Saori Chiba

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SAORI CHIBA
    Senior Lecturer
    Graduate School of Economics
    Kyoto University
    Yoshida-Honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
    606-8501, Kyoto, Japan
    E-mail: chiba(at)econ.kyoto-u.ac.jp, saoricb(at)bu(dot)edu
    Web site: http://www.econ.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~chiba/

Curriculum Vitae (PDF English, PDF Japanese)


EDUCATION:
    Ph.D., Economics, Boston University, Boston MA, USA, September 2013
         Dissertation Title: Three Essays on Communication Games and Behavioral Economics
         Main Advisor: Barton L. Lipman
         Dissertation Committee: Barton L. Lipman, Sambuddha Ghosh (2nd advisor), Andrew F. Newman (3rd advisor), Michael Manove and Juan Ortner

    Ph.D. Program in Economics, George Washington University, Washington DC, USA, 2006-2007
    M.A., Economics, Boston University, Boston MA, USA, 2006
    M.B.A. (Honors), Boston University, Boston MA, USA, 2006

    B.A., Economics (Business and Administration), University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, 1994
    B.A., Economics (Economics), University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, 1993
         Advisor: Kazuo Ueda

FIELDS OF INTEREST:
    Microeconomic Theory, Bayesian Games (Communications, Information, Organizations)

PUBLICATIONS:
    Behavioral Economics of Crime Rates and Punishment Levels (with K. Leong), Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 172(4), 2016, 727-754
    An Example of Conflicts of Interest as Pandering Disincentives (with K. Leong), Economics Letters, 131(C), 2015, 20-23

WORKING PAPERS:
    Can a lengthy application title make your application successful? A perspective of information theory (with C.Y. Sher & M.H. Tsai)
    Cheap Talk with Outside Options: Theory and Experiment (with K. Leong)
    Hidden Profiles and Persuasion Cascades in Group Decision-Making
    Information Aggregation and Countervailing Biases in Organizations (with K. Leong)
    Strategic Information Transmission when Principal and Agent are Privately Informed (with K. Hori)
    Vagueness of Language: Indeterminacy under Two-Dimensional State Uncertainty

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCES:
    Senior Lecturer, Kyoto University (Graduate School of Economics), Kyoto, Japan, 2015-
    Postdoctoral Scholar, Universita Ca' Foscari Venezia (Department of Management), Venice, Italy, 2013-2015
    Lecturer, Simmons College (Department of Economics), Boston MA, USA, 2012-2013
    Research Assistant, Professor Barton L. Lipman, Boston University (Department of Economics), 2011-2012
    Research Assistant, Professor Keith N. Hylton, Boston University (School of Law), 2012-2013
    Teaching Fellow, Boston University (Department of Economics), Boston MA, USA, 2008-2012

REFEREE EXPERIENCES:
    Games and Economics Behavior, Journal of Applied Regional Science, Keizai Ronso, The Japanese Economic Review, The Kyoto Economic Review, The Singapore Economic Review

OTHER WORKING EXPERIENCES:
    The Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi, Ltd. [Mitsubishi UFJ Financial (NYSE: MTU)], Japan, 1994-2004
       Manager, Debt Finance Division, Non-Performing Loan (NPL) Liquidation Team
       Associate Manager, Credit Policy & Planning Division, NPL Liquidation Team
       Associate Manager, Kyobashi Branch & Ginza Dori Branch, Corporate Finance Team

GRANTS:
    Japan Society for the Promotion Science, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C), April 2016-March 2019
        "Two-dimensional Conflicts of Interest and Information Transmission in Cheap Talk Models with Outside Options"

FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS:
    Distinction in Macroeconomics Qualifying Exam, Boston University (Department of Economics), 2008
    Special Research Fellowship, Boston University (Department of Economics), 2010
    Teaching Fellowship, Boston University (Department of Economics), 2008-2009, 2011
    Dean's Achievement Scholarship, Boston University (School of Management), 2004-2006

