The Political Economy of Trade Conflicts. The Management of Trade Relations in the US-EU-Japan Triad
1994, Springer Verlag, Berlin, viii, 157 S., ISBN 3-540-58395-5.
The conference "The Political Economy of Trade Conflicts" was organized jointly by the German Institute for Japanese Studies and the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation together with the Institute of Modern Political Science and Economics of Waseda University in December 1993. The results of this conference are presented in this reader. Three issues were of special importance: the US-Japanese conflict over the reduction of trade imbalances via quantitative import targets; the liberalization of trade in agricultural products, especially the opening of the Japanese rice market; and the trade tensions between the European Union, the US and Japan in high technology industries.
Introduction: Change, Conflict and the Management of Trade Relations
Foreign and Domestic Determinants of Trade Policy
EU Trade Policy: Special Interests versus Social Welfare
EU Trade Policy vis-à-vis Japan: From Confrontation to Cooperation
Japanese Trade Policy and Political System
The US-Japan Structural Impediments Initiative: A Model for Reducing Trade Friction?
Aronson, Jonathan D.
US-Japanese Trade Relations: Challenges and Opportunities
Japanese Farm Products Trade and Japanese Agricultural Policy
Historical Background of Government Interventions in Agriculture and Possible Compromise in Farm Trade
EU Agricultural Policy and International Trade Conflicts
Fukushima, Glen S.
The Role of Government in High Tech Trade
Bureaucratic R&D Policies: The Japanese Example
An Analysis of Antidumping Policies in World Markets for High Technology Products
National Policies in a Global Economy: The Case of Competition Policy