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Discussion Papers

 CPRC Discussion Papers are a series of these composed of results of professional studies by researchers of the CPRC, scripts of presentations by experts inside and outside Japan published in the symposiums sponsored by CPRC, and other research papers. The view in each thesis is presented on the responsibility of individual researcher and doesn't represent formal views of the Fair Trade Commission.

 These posted in this Webpage are possible to be revised on a timely basis (Titles of authors are those at the time of their creation).

 To read the abstract, click on the title. To link to full text article, click on the discussion paper number.

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CPDP60-E(PDF:366KB)

"Competition and International Competitiveness:Evidence from Japanese Industries"(2014.2)

CPDP59-J(PDF:946KB)

"On the Relationship between Competitive Advantage in Global Markets and Domestic Competition"(2013.6)

CPDP
58-E

"Estimation of Demand Functions – CPRC Handbook Series No. 3 -"(2012.11)

CPDP
57-E

"Analysis and Evaluation of SMP Regulation in EU Telecommunications"(2012.10)

CPDP
56-E

"Economic Analysis of a Grant-back Provision"(2012.4)

CPDP
55-E

"Buyers' collective action regulation in US antitrust laws - A Theoretical Analysis of Monopsony -"(2012.3)
CPDP
54-E(PDF:446KB)
"Durable Goods Price Cycles: Theory and Evidence from the Textbook Market"(2011.10)
Toshiaki Iizuka(Faculty of Economics, The University of Tokyo Competition Policy Research Center, Japan Fair Trade Commission)
Eric W. Bond(Economics Department, Vanderbilt University)
CPDP
53-E(PDF:543KB)
"Competition Policy in Japan: An Economic and Legal Introduction with Illustrative Cases"(2011.9)
Hiroyuki Odagiri(Professor, Faculty of Social Innovation, Seijo University)
CPDP
52-J(PDF:704KB)
"The assessment of whether or not an agreement restricts competition under 101 (1) TFEU"(2011.9)
Naoko Mariyama(Part-time Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Doshisha University)
CPDP
51-E(PDF:480KB)
"The Impact of Mergers on Profits, Share Value,Innovation, and Product Prices in Japan in the 2000s"(2011.7)
Hiroyuki Odagiri (Professor, Faculty of Social Innovation, Seijo University)
Koki Arai (JFTC, Head of CPRC Secretariat)
Noriyuki Doi (Professor, School of Economics, Kwansei Gakuin University)
Yasushi Kudo (Researcher, CPRC)
Chiharu Yanagita (Researcher, CPRC)
CPDP
50-E(PDF:339KB)
"Ex-post Examination of Business Combination: Impacts on Retail Prices"(2011.5)
Koki Arai(JFTC, Head of CPRC Secretariat)
CPDP
49-E(PDF:247KB)
"The Effects of Non-assertion of Patents Provisions -R&D Incentives in Vertical Relationships-"(2011.4)
Noriaki Matsushima (Associate Professor, Institute of Social and Economic Research Osaka University)
Koki Arai(JFTC, Head of CPRC Secretariat)
Ikuo Ishibashi(Osaka School of International Public Policy)
Fumio Sensui(Professor, Graduate School of Law,Kobe University)
CPDP
48-E(PDF:224KB)
"Territorial Restrictions and Consumer Welfare in a Mixed Oligopoly: The Japanese Gas Supply Market" (2011.1)
Eiji SATOH (Graduate School of Economics, Hitotsubashi University and CPRC Student Fellow)
CPDP
47-J(PDF:445KB)
"Empirical Analysis of Non Hard Core Cartel -X association Case-" (2010.4)
Ujo Goto (Faculty of Economics, The University of Kitakyushu)
Koki ARAI (JFTC, Head of CPRC Secretariat)
CPDP
46-J(PDF:94KB)
"Law and Economics on Barriers to Entry" (2009.10)
Koki ARAI (JFTC, Head of CPRC Secretariat)
CPDP
45-J(PDF:101KB)
"The state of transportation mode competition -An analysis of business traveler's choice behavior-" (2009.9)
Kaoru OKAMURA (Researcher, Competition Policy Research Center, JFTC)
CPDP
44-J(PDF:240KB)
"Evaluation of the National Railway Reform in Japan" (2009.9)
Kozo Harimaya (Faculty of Economics, Sapporo Gakuin University)
Takashi Yanagawa (Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University)
CPDP
43-E(PDF:139KB)
"An Empirical Investigation of the Toho.Subaru Antitrust Case:A Merger Case in the Japanese Movie Theater Market" (2009.8)
Mitsuru SUNADA (Researcher, Competition Policy Research Center, JFTC)
CPDP
42-E(PDF:75KB)
"Research and Analysis on Bid-Rigging Mechanisms" (2009.8)
Koki ARAI (JFTC, Head of CPRC Secretariat)
Ikuo Ishibashi(Associate Professor, Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University, and CPRC, JFTC)
Rieko Ishii Ishibashi(Faculty of Urban liberal Arts, Tokyo Metropolitan University)
CPDP
41-J(PDF:163KB)
"A Theoretical Evolution of Exclusive Dealing Contract" (2009.8)
Taisuke MATSUBAE (Researcher, Competition Policy Research Center, JFTC)
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CPDP
40-J(PDF:175KB)
"Mesurement of the Consumer Benefit of Competition in Retail Outlets" (2009.6)
Toshiyuki MATSUURA (Institute for Economic and Industrial Studies, Keio University)
Mitsuru SUNADA (Competition Policy Research Center, Japan Fair Trade Commission)
CPDP
39-J(PDF:160KB)
"Interview to Pr. KOMIYA Ryutaro: The review and evaluation of the Japanese old big merger case of Yawata Iron Steel Co. and Fuji Iron Steel Co." (2009.5)
Kaoru Okamura(Reseacher, CPRC)
Kotaro Suzumura(Professor, School of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University)
Shuya Hayashi (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Law, Nagoya University and CPRC Chief Researcher)
CPDP
38-E(PDF:192KB)
"A Note on the Necessity of Rules for Misleading Representation: Experimental Evidence" (2009.3)
Koki ARAI (JFTC, Head of CPRC Secretariat)
CPDP
37-E(PDF:259KB)
"Ratifiable Collusion and Bidding Systems in Procurement" (2009.2)
Tadanobu Tanno (Associate Professor, Faculty of Management, Atomi University)

