The 82nd Annual Conference of the Japanese Society for the History of Economic Thought (JSHET) will be held on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3, June 2018 at The University of Tokyo, Hongo Campus, Tokyo.

To attend the conference, or book the conference dinner, please fill in the following form.
(or, please let the local organizer (nohara[at] know your attendance)

Programme (You can also find the latest “Programme and Summaries” at the bottom of this page)

Further Information

Details of the Conference:
Date: 2 and 3 June 2018
Venue: The Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo, Hongo Campus, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan. 113-0033 campus map (overview):

campus map (The Graduate School of Economics, Hongo Campus, The University of Tokyo):

Registration Fee:
0 Yen (JPY) for JSHET members, 6,000 Yen (JPY) for presenter of non-JSHET-members. 1,000 Yen (JPY) for other non-JSHET-members

Conference Dinner Fee:
6000 Yen for those with full time job, 5500 Yen for those without full time job. These are the prices for those who reserve a dinner by 20th May. Please register your participation and book dinner via the following online-registration form.

For those without the reservation, the prices of the dinner are the following; 7000 Yen for those with full time job, 6500 Yen for those without full time job.

In both cases, please pay the amount by cash at the information clerk.

At the Metropolis:
Tokyo is a metropolis with a rich history. There are many cultural spots, museums at Tokyo.
Profile of Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Government web page):

The University of Tokyo:
The University of Tokyo is one of the leading universities in Asia. It has multiple campuses. Hongo Campus, the conference site, has various old buildings and a garden.
The History of the University of Tokyo (The University’s web page):

How to get here:
Access to Hongo Campus from Narita and Haneda Airports:

Access to Hongo Campus in detail:

Local Committee
Shinji NOHARA(The University of Tokyo)
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Programme Committee
Tsutomu HASHIMOTO (Hokkaido University)
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Programme and Summaries (Yellow Slot: Presentation in English)
The program is subject to change as it is a provisional version as of 1 June, 2018.

Saturday, 2nd June 2018

Time Room 1[Second Classroom] Room 2[Third Classroom] Room 3[Sixth Classroom] Room 4[Seventh Classroom] Room 5[Eighth Classroom]
09:00-09:55 1-1 Ryo Sadamori (part-time lecturer of Keio University)
Title: The Differences in Analyses regarding the Decrease in Interest Rate in Spain in Montesquieu and Hume: The Relation between The Concept of “Money” and the Recognition of the Circulation of Wealth in World Commerce

Chair: Hiroko Goto (Hosei University)   
Discussant: Syohei Yoneda (Osaka Sangyo University)

2-1 Kimitoshi Sato (Emeritus Professor of National Institute of Technology, Nagaoka College)
Title: Beatrice Webb’s Welfare Economics on Social Economy: Basic Problem, Spencer, Marshall, Economics on Social Economy, Welfare Policy

Chair: Nanako Fujita (Nagoya City University)
Discussant: Hanno Terao (Waseda University)

  4-1 Reinhard Neck
Title: Was Carl Menger a Precursor of Karl Popper?

Chair: Midori Wakamori (Osaka City University)
Discussant: Shigeki Tomo (Independent Scholar)

5-1, 5-2 Organizer: Aki Lehtinen (University of Helsinki)
Models, Evidence and Progress in Economics

(1) Aki Lehtinen (University of Helsinki)
Title: The epistemic benefits of generalization in economic modelling

(2) Harold Kincaid (University of Cape Town)[Cancelled]
Title: Lessons of the Duhem-Quine problem for economics

Chair: D. Wade Hands (University of Puget Sound)
Discussant: Shin Kubo (Kwansei Gakuin University), Noriko Ishida (Nihon University)

10:00-10:55 1-2 Akio Hoshino (Emeritus Professor of Kanto Gakuin University)
Title: Adam Smith’s system ofproductive powers and rent

Chair: Michihiro Otonashi (Chuo University)
Discussant:Tetsuhiro Endo (Kyushu Kyoritsu University)

2-2 Eiko Yamamoto (Waseda University, Graduate Student)
Title: Graslin’s Theories of Progressive Consumption Tax and Tariff Linked with Cantillon’s Cycle Theory

Chair: Keiko Kurita (Tokyo Woman’s Christian University)
Discussant: So Kaneko (Oita University)

3-2 Yun Tao (School of Economics & Management,Hubei Engineering University)[Cancelled]
Title: The Welfare Economic Thought of Modern Japan

