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東京大学公共政策大学院 | GraSPP / Graduate School of Public Policy | The university of Tokyo

渡辺 安虎 WATANABE, Yasutora

教授 / Professor 渡辺 安虎WATANABE, Yasutora

Courses in AY 2021

  • 5113021 Microeconomics
  • 5113031 Practice Session for Microeconomics
  • 5123081 Political Economics

Education & Employment

B.A., University of Tokyo
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Assistant Professor of Strategy, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Associate Professor of Economics, HKUST Business School, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Senior Economist, Amazon Japan GK
Head of Economics, Amazon Japan GK
Professor of Economics, University of Tokyo

Research Fields

Empirical Microeconomics (Industrial Organization, Political Economics, Law and Economics), Quantitative Marketing

Major Publications

Refereed Publications

1. “Voter Turnout and Preference Aggregation” (Kei Kawai and Yuta Toyama), American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, forthcoming

2. “Effectiveness of Product Recommendations under Time and Crowd Pressures” (with Kohei Kawaguchi and Kosuke Uetake), Marketing Science, 38(2), 2019, pp.253-273.

3. “Do Risk Preferences Change? Evidence from the Great East Japan Earthquake” (with Chie Hanaoka and Hitoshi Shigeoka) American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 10(2), 2018, pp. 298-330.

4. “Equity Bargaining with Common Value” (with Makoto Hanazono). Economic Theory, 65(2), 2018, pp. 251-292.

5. “The Impact of Physician Supply on the Healthcare System: Evidence from Japan’s New Residency Program” (with Toshiaki Iizuka) Health Economics, 25(11), 2016, pp. 1433-1447.

6. “Inferring Strategic Voting” (with Kei Kawai), American Economic Review, 103(2), 2013, pp. 624-662.

7. “Estimating Supermodular Games using Rationalizable Strategies” (with Kosuke Uetake). Adanvaces in Econometrics, vol.31 Structural Econometrics, 2013, edited by Matthew Shum and Eugene Choo.

8. “Delivering Bad News: Market Responses to Negligence” (with David Dranove and Subramaniam Ramanarayanan), Journal of Law and Economics, 55(1), 2012, pp. 1-25, (Lead Article)

9. “A Note on Estimation of Two-Sided Matching Models” (with Kosuke Uetake), Economics Letters, 116(3), 2012, pp. 535-537.

10. “Influence and Deterrence: How Obstetricians Respond to Litigation against Themselves and Their Colleagues” (with David Dranove) American Law and Economics Review, 12(1), 2010, pp. 69-94

11. “Ministerial Weights and Government Formation: Estimation using a Bargaining Model” (with Takanori Adachi) Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, 24(1), 2008, pp. 95-119

12. “Touhyou Model no Suitei (Estimation of Voting Models)” in Gendai Keizaigaku no Choryu (Trends in Modern Economics by Japanese Economic Association) edited by Michihiro Kandori, Yasuyuki Sawada, Etsuro Shioji, and Hioroshi Teruyama, Toyo Keizai Shimpo Sha. 2015