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MATSUSHIMA, Hitoshi Personal Website
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Faculty of Economics,
The University of Tokyo,
7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-0033
hitoshi at e.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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Brief Biography
Graduated from the Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo. Later received his Master's and Ph.D. Degrees from the Graduate School of Economics, University of Tokyo. Served as Associate Professor at the College of Policy and Planning Sciences, University of Tsukuba, then as Associate Professor at the Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo and since 2002 has been Professor, Graduate School of Economics.
Research Field
Microeconomics, Game Theory, Experimental Economics, Theory of Finance, Informational Economics
Research Theme
My area of specialization is game theory. My past academic research about game theory, especially repeated games, implementation, and mechanism design, are well known to and highly valued by many worldwide professional researchers.
With respect to repeated games, I have shown that efficiency is achievable by a non-cooperative equilibrium even if economic agents cannot observe other agents' activity choices very well. With respect to implementation and mechanism design, I have shown that we can design a public decision procedure according to which economic agents can always achieve an efficient and fair allocation as a unique non-cooperative equilibrium.
My main research themes at the present are experimental economics, auction design, financial market microstructure, behavioral implementation, and behavioral foundation of financial crises.