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Research Center for Behavioral Economics

Behavioral economics is a new and emerging field of research which incorporates insights from various related disciplines, such as psychology, sociology and neuroscience, to provide solutions for economic and social problems that cannot be easily reconciled by the traditional branch of economics. In April 2004, ISER founded the Research Center for Behavioral Economics - the first of this kind in Japan - with the aim of becoming the research hub of behavioral economics. In June 2009, ISER was selected as the Joint Usage/Research Center for Behavioral Economics by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) and since then has played an integral role in bringing together researchers from all over the world and promoting active research collaboration in this field.

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Jan. 5, 2017 Professor Jeong-Yoo Kim (Kyung Hee University) is visiting us from January 5th, 2017 to February 28, 2017.
Dec. 19, 2016 Andreea Halunga, Chris D. Orme and Takashi Yamagata, A Heteroskedasticity Robust Breusch-Pagan Test for Contemporaneous Correlation in Dynamic Panel Data Models, Journal of Econometrics
Dec. 1, 2016 Chris Mitchell has joined us as Assistant Professor.
Nov. 2, 2016 Professor Jordi Massó Carreras (Autonomous University of Barcelona) is visiting us from November 2nd, 2016 to December 2nd, 2016.
Oct.7, 2016 Tatsuya Kameda, Keigo Inukai, Satomi Higuchi, Akitoshi Ogawa, Hackjin Kim, Tetsuya Matsuda, and Masamichi Sakagami, Rawlsian maximin rule operates as a common cognitive anchor in distributive justice and risky decisions, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 113 no. 42
Sep 27, 2016 Debasis Mishra, Anup Pramanik, and Souvik Roy, Local Incentive Compatibility with Transfers, Games and Economic Behavior, Vol. 100
July 22, 2016 Professor Takashi Yamagata (University of York / Osaka University, crossapointment) is visiting us from July 22nd, 2016 to September 2nd, 2016.
July 1, 2016 Professor Aitor CIARRETA ANTUÑANO (University of the Basque Country) is visiting us from July 1st, 2016 to September 30th, 2016.
June 28, 2016 Masaki Aoyagi, Manaswini Bhalla, and Hikmet Gunay, "Social Learning and Delay in a Dynamic Model of Price Competition," Journal of Economic Theory, Vol. 165

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2016.12 A Heteroskedasticity Robust Breusch-Pagan Test for Contemporaneous Correlation in Dynamic Panel Data Models, Journal of Econometrics (with Andreea Halunga, Chris D. Orme) Takashi Yamagata
2016.11 Local Incentive Compatibility with Transfers, (with Debasis Mishra , Souvik Roy), Games and Economic Behavior, Vol. 100 Anup Pramanik
2016.10 Rawlsian maximin rule operates as a common cognitive anchor in distributive justice and risky decisions (with Tatsuya Kameda, Satomi Higuchi, Akitoshi Ogawa, Hackjin Kim, Tetsuya Matsuda, and Masamichi Sakagami), Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 113 no. 42 Keigo Inukai
2016.6 Social Learning and Delay in a Dynamic Model of Price Competition (with Manaswini Bhalla, Hikmet Gunay), Journal of Economic Theory, Vol. 165 Masaki Aoyagi
2016.2 Overstatement in happiness reporting with ordinal, bounded scale (with Saori C. Tanaka, Katsunori Yamada, Ryo Kitada, Satoshi Tanaka, Sho K. Sugawara, Norihiro Sadato) , Scentific Reports Fumio Ohtake
2015.11 Capital heterogeneity as a source of comparative advantage: Putty-clay technology in a ricardian model, Journal of International Economics, Vol. 99 Hirokazu Ishise
2015.8 Conformism and Structural Change (with Takeo Hori, Kazuo Mino), International Economic Review, Vol.56, Issue 3 Masako Ikefuji

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