The 21st International Conference of the Japan Economic Policy Association

The Main Theme: “Interdisciplinarity of Economic Policy Studies”
Date: November 19 (Sat.)- 20 (Sun.), 2022.

Place: Rokkodai 1st Campus, Kobe University, 2-1, Rokkodai-cho, Nada-ku, Kobe, 657-8501, JAPAN
Host University: Kobe University, Japan

Update!: Thank you for your attending. The conference has been ended.

The Japan Economic Policy Association (JEPA) invites you to the JEPA International Conference. The conference provides the regular sessions and the theme-related plenary sessions, and others. The 21st International Conference of the JEPA will be hosted both by on-site and online (Zoom or Video) together. The conference is relevant to academics and scholars as well as policy makers or officials in governments and international institutions working in the fields of Economics and other related sciences. The presenters at the conference may consider applying their papers to the International Journal of Economic Policy Studies (IJEPS), an official refereed journal of the JEPA published by Springer. You are encouraged to submit papers for presentation at the conference.

Special thanks to the supporting organizations


Call for Papers

Download Call for Papers [pdf] (updated on June 30, 2022)

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The JEPA does not accept the papers which have been already published, accepted, or submitted for publication elsewhere. Accepted presenters, discussants, chairs, guest speakers and members of the JEPA are eligible to participate in this conference. Graduate students are also welcomed to submit the paper.

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Conference Venue

Rokkodai 1st Campus, Kobe University, 2-1, Rokkodai-cho, Nada-ku, Kobe, 657-8501, JAPAN


Important Dates for Authors & Participants

Application for presentation deadline: July 31, 2022
Full paper submission deadline: August 31, 2022
Presentation Video submission deadline: November 6, 2022
On-site Sessions: November 19, 2022
Zoom Sessions & Viewing Period of Presentation Video: November 19-20, 2022
Period for Submission of Comments and Questions by Discussant and Participants: November 19-23, 2022
Reply Period for Comments and Questions by Presenter: November 24-26, 2022



Go Registration

The Registration page is handled by Japan Travel Bureau (JTB).

Status Early registration fee Late registration fee (after November 5th)
JEPA Members JPY 5,000- JPY 8,000-
Non-Members** JPY 9,000- JPY 12,000-
JEPA Student Members* JPY 4,000- JPY 7,000-
Student*,** JPY 8,000- JPY 11,000-

Note: Participants are required to pay the registration fee by credit card (VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMERICAN EXPRESS(AMEX) or Diners Club).
*Students are required to present a valid student ID.
**Non-members are encouraged to apply for JEPA overseas membership. The JEPA membership fee for overseas members is JPY 5,000-, which includes the IJEPS subscription and a discount on international conference fees. Please inquire before your registration.



Keynote speech

Chair: Professor Takashi Yanagawa, Setsunan University
“Multidisciplinary Public Policy Analysis and Methodological Individualism”
Guest Speaker: Professor Roger Congleton, West Virginia University  

Plenary session

Chair: Professor Masahiko Yoshii, Kobe University
“Recursive Expectations Approach in Policymaking”
Speaker: Professor Keiichiro Kobayashi, Keio University
Discussant: Professor Tomomi Miyazaki, Kobe University

“Interdisciplinary approach to environmental conservation policy” 
Speaker: Professor Masayuki Sato, Kobe University
Discussant: Professor Takahiro Tsuge, Sophia University

The JEPA2022 Program final version (updated on November 17, 2022)

The Important General Information for Conference Participants (updated on November 12, 2022)

Regular Sessions

1. Theory of Economic Policy
2. Public Finance and Fiscal Policy
3. Monetary and Financial Policy
4. Growth, Development and Population Policy
5. Industrial Organization and Structural Policy
6. Labor Economics and Policy
7. Public Economics and Public Choice
8. Welfare and Social Policy
9. Regional, Urban and Transportation Policy
10. Resource and Environmental Policy
11. International Economic Policy
12. Law and Economics
13. Comparative System Analysis

Past Conferences

JEPA2002 – 2021


The presenters at the conference may consider applying their papers to the International Journal of Economic Policy Studies (IJEPS), the official refereed journal of the JEPA published by Springer.


President: Mototsugu FUKUSHIGE
The International Committee
Chair: Takashi YANAGAWA
Vice Chair: Toshiyasu IZAWA
Vice Chair: Akira MAEDA
The Program Committee
Chair : Shumpei YAOITA
Vice Chair : Youya HASEGAWA
Vice Chair : Tetsuhiko IZUMI
Secretary General : Shin KINOSHITA
Vice Secretary General : Hiroshi ISHIWATA
The Managing Committee
Chair : Tomoko KINUGASA
Vice Chair : Kazufumi YUGAMI


The Conference Secretariat
E-mail: (# should be replaced by @)

VISA Information

VISA | Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
Due to the Japanese government’s immigration restrictions as a countermeasure against COVID-19, the Managing Committee of JEPA2022 cannot issue invitation letters for visas.

Information for Entering Japan (updated on October 12, 2022)

If you are entering Japan from a foreign country, please check the website below and complete the procedures yourself.
Information of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
Fast Track (Pre-registration for airport quarantine procedures)