Comparative Analysis of Japanese Economic Policy-Making Process
The objective of this course is to understand the different economic policy-making process by analyzing Japanese process from comparative perspective. While important policy is carried out through either budgetary measures or legislative measures, the course will focus on legislative process of regulatory policy.
Legislation is heavily influenced by the following three actions; interaction among a part of legislators, relevant executive officials and interest groups, leadership role of chief executive officer and the enhancement of policymaking technique. National system, the combination of above-mentioned elements is shaped by the history, values and institution of each country. After identifying these elements in Japanese system, we will examine how these elements shape economic policy in American and British system. Then we compare the pros and cons of each system under specific environment.
Adequate emphasis will be made on the analysis of process of Trump economic policy and Abenomics(economic policy of Abe administration.
Student will be expected to make short presentation in the class, and to participate in the class discussion.
Class will be conducted in English. Students are encouraged to actively participate in the class.