The below information is as of December 15, 2002. It may differ from the current information.



Visiting Fellow (until December 15, 2002)

Fuyo Professor of Law, Columbia Law School


Comparative corporate governance, comparative financial regulation, Japanese law, law and economics, new institutional economics


1984 B.A. with High Honors,Government and International Studies, University of Notre Dame
1992-93,1984-86 Research Fellow, University of Tokyo
1989 J.D.,Columbia Law School


1991-1992 Associate Research Scholar, Columbia Law School
1994-1999 Research Fellow, Olin Center for Business, Law, and Economics, Washington University in St. Louis
1994-1999 Professor of Law, Washington University School of Law in St. Louis
1997 Fall Visiting Professor of Law, University of California, Los Angeles
1998 Fall Visiting Scholar, Bank of Japan Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies
1999 Spring Lee Gagliardi Visiting Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
1999-present Fuyo Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
1999-present Director, Center for Japanese Legal Studies, Columbia Law School
1999-present Member, East Asian Institute, Columbia University
2000-present Core Member, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School

Selected Publications and Papers

Global Markets, Domestic Institutions: Corporate Law and Governance in a New Era of Cross-Border Deals,forthcoming, Columbia University Press
Japanese Law in Context: Readings in Society, the Economy and Politics,Harvard University Asia Center, Harvard University Press, 2001 (with J. Mark Ramseyer and Michael K. Young)
"Creative Norm Destruction: The Evolution of Nonlegal Rules in Japanese Corporate Governance," 146 U. Pa. L. Rev. 2083 (2001)
"Privatization and Corporate Governance in a Unified Korea," 26 J. Corp. L. 200 (2001)
"The Dark Side of Private Ordering: An Institutional and Empirical Analysis of Organized Crime," 67 University of Chicago Law Review 43 (2000) (with Mark D. West)
"Japan's Experience with Deposit Insurance and Failing Banks: Implications for Financial Regulatory Design?,"17 Monetary and Economic Studies 21 (1999)
"Property Rights in Firms,"84 Virginia Law Review 1145 (1998), reprinted in Corporate Practice Commentator