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I am an Assistant Professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS). Before joining GRIPS, I graduated from the University of Tokyo, and received my Ph.D. from the Department of Economics at Princeton University.
My research focuses on Game Theory and Industrial Organization with a primary interest in Market Design.


Full name:

Yosuke Yasuda


Assistant Professor


National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)


7-22-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8677 JAPAN




(+81) 3-6439-6185


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Curriculum Vitae in PDF-format

Office Hours:

By appointment


Princeton University (Ph.D. in Economics, September 2007)


Princeton University (MA in Economics, January 2005)


University of Tokyo (BA in Economics, summa cum laude, March 2002)

Research Fields:

Game Theory, Industrial Organization

Date of Birth:

February 20, 1980




· National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)

o    Assistant Professor, August 2007-

· Virtual Center for Advanced Studies in Institution (VCASI)

o    Fellow, September 2008-

· Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)

o    Research Fellow, August 2008-

· Mobile Society Research Institute, NTT DOCOMO

o    Research Fellow, September 2007-

· Fair Trade Commission of Japan

o    Graduate Student Fellow, Summer 2004

· Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI)

o    Lecturer, Summer 2004



· 2008-9

o    Game Theory (Winter, web, syllabus)

o    Advanced Microeconomics I (Spring 1st, web, syllabus)

o    Advanced Microeconomics II (Spring 2nd, web, syllabus)

· 2007-8

o    Game Theory (Winter, web, syllabus)

o    Advanced Microeconomics I (Spring 1st, web, syllabus)

o    Advanced Microeconomics II (Spring 2nd, web, syllabus)



· Working Papers

o    [6] Understanding Stable Matchings: A Non-Cooperative Approach (with Michihiro Kandori and Fuhito Kojima) preliminary draft available on request

o    [5] Cooperation in Repeated Prisoner’s Dilemma with Outside Options (with Takako Fujiwara-Greve)

o    [4] Expanding “Choice” in School Choice (with Atila Abdulkadiroğlu and Yeon-Koo Che)

o    [3] The Theory of Collusion under Financial Constraints

o    [2] The 40% Handicap Auction


· Work in Progress (all titles are tentative)

o    Cooperation in Repeated Prisoner’s Dilemma with Perturbed Payoffs (with Takako Fujiwara-Greve)

o    Information Acquisition in Standard Auctions (with Jinwoo Kim)

o    Matching with Testing (with Yeon-Koo Che and Jinwoo Kim)

o    Rational Consumers: A New Approach on the Bertrand Model with Capacity Constraints

o    Inefficiency in Designing a Private Industry


· Published Papers and Books

o    “Linear Functions and Market Mechanism” and “Quadratic Functions and Monopoly/Oligopoly Markets,” Chapters 1 and 2 in ‘Mathematics in Economics’ (October 2008), Nihonhyoronsha (in Japanese)

o    “Does Mobile Value Change Society?,” Chapter 3 in ‘Mobile Value Business’ (October 2008), Chuokeizaisha (with Koichi Yano, in Japanese)

o    Essays in Theoretical Industrial Organization, Ph.D. Thesis (September 2007), Princeton University

o    [1] Optimal Entry Regulation by Auctions: A Theory of Optimal Entry Auctions, The Journal of Social Science, Vol. 55, No. 3-4 (March 2004), pp. 121-138 (in Japanese).


· Japanese Non-academic Articles

o    A Survey on Matching – Market Design (with Fuhito Kojima), Keizaiseminar, April-May 2009

o    Hyperbolic Discounting: People are Naturally Myopic (with Ayako Hirono), Nikkei Business Management, Spring 2009, pp. 17-18.

o    Economic Analysis on School Choice, Economist, January 13, 2009, pp. 46-49.

o    Signaling Theory: WUITTON and Education Play the Same Role (with Ayako Hirono), Nikkei Business Management, Winter 2008, pp. 8-9.

o    Matching Theory: Algorithm Can Choose Your Boss (with Ayako Hirono), Nikkei Business Management, Fall 2008, pp. 10-11.

o    Mechanism Design with an Application to Speed-Dating, Weekly Diamond, July 5, 2008.

o    Game Theory: Similarity between Stores’ Location Choice and Political Competition, Nikkei Business Management, Summer 2008, pp. 17-19.

o    Lecture on Economy: A Survey on Market Design, The Nikkei, June 5, 2008, pp. 25. (link to the first draft) 

o    Switching Costs: Points Make Customers Worse Off, Nikkei Business Management, Spring 2008, pp. 17-19.

o    A Key Word is “Nash Equilibrium”: 5 Books for Introducing Game Theory, Nikkei Business Associe, May 16, 2006, pp. 72-73 (final draft).

o    Economic Perspectives on FTA: Comment to Column No. 0163, RIETI (link to the article), 2004.


