Thematic Programs

Annual Wrap-up Seminar:The Effects of Technical Changes on Social Mobility and Income Distribution



March 4, 2015 – March 5, 2015


Meeting Room 4F, Graduate School of Economics and Management, Kawauchi South Campus, Tohoku University 【Access】Building 28 in the Map

Invited Researchers

  • Bertram Schefold (Goethe University)
  • Heinz Kurz (University of Graz)
  • Toichiro Asada (Chuo University)
  • Yoriaki Fujimori (Waseda University)
  • Soh Kaneko (Keio University)
  • Denis Melnik (National Research University Higher School of Economics)
  • Hiroki Murakami (Tokyo University)
  • Rajiv Sethi (Barnard College, Colombia University)
  • Yoshinori Shiozawa (No Affiliation)
  • Hiroyuki Yoshida (Nihon University)
  • Naoki Yoshihara (Hitotsubashi University)

Time Schedule

Wed. March 4, 2015
10:40 – 11:40
Keynote lecture:The role of capital theory for the discrimination between alternative theories of income distribution and progress from Robinson and Kaldor to Piketty Bertram Schefold (Goethe University)
11:40 – 12:30
An essay on fixed capital Yoriaki Fujimori (Waseda University)
14:00 – 14:50
Technical change, capital accumulation, and distribution Naoki Yoshihara (Hitotubashi University)
14:50 – 15:40
On the existence and characterization of unequal exchange in the free trade equilibrium Soh Kaneko (Keio University)
16:00 – 16:50
Endogenous demand creation and economic growth Hiroki Murakami (Tokyo University)
16:50 – 17:40
The economics of the great unbundling Yoshinori Shiozawa (Independent Researcher)
Thu. March 5, 2015
10:40 – 11:40
Keynote lecture:The diffusion of new technologies: Cross-breeding classical and schumpeterian ideas Heinz D. Kurz (University of Graz)
13:00 – 13:50
Identity politics and public goods Rajiv Sethi (Barnard College, Colombia University)
13:50 – 14:40
The dynamics of a capitalist economy: Wage-led and profit-led regimes Hiroyuki Yoshida (Nihon University)
15:00 – 15:50
‘Reswitching’ to rent and the economic transformation of modern Russia Denis Melnik (National Research University Higher School of Economics)
15:50 – 16:40
Neo-Ricardian theory of differential rent and Marxian theory of exploitation Toichiro Asada (Chuo University)


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