Chair:Hiromi Morishita (Hokkai Gakuen University)
Discussant:Muneyoshi Nakamura (Daito Bunka University)

4-2 Andrea Salanti (University of Bergamo)
Title: All that glitters is not gold: the case of “mainstream pluralism”

Chair: Masashi Kondo (Osaka Prefecture University)
Discussant: Susumu Egashira (Otaru University of Commerce)

11:00-11:55 1-3 Yuri Shiomi (University of Tokyo, Graduate student)
Title: JThe Theory of Money and Commerce on Sir James Steurart

Chair: Hiroshi Takemoto (Emeritus Professor of Kwansei Gakuin University)
Discussant: Kiyofumi Yahata (Emeritus Professor of Ferris University)

2-3 Yoshiro Kamitake (Hitotsubashi University)
Title: Title:From Aristotle’s κοινωνια to Marx’s intermundia

Chair: Daisuke Nakai (Kindai University)
Discussant: Kuniyasu Morioka (Osaka University of Commerce)

3-3 Tadashi Otsuki (part-time lecturer of Gunma University)
Title: Kaname Akamatsu on the Theory of the Structural Changes of the World Economy: from the 1930s to the 1970s

Chair: Tatsuo Harada (Ryukoku University)
Discussant: Kuniaki Makino (Setsunan University)

4-3 Jean-Daniel Boyer
Title: Was Cantillon such a “foolish political teacher”?: Looking back on the models of circulation of wealth from Cantillon to Quesnay

Chair: Hiroshi Kitami (Osaka Sangyo University)
Discussant: Yusuke Ando (Rikkyo University)

5-3 Fernando Ferrari [Cancelled]
Title: Reflections on the method of Keynes

Chair: Toshiaki Hirai (Sophia University)
Discussant:Arata Fujiwara (Rikkyo University)

11:55-12:40 Lunch Time
12:40-13:35 [First Classroom]General meeting (Greeting from the school)
13:40-14:35 1-4 Tokutaro Shibata (Teikyo University)
Title: Money Theory of James Steuart and Chartalist Theory of Money

Chair: Naoki Hayashi (Onomichi City University)
Discussant: Yuji Sato (Rikkyo University)

2-4 Yamazaki Yoshihiro (Fukuoka University)
Title: Probability in Quantum Mechanics and in Contemporary Macroeconomics

Chair: Akiyoshi Arakawa (Rikkyo University)
Discussant: Toichiro Asada (Chuo University)

3-4 Shigeta Minamimori (Nagasaki University)
Title: On KANDA Takahira’s Beneficiary-pays Principle: the Influence of William Ellis’s Tax Theory

Chair: Akihito Matsumoto (Tokushima Bunri University)
Discussant: Yasunori Fukagai (Yokohama National University)

4-4 Gilles Campagnolo(National Center for Scientific Research)
Title: Steuart, Hegel, Chamley (and Keynes?)

Chair: Susumu Takenaga (Daito Bunka University)
Discussant: Yutaka Furuya (Tohoku University)

14:40-15:35 1-5 Tetsuo Taka (Emeritus Professor of Kyushu University)
Title: On the Significance and Meaning of the Part I in The Theory of Moral Sentiments

Chair: Hiroyuki Furuya (Tokushima Bunri University)
Discussant: Yoshio Inoue (Chuo University)

2-5 Atsushi Kusuki (Hokusei Gakuen University)
Title: J. A. Schumpeter and F. H. Knight: On the Uncertainty

Chair: Eiji Yamamoto(Kanazawa Seiryo University)
Discussant: Satiko Motoyoshi(Tohoku Gakuin University)

3-5, 3-6 Organizer: Tamotsu Nishizawa (Teikyo University)
Economic Thought of Tokuzo Fukuda in Rehabilitation?Referring to the publication of the ”Collected Works of Tokuzo Fukuda

(1) Shutaro Muto (Niigata University)   
Title: Tokuzo Fukuda and Reimeikai

(2) Takutoshi Inoue
Title: Formation of Tokuzo Fukuda’s Thought on ‘Human Renaissance’

(3) Hidetomi Tanaka(Jobu University)   
Title: Tokuzo Fukuda and the Contemporary economics

Discussant: Kiitiro Yagi (Setsunan University), Hiroshi Matsunoo (Ehime University)
Chair: Tamotsu Nishizawa (Teikyo University)

4-5, 4-6 Organizer: Shinji Nohara (University of Tokyo)
The dissemination of Adam Smith’s ideas to East Asia

