"Dreams of Urbanization: The Local Economic Impacts of Nuclear Power Facilities and Post-Fukushima Regional Policy" by Michihito Ando, Research Fellow, National Institute of Population and Social Security Research, Japan
Since the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in 2011, it has been widely recognized in Japan that municipalities which have accepted the location of nuclear power facilities (NPFs) receive large employment opportunities and NPF-related fiscal benefits. This seminar provides some empirical evidence of NPFs’ local impacts and its policy implications based on Ando’s recently published article “Dreams of urbanization: Quantitative case studies on the local impacts of nuclear power facilities using the synthetic control method”.
Michihito Ando is a researcher at National Institute of Population and Social Security Research in Japan. He specializes in public economics, local public finance, and applied econometrics. He is expected to obtain Ph.D. degree in Economics from Uppsala University in May, 2015.
Discussant: Dr. Yoshihiro Sato,Research Fellow, EIJS
Moderator: Professor Marie Söderberg, Director, EIJS
Date and Time: Thursday, May 7, 15:00-16:30
Venue:Room 342, 3rd floor,
Stockholm School of Economics, Bertil Ohlins Gata 5
The event is free of charge.
The seminar series is jointly organized by the European Institute of Japanese Studies at Stockholm School of Economics, the East Asia Program at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs, and the Department of Asian, Middle Eastern and Turkish Studies at Stockholm University.
It features monthly seminars on Japanese economy, politics and society.