CPDP
36-E
(reprint)

"Fact in the Case of Revision of Antimonopoly Law in 1977" (2008.6)
Shuya Hayashi (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Law, Nagoya University and CPRC Chief Researcher)
Hideyuki Shimotsu(Reseacher, CPRC)
Akira Tohei(Reseacher, CPRC)
CPDP
35-E(PDF:293KB)
"Product Development Strategies and Price Dynamics: The Japanese Compact Digital Still Camera Industry, 1997-2005" (2008.6)
Eiji Satoh (Graduate School of Economics, Hitotsubashi University and CPRC Student Fellow)
Kenji Matsuo (Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, LTD.)
Patricia A. Nelson (University of Edinburgh)
Yosuke Okada (Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Hitotsubashi University and CPRC Chief Researcher)
CPDP
34-E(PDF:409KB)
"Coverage Area Expansion, Customer Switching, and Household Profiles in the Japanese Broadband Access Market" (2008.5)
Mitsuru Sunada (CPRC Researcher)
Masato Noguchi (InfoCom Research, Inc.)
Hiroshi Ohashi (Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo, CPRC Visiting Researcher)
Yosuke Okada (Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Hitotsubashi University, and CPRC Chief Researcher)
CPDP
33-E(PDF:74KB)
"The Effectiveness of Competition Policy: in Theory and Practice" (2008.5)
Marc Ivaldi (Professor, Toulouse School of Economics)
CPDP
32-E
"The Role of Competition Policy and Regulation Reform in the Promotion of Economic Growth" (2008.5)
Naohiro Yashiro (Professor, International Christian University and Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy)
CPDP
31-E(PDF:155KB)
"The Role of Competition Policy in the Promotion of Economic Growth" (2008.5)
Lawrence J. White (Professor, University of NewYork)
CPDP
30-E(PDF:1,173KB)
"The Role of Competition Policy in the Promotion of Economic Growth in Thailand" (2008.5)
Nipon Poapongsakorn (Professor, Thammasat University)
CPDP
29-E(PDF:254KB)
"Vertical Integration in the Japanese Movie Industry" (2007.10)
Mitsuru Sunada (CPRC Researcher)
CPDP
28-J(PDF:489KB)
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CPDP
27-E(PDF:1,119KB)
"Mergers and Economic Performance: Do Efficiency Gains Justify Horizontal Mergers?" (2007.3)
Hiroyuki Odagiri (Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Hitotsubashi University and CPRC Advisor)
CPDP
26-J(PDF:588KB)
"Fundamental Principles on Market Definition: Visualization of Competitive Constraint" (2007.2)
Shuya Hayashi (Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Law, Nagoya University and CPRC Chief Researcher)
CPDP
25-E(PDF:285KB)
"Does the Public Sector Make a Significant Contribution to Biomedical Research in Japan?
A Detailed Analysis of Government and University Patenting, 1991-2002"
Kenta Nakamura (Hitotsubashi University, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)
Yosuke Okada (Professor, Graduate School of Economics, University of Hitotsubashi and CPRC Chief Researcher)
Akira Tohei (Fair Trade Commission of Japan)
CPDP
24-E(PDF:517KB)
"An Experimental Study of Procurement Auctions with Leniency Programs"
Yasuyo Hamaguchi (Faculty of Economics, Nagoya City University)
Toshiko Ishikawa (Hitachi Research Institute)
Masayuki Ishimoto (Japan Fair Trade Commission)
Yuji Kimura (CPRC Researcher)
Tadanobu Tanno (Faculty of Management, Atomi University)
CPDP
23-E(PDF:483KB)
"A Simple Simulation Analysis of the Network Industry: The Case of the Japanese Mobile Telecommunications Market"
Mitsuru Sunada (Researcher, Competition Policy Research Center)
CPDP
22-E(PDF:313KB)
"The Turnover of Market Leaders in Japanese Manufacturing Industries"
Masatoshi Kato (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Graduate School of Commerce and Management, Hitotsubashi University and CPRC Student Fellow)
Yuji Honjo (Faculty of Commerce, Chuo University)
CPDP
21-E
"Quantitative analysis on competition and productivity"
Makoto Funakoshi (Researcher, Competition Research Center)
Kazuyuki Motohashi (Schoool of Engineering, The University of Tokyo and CPRC Visiting Researcher)
Akira Tohei (CPRC Researcher)