(1) Daisuke Arie(Yokohama National University)
Title: The Wrong but Influential Image of Adam Smith in the 20th century Japan: What the Adam Smith Library Suggests

(2) Shinji Nohara (University of Tokyo)
Title: Adam Smith’s maginalia

(3) Jeng-Guo S. Chen (Academia Sinica)
Title: The Use and Abuse of Adam Smith in China, 1902- 2012

Chair: Ryu Susato (Keio University)
Discussant: Shigeru Akita (Osaka University), Shimpei Yamamoto (Hokusei Gakuen University)

5-5, 5-6 Organizer: Michiru Nagatsu (University of Helsinki)
Economic Methodology: Historical and Philosophical

(1) D. Wade Hands (University of Puget Sound)
Title: Philosophy of economics without history of economics is empty; history of economics without philosophy of economics is blind : the relationship between history and philosophy of economics during the last half century

(2) Norikazu Takami (Tokyo Metropolitan University)
Title: Professor Hands’s Reflection without Rules and its significance to the history of economics

(3) Magdalena Małecka and Michiru Nagatsu (University of Helsinki)
Title: The behavioral origins of behavioral economics: re-examination

Chair: Don Ross (University College Cork; University of Cape Town; Georgia State University)
Discussant: Naoki Haraya (Gunma Prefectural Women’s University), Erik Angner (Stockholm University)

15:40-16:35 1-6 Taro Hisamatsu (Doshisha University)
Title: Title: Creating the Ricardian Model of International Trade

Chair: Yoshitaka Hirano (Toyama Prefectural University)
Discussant: Satoshi Yoshii (Nagoya University of Commerce & Business)

2-6 Junki Nakakitaura (Doshisha University)
Titile: ‘Lacking’ and ‘Hoarding’ in Robertsonian Economics: An approach from his real theory

Chair: Ryo Hongo (Kwansei Gakuin University)
Discussant: Shimodaira Hiroyuki (Yamagata University)

16:40-17:35 1-7 Naoyuki Wakamatsu (Graduate Student, Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University)
Title: David Ricardo’s Dynamic Tax Theory

Chair: Shigemasa Sato (Emeritus Professor of Onomichi City University)
Discussant: Shinji Fukuda (Hirosaki University)

2-7 Masahiro Kawamata (Keio University)
Title: Marginal Revolution Reconsidered

Chair: Kenji Fujii (Aoyama Gakuin University)
Discussant: Isao Muto (National Defense Academy of Japan)

3-7 Mikio Nishioka (Doshisha University)
Title: The framework of the strategic opening of Japan and ‘Enriching the Country’ by Yokoi Shonan

Chair: Masamiti Komuro(Keio University)
Discussant: Junko Aoyagi(part-time lecturer of Daito Bunka University)

4-7 Motohiro Okada (Konan University)
Title: Reappraisal of Karl Marx’s anti-neoclassical perspective on labour exchange: for the 200th anniversary of his birth

Chair: Tsuyoshi Yuki (Saitama University)
Discussant: Ryuzo Kuroki (Rikkyo University)

5-7 Filipenko, Anton(Taras Shevchenko national university of Kyiv) [Cancelled]
Title: Interdisciplinary methodology in international economics

Chair: Seiichiro Ito (Ohtsuki City College)
Discussant: Nobuhiko Nakazawa (Kansai University)

17:40-18:30 [First Classroom] Presidential Address:
The Present Position of Studies on the History of Economic Thought: Atsushi Komine (President of the JSHET, Ryukoku University)
Rejume in Japanese Slides in English
18:45-20:45 Conference Dinner
Venue:Co-op Central Hall

Sunday, 3rd June 2018


Time Room 1[Second Classroom] Room 2[Third Classroom] Room 3[Sixth Classroom] Room 4[Seventh Classroom] Room 5[Eighth Classroom]
09:00-09:55 1-8 Tadahiro Yamao (Keio University, Graduate Student)
Title: J.S. Mill on Women’s Employment: Focusing on the Revision of the Third Edition of Principles of Political Economy

Chair: Hiroaki Itai (Ochanomizu University)
Discussant: Keiko Funaki (Musashi University)

2-8 Kazunori Akatsuka (Kokugakuin University, Graduate student )
Title: A genealogical study of Austrian theory of capital: Distinctiveness and Diversity

Chair: Koji Daikoku (Kyoto University)
Discussant: Manabu Kuwata (Fukuyama City University)

3-8 Xin-Wei You (Hokkaido University, Graduate student)
Title: A Study on Hegel’s Ideas about Labor in his Theory of Civil Society and Marx’s Theory of Sensual Labor

Chair: Tetsushi Harada (Kwansei Gakuin University)
Discussant: Yuta Otsuka (Nagoya University of Economics)

4-8, 4-9 Organizer: Don Ross (University College Cork; University of Cape Town; Georgia State University)
Should We Trust Economists as Expert Social Planners?

