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The NBER Japan Project held a conference in Tokyo July 29. Shiro P. Armstrong of Australian National University Tsutomu Watanabe, of the University of Tokyo, and Research Associates Charles Yuji Horioka of Kobe University Takeo Hoshi of Stanford University and David Weinstein of Columbia University organized the meeting. These researchers' papers were presented and discussed:

* Melissa Dell, Harvard University and NBER, and Sahar Parsa, Tufts University, "Managerial Talent and Economic Performance: Evidence from Discontinuities in Douglas MacArthur's Economic Purge"

* Yoon J. Jo and Misaki Matsumura, Columbia University, and David Weinstein, "The Impact of E-Commerce on Relative Prices and Consumer Welfare"

* Takeo Hoshi and Anil K. Kashyap, University of Chicago and NBER, "The Great Disconnect: The Decoupling of Wage and Price Inflation in Japan"

* Mari Tanaka and Chiaki Moriguchi, Hitotsubashi University, and Yusuke Narita, Yale University, "Meritocracy and Its Discontents: Evidence from Centralizing and Decentralizing School Admissions"

* Iichiro Uesugi and Daisuke Miyakawa, Hitotsubashi University; Kaoru Hosono, Gakushuin University; Arito Ono, Chuo University; and Hirofumi Uchida, Kobe University, "The Collateral Channel versus the Bank Lending Channel: Evidence from a Massive Earthquake"

* Elif C. Arbatli and Naoko Miake, International Monetary Fund; Steven J. Davis, University of Chicago and NBER; and Arata Ito, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry, "Policy Uncertainty in Japan" (NBER Working Paper 23411)

Summaries of these papers are at www.nber.org/conferences/2019/JPMsl9/summary.html

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