Faculty Members

LANGUAGE ≫ Japanese

HIZEN, Yoichi

Ph. D., University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 2004

Areas of specialization Political Economics
Experimental Economics
Laboratory/research office Laboratory for Political Economics
We apply economics to the analysis of political institutions. In particular, we focus on voting rules, and examine how people behave under each rule and what types of rules work well. Our approach is to analyze elections and referendums mathematically by describing them as simplified models. We also conduct laboratory experiments in which participants are asked to make voting decisions under various types of voting rules.
Current research topics
Educational background 2004: Doctor, University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
1998: Master, Osaka University, Japan
1996: Bachelor, Waseda University, Japan
Professional background 2009-2014: Associate Professor, Graduate School of Economics and Business Administration, Hokkaido University
2007-2009: Associate Professor, Faculty of Public Policy, Hokkaido University
2005-2007: Associate Professor, Graduate School of Economics and Business Administration, Hokkaido University
2002-2005: Lecturer, Graduate School of Economics and Business Administration, Hokkaido University
Academic societies

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Undergraduate school
  • Political Economics
  • Political Behavior
  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Specialized Seminar I
  • Specialized Seminar II
  • Seminar I
  • Seminar II
  • Seminar I (Management and Mathematics)
  • Seminar III
  • Seminar II (Management and Mathematics)
  • Seminar III (Management and Mathematics)
  • Project Research
Graduate school

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Research activities

Research papers
  1. Authors: Kentaro Miyake, Yoichi Hizen, Tatsuyoshi Saijo
    Title: Proxy Voting for Future Generations: A Laboratory Experiment Using the General Public
    Journal: Sustainability, Vol. 15, No. 19, p. 14310, MDPI
    Year: 2023
  2. Authors: Yoichi Hizen, Yoshio Kamijo, Teruyuki Tamura
    Title: Votes for excluded minorities and the voting behavior of the existing majority: A laboratory experiment
    Journal: Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Vol. 209, pp. 348-361, Elsevier BV
    Year: 2023
  3. Authors: Keishiro Hara, Yoko Kitakaji, Hiroaki Sugino, Ritsuji Yoshioka, Hiroyuki Takeda, Yoichi Hizen, Tatsuyoshi Saijo
    Title: Effects of Experiencing the Role of Imaginary Future Generations in Decision-Making: A Case Study of Participatory Deliberation in a Japanese Town
    Journal: Sustainability Science, Vol. 16, pp. 1001-1016, Springer
    Year: 2021
  4. Authors: Yoichi Hizen
    Title: A Referendum Experiment with Participation Quorums
    Journal: Kyklos, Vol. 74, No. 1, pp. 19-47, Wiley
    Year: 2021
  5. Authors: Shun Katsuki, Yoichi Hizen
    Title: Does Voting Solve the Intergenerational Sustainability Dilemma?
    Journal: Sustainability, Vol. 12, No. 16, p. 6311, MDPI
    Year: 2020
  6. Authors: Yoshio Kamijo, Teruyuki Tamura, Yoichi Hizen
    Title: Effect of Proxy Voting for Children under the Voting Age on Parental Altruism towards Future Generations
    Journal: Futures, Vol. 122, p. 102569, Elsevier
    Year: 2020
  7. Authors: Yoshio Kamijo, Yoichi Hizen, Tatsuyoshi Saijo, Teruyuki Tamura
    Title: Voting on Behalf of a Future Generation: A Laboratory Experiment
    Journal: Sustainability, Vol. 11, No. 16, p. 4271, MDPI
    Year: 2019
  8. Authors: Larissa Batrancea, Anca Nichita, Jerome Olsen, Christoph Kogler, Erich Kirchler, Erik Hoelzl, Avi Weiss, Benno Torgler, Jonas Fooken, Joanne Fuller, Markus Schaffner, Sheheryar Banuri, Medhat Hassanein, Gloria Alarcón-García, Ceyhan Aldemir, Oana Apostol, Diana Bank Weinberg, Ioan Batrancea, Alexis Belianin, Felipe de Jesús Bello Gómez, Marie Briguglio, Valerij Dermol, Elaine Doyle, Rebone Gcabo, Binglin Gong, Sara Ennya, Anthony Essel-Anderson, Jane Frecknall-Hughes, Ali Hasanain, Yoichi Hizen, Odilo Huber, Georgia Kaplanoglou, Janusz Kudła, Jérémy E. Lemoine, Supanika Leurcharusmee, Thorolfur Matthiasson, Sanjeev Mehta, Sejin Min, George Naufal, Mervi Niskanen, Katarina Nordblom, Engin Bağış Öztürk, Luis Pacheco, József Pántya, Vassilis Rapanos, Christine Roland-Lévy, Ana Maria Roux-Cesar, Aidin Salamzadeh, Lucia Savadori, Vidar Schei, Manoj Sharma, Barbara Summers, Komsan Suriya, Quoc Tran, Clara Villegas-Palacio, Martine Visser, Chun Xia, Sunghwan Yi, Sarunas Zukauskas
    Title: Trust and Power as Determinants of Tax Compliance across 44 Nations
    Journal: Journal of Economic Psychology, Vol. 74, p. 102191, Elsevier
    Year: 2019
  9. Authors: MIFUNE Nobuhiro, HIZEN Yoichi, KAMIJO Yoshio, OKANO Yoshitaka
    Title: Preemptive Striking in Individual and Group Conflict
    Journal: PLOS ONE, Vol. 11, No. 5, p. e0154859
    Year: 2016
  10. Authors: HIZEN Yoichi
    Title: Does a Least-Preferred Candidate Win a Seat? A Comparison of Three Electoral Systems
    Journal: Economies, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 2-36, MDPI - Open Access Publishing
    Year: 2015
  11. Authors: ADACHI Takanori, HIZEN Yoichi
    Title: Political Accountability, Electoral Control and Media Bias
    Journal: Japanese Economic Review, Vol. 65, No. 3, pp. 316-343
    Year: 2014
  12. Authors: HIZEN Yoichi, KAWATA Keisuke, Sasaki Masaru
    Title: An Experimental Test of a Committee Search Model
    Journal: European Economic Review, Vol. 61, pp. 59-76
    Year: 2013
Invited lectures
  1. Experimental Studies on Proxy Voting for Future Generations, The 17th Annual Conference, Association of Behavioral Economics and Finance, Kochi University of Technology, 2023
  1. Top Downloaded Article 2019-2020 (Kyklos, A Referendum Experiment with Participation Quorums), John Wiley & Sons, 2022
Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research from the Japanese government
  1. Project title: Developing new methods for laboratory experiments in political economics
    Category: Grant-in-Aid for Challenging Exploratory Research
    Project number: 26590044
    Project period: 2014-2016
    Total budget amount: 3,640,000 yen
  2. Project title: A study of political economy that contributes to the collaboration between political science and economics
    Category: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)
    Project number: 17K03769
    Project period: 2017-2019
    Total budget amount: 3,900,000 yen
  3. Project title: The Effect of Political Context on Decision Making
    Category: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)
    Project number: 20K01729
    Project period: 2020-2022
    Total budget amount: 2,600,000 yen
  4. Project title: Analysis of political institutions with a focus on both consequences and procedures
    Category: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)
    Project number: 24K04929
    Project period: 2024-2026
    Total budget amount: 3,510,000 yen

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Social activities

Committee roles
  1. Associate Editor, Japanese Journal of Political Science, 2019-2023

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