IARIW-Hitotsubashi Univ. Conference on Population Ageing: Implications for Economic Measurement and Economic Performance



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The International Association for Research in Income and Wealth (IARIW) and Hitotsubashi University are organizing an international conference entitled “Population Ageing: Implications for Economic Measurement and Performance” that will take place in Tokyo, Japan March 24-25, 2025. The objective of the conference is to shed light on the implications of population aging for both economic measurement issues and economic performance. 

The field of aging covers not only macroeconomics, but also microeconomics, health economics, public economics, economic policy, data science or empirical analysis and the broad field of economic measurement. The program committee is looking for proposals for papers on the following topics:  

⚫ Ageing and its Impact on Inflation Dynamics

 ⚫ Ageing and its Impact on Labor Markets

 ⚫ Aging, Digitalization, and Decarbonization

 ⚫ Aging, Productivity and Economic Growth 

⚫ Impact of Changes in Ageing on the Relative Prices of Various Goods and Services, as well as Industry Structures  

⚫ Impact of Changes in Relative Prices of Food, Energy, etc., on Inequality across Age Groups 

⚫ Income, Consumption, Wealth, and Health Inequalities among the Elderly 

⚫ Measuring Income, Consumption, and Economic Well-Being along with Trends, while Considering Elderly Heterogeneity 

⚫ Measuring the Impact of Ageing on Health 

⚫ Methods for Measuring the Impact of Ageing on the Cost of Living Quantification of Lifetime Welfare 

Conference Timeline 

• July 15, 2024: Deadline for Submitting Paper Proposals 

• September 15, 2024: Notification of Proposal Acceptance & Preliminary Program  

• September 30, 2024: Financial Assistance Application Deadline 

• October 15, 2024: Notification of Financial Assistance Awards 

• February 28, 2025: Final Paper Submission Deadline  

• March 24-25, 2025:  Conference 

• March 26, 2025: Post-Conference Excursion

 • March 27-28, 2025: World KLEMS Conference 

• June 30, 2025: Deadline for ROIW Special Issue Submissions 

• Second Half of 2026: Publication of the Special Issue

Conference Program The conference program will consist of paper sessions, keynote addresses, panels, and a farewell dinner. There will be a reception on the evening of the first day and a farewell dinner on the evening of the second day. If there are a large number of high-quality submissions, parallel sessions or a poster session may be organized. It is expected that 20-24 papers will be presented in plenary sessions. The conference will be held during the best cherry blossom season. The conference venue has a well-known Japanese garden in Tokyo, and the excursion on March 26 will include a visit to a famous cherry blossom viewing spot in Tokyo. Conference Size Previous IARIW special conferences have had around 100 delegates in attendance. A similar number is expected for this conference.

 Conference Venue and Timing  The in-person conference is planned for March 24-25, 2025 at the International House of Japan, Tokyo, in the center of Tokyo. 

 ROIW Special Issue Selected papers from IARIW special conferences are normally published in special issues of the Review of Income and Wealth (ROIW), edited by a sub-set (one or two persons) of the members of the program committee. To be considered for the special issue, paper givers much submit a revised version of their paper by a specified date after the conference, generally within three months of the conference. All submissions go through the standard ROIW refereeing process. Guest editors for this special issue are Charles Yuji Horioka and Chihiro Shimizu. 

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