Ken Itakura

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As manufacturing tariffs have fallen worldwide, the focus of free trade agreements has shifted towards other issues, including: rules governing foreign investment, e-commerce regulations, trade in services, harmonization of technical standards, sanitary and phyto-sanitary regulations, and the streamlining of customs procedures. Japan and Singapore are(More)
BACKGROUND Embryonic stem cell-specific gene (ESG) 1, which encodes a KH-domain containing protein, is specifically expressed in early embryos, germ cells, and embryonic stem (ES) cells. Previous studies identified genomic clones containing the mouse ESG1 gene and five pseudogenes. However, their chromosomal localizations or physiological functions have not(More)
The GDyn Data Base, used with the Dynamic GTAP model, is based on the GTAP Data Base (Dimaranan, 2005), which describes the global economy in a given year (2001 for the GTAP 6 Data Base). The GTAP Data Base is augmented with additional data required for the Dynamic version of the GTAP model. This chapter covers the preparation of these additional elements(More)
  • Matsuura Toshiyuki, Rieti Motohashi, Kazuyuki Rieti, Hayakawa Kazunobu, Toshiyuki Matsuura, Kazuyuki Motohashi +8 others
  • 2008
This paper pinpoints the impact of Japanese electronic machinery FDIs on productivity at home. Our analysis is based on the activity level of firms and not on their ready-made level. For example, if a firm has more than two kinds of activities such as upstream activity and downstream activity, we treat these activities as different. Our empirical results(More)
As manufacturing tariffs have fallen worldwide, the focus of free trade agreements has shifted towards other issues, including: rules governing foreign investment, e-commerce regulations, trade in services, harmonization of technical standards, sanitary and phyto-sanitary regulations, and the streamlining of customs procedures. Japan and Singapore are(More)
In this paper we compare welfare effects and the extent of sectoral adjustments of the member countries under alternative free trade agreement (FTA) sequencings in the Asia-Pacific region using a dynamic computable general equilibrium (CGE) model. If a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement under one sequencing and an East Asian FTA (EAFTA) under another(More)
  • Ken Itakura, Elena Ianchovichina, Csilla Lakatos, Terrie Walmsley
  • 2011
The purpose of this chapter is to introduce the reader to the publicly available software – RunDynam – which is used to carry out the applications presented in Part III of this book. The RunDynam program is based on the GEMPACK suite of software (Harrison and Pearson, 1999), which is specifically designed to solve non-linear general equilibrium models.(More)