Mark Tilton's research is in the field of comparative political economy, with a specialization in Japan. He has worked on antitrust and regulatory policy and is currently researching climate change policy. His teaching is also in the area of comparative and East Asian politics.
“Kido hendo ni okeru nikkei kankei: ekorojiiteki kindaika no ridashippu” (German-Japanese Climate Change Relations: Leadership on Ecological Modernization), in Kudo Akira and Tajima Nobuo, eds., Nichidoku kankei shi (A History of Japanese-German Relations) (Tokyo: University of Tokyo Press, 2014).
Restrained Trade: Cartels in Japan's Basic Materials Industries (Cornell University Press, 1996)
“Seeds of an Asian E.U.? Regionalism as a Hedge against the U.S. on Telecommunications Technology in Japan and Germany,” Pacific Review , Vol. 20, No. 3 (September 2007), pp. 301-327.
“Legacies of the Developmental State for Japan's Information and Communications Industries,” with Hyeonjung Choi, in Cornelia Storz and Andreas Moerke, eds., Information and Communication Technologies in Japan, Germany and the U.S.: Institutional Frameworks, Competitiveness and Learning Processes (London: Routledge Curzon Press, 2007).