The 22nd International Conference of the Japan Economic Policy Association

The Main Theme: “Economic restructuring post-pandemic
Date: November 18 (Sat.)- 19 (Sun.), 2023
Place: Osaka Ibaraki Campus (OIC), Ritsumeikan University, 2-150 Iwakura-cho, Ibaraki, Osaka 567-8570 JAPAN
Host University: Ritsumeikan University, Japan

Update!: Thank you for your attending. The conference has been ended. See you next year at Shukutoku University (Chiba Prefecture).

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 22nd JEPA International Conference will be held in a face-to-face format only (although it may be held as a hybrid of online and face-to-face depending on circumstances). 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.


  • Ritsumeikan University
  • Policy Science Association of Ritsumeikan University

Call for Papers

Download Call for Papers “extended” [pdf] (updated on August 1, 2023)

Web Application Form has been closed.

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.

Download Full Paper Template [docx] (updated on September 4, 2023)

Conference Venue

Osaka Ibaraki Campus (OIC), Ritsumeikan University, 2-150 Iwakura-cho, Ibaraki, Osaka 567-8570 JAPAN

Hotel Accommodation

Please find your own hotel accommodations for attending the JEPA2023 conference using a travel agency or hotel reservation website. Convenient locations for access to the venue include Ibaraki City, Takatsuki City, and Osaka City in Osaka Prefecture, and the Kyoto Station area. In particular, from Osaka Station or Shin-Osaka Station, it takes only around 10 minutes by public transportation to reach Ibaraki Station, the nearest station to the venue. There are many hotels in this area. From Kyoto Station, it takes less than 30 minutes to reach Ibaraki Station. The following is the URL of JTB’s hotel reservation website, which is convenient for hotel searches and reservations.


Important Dates for Authors & Participants

Application for presentation deadline: July 31, 2023
extended until August 25, 2023
Full paper submission deadline: September 15, 2023
extended until September 30, 2023
Early Registration deadline: November 5, 2023
On-site Sessions: November 18-19, 2023


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 apply before your registration. Application form is here.

Welcome Banquet (November 18) fee
Status Early before November 16 Late after November 17
JEPA Members JPY 5,000- JPY 6,000-
Non-Members JPY 5,000- JPY 6,000-
JEPA Student Members JPY 4,000- JPY 5,000-
Student JPY 4,000- JPY 5,000-

Note: The Banquet will be held on the evening of November 18 at the Event Hall on the first floor of Building B, Ritsumeikan University OIC campus. The starting time will be announced in the program. Please pay the welcome banquet fee at the registration site. Cash payment on the day of the banquet is not accepted.



The JEPA2023 Program final version (updated on November 29, 2023)  
The JEPA2023 General Information for Conference Participants (updated on November 1, 2023)  
Digital Materials: The JEPA2023 Abstracts & Papers for Conference Participants (updated on November 14, 2023)
*Digital materials are password protected. Password will be emailed to registered participants after November 15 and will also be distributed at the conference reception desk.

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
14. Other Applications in Economics

Past Conferences

JEPA2002 – 2022


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: Yasuhiro DOI
Chair of the conference: Shumpei YAOITA
Vice Chair: Akira MAEDA
Vice Chair of the conference: Youya HASEGAWA
Secretary General of the conference: Kanae MUSHA
Secretary General of the website: Tetsuhiko IZUMI

The Program Committee
Chair: Daisaku GOTO
Vice Chair: Tomomi MIYAZAKI
Secretary General: Youya HASEGAWA

The Managing Committee
Chair: Akiko SAKANISHI
Vice Chair: Tomoko KINUGASA
Secretary General: Yoshimasa AOKI


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

VISA Information

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