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M&A and Competition Policy

Febrary 13, 2007
Competition Policy Research Center

 The Competition Policy Research Center / Japan Fair Trade Commission (CPRC/JFTC) will hold the international symposium in close collaboration with the 21st Century COE/RES Program Hitotsubashi University, Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Inc.(NIKKEI) and Fair Trade Institute.

 As the circumstance of competition in the market is changing with the globalization of economy, the development of the information technology and so on, it is getting more important not only for companies but also for national economy itself, M&A as strategies of companies. With this understanding, the vigorous discussion will take place in the symposium under the title of "M&A and Competition Policy".

○ Registration  Since the symposium has been registered to capacity, the registration is closed in March 2.

 Please send the registration form or FAX form below to the Secretariat of CPRC/JFTC no later than March 9, 2007
 ※Early application will be appreciated as seats are limited.

1 Date and Vennue

Date 13:30 - 18:00, 23 March 2007
Venue Toranomon Pastoral, Room Houou Higashi, New Tower 1F
(4-1-1 Toranomon Minato-ku Tokyo, Japan)
Map
Language English - Japanese (with simultaneous translation)
Admission Free
Organizers CPRC/JFTC, 21st Century COE /RES Program Hitotsubashi University , NIKKEI and Fair Trade Institute.

2 Outline:(Please click here for the detail outline)

Invited
Speeches
Moderator:
Dr. Yosuke Okada (Chief Researcher, CPRC/JFTC; Professor of Economics,Hitotsubashi University)
Invited Speeches:
Theme:“Merger Policy Going Forward with Economics and the Economy”
Speaker:Dr. Robert D. Willig (Professor of Economics and Public Affairs,Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University)
Theme:“The Ups and Downs of the Doctrine of Collective Dominance‐Using Game Theory for Merger Policy‐”
Speaker:Dr. Paul Seabright(Professor of Economics, Université des Sciences Sociales de Toulouse)
Theme:“The Impact of Mergers on Economic Performance and the Role of Competition Policy”
Speaker:Dr. Hiroyuki Odagiri (Professor of Economics, Hitotsubashi University)
Panel
Discussion
Moderator:
Dr. Kotaro Suzumura (Director, CPRC/JFTC; Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University)
Panelists:
Dr. Robert D. Willig
Dr. Paul Seabright
Dr. Hiroyuki Odagiri
Mr. Akinori Uesugi (Former Secretary General, JFTC)
Mr. Toshiharu Kobayashi ( Corporate Vice President, General Manager,Legal Affairs Division, Toshiba Corporation; Chairman, Sub-committee on Anti-monopoly Policy, Committee on Economic Law, Japan Business Federation)

3 Agenda

Opening Session

13:30-13:40 Mr. Kazuhiko Takeshima (Chairman, JFTC)

Session 1: Invited Speeches

Moderator:
Dr. Yosuke Okada (Chief Researcher, CPRC/JFTC; Professor of Economics,Hitotsubashi University)

13:40-14:20 Theme:“Merger Policy Going Forward with Economics and the Economy”
Speaker:Dr. Robert D. Willig (Professor of Economics and Public Affairs,
 Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University)
14:20-15:00 Theme:“The Ups and Downs of the Doctrine of Collective Dominance‐Using Game Theory for Merger Policy‐”
Speaker:Dr. Paul Seabright(Professor of Economics, Université des Sciences Sociales de Toulouse)
15:00-15:40 Theme:“The Impact of Mergers on Economic Performance and the Role of Competition Policy”
Speaker:Dr. Hiroyuki Odagiri (Professor of Economics, Hitotsubashi University)

Break 15:40‐16:00

Session 2:Panel Discussion

Moderator:
Dr. Kotaro Suzumura (Director, CPRC/JFTC; Professor, Institute of Economic Research,Hitotsubashi University)

16:00-17:15 Panelists:
Dr. Robert D. Willig
Dr. Paul Seabright
Dr. Hiroyuki Odagiri
Mr. Akinori Uesugi (Former Secretary General, JFTC)
Mr. Toshiharu Kobayashi ( Corporate Vice President, General Manager,Legal Affairs Division, Toshiba Corporation; Chairman, Sub-committee on Anti-monopoly Policy, Committee on Economic Law, Japan Business Federation)
17:15-17:55 Open Floor Discussion

Closing Session

17:55-18:00 Dr. Kotaro Suzumura

Contact Details: Secretariat of CPRC/JFTC

(Mr. Yasutoshi Okamoto, Mr.Takeshi Yokota, Mr. Hideyuki Shimozu)
(Tel: +81-3-3581-1848,5480, Fax: +81-3-3581-1945, E-mail:cprcsec_atmark_jftc.go.jp
(Please replace “_atmark_” into “@”, when you send to this e-mail address.))



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