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Informal Workshop

We hold the Informal Workshops to discuss issues on the competiton policy, mainly the visiting reseachers have.

Fiscal 2010

Date Subject Speaker
February 18, 2011 "Relationship-Specific Investment as A Barrier to Entry
Hiroshi, KITAMURA (Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics, Sapporo Gakuin University)
December 17, 2010 "Resale Price Maintenance by Japanese Newspapers
David Joseph, FLATH (Professor, Institute of Social and Economic research)
December 3, 2010 "The FTC and Open Standards: From Rambus to the Future"
Salil Mehra (Professor, James E. Beasley School of Law, Temple University)
October 8, 2010 "Horizontal Merger Guidelines in the US."
Megumi TAHIRA(Ph.D. Student, Graduate School of law, Doshisha University)
October 1, 2010 (1)"Recent developments in EU Cartel Policy:the Settlement Procedure"
(2)"Foreign-to-Foreign merger control cases in the EU: analysis of two recent cases"

(1)Vassili Moussis(Senior Foreign Counsel, Anderson Mori and Tomotsune)
(2)James Ashe-Taylor(Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP)
September 24, 2010 "A Canadian Cartel Story: Damage, Punishment, and Market Power"
Xavier de Vanssay(Associate Professor, Glendon College, York University)
September 22, 2010 "The state of global competition law enforcement"
Donald C. Klawiter(Partner, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP)
Jennifer M. Driscoll-Chippendale(Partner, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP)
September 17, 2010 "Current EC Competition Developments"
James Killick(Partner, White & Case LLP)
Jacquelyn MacLennan(Partner, White & Case LLP)
September 10, 2010 "Continuous improvement and competitive pressure in the presence of discrete innovation"
Hodaka MORITA (Associate Professor, The University of New South Wales, and Visiting Professor, Research Institute for Economics & Business Administration, Kobe University)
September 3, 2010 "Effects of Transparency in Procurement Practices on Government Expenditure: A Case Study of the Experience of Municipal Public Works"
Hiroshi OHASHI (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Economics, University of Tokyo)
August 20, 2010 "On the Arrangements of Fixed and Contingent Attorney's Fees In Japanese Legal System"
Yasuhiro IKEDA (Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Kumamoto University)
July 16, 2010 "Auction Versus Negotiation in Issuing Treasury Securities: Evidence from Japanese Government Bond Auction"
Masanori TSURUOKA (Ph.D. Student, Graduate School of Economics, the University of Tokyo)
July 9, 2010 "Ex-post Analysis of Business Combinations between Two Multinational Corporations: A Case of Acquisition of SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. by Panasonic Corporation"
Katsuhiko ARAI (Panasonic Corporation)

Fiscal 2009

Date Subject Speaker
February 26, 2010 "Network Effects on Airport Users"
Naoshi DOI(Ph.D. Student, Graduate School of Economics, the University of Tokyo)
February 5, 2010 "Socially Optimal Subsidy for Entry: The Case of Medicare Payments to HMOs"
Shiko MARUYAMA(Lecturer, Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales)
January 22, 2010 "Margin Squeeze Regulation in Europe and the United States"
Hiroko NAKAGAWA(Management and Planning Division, Investigation Bureau)
December 11, 2009 "Semiparametric Estimation in Models of First-Price Sealed-Bid Auctions with Affiliation"
Harry Paarsch(Professor, Department of Economics, University of Melbourne)
December 4, 2009 "Antimonopoly Violation and Compulsory Licensing: Practice of RAND Condition in US, EU, and Japan"
Nobuaki MUKAI(Partner, Momo-o, Matsuo & Namba)
October 9, 2009 "Structural Estimation of Dynamic Competition: Nested Fixed Point Approach for the Japanese Ham Market"
Yasuyuki KUSUDA (Assistant Professor, Faculty of Economics, Nihon Fukushi University)
September 11, 2009 "Small Business Set-asides in Procurement Auctions: An Empirical Analysis"
Jun NAKABAYASHI (Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Tsukuba)
August 7, 2009 "Quantitative methods of evaluating horizontal mergers"
Jozsef Molnar (Economic Adviser, UK Competition Commission)
August 7, 2009 "Estimating a Model of Strategic Choice:
the Convenience-Store Industry"

