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Associate Professor, Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo

Email: susumu.cato[at]gmail.com (replace [at] with @)

Correspondence Address

Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo, Tokyo 113-0033

Research Fields

  • Social Choice Theory

  • Political Philosophy (distributive justice & population ethics)

  • Welfare Economics

  • Organizational Economics

  • Industrial Organization

News

  • Jan 8, 2022: "Vaccination and altruism under the COVID-19 pandemic" (with Takashi Iida, Kenji Ishida, Asei Ito, Hiroto Katsumata, Kenneth Mori McElwain, and Masahiro Shoji) has been accepted by Public Health in Practice.

  • Jan 14 2022: "Stable preference aggregation with infinite population" has been accepted by Social Choice and Welfare.

  • Jan 26, 2022: A talk by Roberto Fumagalli [King's College London] is organized (chair Akira Inoue).

  • May 1, 2022: "Kokyo" (Public) (a textbook for Japanese highschool students) is published from Tokyo-Shoseki (I work as one of the authors).

  • May 1, 2022: Information about "Seiji-Keizai" (Politics and Economy) (a textbook for Japanese highschool students) is available from Tokyo-Shoseki (I work as one of the authors).

  • May 6, 2022: "Generalized poverty-gap orderings" (joint work with Walter Bossert and Kohei Kamaga) has been accepted by Social Indicators Research. [Open Access]

  • May 13, 2022: A new discussion paper, entitled "Are good leaders truly good?," is available (joint work with Akira Inoue).

  • May 13, 2022: A new discussion paper, entitled "Strategic crackdown on organized crime by local governments," is available (joint work with Ken Yahagi).

  • May 17-18, 2022: A talk in Incommensurability and Population-level bioethics at Rutgers University. The title is "The sufficientarian principle and incommensurability."

  • May 17, 2022: "Thresholds, critical levels, and generalized sufficientarian principles" (a joint work with Walter Bossert and Kohei Kamaga) has been accepted by Economic Theory. [Open Access]

  • May 19, 2022: A new discussion paper, entitled "Infection control, personal estimations, and the ethics of testing during COVID-19 pandemic," is available (joint work with Shu Ishida).

  • May 20, 2022: A talk by my co-author, Akifumi Ishihara, at the Osaka Workshop on Economics of Institutions and Organizations ("Employee Referrals and Incentive Schemes").

  • May 22, 2022: A 5-min research proposal at the Japanese Life Course Panel Surveys (JLPS) workshop (first meeting of 2022).

  • June 2, 2022: A talk by my co-author, Stéphane Gonzalez, at Aix-Marseille School of Economics ("Proportional methods for certification").

  • June 10, 2022: A new discussion paper, entitled "Multi-species population ethics with critical levels," is available (joint work with Shu Ishida).

  • June 11, 2022: "Mobile health technology as a solution to self-control problems: the behavioral impact of COVID-19 contact tracing apps in Japan" (Masahiro Shoji, Susumu Cato, Takashi Iida, Kenji Ishida, Asei Ito, Hiroto Katsumata, and Kenneth Mori McElwain) has been accepted for publication in Social Science and Medicine.

  • June 30, 2022: A dialogue on deliberative democracy (with Tetsuki Tamura, Shinichi Tabata, and Shigeki Uno). The event is held in the ISS.

  • July 12, 2022: A talk by my co-author, Stéphane Gonzalez, at SING 17 (17th European Meeting on Game Theory). The title is "Proportional methods for certification."

  • July 15, 2022: "Understanding the function of a social business ecosystem" (with Hiroki Nakamura) has been accepted for publication in Sustainability.

  • July 18, 2022: "Revisiting variable-value population principles" (with Walter Bossert and Kohei Kamaga) has been accepted for publication in Economics and Philosophy.

  • Aug 8, 2022: "The trade-off between the repugnant and sadistic conclusions under Population axiology and separability of people’s lives" in Kyoto University (Workshop on Principles for Sustainability).

  • Aug 27, 2022: A talk in the Japanese Association for Mathematical Sociology (in Japanese). This is about estimation of inequality in the Edo period.