Taro Kumano

Current Position

    Associate Professor, 

    Department of Economics and Graduate School of International Social Sciences, 

    Yokohama National University



    kumano-taro-sp [at] ynu.ac.jp

    tkumano2008 [at] gmail.com


Fields of Interest

    Market Design, Microeconomic Theory

Publications/Accepted papers:

    Efficiency and stability under substitutable priorities with ties (2019) link

        with Aytek Erdil, Journal of Economic Theory, 184, 104950.

with Aytek Erdil, Minoru Kitahara, Yasunori Okumura, Journal of Economic Theory, 203, 105470.

    Nash implementation of constrained efficient stable matchings under weak priorities (2017) link

        Games and Economic Behavior, 104, 230-240.

    Strategy-proofness and stability of the Boston mechanism: an almost impossibility result (2013) link

        Journal of Public Economics, 105, 23-29.

    Dominant strategy implementation of stable rules (2012) link

        with Masahiro Watabe, Games and Economic Behavior, 75(1), 428-434.

    Untruthful dominant strategies for the deferred acceptance algorithm (2011) link 

        with Masahiro Watabe, Economics Letters, 112(2), 135-137.


Working Papers: 

Old papers:


    2023 - 2024:     

    Public Economics (Grad)    April - July

    Public Economics (Undergrad)    April - July


Undergrad Research Seminar:

            Kyohei Marutani* (BA 2015 @ YNU) 

                Bachelor thesis "Gaming the deferred acceptance when message spaces are restricted," published! link

                Currently, a lecturer @ Kwansei Gakuin University

            Yusuke Iwase (BA 2017 @ YNU)

                Bachelor thesis "Equivalence theorem in matching with contracts," published! link

                Currently, a lecturer @ Kyoto University

            Wataru Ishida* (BA 2017 @ YNU)

                Bachelor thesis "How to find a stable and efficient matching: the Top Trading cycles mechanism for weak priorities"

                Currently, a grad student @ University of Rochester            

            Akina Yoshimura* (BA 2020 @ YNU)

            Shoya Tsuruta (BA 2020 @ YNU)

                Currently, @ Japan Finance Corporation

    Asuka Hirano* (BA 2022 @YNU)

Bachelor thesis "A strategy-proof and ex post efficient probabilistic assignment mechanism on the full preference domain"

Currently, a grad student @ University of Tokyo

    Ryoken Nagashima* (BA 2022@YNU)

Bachelor thesis "Nash implementation of weakly stable matchings with distributional constraints"

Currently, a grad student @ Kyoto University


Last Update: Apr. 21, 2023