Publications and Working Papers


Consumers & Globalization

Japanese Politics




Building Legislative Coalitions for Globalization in Asia, 2015, Cambridge University Press.

2015 Honorable Mention for William H. Riker Book Award given for the best book on political economy published during the past three calendar years, American Political Science Association.


Megmi Naoi and Ikuo Kume. 2015. Workers or Consumers? A Survey Experiment on the Duality of Citizens’ Interests in the Politics of Trade, Comparative Political Studies, September Issue, Vol. 48, No. 10, 1293-1317.

Megumi Naoi and Shujiro Urata. 2013. Free Trade Agreements and Domestic Politics: The Case of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. Asian Economic Policy Review8(2), 326-349.

Megumi Naoi and Ikuo Kume. 2011.“Explaining Mass Support for Agricultural Protectionism: Evidence from a Survey Experiment During the Global Recession,” pp.771-795, International Organization, Vol.65, No.4.

Erik Gartzke and Megumi Naoi. 2011. “Multilateralism and Democracy: A Dissent Regarding Keohane, Macedo, and Moravcsik,”  International Organization. Vol.65, No.3. pp.589-598.

Megumi Naoi and Ellis Krauss. 2009. “Who Lobbies Whom? Special Interest Politics under Alternative Electoral Systems” American Journal of Political Science, Vol.53, No.4. October 2009.

Tom Kenyon and Megumi Naoi. 2010.“Policy Uncertainty in Hybrid Regimes: Evidence from Firm-Level Surveys,” Comparative Political Studies. Vol.43, No. 4, April 2010.

Megumi Naoi, 2009. “Shopping for Protection: The Politics of Choosing Trade Instruments in a Partially-Legalized World,” International Studies Quarterly, Vol.53, Issue 2, June 2009.


Megumi Naoi. 2007. “Decentralization, Industrial Geography, and Politics of Export Regulation:
Case of Sino
Japan Trade Disputes” a chapter in Ka Zeng ed. (2007), China’s Foreign Trade Policy: New Constituencies. Routledge, New York.   

Megumi Naoi. 2010. “Whose Side Do Legislators Take? The Politics of Economic Winners and Losers in the Global Economy,” March 2010. Journal of Law, Politics, and Sociology (Hougaku Kenkyu). Invited contribution. 

Ellis Krauss and Megumi Naoi. 2011. “The Domestic politics of Japan’s Regional Foreign Economic Policies,” Chapter 3  in a book edited by Vinod K Aggarwal and Seungjoo Lee, The Domestic Determinants of Asian Regionalism, Springer. pp.49-70.

Megumi Naoi and Ikuo Kume. n.d. “Coalition of Losers: Why Agricultural Protectionism Has Survived During the Great Recession.” A chapter contribution to Miles Kahler and David Lake eds. Politics in New Hard Times. Under Review at Cornell University Press.

Julia Lowell, Shujiro Urata, Megumi Naoi and Rachel Swanger. 2012. The United States, Japan, and Free Trade: Moving in the Same Direction? RAND Occasional Paper Series. RAND Corporation.


“Resisting Protectionism: Consumer Interests in Global Recession (Kikika no boueki: Shohisha   Rieki Imakoso Uttaeyo),” Keizai Kyoshitsu, Nikkei Shimbun, January 28, 2009. Opinion‐editorial with Ikuo Kume based on a survey experiment conducted in December, 2008.