CONFERENCES AND PRESENTATIONS:
    2018:
        Nagasaki U, Nagasaki, Japan (expected in November)
        Keio U, Tokyo, Japan (expected in October)
        Japanese-German Workshop on Contracts and Incentives, Osaka, Japan (September)
        EARIE 2018 (45th Annual Conference of the European Association for Research in Industrial Economics), Athens College, Athens, Greece (September)
        2018 EEA-ESEM (71st European Meeting of the Econometric Society), U Cologne, Cologne, Germany (August)
        The 2nd Joint Economics Symposium of 4 Leading Universities in Taiwan and Japan, Osaka U, Osaka, Japan (March)
    2017:
        2017 EEA-ESEM (32nd Annual Congress of the European Economic Association), U Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
    2016:
        10th Japan-Taiwan-Hong-Kong Contract Theory Conference, National Cheng Kung U, Tainan, Taiwan
        UECE Lisbon Meetings in Game Theory and Applications 2016, U Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
        2016 Fall Meeting of the Japanese Economic Association, Waseda U, Tokyo, Japan
        2016 Asian Meeting of the Econometric Society, Doshisha U, Kyoto, Japan
        The 22nd DC Conference in Japan, Ryukoku U, Kyoto, Japan
        2016 Australasia Meeting of the Econometric Society, U Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia
        2016 Spring Meeting of the Japanese Economic Association, Nagoya U, Nagoya, Japan
        Contract Theory Workshop East, Hitotsubashi U, Tokyo, Japan
        U Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan
    2014:
        XXXIX Simposio de la Asociacion Espanola de Economia (SAEe), U Illes Balears, Palma de Majorca, Spain
        XXIX Jornadas de Economia Industrial, Barcelona Graduate School of Economics, Barcelona, Spain
        Contract Theory Workshop East joint with Economic Theory Workshop, Hitotsubashi U, Tokyo, Japan
        U Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan
    2013:
        2013 EEA-ESEM (67th European Meeting of the Econometric Society), U Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
        2013 RES PhD Presentation Meeting, Queen Mary, U London, London, UK
    2012:
        2012 North American Summer Meeting of the Econometric Society, Northwestern U, Evanston IL, USA
        2012 Spring Meeting of the Japanese Economic Association, Hokkaido U, Hokkaido, Japan
        Contract Theory Workshop East joint with Economic Theory Workshop, Hitotsubashi U, Tokyo, Japan
        U Manchester, Manchester, UK
        U Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
    2011:
        2011 North American Summer Meeting of the Econometric Society, Washington U, St. Louis MO, USA
        Yokohama National U, Yokohama, Japan

    Internal Seminars/Departmental Workshops
        Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
            Microeconomics/Game Theory Seminar (KIER), 2016
            Applied Micro Seminar (Graduate School of Economics), 2015
        Universita Ca' Foscari Venezia, Venice, Italy
            RODEO on the Road (joint with Universita di Padova, Department of Mathematics), 2015
            RODEO, 2013, 2014
        Boston University (Department of Economics), Boston, USA
            Microeconomics Theory Lunch Workshop, 2011, 2012
            Microeconomics Graduate Lunch Workshop, 2010, 2011, 2012
            The Very Occasional Theory Workshop and Summertime Kaffeeklatsch, 2011
            BU Political Economy Research Group (BUPERG), 2010, 2011

VISITING:
    Universita Ca' Foscari Venezia (Department of Management), Venice, Italy, March 2016

MEMBERSHIPS OF PRROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:
    American Economic Association, Econometric Society, European Economic Association, Game Theory Society, Japanese Economic Association

COMPUTER SKILLS:   Mathematica, Microsoft Office, STATA

LANGUAGES:   English (Fluent), Italian (Basic), Japanese (Native)

CITIZENSHIP:   JAPAN

REFERENCES:
    Barton L. Lipman, Professor, Department Chair
        Boston University (Department of Economics), Boston MA, USA
    Sambuddha Ghosh, Associate Professor
        Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, Shanghai, China
    Marco LiCalzi, Professor
        Universita Ca'Foscari Venezia (Department of Management), Venezia, Italy
    Masato Aoki, Associate Professor, Department Chair
        Simmons College (Department of Economics), Boston MA, USA
    Kaiwen Leong, Assistant Professor
        Nanyang Technological University (Division of Economics), Singapore, Singapore