MEXT Joint Usage / Research Center
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.

News

May 18, 2018 On the trade, growth, and welfare effects of intellectual property rights protection, Yuki Saito accepted for publication in Southern Economic Journal.
April 26, 2018 Cheap Talk When the Receiver Has Uncertain Information Sources, Junichiro Ishida (with Takashi Shimizu) accepted for publication in Economic Theory.
April 16, 2018 Professor Jean-Baptiste Michau (Ecole Polytechnique) is visiting us from April 16th, 2018 to June 30th, 2018.
April 1, 2018 Klarizze Anne Martin Puzon has joined us as Assistant Professor.
March 19, 2018 Effects of Commodity Price Shocks on Inflation: A Cross-Country Analysis, Takayuki Tsuruga (with Atsushi Sekine) accepted for publication in Oxford Economic Papers.
March 7, 2018 The countervailing power hypothesis when dominant retailers function as sales promoters, Noriaki Matsushima and Shohei Yoshida accepted for publication in Manchester School.
January 18, 2018 Is Being Agreeable a Key to Success or Failure in the Labor Market?, Fumio Ohtake (with SunYoun Lee) accepted for publication in Journal of the Japanese and International Economies.
January 12, 2018 Strategy-Proofness and Efficiency for Non-Quasi-Linear and Common-Tiered-Object Preferences: Characterization of Minimum Price Rule, Yu Zhou and Shigehiro Serizawa accepted for publication in Games and Economic Behavior.
January 10, 2018 The Impact of Monitoring in Infinitely Repeated Games: Perfect, Public, and Private, Masaki Aoyagi (with V. Bhaskar, and Guillaume R. Frechette) accepted for publication in American Economic Journal: Microeconomics.
December 28, 2017 Approval mechanism to solve prisoner’s dilemma: Com-parison with Varian’s compensation mechanism, Takehito Masuda (with T. Saijo and T. Yamakawa) accepted for publication in Social Choice and Welfare.
December 26, 2017 Dynamic Performance Evaluation with Deadlines: The Role of Commitment, Junichiro Ishida (with Chia-Hui Chen) accepted for publication in Journal of Industrial Economics.
December 6, 2017 Sakai Ando (Columbia University) wins ISER / Moriguchi Prize Award 2017.

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2018.5 Strategy-Proofness and Efficiency for Non-Quasi-Linear and Common-Tiered-Object Preferences: Characterization of Minimum Price Rule, Games and Economic Behavior Yu Zhou and Shigehiro Serizawa
2018.1 The Impact of Monitoring in Infinitely Repeated Games: Perfect, Public, and Private (with V. Bhaskar, and Guillaume R. Frechette), American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, forthcoming. Masaki Aoyagi
2017.12 Dynamic Performance Evaluation with Deadlines: The Role of Commitment (with Chia-Hui Chen), Journal of Industrial Economics Junichiro Ishida
2017.12 Pricing with cookies: Behavior-based price discrimination and spatial competition (with Chongwoo Choe and Stephen P. King), Management Science Noriaki Matsushima
2017.6 A Heteroskedasticity Robust Breusch-Pagan Test for Contemporaneous Correlation in Dynamic Panel Data Models (with Andreea Halunga, Chris D. Orme) Journal of Econometrics , 198(2), 209-230,2017.6 Takashi Yamagata
2017.6 Identification of Time and Risk Preferences in Buy Price Auctions (with D. Ackerberg and Q. Shahriar), Quantitative Economics Keisuke Hirano
2017.3 Forecasting with Model Uncertainty: Representations and Risk Reduction (with Jonathan H. Wright), Econometrica, vol.85(2), pp.617-643 Keisuke Hirano
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

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2018.5.23

Hulya Eraslan (Rice University)

2018.5.24

Andrew Mackenzie (Maastricht University)
Tong Wang (Waseda University)

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