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2010.10.20 - "The Rising Inequalities in Japan: A Political Economy Approach?"

The Rising Inequalities in Japan: A Political Economy Approach?

Professor Sebastien Lechevalier

When:
20.Oct.2010 17.00 - 18.30
Where:
ICOSS Centre, University of Sheffield - Sheffield
Sébastien Lechevalier 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!
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