The Rising Inequalities in Japan: A Political Economy Approach?
Professor Sebastien Lechevalier
20.Oct.2010 17.00 - 18.30
ICOSS Centre, University of Sheffield -
is an Associate professor at Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS, Paris), in charge of the lecture on the Japanese economy (within the Research Center on Contemporary Japan); He is also the founder of Foundation France Japan de l’EHESS (EHESS Paris 日仏財 団). He has a Ph.D. of Economics from EHESS, 2003. Lechevalier’s research interests are among others: Increasing heterogeneity of firms and new forms of coordination: An analysis of the evolution of Japanese capitalism; Wage and Productivity Differentials in Japan and Japanese innovation system and emergence of new industries. Major publications include “The diversity of Capitalism and Heterogeneity of Firms – A Case Study of Japan during the Lost Decade”, Evolutionary and Institutional Economic Review 4 (1), Special Issue “The Evolution of Institutions and Organizations”, October 2007; “The Evolution of the Productivity Dispersion of Firms - A reevaluation of its determinants in the case of Japan”, (with K. Ito), Review of World Economics, 2009, Volume 145, Number 3, Forthcoming; “The effect of participation in government consortia on the R&D productivity of firms: A case study of robot technology in Japan”, (with Y. Ikeda & J. Nishimura), Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 2010, Volume 19, Issue 1, Forthcoming.
All are very welcome to attend!