Doctor of Commerce
(Kobe University)


Associate Professor of Business Economics

Specialized Fields

Industrial Organization

Fields of Interest

Two-sided markets

Current Research

Articles in Refereed Journal

  • “Corporate Social Responsibility and Strategic Relationships”, International Review of Economics, Forthcoming (co-authored with Yoshifumi Hino).
  • “Asymmetric Payoffs and Spatial Competition”, Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade, Forthcoming.
  • “Competition between Vertically Differentiated Platforms”, Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade, Vol. 16, Issue 3, pp. 309-321, 2016.
  • “Platform Selection by Software Developers: Theory and Evidence”, Journal of the Japanese and International Economy, Vol. 38, pp. 282-303. 2015 (co-authored with Masayoshi Maruyama, David Flath, Kazumitsu Minamikawa, Ohkita Kenichi)
  • “Application Compatibility and Affiliation in Two-Sided Markets”, Economics Letters, , Vol.130, pp. 39-42, 2015 (co-authored with Masayoshi Maruyama)
  • “Compatibility and the Product Life Cycle in Two-Sided Markets”, Review of Network Economics, Vol.12, Issue 2, pp.131-155, 2013 (co-authored with Masayoshi Maruyama)
  • “A Note on the Desirability of Merger among Complements”, Journal of Industry, Competition, and Trade, Vol.11, No.1, pp.57-65, 2011 (co-authored with Masayoshi Maruyama, Kazumitsu Minamikawa)

Working Papers

  • “Freemium on Advertising Platforms”, Social Science Research Network (SSRN), 2016
  • “Welfare Effects of Process Innovation in Two-Sided Markets: The Role of Compatibility Decisions”, Kobe University Discussion Paper Series, No.2013.37,(co-authored with Masayoshi Maruyama), 2013