OKUNO (FUJIWARA) Masahiro

OKUNO (FUJIWARA) Masahiro

OKUNO (FUJIWARA) Masahiro

Faculty Fellow (until March 31, 2005)

Professor of Economics, University of Tokyo

Activities at RIETI

Education

1969 B.A., University of Tokyo
1974 Ph.D., Stanford University

Experience

1973-74 Visiting Lecturer, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania
1974-77 Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1977-84 Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics, Yokohama National University
1984-89 Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo
1989- Professor, Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo

1980.1 Visiting Associate Professor, Tel-Aviv University
1982.10-1983.10 Visiting Research Associate, Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies, Bank of Japan
1984.9-1985.8 Research Associate, Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI)
1985.9-1986.5 Visiting Professor, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania
1986.5-1986.6 Visiting Professor, Tel-Aviv University
1986.7-1986.8, 1988.2-1988.4 Visiting Professor, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania
1988.11-1990.11 Research Associate, MITI
1990.7-1990.8 Visiting Scholar, SITE, Stanford University
1991.1-1991.3 Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
1993.5-1993.6 Visitor, Institut d'Analysi Economica, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
1994.3-1994.4 Visiting Professor, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania
1999.4- Chief Research Associate, MITI Research Institute

Selected Publications and Papers

Industrial Policy in Japan, (co-edited with R. Komiya and K. Suzumura), Academic press, New York, 1988
The Japanese Economic System and its Historical Origins, (edited with T. Okazaki), Oxford University Press, 1999
"The Role of Money in Supporting the Pareto Optimality of Competitive Equilibrium in Consumption-Loan Type Models," (with D. Cass and I. Zilcha), Journal of Economic Theory, Vol.20 (1), February 1979, pp.41-80. (Republished in J. H. Kareken and N. Wallace (eds.) Models of Monetary Economies, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Minneapolis, 1980, pp.13-48.)
"Monitoring Cost, Agency Relationship, and Equilibrium Modes of Labor Contract," Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, Vol.1 (2), June 1987, pp.147-67
"Interdependence of Industries, Coordination Failure and Strategic Promotion of an Industry," Journal of International Economics, Vol.25 (1/2), August 1988, pp.25-43
"First-Mover and Second-Mover Advantage: Innovation and Imitation in Dynamic Oligopoly," (with K. Kiyono) The Economic Studies Quarterly, Vol.39 (4), December 1988, pp.356-77
"Game Theory and Economics: Introduction," (with M. Kaneko) The Economic Studies Quarterly, Vol.39 (4), December 1988, pp.289-90
"Strategic Information Revelation," (with A. Postlewaite and K. Suzumura) Review of Economic Studies, Vol.57 (1), January 1990, pp.25-47
"Bargaining and Market Behavior in Jerusalem, Ljubljana, Pittsburgh, and Tokyo: An Experimental Study," (with A. Roth, V. Prasnikar and S. Zamir) American Economic Review, Vol.81 (5), 1991, pp.1068-95
"Belief-Based Refinements in Signaling Games," (with G. Mailath and A. Postlewaite) Journal of Economic Theory, Vol.60 (2), 1993, pp.241-76. (revision of "Forward Induction and Equilibrium Refinement," (with A. Postlewaite), February 1987.)
"Social Norms and Random Matching Games," (with A. Postlewaite) Games and Economic Behavior, Vol.9, 1995, pp.79-109

Others

Editorship and related work:
1986-91 Editor, Journal of the Japanese and International Economies.
1992- Associate Editor, Journal of the Japanese and International Economies.
1989-95 Co-editor, Economic Theory.
1991-96 Co-editor, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy.
1994-98 Associate Editor, Journal of Economic Theory.
1996- Member, Editorial Board, Seoul Journal of Economics.

Committee services:
1992-97 Council Member, The Econometric Society.
2001- Council Member, The Econometric Society.
1992-94 Director, Tokyo Center for Economic Research.
1998- Member of the Executive Committee, Game Theory Society
2000.4-2001.3 Vice-President, Japan Economic Association
2001.4-2002.3 President, Japan Economic Association

Professional organizations:
American Economic Association, Econometric Society, Game Theory Society (Charter Member), The Japan Economic Association, Japanese Association of Fiscal Science, Tokyo Center for Economic Research

Awards and fellowships:
1980 Kikawada Fellowship
1988 Nihon Keizai Shimbun Economic Book Award
1990 Kotsu Tosho (Transportation Book) Award
1990 Fellow, Econometric Society