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State Intervention and Private Enterprise: Japan, the U.S., and China

Cosponsored by the Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School; the Japan Economic Foundation; and the Center for Japanese Legal Studies, Columbia Law School

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM (EDT)

New York, NY

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 The Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School,  
the Japan Economic Foundation, and
the Center for Japanese Legal Studies, Columbia Law School present:

State Intervention and Private Enterprise: Japan, the U.S., and China

Wednesday, October 2, 2013
2:00p.m. - 5:30p.m. (a reception to follow)

Room 1501, International Affairs Building, Columbia University
(420 West 118th Street, New York, NY 10027)

 

A summary report of this conference is now available here.

The panelists' presentations are now available here:


Synopsis:
A conference aimed at addressing government buyouts of distressed private enterprises (such as the US buyout of General Motors) and government ownership of companies (such as SOEs in China and government owned enterprises in Japan including NTT, Japan Post, Japan Tobacco, etc). Topics explored will include deregulation, privatization, and how TPP is trying to define the rules for trade and other international operations. 


Summary Description:

The conference will begin with three presentations, each examining the general policy and rationale for government intervention in firms in Japan, the U.S. and China. Each presentation will be followed by a short conversation discussants. This series of presentations will allow both an overarching insight each country’s attitude toward government intervention as well as provide specific examples. Following this series of presentations will be a roundtable panel. The moderator will ask pointed questions that will allow the discussants to flesh out the general challenges, benefits, and questions involved in Japanese, American, and Chinese government intervention in private enterprise.


Main Speakers:

Gary Clyde Hufbauer, Reginald Jones Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics

Yasheng Huang, International Program Professor in Chinese Economy and Business; Professor of Global Economics and Management, MIT Sloan School of Management

Kazuhiko Toyama: Representative Director and CEO, Industrial Growth Platform, Inc.

Discussants: 

Christopher J. Mayer, Paul Milstein Professor of Real Estate, Finance & Economics Division; Research Director, Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate; Co-Director, Richard Paul Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy, Columbia Business School

Sota Kato, Professor, International University of Japan; Senior Fellow, Tokyo Foundation

Long Ke, Senior Fellow, Economic Research Center, Fujitsu Research Institute

Roger Kubarych, International Adviser, Craig Drill Capital; Former National Intelligence Manager, National Intelligence Council

Kazumasa Kusaka, Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation

Edward Lincoln, Professorial Lecturer, George Washington University; Adjunct Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Columbia University

Claire Reade, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for China Affairs, Office of the United States Trade Representative

Moderators:

Merit E. Janow, Dean; Professor of Professional Practice, International Economic Law & International Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

Curtis J. Milhaupt, Parker Professor of Comparative Corporate Law; Fuyo Professor of Japanese Law; Director of the Center for Japanese Legal Studies, Columbia Law School

Alicia Ogawa, Senior Advisor, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School; Adjunct Associate Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

Hugh Patrick, R.D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus and Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School; Co-Director, APEC Study Center, Columbia University

Agenda:

2:00 – 2:10: Welcoming Remarks
2:10 – 2:50: Panel I:  United States 
2:50 – 3:30: Panel II:  China  
3:30 – 4:10: Panel III:  Japan
4:10 – 4:25: Coffee Break
4:25 – 5:25: Roundtable Discussion 
5:25 – 5:30: Closing Remarks
5:30 – 6:15: Reception

This event is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required.

Media Contacts: Ryoko Ogino, ro2213@columbia.edu / 212-854-7167

When & Where



Room 1501, International Affairs Building, Columbia University
420 West 118th Street
New York, NY 10027

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM (EDT)


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Cosponsored by the Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School; the Japan Economic Foundation; and the Center for Japanese Legal Studies, Columbia Law School

About the Center on Japanese Economy and Business
Established at Columbia Business School in 1986 under the direction of Professor Hugh Patrick, the Center on Japanese Economy and Business (CJEB) promotes knowledge and understanding of Japanese business and economics in an international context. The Center is a research organization widely recognized for its international programs, which provide prominent speakers from the public and private sectors a forum for collaboration and reflection on Japan, the United States, and the global economy. (URL: www.gsb.columbia.edu/cjeb)

About the Japan Economic Foundation
The Japan Economic Foundation (JEF) was established in July 1981 to deepen understanding between Japan and other countries through activities aimed at promoting economic and technological exchange. JEF commemorated its 30th anniversary in 2011.

With this goal in mind, JEF engages in a broad range of activities; it provides information about Japan and arranges venues to exchange ideas among opinion leaders from many countries in such fields as industry, government, academia and politics in order to build bridges for international communication and to break down the barriers that make mutual understanding difficult. (URL: www.jef.or.jp)

About the Center for Japanese Legal Studies, Columbia Law School
The Center for Japanese Legal Studies is the first and only center of its kind in the United States. The Center actively promotes research on Japanese law, aided by the country's premier collection of Japanese legal materials. Under the direction of Professor Curtis J. Milhaupt, the Center strives to be the principal source of intellectual exchange between the legal professions of the United States and Japan. (URL: www.law.columbia.edu/center_program/japanese)

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