Yasuhiro Arai

Yasuhiro Arai

Associate Professor, Kochi University
Headshot photograph of Yasuhiro Arai

Research Project: Patent Pledges: Why Do Corporations Make Patents Available to the Public?

Professor Arai received a B.A. in Commerce from Waseda University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from Hitotsubashi University. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Humanities and Economics at Kochi University in Japan. His areas of research interest include law and economics, and industrial organization, with a particular interest in the economic analysis of intellectual property rights protection. His work has appeared in the Canadian Journal of Economics, Economics of Innovation and New Technology, Journal of Cultural Economics, and Information Economics and Policy. His research project is titled “Patent Pledges: Why Do Corporations Make  Patents Available to the Public?”