Takeshi Murooka


Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP)
Osaka University

Email: murooka (at) osipp.osaka-u.ac.jp



Working Papers
  1. "Zero Prices: Optimal Pricing of Experience Goods under Consumer Loss Aversion," in preparation.
  2. "The Timing of Choice-Enhancing Policies" (with Marco A. Schwarz), updated in July 2016, revise and resubmit at Journal of Public Economics.
  3. "Deception under Competitive Intermediation," updated in January 2015.


Refereed Publications
  1. "Inferior Products and Profitable Deception(with Paul Heidhues and Botond Kőszegi), Review of Economic Studies, 84 (1), 323-356, 2017.
  2. "Team Incentives and Reference-Dependent Preferences" (with Kohei Daido), Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, 25 (4), 958-989, 2016.
  3. "Exploitative Innovation" (with Paul Heidhues and Botond Kőszegi), American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 8 (1), 1-23, 2016. [Lead article.]
  4. "Task Assignment under Agent Loss Aversion" (with Kohei Daido, Kimiyuki Morita, and Hiromasa Ogawa), Economics Letters, 121 (1), 35-38, 2013.
  5. "A Note on Credible Spatial Preemption in an Entry-Exit Game," Economics Letters, 118 (1), 26-28, 2013.
  6. "Self-Control Problems and Consumption-Saving Decisions: Theory and Empirical Evidence(with Tomomi Tanaka), Japanese Economic Review, 63 (1), 23-37, 2012. [Survey article.]
  7. "Randomized Strategy Equilibrium in the Action Commitment Game with Costs of Leading" (with Toshihiro Matsumura and Akira Ogawa), Operations Research Letters, 39 (2), 115-117, 2011.


Book Chapter
  1. "Deception and Consumer Protection in Competitive Markets(with Paul Heidhues and Botond Kőszegi), in The Pros and Cons of Consumer Protection (ed. Dan Sjöblom). Stockholm: Swedish Competition Authority, 44-76, 2012.