Mitsukuni NISHIDA (Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Johns Hopkins University)
June 26, 2009 "Access Price Regulation and Strategic Infrastructure Investment in Vertically Related Markets"
Akira ISHII (Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics, Sapporo Gakuin University)
May 29, 2009 (1)"Abuse of Dominance: Recent Developments in the EU"
(2)"Recent Developments in US Antitrust Enforcement"
(3)"PRC Antitrust Enforcement"

(1)Gerwin Van Gerven (Partner, Linklaters LLP (Brussels))
(2)Jeffrey Schimdt (Partner, Linklaters LLP (New York))
(3)Erik Soderlind (Partner, Linklaters LLP (Hong Kong))
May 29, 2009 "Land Use Regulation as a Barrier to Entry: Evidence from the Texas Lodging Industry"
Junichi SUZUKI (Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Toronto)
May 22, 2009 "Option Package Bundling"
Takanori ADACHI (Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Decision Science and Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology)
May 15, 2009 "EC Non-horizontal Merger Guidelines and Their Enforcement"
Chizuru IKEDA (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Law, Kobe University)

Fiscal 2008

Date Subject Speaker
February 27, 2009 "The Review of EU's Competition Policy-The Political Significance and Perspective-" Takeshi ITO
(Associate Professor, School of Law, Senshu University)
February 20, 2009 "Trade and Mergers in the Presence of Firm Heterogeneity" Noriaki Matsushima
(Associate Professor, Graduate School of Business Administration, Kobe University)
January 30, 2009 "Interactions between Regulatory and Antitrust Policies in a Liberalized Postal Sector" John C. Panzer
(Professor, University of Auckland)
January 16, 2009 "Enforcement of the Competition Law in China: Conception and Action" Shi Ji Chun
(Professor, School of Law, Renmin University of China)
October 30, 2008 (1)"Recent Developments under EU Cartel Law"
(2)"Legal & Evidentiary Issues in EU Merger Control"
(3)"Current Issues & Recent Developments in US Antitrust"
(1)Francois Brunet
(Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton - Paris office)
(2)Nicholas Levy
(Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton - Brussels office)
(3)Jeremy Calsyn
(Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton - Washington office)
October 17, 2008 "Comparative Politics of Price Control Policies in Japan and the United States -Legacy of State Structure and Competition Policy-" Yuu UCHIYAMA
(Associate Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
September 19, 2008 "Cost-benefit Analysis for Transport Investment -Present Situation and Future Problems-" Yukihiro KIDOKORO
(Professor, National Graduate Institute of Economic Research)
September 5, 2008 "Measurement of Consumer Benefit from Competition in Retail Industries" Toshiyuki MATSUURA
(Full-time Instructor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University)
August 8, 2008 "Economic Globalization and Mergers: Regulation is Unnecessary if Entry is Free." Toshihiro MATSUMURA
(Professor, Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo)
June 13, 2008 "Does Network Neutrality Help A Broadband Development?" Toshifumi KURODA
(Japan Society for The Promotion of Science Fellowships, Graduate School of Economics and Faculty of Economics, Kyoto University, Ph.D. Program)
May 9, 2008 "Legal Analysis of the Collusion Induced by a Single Large Buyer" Kazuhiko FUCHIKAWA
(Graduate School of Law, Keio University, Student Fellow, CPRC)
April 11, 2008 "Merger Regulation in the Original Antimonopoly Act and its Implications to the Current Antimonopoly Act" Shuya HAYASHI
(Associate Professor, Guraduate School of Law, Nagoya University; Chief Researcher, CPRC)
Nobufumi NISHIMURA
(Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics, Toyama University; Visiting Researcher, CPRC)

