graduate of the University of Tokyo and earned an M.A. in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
SHIGETAKA SEKI is Deputy Director of the Technology Policy Research and Analysis Division for the Agency of Industrial Science and Technology of the Japanese Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI). He is now involved with technology assessments for MITI's white paper on industrial technology, which will be used as a basis for technology policy. Mr. Seki worked on technology issues as senior research fellow in the International Institute for Global Peace founded by former prime minister Nakasone.
DAVID J. TEECE is Mitsubishi Bank Professor, Walter A. Haas School of Business, and director of the Center for Research in Management at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to joining the Berkeley faculty, Dr. Teece was associate professor of economics at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. Having a strong interest in innovation, technology strategy, science and technology policy, and antitrust, he has written extensively on industrial organization, corporate strategy, and public policy. Dr. Teece received a B.A. and M.Comm. from the University of Canterbury and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
CARL WILLIAMS is a research analyst at the Law and Economics Consulting Group. He was previously a software engineer at Carlson Electronics Corporation. He received an M.A. in Asian Studies-International Relations from the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.
MASARU YOSHITOMI is Director General of the Policy Coordination Bureau of the Economic Planning Agency (EPA) of Japan. The agency serves as an economic advisor to the prime minister and other Japanese government leaders, particularly in the areas of macroeconomic policy, structural reforms, and long-term trends in technology and industrial structure. He has served as Director General of EPA's Economic Research Institute and as Director of the General Economics Branch in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's Economics and Statistics Department. Dr. Yoshitomi received a doctorate in economics from the University of Tokyo.