Faculty Members

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Assistant Professor
OKANO, Yoshitaka

  • Year of birth: 1977
  • Gender: Male
  • Affiliation:
    - School of Economics & Management
    - School of Management
    - Research Institute for future design
Areas of specialization
Laboratory/research office Group Decision-Making Laboratory
How and why is the behavior of groups different from that of individuals? In many real-life situations, decisions are made by groups or teams of two or more individuals, such as families, boards of directors, legislatures and committees. Although there is a growing number of studies comparing the differences in behavior between groups and individuals, economists still know too little about it. This lab addresses this question through the framework of experimental economics, and clarifies the characteristics of the behavior of groups.
Current research topics
Educational background 2007: Doctor
2003: Master
2001: Bachelor
Professional background 2008-2013: 
Academic societies

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Undergraduate school
  • Experimental Economics
  • Seminar II
  • Internship I
  • Project Research
  • Microeconomics 1
  • Microeconomics 2
  • Specialized Seminar I
  • Specialized Seminar II
  • VBA programming
  • Seminar I
Graduate school

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Research activities

Research papers
  1. Authors: YAMAKAWA Takafumi, OKANO Yoshitaka, SAIJO Tatsuyoshi
    Title: Detecting Motives for Cooperation in Public Goods Experiments
    Journal: Experimental Economics, Vol. 19, No. 2, pp. 500-512
    Year: 2016
  2. 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
  3. Authors: OKANO Yoshitaka
    Title: Re-examination of Team's Play in a Mixed-strategy Game Experiment
    Journal: Applied Economics Letters, Vol. 23, No. 8, pp. 601-604
    Year: 2016
  4. Authors: MASUDATakehito, OKANOYoshitaka, SAIJOTatsuyoshi
    Title: The Minimum Approval Mechanism Implements the Efficient Public Good Allocation Theoretically and Experimentally
    Journal: Games and Economic Behavior, Vol. 83, pp. 73-85
    Year: 2014
  5. Authors: NAGATSUKA Masao, SHINAGAWA Hideo, OKANOYoshitaka, KITAMURA Yuri, SAIJOTatsuyoshi
    Title: Using Economic Games to Investigate the Neural Substrates of Cognitive Processes
    Journal: American Journal of Clinical Medicine Research, Vol. 1, No. 4, pp. 71-74
    Year: 2013
  6. Authors: OKANOYoshitaka
    Title: Minimax Play by Teams
    Journal: Games and Economic Behavior, Vol. 77, No. 1, pp. 168-180
    Year: 2013
  7. Authors: SHIMOKAWATetsuya, SUZUKIKyoko, MISAWATadanobu, OKANOYoshitaka
    Title: Predicting Investment Behavior: An Augmented Reinforcement Learning Model
    Journal: Neurocomputing, Vol. 72, pp. 3447-3461
    Year: 2009
  8. Authors: MISAWATadanobu, SUZUKIKyoko, OKANOYoshitaka, SHIMOKAWATetsuya
    Title: Quantile Analysis to the Word of Mouth Model
    Journal: International Journal of Computational Science, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 218-232
    Year: 2008
Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research from the Japanese government
  1. Project title: Experimental and theoretical study of bargaining on actions
    Category: Grant-in-Aid for Challenging Exploratory Research
    Project number: 25590046
    Project period: 2013/04-2016/03
    Total budget amount: 3,640,000 yen

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Social activities

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