JSPE 51th Annual Conference 2003


 Political Economy Now - a Marxian Reappraisal

The 51st JSPE annual conference will be held on October 18 -19, 2003 at Musashi University, Toyotama-kami 1-26-1, Nerima-ku, Tokyo 176-8534, Japan. The main language of the conference will be Japanese. There will be two English sessions.

Saturday, October 18

10:00 - 12:40 Parallel Sessions 1

Reappraisal of Marxian Political Economy                  (8603)

Chair: Ohishi, Yuji, Komazawa University

Inugai, Kinya, Nigata University, "Rethinking Marx's Method in his Capital and its Implication to the Fields of Language and Information"

Ohno, Sadao, Doshisya University, "Alternative Theory of Marxian Political Economy"

Takagi, Akira, Ritumeikan University, "Marxian Economics and Complementarity between Contingency and Certainty"

Theory of Value                                              (8604)

Chair: Ichii, Akira, Cyuo University

Cheng, Qing Sheng, Toyo University, "The Relevance of Value Theory in the Era of Cohabitation between Human Beings and the Natural Environment"

Nagatani, Kiyoshi, "New Studies on Marx's Capital in the West"

Tsuto, Masahiro, Osaka Prefecture University, "Significances of the Labour Theory of Value"

Money and Capital                                           (8504)

Chair: Haga, Ken'ichi, Niigata University

Imazeki, Kouji, Osaka City University, "Problems in the Model Building of Circuit Theory and Theoretical Development"

Kataoka, Koji, Yokohama National University, "Social Theory of Money"

Shimizu, Masashi, Kagawa University, "Rethinking Capital Market Theory"

Alternative Systems                                           (8503)

Chair: Handa, Masaki, Tohoku Gakuin University

Yamaguchi, Keiichi, Yokohama City University, "Deregulation of the Electric Power Industry and the Social Changes Caused by Decentralized Power Sources"

Katumura, Tsutomu, Tokyo Gakugei University, "NPO as a Mission Oriented Firm"

Edamatsu, Masayuki, Kanto Gakuin University, "On the Concept of the Associated Mode of Production and the Transition to it of Stock Companies and Co-operative Societies"

Industrialization and De-industrialization                       (8501)

Chair: Uemura, Takahisa, Yamaguchi University

Abe, Taro, Kobe University, "Bargaining and Employment in a North-South Economic Model under Investment Liberalization"

Sue, Kunio, Sano College, "Unstable Regional Economy in the 1990s: Cases of Hollowing Out in Gunma and Tochigi"

Han, Kijyun, Rikkyo University, "Chinese Industrialization and Japanese Hollowing Out"

English Session1: Value and Money                                (8502)

Chair: Nishibe, Makoto, Hokkaido University

Itoh, Makoto, Kokugakuin University, "On the Value and Exchange-Value of Money -- Referring to the Definition of Value of Money in the 'New Interpretation'"

Rieu, Dong-Min, Chungnam National University, Korea, "Some Comments on the 'New Interpretation' of Marxian Value Theory"

Zarembka, Paul, State University of New York, USA, "Marx Produced a Concept of Value Distinct from Ricardo's, but Left Unresolved a Theoretical Hurdle"

Preparata, Guido G., University of Washington, "Of Money, Heresy and Surrender: A Plea for a Perishable Currency,"

12: 40 - 1: 40 Lunch

1:40 - 4:20 Parallel Sessions 2

U. S. Global Strategy and Globalization                             (8603)

Chair: Okamoto, Hideo, Tokyo Keizai University

Setooka, Hiroshi, Komazawa University, "The Social and Economic Background of U. S. Unilateralism"

Ishihara, Yosuke, Hitotsubashi University, "Globalization and the Instability of the International Financial System"

Osada, Hiroshi, College of Nursing Art and Science, Hyogo, "Globalization and Resistance Against it"

Formalizing Marxian Economics                                    (8701)

Chair: Tsuruta Mituhiko, Cyuo University

Ohnishi, Hiroshi, Kyoto University, and Yamashita, Yuho, Kyoto University, "Reconstructing Marxism as a Neoclassical Optimal Growth Model"

Seo, Takashi, Kyoto University, "The Evolutionary Model of Competition between Firms: The Development of Competition Theory"

Takei, Hiroyuki, Osaka University of Economics and Law, "Formalization of Economic Theory and the Quantity of Commodities: A Critique of Okishio's Theory"

Post-Keynesian Economics                                        (8604)

Chair: Nagashima, Seiichi, Tokyo Keizai University

Ohno, Takashi, Kobe University, "From a Wage-Led Employment Regime to a Profit-Led Employment Regime"

Kurita, Yasushi, Akita Keizaihoka University, "A Re-examination of Kalecki's Scheme: Political Economy from the Point of View of Effective Demand"

Nakatani, Takeshi Kobe University, "A Macroeconomic Analysis of Precarious Employment"

Monetary Policy                                               (8504)

Chair: Sekine Iichiro, Kochi College

Takahashi, Yasuo, Saitama University, "The Japan-US Agreement on the Japanese Financial Big Bang: the Rubin - Kuriyama Consensus of 1995"

Torihata, Yoichi, Shizuoka University, "The Administration Policy of the Financial Service Agency and its Banking Theory"

Ishikura, Masao, Hitotsubashi University, "A Critical Examination of Inflation-Targeting Theory From the Viewpoint of Monetary Analysis"