Fiscal 2007

Date Subject Speaker
March 28, 2008 (1)A Study on the Mechanism of Bid Rigging
(2)An Analysis of Two-sided Market
(1)Ikuo ISHIBASHI
(Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics, Aoyama Gakuin University)
(2)Mitsuru SUNADA
(Researcher,CPRC)
March 21, 2008 (1)The Legislative History of Surcharge System
(2)How Should We Regulate Parallel Exclusive Conducts?
(1)Shuya HAYASHI
(Associate Professor, Guraduate School of Law, Nagoya University; Chief Researcher,CPRC)
(2)Sayako TAKIZAWA
(Associate Professor, Guraduate School of Law, Tohoku University)
Febrary 29, 2008 A Dynamic Analysis of Horizontal Mergers: The Case of The Japanese Cement Industry Masato NISHIWAKI
(Graduate School of Economics, Hitotsubashi University)
Febrary 2, 2008 (1)Estimation of the Effect of M&A Regulation in the Autitrust Policy-an Evaluation of Merger Review Process and Result-
(2)A Study of the Retail Market Competition
(1)Kaoru OKAMURA(Researcher,CPRC)
(2)Yasutomo KOJIMA(Researcher,CPRC)
  Takashi UNO(Researcher,CPRC)
Febrary 15, 2008 Comprehensive Study on So-called Next-Generation Agreements with Foreign Competition Authorities Tsuyoshi OKUMURA(JFTC)
Ryohei TAMURA(JFTC)
Masayuki ATUMI(JFTC)
Febrary 8, 2008 EUの国際カルテルへの法執行と実際の競争制限効果の関係に関する調査研究 Koki ARAI
(JFTC)
November 30, 2007 Assessing the Effect of the Yardstick Inspection System in Japanese Gas Industry Ayako SUZUKI
(Institute of Social and Economic Research Osaka University)
November 16, 2007 Patent Pools and Competition Kenji AZETSU
(Faculty of Economics, Tezukayama University)
October 26, 2007 (1)Cartels- Review of Recent European Developments
(2)Abuse of Market Power Review of Recent European Developments
(1)Vassili Moussis
(Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP)
(2)Peter Alexiadis
(Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP)
June 8, 2007 Applications of Critical Loss Analysis in Antitrust Market Definition: Recent Korean Merger Cases in Soju and Beer Industries Seonghoon Jeon
(Professor of Sogang University)
May 18, 2007 Pros and Cons of Regulation of Cap Interest Rate:Approach from Behavioral Economics Yoshiro TSUTSUI
(Professor of Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University)

Fiscal 2006

Date Subject Speaker
March 16, 2007 FY2007 Joint Research Candidate
1 Analysis of Finding Method of Bid-rigging
2 Demarcate of Innovation Market and Competition Policy
1Tadanobu TANNO
(Associate Professor, Atomi Women's University; Visiting Researcher, CPRC)
2 Sadao NAGAOKA
(Professor, Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University Cheif Visiting Researcher, CPRC)
 Masako WAKUI
(Senior Associate Professor, Osaka City University Graduate School of Law)
 Ryushi ITO
(Researcher, Institute of Intellectual Property)
March 2, 2007 FY2007 Joint Research Candidate
1 The Enactment of the Main Sections in the Original AMA and its Implications to the Current AMA-procedure and organization-
2 Application of Material Fact, Determination of Facts, Burden of Confirmation, and Economics Evidence in AMA
1 Fumio SENSUI
(Professer, Faculty of Law, Kobe University; Cheif Visiting Researcher, CPRC)
 Nobufumi NISHIMURA (Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics, Toyama University; Visiting Researcher, CPRC)
2 Yasumi OCHI
(Lawyer, Jones Day; Visiting Researcher, CPRC)
Febrary 23, 2007 FY2007 Joint Research Candidate
1 Economics Analysis of Consumer Behavior
2 Antitrust Analysis of Horizontal Alliances and Joint Ventures: From Analytical Concepts to Frameworks
1 Consumer-Related Trade Division
2 Noboru KAWAHAMA
(Professer, Faculty of Law, Kyoto University; Cheif Visiting Researcher, CPRC)
January 19, 2007 Collusion in Repeated Procurement Auction: a Study of Paving Market in Japan Rieko ISHI
(Graduate School of Economics, Osaka University)
December 15, 2006 Hearing Process in the EC and its Suggestion to the Revised AMA in Japan Yasumi OCHI
(Attorney, Nishimura & Partners; Visiting researcher, CPRC)
November 10, 2006 Vertical Integration in the U.S Cable Industry Ayako SUZUKI
(Instructor, Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University)
October 20, 2006 (1)Issues in cartel enforcement -the US and EU perspective-
(2)Merger control in the EU 
Gary Spratling
(Gibson Dunn & Cruther LLP)
Vassili Moussis
(Gibson Dunn & Cruther LLP)
Peter Alexiadis
(Gibson Dunn & Cruther LLP)
October 6, 2006 Evaluation of Competitive Situations in
Telecommunication Business Field
Takuro IMAGAWA
(Ministry of Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications)
September 22, 2006 To the Mutual Supplement of a Competition Policy and an Environmental Policy~Industrial Waste
Processing and Recycling Policy~

