Saori Chiba

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SAORI CHIBA
    Postdoctoral Scholar
    Department of Management
    Universita Ca' Foscari Venezia
    San Giobbe, Cannaregio 873
    30121 Venezia, Italy
    E-mail: saori.chiba(at)unive(dot)it, saoricb(at)bu(dot)edu
    Web site: http://people.bu.edu/saoricb/

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)


EDUCATION:
    Ph.D., Economics, Boston University, Boston MA, USA, September 2013
         Dissertation Title: Essays on Communications and Behavioral Economics
         Main Advisor: Barton Lipman
         Dissertation Committee: Barton Lipman, Sambuddha Ghosh and Andrew Newman
    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

FIELDS OF INTEREST:
    Microeconomic Theory, Managerial Economics, Behavioral Economics

WORKING PAPERS:
     Managerial Economics of Cheap Talk (with K. Leong), Department of Management, Universita Ca' Foscari Venezia Working Paper No. 24/2013
     Cheap Talk with Outside Options (with K. Leong), Department of Management, Universita Ca' Foscari Venezia Working Paper No. 16/2013
     Behavioral Economics of Crime Rates and Punishment Levels (with K. Leong)

WORK IN PROGRESS:
    Hierarchical Communications in Organizations
    A Model of Price Volatility in Insurance Market (with K. N. Hylton)
    The Behavioral Economics of How Sibling Sex Composition Affects Women's Educational Attainment (with K. Leong)

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCES:
    Postdoctoral Scholar, Universita Ca' Foscari Venezia (Department of Management), Venice, Italy, 2013-
    Lecturer, Simmons College (Department of Economics), Boston MA, USA, 2012-2013
    Research Assistant, Professor Barton 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, Singapore Economics 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

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:
    Internal Seminars, Universita Ca' Foscari Venezia, Venice, Italy, 2013, 2014
    67th European Meeting of the Econometric Society, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2013
    2013 RES PhD Presentation Meeting at Queen Mary, University of London, London, United Kingdom, 2013
    Contract Theory Workshop East joint with Economic Theory Workshop at Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan, 2012
    2012 North American Summer Meeting of the Econometric Society at Northwestern University, Evanston IL, USA, 2012
    2012 Spring Meeting of the Japanese Economic Association at Hokkaido University, Hokkaido, Japan, 2012
    University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom, 2012
    University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom, 2012
    Yokohama National University, Yokohama, Japan, 2011
    2011 North American Summer Meeting of the Econometric Society at Washington University, St. Louis MO, USA, 2011
    Departmental Workshops, Boston University Department of Economics
        Microeconomics Theory Lunch Workshop, 2011, 2012
        Microeconomics Graduate Lunch Workshop, 2010, 2011, 2012
        The Very Occasional Theory Workshop and Summertime Kaffeeklatsch, 2011
        Boston University Political Economy Research Group (BUPERG), 2010, 2011

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

COMPUTER SKILLS:   Mathematica, Microsoft Office, STATA

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

CITIZENSHIP:   JAPAN

REFERENCES:
    Barton Lipman, Professor, Department Chair
        Boston University (Department of Economics)
        270 Bay State Road, Boston MA 02215, USA
        Email: blipman(at)bu(dot)edu
    Sambuddha Ghosh, Assistant Professor
        Boston University (Department of Economics)
        270 Bay State Road, Boston MA 02215, USA
        Email: sghosh(at)bu(dot)edu
    Andrew Newman, Professor
        Boston University (Department of Economics)
        270 Bay State Road, Boston MA 02215, USA
        Email: afnewman(at)bu(dot)edu
    Masato Aoki, Associate Professor, Department Chair
        Simmons College (Department of Economics)
        300 The Fenway, Boston MA 02215, USA
        Email: masato.aoki(at)simmons(dot)edu


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