Curriculum Vitae

 Short Bio and Research Interest
I received BA and MA from University of Tokyo and Ph.D. in Economics from University of Pennsylvania. I joined University of California, Los Angeles in 2001. I have taught at UCLA and University of Minnesota, and currently I am a professor and undergraduate vice-chair of the Economics department of UCLA. I am also a charter member and a co-director of UCLA Engineering Economics, Learning and Networks, which is an interdisciplinary research center for computer scientists, economists, and engineers. 

My research interests include topics in economic theory and game theory (repeated/dynamic games and mechanism design) and their applications to related areas such as Industrial organization. More recently, I became interested in problems in learning and networks. 

Recent Papers
  • Repeated Games with General Discounting, with Jaeok Park, accepted at Journal of Economic Theory (pdf)
  • Collusion and Heterogeneity of Firms, with F. ZincenkoRAND Journal of Economics 48 (2017), 230-249 (linkpdf).
  • Towards a Belief-Based Theory of Repeated Games with Private Monitoring: an Appplication of POMDP, with Michihiro Kandori (pdf)
  • Reputation and Information Lag, with V. Bhaskar
  • Mechanism Design with Information Acquisition, with S. Bikhchandani, Economic Theory, 63(3)(2017), 783-812 (linkpdf).
          Work in Progress
  • Belief Preserving Maps and Bayes Nash Equilibrium, with J-W. Chang
  • Repeated Games with Stationary Preference, with J. Park
  • Misperception and Evolution of Cooperation, with A. Iwasaki, M. Kandori, M. Yokoo
  • A Computationally Feasible Method for Verifying Equilibria in Repeated Games with Private Monitoring, with A. Iwasaki, M. Kandori, M. Yokoo
  • Informational Smallness and Folk Theorem with Private Monitoring, with R. McLean and A. Postlewaite
Some Conferences in SoCal
Here are some local conferences I am involved with.
  • SWET (Southwestern Economic Theory Conference)
  • NEGT (Southern California Symposium on Network Economics and Game Theory)
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