Naoki Yoshihara

Portrait of Naoki Yoshihara
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Ph.D.,Economics, Hitotsubashi University, 1996
M.A.,Economics, Hitotsubashi University, 1992
B.A., Economics, Hokkaido University, 1990

Professional Experience: 

Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, February 2016-Present
Visiting Professor, School of Management, Kochi University of Technology, December 2015-Present
Visiting scholar, Department of Economics, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, October 2013-September 2014
Professor, The Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University, April 2010-February 2016
Fulbright visiting scholar, Department of Political Sciences, Yale University, October 2001-September 2003
Associate Professor, The Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University, October 1999-March 2010
Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics, Hokkaido University, January 1998-September 1999
Research Associate, The Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University, April 1996-December 1997
Research Associate, Department of Economics, Hitotsubashi University, April 1995-March 1996

Research Interests: 

Welfare Economics
Mathematical Marxian Economics
Theories of Distributive Justice
Political Competition
History of Economic Thoughts
International Trade Theory

Honors and Awards: 

The Distinguished Achievement Award in Political Economy for The Twenty-First Century (by The World Association for Political Economy), May 2011
The First Encouragement Prize of Japan Society for Political Economy (by Japan Society of Political Economy), October 2010

Professional Activities: 

Associate Editor, Hitotsubashi Journal of Economics, 4/2015 -
Associate Editor, Studies in Microeconomics, 3/2013 -
Editorial Board, The Economic Review, 4/2010 - 9/2013
Editorial Board, Political Economy Quarterly, 7/2005 - 4/2008
Executive Committee, Japan Society for Political Economy, 10/2014 - 11/2015


Econometric Society
Game Theory Society
Society for Social Choice and Welfare
Society for Economic Design
Association for Public Economic Theory
Union for Radical Political Economics
Japanese Economic Association
Japan Society for Political Economy
Japanese Society for Comparative Economics

Selected Publications: 


Rational Choice and Social Welfare: Theory and Applications, (co-edited with P. Pattanaik, K. Tadenuma, and Y. Xu), September 2008, Springer.

Toward a Welfare Theory of Labor Exploitation, February 2008, Iwanami Publisher (Japanese).


"On the Existence and Characterization of Unequal Exchange in the Free Trade Equilibrium," (with Soh Kaneko), forthcoming in Metroeconomica.

"The Dynamics of Exploitation and Class in Accumulation Economies," (with J. Cogliano and R. Veneziani), forthcoming in Metroeconomica.

"A Progress Report on Marxian Economic Theory: On the Controversies in Exploitation Theory since Okishio (1963)," forthcoming in Journal of Economic Survey.

"Exploitation in economies with heterogeneous preferences, skills and assets: An axiomatic approach," (with Roberto Veneziani), Journal of Theoretical Politics, 27, January 2015 , pp. 8-33.

"Exploitation of Labour and Exploitation of Commodities: a "New Interpretation"" (with Roberto Veneziani), Review of Radical Political Economics 45, December 2013, pp. 517-524.

"A Full Characterization of Nash Implementation with Strategy Space Reduction," (with Michele Lombardi), Economic Theory 54, September 2013, pp131-151.

"Rationality and solutions to nonconvex bargaining problems: rationalizability and Nash solutions" (with Yongsheng Xu), Mathematical Social Sciences 66, July 2013, pp66-70.

"Class and Exploitation in General Convex Cone Economies," Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 75, August 2010, pp. 281-296.

"Triple Implementation in Production Economies with unequal skills by Sharing Mechanisms," (joint with Akira Yamada), International Journal of Game Theory 36, 2007, pp. 85-106.

"Alternative Characterizations of Three Bargaining Solutions for Nonconvex Problems," (joint with Yongsheng Xu), Games and Economic Behavior 57, October 2006, pp. 86-92.

"A Class of Fair Distribution Rules a la Rawls and Sen," (with Reiko. Gotoh), Economic Theory 22, August 2003, pp. 63-88.

"Characterizations of Bargaining Solutions in Production Economies with Unequal Skills, Journal of Economic Theory 108, February 2003, pp. 256-285.

"A Characterization of Natural and Double Implementation in Production Economies," Social Choice and Welfare 17, August 2000, pp. 571-599.

"Wealth, Exploitation, and Labor Discipline in the Contemporary Capitalist Economy," Metroeconomica 49-1, February 1998, pp.23-61.