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Saori Chiba is currently completing her Ph.D. in economics at Boston University. She earned degrees in economics as well as business administration from University of Tokyo and Boston University, before starting in the Ph.D. program.
Her primary research interests are in the fields of Microeconomics Theory and Managerial Economics; her extended interests include the application of Microeconomics Theory to Political Economy. The main thrust of her research considers how conflicts of interest between players affect 'cheap talk' communication. Her research also explores managerial issues such as delegation, disclosure and interpersonal authority.
At Simmons College, she teaches Intermediate Microeconomics, and Business Competition and Antitrust Policy as an adjunct lecturer. She also teaches Economic Policy Analysis for the Masters in Public Policy Program.
She was a manager in the banking industry in Japan before she returned to academia. As a member of a corporate finance team, she was in charge of corporate loans to 200 companies. Also, she oversaw 30 projects as a core member of the Non-Performing Loan Liquidation Team.