J. MARK RAMSEYER
Mitsubishi Professor of Japanese Legal Studies
A graduate of Goshen College (B.A., History), the University of Michigan (M.A., Japanese Studies), and Harvard (J.D., magna cum laude), Mark Ramseyer teaches courses in corporate law and Japanese law at the Law School. He has been a Fulbright fellow at the University of Tokyo (1985-86), and a member of the faculty of UCLA (1986-92) and the University of Chicago (1992-98). He has also taught courses in Japanese at Hitotsubashi University, the University of Tokyo, Tohoku University, and Waseda University and in English at the University of Virginia, the University of Haifa, and Tel Aviv University. At Chicago, he briefly chaired the Committee on Japanese Studies.
Professor Ramseyer is the author of many articles, and the author or co-author of several books, including, in English, Second-Best Justice (U Chicago Press, 2015), Business Organizations (Aspen, 2012); The Fable of the Keiretsu (with Yoshiro Miwa, U Chicago Press, 2006) (Masayoshi Ohira Memorial Prize); Measuring Judicial Independence (with Eric Rasmusen, U Chicago Press, 2003); Japanese Law (with Minoru Nakazato, U Chicago Press, 1999) (Assn American Pub. best book in law); Odd Markets in Japanese History (Cambridge U Press, 1996); Politics of Oligarchy (with Frances Rosenbluth, Cambridge U Press, 1995) (Luebbert Award); Japan's Political Marketplace (with Frances Rosenbluth, Harvard U Press, 1993), and in Japanese, Keizaigaku no tsukaikata (with Yoshiro Miwa, Nihon hyoron sha, 2007); Sangyo seisaku ron no gokai (with Yoshiro Miwa, Toyo keizai shimpo sha, 2002); Nihon keizai ron no gokai (with Yoshiro Miwa, Toyo keizai shimpo sha, 2001); Ho to keizaigaku (Kobundo, 1990) (Suntory gakugei sho).
In 2018, Ramseyer was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon by the Japanese government.
J. MARK RAMSEYER