From: Ken-Ichi Shimomura
To: Theodore Groves

Subject: 2nd Decentralization Conference in Japan

Dear Professor Theodore Groves:

I am pleased to announce that the 2nd Decentralization Conference in Japan is to be held at Osaka University, on September 21. The conference is organized by Osaka School of International Public Policy. There will be no registration fee..... I would be delighted if you could find that our conference would be exciting and participants would surely have a fruitful time.

Sincerely yours,

Ken-Ichi Shimomura

OSIPP, Osaka University
1-16 Machikaneyama
Toyonaka, Osaka 560
FAX: 06-850-5694 (From abroad: +81-6-850-5694)

The 2nd Decentralization Conference in Japan

will be held on September 21, Saturday, 10:20pm-5:30pm

at Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP)

Osaka University, Toyonaka Campus

The conference intends to cover the field of Microeconomics in a broad sense, including not only highly theoretical topics in games, social choice, economic dynamics, general equilibrium, but also applications to contract theory, international economics, public economics, urban economics, labor economics, financial economics, and industrial organization.

The local organizing ( and program) commmittee includes:

Toshihiko Hayashi, Shoichi Royama, Yoshizo Hashimoto, Hisakazu Matsushige, Ken-Ichi Shimomura (OSIPP),

Masatoshi Yamada, Kenzo Abe, Ken Urai (Faculty of Economics, Osaka University),

Tatsuyoshi Saijo, Hideshi Itoh (Institute of Social Economic Research, Osaka University),

Ryo-ichi Nagahisa (Kansai University),

Kazuo Nishimura, Haruo Imai, Hiroshi Osano, Takatoshi Tabuchi (Kyoto University),

Shinji Ohseto (Ritsumeikan University)


Morning Sessions 10:20am-0:00pm

Session 1

Session 2

Afternoon Sessions 1:20pm-3:00pm

Session 3

Session 4

Invited Seminars 3:30pm-5:30pm

Reception Party 6:00pm-8:00pm

Speech of Welcome

Toshihiko HAYASHI (Dean, OSIPP)