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How Governments Make Markets Work in the US and Japan

A Discussion with Dr. Steven Vogel



Wednesday, March 14, 2018
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Chung-wen Shih Conference Room
Sigur Center for Asian Studies
The Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW, Suite 503
Washington, DC 20052




* Light refreshments will be available at the event.

From financial regulation to anti-trust enforcement to governance of the internet, policymakers in Washington and Japan are increasingly failing at the job of effective market regulation. In a provocative new book, Dr. Steven Vogel argues that the reason governments so often get this wrong is that they are stuck in a stale and misleading debate over government regulation versus market freedom. In fact, he argues, markets must by their nature be regulated, and the real debate is over how best to regulate in the public interest. In era of globalization and new, disruptive market platforms Vogel's thoughtful pro-governance arguments have never been more relevant.

This event is on the record and open to the media.


About the speaker:

Dr. Steven Vogel is the Il Han new professor of Asian studies and a professor of political science at the University of California, Berkeley. He specializes in the political economy of advanced industrialized nations, especially Japan and the United States. Vogel's new book is entitled Marketcraft: How Governments Make Markets Work and builds on three decades of scholarship. He is also the author of Japan Remodeled: How Government and Industry Are Reforming Japanese Capitalism, and his first book,Freer Markets, More Rules: Regulatory Reform in Advanced Industrial Countries, won the Masayoshi Ohira Memorial Prize. He has a B.A. from Princeton University and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley.



This event is co-sponsored by the Institute for International Economic Policy and the Sigur Center for Asian Studies. In cooperation with Asia Policy Point.



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