2008 Program

July 14

8:30-9:20 Registration (MLR5)
9:20-9:30 Welcome remark: MLR4
Alan Woodland (University of New South Wales)
9:30-10:20 Plenary session: MLR4
Chair: Mark Melatos (University of Sydney)

Kamal Saggi (Southern Methodist University)
Bilateralism, Multilateralism, and the Quest for Global Free Trade

10:20-10:40 Coffee Break (MLR5)
MLR4 MLR3
10:40-12:10 Marcelo Fukushima (Kobe University)
A Trade Model of Inequality and Varieties
Denise Eby Konan (University of Hawaii)
Jeff Heinrich (University of Wisconsin at Whitewater)
Regional Integration and the (Re)Distribution of Foreign Direct Investment  between Asymmetric Hosts
Nobuaki Yamashita (La Trobe University)
Kyoji Fukao (Hitotsubashi University)
The Effects of Overseas Operations on Home Employment of Japanese Multinational Enterprises
Arja Turunen-Red (University of New Orleans)
Seppo Honkapohja (Bank of Finland)
Alan Woodland (University of Sydney)
Asymmetric Trade Integration, Expectation, and Growth
Taiji Furusawa (Hitotsubashi University)
Chia-Hui Lu (City University of Hong Kong)
Firm Heterogeneity, Technology Utilization, and International Fragmentation
Susana Iranzo (Universitat Rovira Virgili)
Giovanni Peri (University of California, Davis and NBER)
Migration and Trade in a World of Technological Differences: Theory with an Application to Eastern-Western European Integration
12:10-13:30 Lunch Break (MLR5)
13:30-14:30 Jung Hur (Sogang University)
Interdependence Pattern of Preferential Trade Agreement Memberships over Time
Sugata Marjit (Center For Studies in Social Science)
Biswajit Mandal (Visva Bharati University)
Corruption and Trade in General Equilibrium
Hiroshi Mukunoki (Gakushuin University)
Trade Creation under Japan-Mexico FTA : Evidence from Disaggregated Data
Binh Tran-Nam (University of New South Wales) An Extended Ricardian Model under the Assumption that Consumption Requires Labour Effort
14:30-14:50 Coffee Break (MLR5)
14:50-15:50 Signe Nelgen (University of Hamburg)
Mulitnational Enterprises and Exchange Rates
Kenji Fujiwara (Kwansei Gakuin University)
Partial Privatization and Gains from Trade Under Mixed Oligopoly
Oki Hermansyah (Bank Indonesia)
Haris Munandar (Bank Indonesia)
Ferry Kurniawan (Bank Indonesia)
Regional Economic Integration, Mobility of Production Factors and the Role of Central Bank
Kazumichi Iwasa (Kobe University)
Toru Kikuchi (Kobe University)
Software Provision and the Impact of Market Integration: A Note
15:50-16:10 Coffee Break (MLR5)
16:10-17:10 Pham Hoang Van (Baylor University)
Emek Basker (University of Missouri)
Imports "R" Us: Retail Chains as Platforms for LDC Imports
Kenzo Abe (Osaka University)
Yasuyuki Sugiyama
Pollution Abatement Equipments, Environmental Policies, and International Trade
Toshihiro Ichida (Waseda University)
A Multitask Model of Multinational Maker’s Control of Foreign Distribution Channels
Jota Ishikawa (Hitotsubashi University)
Toshihiro Okubo (Kobe University)
Greenhouse-gas Emission Controls and International Carbon Leakage through Trade Liberalisation

July 15

MLR4 MLR3
9:30-11:00 Edwin L. -C. Lai (Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas)
Globalization of Production and the Technology Transfer Paradox
Kazutaka Takechi (Hosei University)
International Strategic Alliances for Loacl Market Entry: Direct Launch versus Marketing Alliance of Pharmaceuticals
Emily T. Cremers (National University of Singapore)
Partha Sen (University of Delhi)
The Transfer Paradox in a One-Sector Overlapping Generations Model
Arghya Ghosh (University of New South Wales)
Pinijsorn Luechaikajohnpan (University of New South Wales)
Hodaka Morita (University of New South Wales)
International Collaborations
Xiaopeng Yin (University of International Business and Economics)
Unbalanced Growth in the Open Economy
Morihiro Yomogida (Sophia University)
Merger Profi…tability and Antitrust Policy in Open Economies
11:00-11:20 Coffee Break (MLR5)
11:20-12:20 Hiroshi Kurata (Tohoku Gakuin University)
Takao Ohkawa (Ritsumeikan University)
Makoto Okamura (Hiroshima University)
Market Size and Firm Location in a Non-tradable Service Industry
Suphanit Piyapromdee (The University of Melbourne)
Russell Hillberry (The University of Melbourne)
Donald MacLaren (The University of Melbourne)
 'Fair trade' Coffee and the Mitigation of Local Oligopsony Power
Frank Stähler (University of Otago)
Ngo Van Long (McGill University)
Horst Raff (University of Kiel)
Innovation and Trade with Heterogeneous Firms
Kwok Tong Soo (Lancaster University)
Caroline Elliott (Lancaster University)
Price Doesn't Matter: Overseas Students in UK Higher Education
12:20-13:40 Lunch Break (MLR5)
13:40-14:40 Lan Dang (Commonwealth Bank of Australia)
Russell H.Hillberry (University of Melbourne)
International Trade in Education and Growth Implications for an Importing Country
Su-Ying Hsu (Southern Taiwan University)
Hong Hwang (National Taiwan University)
Decision Mechanism, Quality Policy and Competition Mode
Shun-Fa Lee (Tamkang University)
Import Tariff in a Two-Country Endogenous Growth Model with International Technology Spillover
Larry D. Qiu (University of Hong Kong)
Xiaohua Bao (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics)
Causes of Anti-dumping Actions: Macroeconomics or Retaliation?
14:40-15:00 Coffee Break (MLR5)
15:00-16:00 Alan C. Spearot (University of California - Santa Cruz)
A Theory of Trade Disagreement
Kiyoshi Matsubara (Nihon University)
Endogenous FDI Spillovers with Product Differentiation
Takashi Shibata (Osaka University of Commerce)
Noritsugu Nakanishi (Kobe University)
Fisheries Negotiations -A Game-theoretical Consideration on the Difference in the Negotiation Procedures
Alexandros Ragoussis (The University of Sydney )
The FDI Chain: from Host to Parent An Empirical Analysis
16:00-16:20 Coffee Break (MLR5)
16:20-17:10 Plenary Session: MLR4
Chair: Alan Woodland (University of New South Wales)

Eric Bond (Vanderbilt University)
Transition and Compensation in Efficient Trade Agreements