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Law and Economics in Japanese Competition Policy

Authors: Arai, Koki

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  • Studies Japan’s substantive competition policy by describing the mechanisms used to enforce it 
  • Uses economic analysis to evaluate case studies on Japanese anti-monopoly law and its enforcement 
  • Explains comprehensively and succinctly the structure of the AMA, recent cases, and economic analysis   
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This book demonstrates how economics is used in cases of competition in Japan. Competition between firms is usually the most effective way of allocating economic resources and achieving consumer and producer welfare. At the same time, a balance must be struck; firms must not be over-regulated, but neither must they be completely free to create a monopoly or oligopoly. Therefore, the role of competition policy is to maintain a balance by using the collaborative economics of industrial organization. 

The book uses economic analysis to evaluate case studies on Japanese anti-monopoly law, the Act Concerning Prohibition of Private Monopolization and Maintenance of Fair Trade (AMA), and enforcement in e.g. cartel cases, private monopolization cases, and merger cases. The Japan Fair Trade Commission implements a competition policy, primarily through the enforcement of the AMA, which promotes ingenuity and innovation in business by guaranteeing and enhancing fair and free competition, thereby ensuring economic vitality and consumer benefit. 

This book is the first authoritative and compact work on competition policy in Japan, which has a more-than-70-year history and is based on solid legal principles. In addition, the book seeks to promote law enforcement based on economic analysis, and includes studies describing the enforcement mechanisms used. It provides comprehensive yet concise information on the structure of the AMA, recent cases, and economic analysis. It also explains the circumstances regarding recent cases and analyzes how the economic policy has been applied to actual cases. 


About the authors

Dr. Koki Arai is a Professor of Economics at Shumei University. Prior to his current position, he was a Specialist for Economics, General Affairs Division, Economic Affairs Bureau, Japan Fair Trade Commission, Japan; and Deputy Director-General of the Competition Policy Research Center. He was also in charge of the Economic Research Office as a Director; worked on Merger and Acquisition (M&A) issues as a Senior Examiner at the M&A division of JFTC; and on international competition network issues as a Senior Policy Planner at the International Affairs Office. Prior to joining JFTC, he was an Associate Professor of Economics at the Institute of Social and Economic Research of Osaka University. Moreover, he acted as a Second Secretary and a First Secretary, Embassy of Japan in the United States. He received his B.A. from Waseda University and his Ph.D. from Osaka University. 

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-8188-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-13-8187-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Law and Economics in Japanese Competition Policy
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-8188-1
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-8188-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-8187-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 199
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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