Masuhito SUZUKI
(Professor, Faculty of Law and Literature, University of EHIME)
Takuro KAWANW
(Assistant Professer, Facurity of Economics, Wakayama University)

September 15, 2006 Antitrust Law and Market Determination Shuya HAYSHI
(Assistant Professer, Guraduate School of Law, University of Nagoya; Chief Researcher, CPRC)
June 29, 2006 Same Plant, Different Soil: Japan's New Merger Guidelines Salil Mehra
(Associate Professer, Beasley School of Law TEMPLE University)
June 23, 2006 Excess Liquidity against Predation: with
Unverifiability of the Predation
Hiroshi ZUSAI
(Graduate School of Economics, University of Tokyo)
May 19, 2006 Estimating Damages by Bid-rigging
- Estimation only with Winning Bidder's price Level-
Mitsuru SUNADA
(Researcher, CPRC)
Toshiko SUZUKI
(Researcher, CPRC)
April 21, 2006 Estimating Antitrust Damages Dr. Rika Onishi
(Senior Consultant, NERA)
Dr. Gregory Leonard 
(Vice-president, NERA)

Fiscal 2005

Date Subject Speaker
March 31, 2006 CPRC FY18 research candidates
Desirable Regulation against Anticompetitive Unilateral Conducts
Masaya SAKUMA
(Director, CRRC Seceretariat)
March 24, 2006 Simulation Analysis of Japanese Mobile Phone Markets Mitsuru SUNADA
(Researcher, CPRC)
March 3, 2006 CPRC FY18 research candidates
1 Competition Policy in Financial Insutries
2 Research on Application Method of Merger Review based on POS Data
1 Yuji KIMURA
(RIETI; Visiting Researcher, CPRC)
2 Shigemi IZUMIDA
(Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Tohoku University; Visiting Researcher, CPRC)
Hiroaki ISHIGAKI
(Researcher, CPRC)
Toshiko IGARASHI
(Researcher, CPRC)
February 13, 2006 Competition and Regulatory Issues in Network Industries:Case Study Lessons for Japanese Telecoms and Postal Sectors Shanker A. Singham
(Steel Hector & Davis International)
February 10, 2006 CPRC FY18 research candidates
1 Research on Cartels and Economic Analysis
2 Experimental Approach to the Government-initiated Bid-rigging
1 Tadanobu TANNO
(Faculty of Management AtomiUniversity; Visiting researcher, CPRC)
2 Yasuyo HAMAGUCHI (Instructor, Graduate School of Economics, Nagoya City University)
February 3, 2006 CPRC FY18 research candidates
1 Research on Competition in Media Contents Industry
2 Application of the Antimonopoly Act to Oligopolic Markets
1 Tatsuo TANAKA
(Professor, Faculty of Economics, Keio University; Visiting Researcher, CPRC)
2 Yasumi OCHI(Attorney, Nishimura & Partners; Visiting Researcher, CPRC)
January 20, 2006 Statistical Analysis on Law Amendments -Law System and Crime- Kanji MURAMATSU
(Reseach and Training Institute, Ministry of Justice)
December 16, 2005 Empirical Analysis Based on SME Data: How does interest rate change according to company age? Iichiro UESUGI
(RIETI) 
November 25, 2005 Report on Transactions in Advertising Industy Kazuyuki KATAGIRI
(Director, Trade Practices Research Office, JFTC)
November 11,2005 Changes in Subcontract Transactions in Manufacturing Industry Isao KASUBUCHI
(Director, Inter - Enterprise Trade Division,JFTC)
October 7, 2005 Experience in Electric Market Reform Akira KAWAMOTO
(Cabinet Office)
