KANDORI, Michihiro

KANDORI, Michihiro

Name / Position

KANDORI, Michihiro / Professor of Economics and University Professor


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Curriculum Vitae


1982 B.A. Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo
1989 Ph. D. in Economics, Stanford University

Professional Experience

1989 Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania
1990 Assistant Professor, Princeton University
1992 Assistant Professor, University of Tokyo
1999 Professor, University of Tokyo
2019 University Professor

Research Field

Microeconomic Theory, Game Theory

Research Theme

My main field of research is Game Theory. Game theory is a general mathematical theory to describe and analyze rational human behavior in a society. In particular, I have made contributions to the theory of social norms and stochastic evolutionary game theory. My current research focuses on (i) the theory of repeated games with imperfect private monitoring, (ii) matching and market design, and (iii) experimental and behavioral economics.



  • 2020, “Revision Games” (with Y. Kamada), Econometrica. Vol. 88, No. 4, 1599–1630. DOI: 10.3982/ECTA15272. (July, 2020)
  • 2019, “Corrigendum to Crawford and Sobel (1982) “Strategic Information Transmission””, (with H. Kono), Econometrica, online corrigendum, December 21, 2019, DOI: 10_3982/ECTA17617.
  • 2018, “Replicability of Experimental Data and Credibility of Economic Theory”, (Presidential Address of Japanese Economic Association) The Japanese Economic Review, Vol. 69, No. 1, 4-25. (March 2018) DOI: 10.1111/jere.12175
  • 2014, “Labor Union Members Play an OLG Repeated Game” (joint with S. Obayashi), Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 111, Supplement 3, 10802–10809. (July 22, 2014)
  • 2011, “Weakly Belief-Free Equilibria in Repeated Games with Private Monitoring”, Econometrica, Vol. 73, No. 3. 877-892 (May).
  • 1998, “Private Observation, Communication and Collusion”, (Joint with Hitoshi Matsushima), Econometrica, Vol.66, No. 3, pp. 627-652.
  • 1993, “Learning, Mutation and Long Run Equilibria in Games”, (Joint with George Mailath and Rafael Rob), Econometrica, Vol.61, No.1, pp. 29-56.
  • 1992, “Social Norms and Community Enforcement”, Review of Economic Studies, Vol.59(1), No.198, pp. 63-80.

Other Professional Activities and Awards

Other Professional Activities and Services

  • Membership:  Japanese Economic Association (President, 2017)
  • Membership:  Econometric Society
  • Membership:  Game Theory Society (Executive Vice President, 2020-)


  • 1999    Fellow, Econometric Society
  • 2002    Japanese Economic Association Nakahara Prize
  • 2011    Economic Theory Fellow
  • 2017    R. K. Cho Economics Prize
  • 2017    Fellow, the Game Theory Society