(1) Julian Reiss (Durham University)
Title: Expertise, Consensus, and the Nature of Social Scientific Facts Or: Against Epistocracy

(2) Don Ross (University College Cork; University of Cape Town; Georgia State University)
Title: Why economists are most trustworthy when the general public isn’t watching

(3) Guilhem Lecouteux (University of Nice)
Title: The fable of the beekeepers

Chair: Tomoyuki Uemiya (Osaka University of Economics)
Discussant: Satoshi Yamazaki (Kochi University), Yoshifumi Ozawa (Kyushu Sangyo University)

5-8 Chiu-Ping Wang
Title: Does financial crisis influence the information content of dividend policy?

Chair: Jou Ishii (Kanto Gakuin University)
Discussant: Takashi Yagi (Meiji University)

10:00-10:55 1-9, 1-10 Organizer: Hideo Tanaka (Aichigakuin University)  
Reviewing the study on Adam Smith in Japan and West

(1) Keiichi Watanabe (Kyoto Gakuen University)
Title:Adam Smith Study from Pre-War Japan to the Trio, (Uchida, Kobayashi, and Mizuta)

Hideo Tanaka (Aichigakuin University)
Title: A General Review of Adam Smith Studies in Japan since the End of the WW?

Hisashi Shinohara (Emeritus Professor of Kwansei Gakuin University)
Title: An Aspect of the Recent Adam Smith Studies on TMS, LRBL, and EPS.

Chair: Takashi Okuda (Konan University)
Discussant: Tomoyuki Arai (Shimonoseki City University), Shigemi Muramatsu (Kumamoto Gakuen University), Hiroko Aoki (Musashino University)

2-9 Takahiro Yamamoto (part-time lecturer of Kanagawa Institute of Technology)
Title: On Hayek’s Business Cycle: Why has it been forgotten?

Yusuke Yoshino (Chukyo University)
Discussant: Hiroyuki Okon (Kokugakuin University)

3-9 Xi Ciao (Shanxi University of Finance Economics, China)[Cancelled]
Title: Changes in Ideas on the Economics Ethics in Postwar Japan

Chair: Jun Kobayashi(Emeritus Professor of Rikkyo University)
Discussant: Kentaro Tsuneki (Senshu University)

11:00-11:55 2-10 Noriaki Kawamura (Kokushikan University)
Title: The low theory of Hayek and the caategorical imperative of Kant

Chair:Masanori Taishido (Toyo University)
Discussant:Hironori Sakai (Kanagawa University)

3-10 Craig Freedman (University of New South Wales)
Title: Roads Not Taken: The Coase Conundrum

Chair: Kouki Hirose (Fukui Prefectural University)
Discussant: Masahiro Mikami (Meiji University)

4-10 Hoon Hong (Yonsei University)
Title: Towards a Critique of Neoclassical Economics

Chair: Takuo Dome (Osaka University)
Discussant: Takato Kasai (Kagoshima University)

11:55-12:45 Lunch Time
12:45-16:15 [First classroom]:
Plenary Session : Japanese Contributions to the Economic Thought from 1968 to 2018
Organizer:Tsutomu Hashimoto (Hokkaido University) and Masanobu Sato (Kansai University)
Chair: Tsutomu Hashimoto (Hokkaido University)   

(1) Tatsuya Sakamoto(Keio University)
The Birth of Yoshihiko Uchida’s The Birth of Economics: In Search of Justice for Civil Society   

(2) Han Lixin (Tsinghua University)
A Theory of Civil Society School of Japanese Marxism and its Implications to China: Especially on Mochizuki Seiji’s Study on Marxian Theory of History   

(3) Nao Saito (Tohoku Gakuin University)
Yuichi Shionoya’s Economic Philosophy: Perfectionist Liberalism and Social Reform

Commentators: Shintaro Tamate (University of Tokyo), Kunihiko Uemura (Kansai University), and Masanobu Sato(Kansai University)

Questions and responses
Some Remarks by the Organizer

16:20 Closing remarks (President of the JSHET)