· Awards and Fellowships

o    Grant-in-Aid for Science Research, Start-up (#20830024: “On Desirable Design of School Choice Mechanisms: Matching Theory Approach”), 2008-2010

o    Princeton University Fellowship, 2002-2006

o    Princeton University Summer Fellowship, 2003-2006

o    Valedictorian of the Department of Economics, U. of Tokyo, March 2002

o    Ouchi Hyoe Prize (for my bachelor thesis), March 2002



· 2009

o   Contract Theory Workshop, Kyoto University, July [TBA]

o   Waseda University, April [4]

o   *IIOC, Boston, April [2] (with discussant)

o   ITPU International Workshop, March (with panel discussion)

o   Workshop on Mechanism Design of Information Network, January [4]

o   University of Edinburgh, January [6]

o   *SGPE Peebles PhD Conference, January [2]


· 2008

o   Toyama University, December [4]

o   Search Theory Workshop, December [4]

o   Competition Research Policy Center, Japan Fair Trade Commission, November [4]

o   Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies, Bank of Japan, October [3]

o   Tsukuba University, October [4]

o   GRIPS Policy Modeling Workshop, September [4]

o   *Japanese Economic Association Fall Meeting, Kinki U., September [5]

o   *EARIE08: The 35th Conference of the European Association for Research in Industrial Economics, Toulouse, September [2]

o   *The 63rd Econometric Society European Meeting, Milan, August [5]

o   GRIPS School-wide Seminar, July [based on 4]

o   *GAMES2008: Third Congress of the Game Theory Society, North Western U., July [3]

o   *The 6th Annual International Industrial Organization Conference (session chair and discussant as well as presenter), Washington DC, May [3]

o   Nagoya University, January [3]

o   Osaka University, January [3]


· 2007

o    Tohoku University, December [2]

o    HKUST, December [3]

o    Contract Theory Workshop East, December [4]

o    Keio University, November [3]

o    Kyoto University, October [3]

o    Hitotsubashi University, October [3]

o    *The 22nd Meeting of the European Economic Association, Budapest, August [3]

o    *2007 KES/Yonsei Mini-Conference in Microeconomics, August [2]

o    *Far Eastern Meeting of the Econometric Society, Taipei, July [3]

o    *North American Summer Meeting of the Econometric Society, Duke U., June [3]


· 2006

o    Columbia University, December [2]

o    Princeton University, November [3]

o    Princeton University, October [2]

o    *The 61st Econometric Society European Meeting, Vienna, August [2]

o    *Japanese Economic Association Spring Meeting, Fukushima U., June [2]

o    Columbia University, February [2]


· Before 2006

o    Osaka University, December 2005 [1]

o    Princeton University, February 2004 [1]

o    University of Tokyo, April 2002 [1]


* : Conference Presentations



· Conference Organizing

o    DC conference, August 2, 2009

o    GRIPS international workshop “Frontiers of Game Theory: Global Games” joint with Daisuke Oyama, June 7-8, 2008


· Teaching Experience

o    Game Theory (advanced under graduate level)

o    Advanced Microeconomics I (Ph.D. level)

o    Advanced Microeconomics II (Ph.D. level)


· Teaching Assistantship

o    Microeconomic Theory: A Mathematical Approach by Stephen Morris, Spring 2007

o    Microeconomics for First year Ph.D. students by Dilip Abreu and Jose Scheinkman, Spring 2005


· Research Assistantship

o    Professor Patrick Bolton, Summer 2006

o    Professor Dilip Abreu, Fall 2004


· Other Research Experience

o    Visiting Scholar (University of Edinburgh), January 2009

o    Exchange Scholar Program (Columbia University), 2005-2006

o    The 16th Jerusalem Summer School in Economic Theory: “Matching, Auctions, and Market Design” (Institute for Advanced Study, Hebrew University of Jerusalem), July 6-15, 2005

o    Summer Workshop on the Economics of IT (NYU Stern), June 15-17, 2005


· Refereeing

o    Econometrica

o    Economics Letters

o    Japan and World Economy

o    Journal of European Economic Association


· Academic Affiliations

o    Econometric Society (2003-)

o    American Economic Association (2005-)

o    European Economic Association (2007-)

o    Industrial Organization Society (2008-)

o    Game Theory Society (2008-)

o    Japanese Economic Association (2008-)