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CPDP
20-E(PDF:2,114KB)
"Competition and Regulatory Issues in Network Industries: Case Study Lessons for JapaneseTelecoms and Postal Sectors"
Shanker A. Singham (International Roundtable for Trade & Competition Poloicy, Inc.)
CPDP
19-E(PDF:180KB)
"Fighting Cartels: Economic Analysis and European Union Experiences"
Massimo Mottta (European University Institute, Univeristat Pompeu Fabra)
CPDP
18-E(PDF:316KB)
"Corporate Leniency Programs and the Role of the Antitrust Authority in Detecting Collusion"
Joseph E. Harrington Jr. (Department of Economics, Johns Hopkins University)
CPDP
17-E(PDF:207KB)
"Product Improvement and Technological Tying in a Winner-Take-All Market"
Richard J.Gilbert (University of California)
Michael H.Riordan (Columbia University)
CPDP
16-E(PDF:526KB)
"Competition Policy In Network Industries An Introduction"
Nicholas Economides (New York Unversity)
CPDP
15-E(PDF:340KB)
"The Stability of Market Leadership Positions in Japanese Manufacturing Industries"
Masatoshi Kato (Student Fellow, Competition Policy Research Center, Fair Trade Commission of Japan, Graduate School of Commerce and Management, Hitotsubashi University)
Yuji Honjo (Faculty of Commerce, Chuo University)
CPDP
14-J
"Empirical studies regarding effects given by dynamic competition on profit ratio of companies" Shigemi Izumida (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Tohoku University)
Makoto Funakoshi(Competition Policy Research Center)
Yoshihisa Takahashi(Competition Policy Research Center)
CPDP
13-J(PDF:75KB)
“Verifying the accuracy of the predicition based on event studies
- Issues in applying event studies to the actual merger investigations-”(in Japanese)
Masanori Fukamaichi (Competition Policy Research Center)
Mai Makino (Competition Policy Research Center)
CPDP
12-J(PDF:214KB)
"Event studies on the competitive effects of mergers and acquisitions
- Case studies in Japan -" (in Japanese)
Masanori Fukamaichi (Competition Policy Research Center)
Mai Makino (Competition Policy Research Center)
CPDP
11-J(PDF:1,969KB)
"Empirical analysis on the price effects of mergers and acquisitions
- Case studies in Japan -" (in Japanese)
Msanori Fukamaichi (Competition Policy Research Center)
Mai Makino (Competition Policy Research Center)
CPDP
10-E(PDF:90KB)
"Pro-Innovation Competition Policy: Microsoft and Beyond"
Timothy F. Bresnahan (Professor of Economics, Stanford University)
CPDP
9-E(PDF:38KB)
"The Benefits of Cooperation between Competition Authorities"
Holger Dieckmann
(International Affairs Unit, Competition Directorate-General of the European Commission)
CPDP
8-E(PDF:48KB)
"Beating Cartels at Their Own Game - Sharing Information in the Fight against Cartels"
Scott D. Hammond (Director of Criminal Enforcement, Antitrust Division, Department of Justice, US)
CPDP
7-E(PDF:47KB)
"The New Shape of European Competition Policy"
Mario Monti (Commissioner, European Commission)
CPDP
6-E(PDF:47KB)
"Political Economy of Competition Policy in Japan: Case of Airline Service"
Takatoshi Ito (Professor, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Tokyo)
CPDP
5-E(PDF:149KB)
"The Relationship between Regulation and Competition Policy for NetworkUtilities"
David M. Newbery (Professor, Director of the Department of Applied Economics, University of Cambridge)
CPDP
4-E(PDF:58KB)
"Competition Policy and Regulatory Reforms: Means and Ends"
Todd J. Zywicki (Director, Office of Policy Planning, Federal Trade Commission,US)
CPDP
3-E(PDF:77KB)
"Competition, Welfare, and Competition Policy"
Kotaro Suzumura (Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University  Director, Competition Policy Research Center)
CPDP
2-E(PDF:136KB)
"Network Effects in the Japanese Word-Processing Software Market"
Yoshihito Yasaki (Research Associate, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Tokyo  Visiting Researcher, Competition Policy Research Center)
Reiko Murakami (Researcher, Competition Policy Research Center)
CPDP
1-E(PDF:91KB)
"Network Externalities in the Japanese Market of Routers"
Tatsuo Tanaka (Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics, Keio University
Visiting Researcher, Competition Policy Research Center)
Reiko Murakami (Researcher Competition Policy Research Center)


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