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The 2nd GRIPS Student Conference “Learning from the Past, Looking Towards the Future”









We are pleased to announce the 2nd GRIPS Student Conference, to be held on Thursday, September 5, 2013. This year’s theme is “Learning from the Past, Looking Towards the Future”.


The Conference Program is now available for download.


If you would like to attend the Conference, please register online, or send an email to


Conference Objectives

The conference aims to provide an opportunity for students, scholars, researchers, and professionals to:

  • discuss changes and continuity in economics and politics as well as ways in which policymakers can learn from historical analogies;
  • discuss issues in comparative politics and economics to explore the common challenges and possible solutions;
  • present academic work and receive comments from peers;
  • contribute to the scholarship on emerging economies by setting new research directions and encouraging rigorous inter-disciplinary research;
  • network and interact with peers from a variety of policy areas.


Call for Papers

We invite both empirical and conceptual papers on any issue in economics, political science, and social policy that is relevant to the conference theme. Below are some broad areas in which we invite presentations.


  1.  Economics
  • Development economics and /or microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • International economics
  • Monetary economics


  1. Political Science
  • Public administration and governance
  • International relations
  • Traditional and non-traditional security
  • International political economy
  • Democratization


  1. Social Policy
  • Education and cultural policy
  • Environment policy
  • Public health policy
  • Policy design and implementation
  • Public policy


Presenters will have 25 minutes to present and answer questions. The official language of the conference is English, but papers in Japanese may also be considered.


Guidelines for Abstract Submission

Submit an abstract of 200-300 words by Monday, August 19, 2013. All abstracts must include a title, author(s)’ name(s), affiliation, and e-mail, and 3-5 keywords. The abstract should describe the theme of the paper and the theory and research method used, and give a summary of the main conclusions.


To give the conference organizing committee an idea of the number of presenters we would kindly ask you to pre-register by Monday, August 5, 2013 with your tentative presentation title.






Stage I.

Preregistration (including title)

Monday, August 5, 2013

Stage II.

Submission of abstracts for review

Monday, August 19, 2013

Stage III.

Authors are notified of their status

Monday, August 26, 2013

Stage IV.

Submission of presentation slides

Friday, August 30, 2013



Inquiries, abstracts and presentation slides should be e-mailed to



Date / Time 2013.9.5~2013.9.5
Venue 1ABC, 1F, GRIPS

7-22-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8677

TEL : +81-(0)3-6439-6000     
FAX : +81-(0)3-6439-6010


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