert Engle, John Shoven, and Masaaki Shirakawa (Former Governor of the Bank of Japan)
12:00 – 1:00 pm  Lunch
1:15 – 9:00 pm  Half-day Tour TBD

Conference Close

 

Program Committee

Chairmen

  • Ippei Fujiwara, Keio University, and Australian National University
  • Wade Martin, WEAI Executive Director
     

Session Organizers

  • Morris Altman, Newcastle Business School, University of Newcastle, Australia
  • Syon Bhanot, Swarthmore College
  • C. Monica Capra, Claremont Graduate University
  • Santiago Carbo-Valverde, CUNEF, Bangor University, Funcas
  • Fumio Dei, Kobe University
  • Shih-Hsun Tony Hsu, National Taiwan University
  • Georgios Karras, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Hyeongwoo Kim, Auburn University
  • Shunsuke Managi, Kyushu University
  • Teresa Molina, University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • John J. Oh, Finance ICT Convergence Association
  • Siqi Pan, University of Melbourne
  • Michael Ransom, Brigham Young University
  • Francisco Rodriguez, United Nations Development Programme
  • Shinji Teraji, Yamaguchi University
  • Clevo Wilson, Queensland University of Technology
  • Valentin Zelenyuk, The University of Queensland


SUBMIT YOUR VOLUNTEER ABSTRACT TODAY!

Tokyo