Professor Yusaku Horiuchi Lecture:
America's Role in the Making of Japan's Economic Miracle
The postwar rise of Japan is one of the most dramatic cases of rapid economic development in modern history. While most studies attribute Japan’s success to Japanese institutions and policies, this study argues that it also stemmed from Japan’s exceptional international circumstances; in particular, Japan’s close alliance with the United States. Using various statistical tools, including a method to identify structural breaks, a difference-in-differences regression, and a non-parametric method of synthetic control, we show that the acceleration of Japan’s growth coincided with the consolidation of the U.S.-Japan alliance. We substantiate these results with historical evidence that reveals how the United States helped facilitate Japan’s economic miracle.
Date: July 8, 2014
Time: Doors open 6:30 p.m. Presentation begins 7:00 p.m. Event ends 9:00 p.m.
Location: Offices of UBS (Otemachi)
The presentation will be followed by food and soft drinks
Please RSVP (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday, June 27, 2014, to reserve your spot
Cost: 3,000 yen for alumni and free of charge for students
about professor horiuchi
Yusaku Horiuchi is an associate professor in the Department of Government and holds the Mitsui Chair in the Study of Japan. He earned an M.A. in international and development economics from Yale in 1995 and a Ph.D. in political science from MIT in 2001. He is the author of Institutions, Incentives and Electoral Participation in Japan: Cross-Level and Cross-National Perspectives (Routledge, 2005). He also has articles published inAmerican Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science and World Politics, among others.