This site introduces events at HIAS GLECS (Hitotsubashi Institute for Advanced Studies, Research Center for Global Economic Systems).

Winter International Trade Seminar (WITS)

3F (Otaru University of Commerce, Sapporo Satellite, Sapporo55 Bld.)


Otaru University of Commerce, Sapporo Satellite, Sapporo55 Bld.

Kita 5 Nishi 5-7 Chuo-ku Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-0005 JAPAN


  1. Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (S), Grant No. 26220503, "Diverse Risk Assessment in the Global Economy from the Viewpoint of International Economics"
  2. Otaru University of Commerce

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    • 09:00 09:10
      Opening Remarks

      given by Jota Ishikawa (Hitotsubashi University)

    • 09:10 11:30
      Session 1

      Chair: Taiji Furusawa (Hitotsubashi University)

      • 09:10
        What is a Foreign Firm and does it Matter? 1h

        Discussant: Tran Trang (Hitotsubashi University)

        Speaker: Pascalis Raimondos (Queensland University of Technology)
      • 10:20
        The Impact of a Natural Disaster on Foreign Direct Investment and Vertical Linkages 1h

        Discussant:Misato Sato (Kyoto Sangyo University)

        Speaker: Hayato Kato (Keio University)
    • 11:30 15:00
      Session II

      Chair: Lex Zhao (Kobe University)

      • 11:30
        Intellectual Property Infringement by Imports and the US ITC: the Role of Injunctive Relief 1h

        Discussant: Yoko Sakamoto (University of Wisconsin & Hitotsubashi University)

        Speaker: James Brander (University of British Columbia)
      • 12:30
        Lunch 1h 30m
      • 14:00
        Open-Access Renewable Resources and Urban Unemployment: Dual Institutional Failures in a Small Open Economy 1h

        Discussant: Haitao Cheng (Hitotsubashi University)

        Speaker: Ichiro Daito (Keio University)
    • 15:10 17:20
      Session III

      Chair: Yoichi Sugita (Hitotsubashi University)

      • 15:10
        Multichannel Distribution under International Oligopoly 1h

        Discussant: Kunihiko Sato (Hitotsubashi University)

        Speaker: Cong Pan (Nagoya University of Commerce and Business)
      • 16:20
        Nurturing an Infant Industry by Markovian Subsidy Schemes 1h

        Discussant: Makoto Tanaka (Hitotsubashi University)

        Speaker: Ngo Van Long (McGill University)
    • 17:20 17:30
      Closing Remarks

      given by Chisato Shibayama (Otaru University of Commerce)