RIETI Blockchain Symposium - Next Blockchain: Creation of a new ecosystem for future industries

  • October 2023

    IZA/FCDO G²LM|LIC - Programme on Gender, Growth and Labour Markets in Low-Income Countries


    The IZA/FCDO Programme on Gender, Growth and Labour Markets in Low-Income Countries (G²LM|LIC) marks the extension of the successful IZA/DFID cooperation, which started as the Growth and Labour Markets in Low-Income Countries (GLM|LIC) programme in 2011. The extension aims at building a significant new body of evidence on gender, growth, and labour markets to help shape gender and labour market policies in low-income countries. Collaboration with researchers from low-income countries is strongly encouraged.

    18th IZA & 5th IZA/CREST Conference: Labor Market Policy Evaluation

    Paris, Palaiseau

    The 18th IZA & 5th IZA/CREST Conference will be on the topic of Labor Market Policy Evaluation. This conference is an initiative of the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) in Bonn in cooperation with CREST. The Program Committee invites submissions for about 12 presentations from academic researchers doing program evaluation research on policy issues related to the labor market. Papers that include innovative approaches or methodological contributions are of particular interest.

    IZA/ECONtribute Workshop on the Economics of Education

    Bonn, Germany

    The 7th IZA Workshop on the Economics of Education will be helf on October 19 – 20, 2023, in person at IZA Bonn, Germany. The conference will combine invited presentations with an additional poster session aimed at local researchers. Presentations and keynote are available via Zoom for an external audience.

    Labor Markets and Innovation during Times of War and Reconstruction


    The Russian aggression against Ukraine has brought incredible destruction in Ukraine and suffering for the Ukrainian population. In the first two months after February 24th, 2022, economic activities came to a standstill for most Ukrainian workers and firms. However, as time passed, the Ukrainian population has shown its resilience and tremendous courage as economic activity slowly but steadily recovered. Like in many prior conflicts, labor markets and economic production have continued to exist in Ukraine.

  • November 2023

    1st IZA/OECD Workshop: Labor Market Monopsony and Its Regulation


    The IZA/OECD workshops aim to increase synergies between researchers and OECD experts to promote the societal impact of academic research and the relevance of expertise. These workshops are organized twice a year and focus on topics of particular importance to the economy and society. They bring together researchers from the IZA network, OECD experts and policymakers. They take place by videoconference, over half a day, with presentations by experts, researchers and discussions with policymakers.

  • December 2023

    G²LM|LIC & BREAD Conference on Development Economics

    Nairobi, Kenya

    The IZA/FCDO Gender, Growth and Labor Markets in Low-Income Countries Programme (G²LM|LIC) and the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD) are pleased to announce a joint Conference on Development Economics .The conference will consist of presentations of advanced stage research by senior or junior researchers, and presentations of early stage research by junior researchers.

RIETI Blockchain Symposium - Next Blockchain: Creation of a new ecosystem for future industries
October 07, 2019

Will 2019 be 'the first year of blockchain'? Just like iPhone hit the scene in 2007 and played a vital role in shaping the current smartphone-centered society, the appearance of 'Libra', a crypto currency developed by Facebook, indicates great social changes led by blockchain technologies.

Blockchain is a technology that enables safe and secure data transaction by registering data in "ledgers" that are irrevocable. While crypto currency receives the most coverage in the media as a use of blockchain technology, there is a vast range of uses for the technology for governing any form of business and other transactions in areas ranging from healthcare to preference data analysis. It is thought that it will have more impact on society than the internet as an 'infrastructure' in fostering new industries. However, on the other hand, there are rising concerns about data hoarding of giant global platformers and the possible disrupting effect of blockchain technology on national monetary policies.

Based on this, the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI) has been conducting various front-line research studies and analyses related to blockchain technology. In this symposium, in addition to President Yano presenting our research results, Mr. Vogelsteller, a leading developer in the area of blockchain technology, will give a presentation and we will host a panel discussion with various top-level panelists from different backgrounds. Through these programs, we would like to discuss ideal ways of utilizing blockchain technology as a system for fostering next-generation industries.

  • Time and Date: 13:00-16:00, Monday, October 7, 2019 (Registration starts at 12:30)
  • Venue: NIKKEI Hall (1-3-7, Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)
  • Language: Japanese / English (with simultaneous interpretation)
  • Admission: Free
  • Host: Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI)
  • Seating Capacity: 600
  • お問合せ:Ms. YUHARA, Conference Section, RIETI conf-191007@rieti.go.jp
    Tel: 03-3501-8398
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