Gender                                                  (8503)

Chair: Hara, Nobuko (Hosei University)

Kita, Akemi, Fukui Prefecture University, "An Analysis of the Child Allowance System from the Viewpoint of Gender"

Chuma, Shoko, Kokugakuin University, "A Comparative Study on the Analytical Frameworks of Non-Market Labor"

Mizoguchi, Yuki, Institute for Research on Household Economics, "The Marketization of Chinese Economy and Gender Bias in the Distribution of its Labor Force"

Corporate Russia                                         (8501)

Chair: Yagi, Kiichiro, Kyoto University

Mizobata, Satoshi, Kyoto University, "Transition and Social Changes"

Hayashi, Hiroaki, The University of Shimane, "Transition and Changes in Lifestyles"

Konishi, Yutaka, Gifu University, "Transition and Corporation"

Tokunaga, Masahiro, Kansai University, "Urbanization in the Transition from Plan to Market"

English session 2: Political Economy Now                  (8502)

Chair: Sekine, Tomohiko, Aichi Gakuin University

Shin Joon Gang, Dong-A University, Korea, "Reflections on Marx's Theory of the 'Buying and Selling of Labor Power' and its Tactical Implications for Labor Relations"

Krehm, William, Editor of Economic Reform, "Time to Restructure Our Economic Theory?"

Westra, Richard, Pukyong National University, Korea, "Marxian Economics and Rethinking the Institutional Structure of Socialism"

4:30 - 5:30 Plenary Session 1: (Middle Lecture Hall)

Chair: Ohnishi, Hiroshi, Kyoto University

Cheng Enfu, (Shanghai Finance and Economics University) "Beyond Marxian Economics and Western Economics - the Advancement of Political Economy in China"

5:40 - 6:30 General Meetings                       (Middle Lecture Hall)

6:40 - 8:40 Conference Dinner                     (50th Anniversary Hall)

Sunday, October 19

10:00 - 12:40 Plenary Session 2:

Political Economy Now - A Marxian Reappraisal        (Middle Lecture Hall)

Chair: Nishino, Tsutomu, Kochi University; Nakatani, Takeshi, Kobe University; Kawamura, Tetsuji, Musashi University

Matsui Satoshi, Ritumeikan University, "Political Economy and Normative Theory"

Obata, Mitiaki, Tokyo University, "Principles of Political Economy under Globalization"

Kuruma, Ken, Rikkyo University, "Will Capitalism Survive?"

12:40 - 1:40 Lunch

1:40 - 4:30 Plenary Session 3:

Comments and Discussion  (Middle Lecture Hall)

Chair: Nishino, Tsutomu, Kochi University; Nakatani, Takeshi, Kobe University; Kawamura, Tetsuji, Musashi University

Comments: Uemura, Takahisa, Yamaguchi University; Kitano, Shoichi, Kobe University of Commerce


JSPE invites participants to the 51st JSPE annual conference at Musashi University, Tokyo.

Please contact:

Nobuharu Yokokawa, Organizing Committee.

Email address: pe51@musashi.jp


Registration fee of 5000 yen (including the conference diner) is payable at the conference. Please note that conference attendants will pay their own transportation, accommodation and other personal expenses.


[Listed in ascending order by price]

Arcadia Ichigaya (8,534 yen, if you mention Musashi University. Service, tax, and breakfast included.)

Reserve by Email.

A few minutes walk from Ichigaya Station.

4-2-25 Kudan-Kita, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo



Tokyo Garden Palace (8,737-10,279 yen. Service and tax included.)

A few minutes walk from Ocyanomizu station.

1-7-5 Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0034



Mail: hotel@hotelgp-tokyo.com

Crown Plaza Metropolitan-Tokyo (19,258 - 22,738 yen. 14,700 yen, if you mention Musashi University. Service and tax included.)

Crown Plaza Metropolitan-Tokyo is a three-minute walk from the west exit of Ikebukuro station.

1-6-1 Nishi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 171-8505



Email: cpmetro@itbc.co.jp


To get from the Narita International Airport to Musashi University (or the above hotels), you have three options:

1. The Narita Express Train leaves Narita Airport every half hour for Tokyo (2,940 yen), Shinjuku and Ikebukuro JR stations. The trip takes 1 hour, 1hour 20 minutes and 1 hour 40 minutes respectively. Then take JR or subway.

2. The Keisei Sky Liner leaves Narita Airport every half hour for Nippori and Ueno stations. The trip takes less than 1 hour (1,920 yen one-way). Then take taxi, JR or subway.

3. The Airport Limousine service is available once or twice every hour to Crown Plaza Metropolitan-Tokyo (2,900 yen), the hotel New Otani and Hotel Grand Plaza. The trip takes approximately 1 hour and half. Then it takes 10 minutes to Tokyo Garden Palace or Arcadia Ichigaya by taxi.

4. Taxi from Narita airport may be too expensive. [28,000 yen]


All conference sessions will be held in the Building No. 8 and the Medium Lecture Hall on the Musashi University campus.  To reach Musashi University from your hotel, take JR or subway to Ikebukuro (12 minutes). Take Seibu line at Ikebukuro to Ekoda (6 minutes). Musashi University is a six minutes walk from Ekoda Station.

We are looking forward to seeing you at the conference.

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