Waseda Business School
(Graduate School of Business and Finance)


ARIKAWA Yasuhiro, Associate Professor



Professor Arikawa received BA in Economics and MA in Economics from Waseda University. After working for Yamagata University as assistant professor in economics, he joined Waseda University in 2003. Professor Arikawa’s research interests include economics of firm, corporate governance, and corporate finance.

Academic Degrees

M.A. (Economics) Graduate School of Economics, Waseda University

B.A. (Economics) School of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University

Selected Publications

“The Adoption of Poison Pills and Managerial Entrenchment: Evidence from Japan”(with Yosuke Mitsusada), Japan and the World Economy, 23/1,pp63-77, 2011.

“Venture Capital Affiliation with Underwriters and the Underpricing of Initial Public Offerings in Japan,”(with Gael Imad’eddine), Journal of Economics and Business, 62,pp502-516, 2010.

 “Experimental Analysis on the Role of a Large Speculator in Currency Crises,”(with Kenshi Taketa, Kumi Suzuki-Loffelholz), Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 72,pp602-617, 2009.

 “Relationship Banking and Debt Choice: Evidence from Japan,” (with Hideaki Miyajima), Corporate Governance: An International Review, Vol.13, pp.408-418, 2005.

 “Financial systems and economic development: The Case in Japan,” in Koichi Hamada, Keijiro Otsuka, Gustav Ranis and Ken Togo (eds.), Miraculous Growth and Stagnation in Post-War Japan, Routledge,2011, pp.40-pp.53

 “Understanding M&A wave in Japan,” (with Hideaki Miyajima) in Masao Nakamura (eds.), Changing Corporate Governance Practices in China and Japan: Adaptations of Anglo-American Practices. Palgrave Macmillan, 2008, pp153-182.

 “Relational Banking in Post-Bubble Japan: The Coexistence of Soft- and Hard-Budget Constraints,” (with Hideaki Miyajima) in Masahiko Aoki, Gregory Jackson, and Hideaki Miyajima (eds.), Corporate Governance in Japan: Institutional Change and Organizational Diversity. Oxford, UK; Oxford University Press, 2007, pp.51-78.

Courses in charge

Microeconomics (MSc in Finance)

Advanced Microeconomics (MSc in Finance)

Seminar (MSc in Finance)

Economics of the Firm(Evening MBA)

Organizational Economics(Evening MBA)

Seminar(Evening MBA)


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