October 4, 2005 Establishment of Economic Democracy-Competition Policy and TradePolicy Shanker A. Singham
(Steel Hector & Davis International)
September 16, 2005 Quantitative Analysis on the Impact of Policy Changes regarding Electric Industry Kazunari KAINO
(RIETI)
August 26, 2005 Revitalization of Japanese Agriculture and Reform of Agricultural Cooperatives Kazuhito YAMASHITA
(RIETI)
August 4,2005 Estimation of Competitive Situations in Telecommunications Sector FY2004 Hideyuki OHASHI
(Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications)
July 22, 2005 Comparison of Efficiencies between National Universities and Private ones Mototsugu FUKUSHIGE
(Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Osaka University)
July 15, 2005 US Broadband Policy and its Implication Yasuhiko TANIWAKI
(Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications )
June 10, 2005 M &A strategy of Cisco Systems Takatoshi MATSUMOTO
(President, Academy Capital Investments, Inc.)
May 20, 2005 Economic and Technical Drivers of Technology Choice: Browsers Prof. Pai-Ling Yin
(Harvard Business School)
April 22, 2005 Competition Law Enforcement in Australia Graeme Samuel氏
(Chairman, ACCC)
April 11, 2005 Pro-competitive System and the Role of Competition Authority Shanker A. Singham
(Steel Hector & Davis International)
April 8, 2005 The Stability of Market Leadership Positions in Japanese Manufacuturing Industries Masatoshi KATO
(Student Fellow, CPRC)

Fiscal 2004

DATE THEME REPORTER
March 9, 2005 Recent Development and Future Direction of International Cooperation in the Area of Competition such as WTO, OECD and ICN Frederic Jenny
(Chairman, Competition Committee of the OECD;Judge, Supreme Court of France)
February 9, 2005 "Bidding Data and Statistical Analysis" Kanemi BAN(Professor, Faculty of Economics, Osaka University)
January 18, 2005 "An Empirical Study on Innovation of Bidding System" Shigemi IZUMIDA (Visiting Researcher, CPRC; Associate Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Tohoku University)
December 3, 2004 "Two-Sided Platforms: Pricing and Social Efficiency" AndreiHAGIU(Fellow, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry)
November 24, 2004 "Study Meeting on Judgments and Decisions"
1. "Issue on a Construction Company of Sewage Drain using Rockman Method and a Dealer of Specialized Machine for the Construction"
2. "Issue of Injunction against Illegal Behaviors of Five Newspaper Distributors and Kansai International Airport Newsdealer Co., Ltd. according to Antimonopoly Act"
Shuya HAYASHI (Visiting Researcher, CPRC; Full-time Instructor, Kobe City University of Foreign Studies)
Kenji ITO (Office of Decision on Appeal, JFTC)
November 5, 2004 "Globalization of Competition Policy" Edward GRAHAM (IIE - Institute for International Economics)
October 27, 2004 "Reform of National Competition Policy in Australia" Jim MURPHY (Executive Director in charge of competition policy, the Department of Treasury, Australia)
October 18, 2004 "Utilization of Economic Evidence" Koki Arai (Assistant Professor, Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University)


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