Tetsuya Saito

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Tetsuya Saito
Nihon University
College of Economics
Job title
Associate Professor of Economics
Ph.D.(State University of New York at Buffalo), Master of Economics(Kobe University), Bachelor of Business Administration(Kwansei Gakuin University)
Research funding number

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2013
Associate Professor of Economics, College of Economics, Nihon University
Apr 2013
Adjunct Lecturer, College of Economics, Rissho University
Feb 2016
Mar 2016
Visiting Scholar, Department of Economics, University of Cyprus
Sep 2012
Mar 2013
Visiting Researcher, Research Institute for Economics and Business Administration, Kobe University
Sep 2012
Mar 2013
Adjunct Lecturer, College of Economics, Nihon University
Aug 2011
Jun 2012
Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, College of Business and Economics, Lehigh University

Research Grants & Projects

Foundations of an Economic Theory of Cryptocurrency
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Challenging Exploratory Research)
Project Year: Apr 2015 - Mar 2018    Investigator(s): Tetsuya Saito
An economic analysis on rented accommodations using HOME'S Archives (with Hideya Ohta)
Nomura Foundation: Research Grant
Project Year: Jul 2014 - Jun 2016    Investigator(s): Tetsuya Saito
Theoretical and Experimental Investigations on Currency Choice
Japanese Bankers Association Research Fund: Research Grant
Project Year: Oct 2013 - Sep 2014    Investigator(s): Tetsuya Saito

Published Papers

Bitcoin: A Search-Theoretic Approach
Tetsuya Saito
International Journal of Innovation in the Digital Economy   6(2) 52-71   Apr 2015   [Refereed]
An Econometric Analysis of Consumer Behavior of Foreign Travelers in Japan for Attracting Further Visitors
Tetsuya Saito and Tomoru Hiramatsu
Kumamoto-Gakuen University Journal of Economics   19(3-4) 41-58   Mar 2013   [Refereed]
Revisiting Pareto Inferior Trade with a Stochastic Ricardian Model and Transaction Cost: A Preliminary Investigation under Symmetry (With Tomoru Hiramatsu)
Tetsuya Saito and Tomoru Hiramatsu
International Review of Business   13 29-42   Mar 2013   [Refereed]
How Do We Get Cobb-Douglas and Leontief Functions from CES Function: A Lecture Note on Discrete and Continuum Differentiated Object Models
Tetsuya Saito
Journal of Industrial Organization Education   6(1) Article 2   Dec 2012   [Refereed]
Taxing Guns vs. Taxing Crime: An Application of the “Market for Offenses Model”
Isaac Ehrlich and Tetsuya Saito
Journal of Policy Modeling   5(3) 670-689   Oct 2010   [Refereed]

Books etc

Handbook of Digital Currency (D. Lee, ed.)
Tetsuya Saito (Part:Contributor, A Microeconomic Analysis of Bitcoin and Illegal Activities)
Academic Press   May 2015   


Regulating Illegal Items Under Variety Effect
Tetsuya Saito
Working Paper Series, Research Institute of Economic Science, College of Economics, Nihon University   No.15-01    Jan 2015
Money, Inflation, and Currency Choice: A Primer
Tetsuya Saito
Working Paper Series, Research Institute of Economic Science, College of Economics, Nihon University   No.14-01    Mar 2014
Alchian-Allen Effect in Japanese Colleges: A Preliminary Note
Tetsuya Saito
International Advances in Economic Research   20(1) 125-126   Feb 2014   [Refereed]
Transportation Cost, Productivity, and Prices of Quality Goods: A Consideration for the "Pseudo" Alchian-Allen Effect
Tetsuya Saito
Working Paper Series, Research Institute of Economic Science, College of Economics, Nihon University   No.13-02    Jun 2013
Bitcoin: A Search-Theoretic Aproach
Tetsuya Saito
Working Paper Series, Research Institute of Economic Science, College of Economics, Nihon University   No.13-01    May 2013

Conference Activities & Talks

Internationalization of Economics Courses in Japanese Colleges: Evidence from Recruitment Ads
Tetsuya Saito
Japan Society for Economic Education Spring Meetings   28 Mar 2015   
A Primer to an Economic Theory of Cryptocurrency [Invited]
Tetsuya Saito
SKBI Cryptocurrency Workshop 2014   5 Nov 2014   
Cryptocurrency: Financial Market, Innovation and Analytics (PanelDiscussion) [Invited]
Tetsuya Saito
Inaugural CAIA-SKBI Cryptocurrency Conference 2014   4 Nov 2014   
Experiments for Money, Inflation, and Currency Choice: A Primer
Tetsuya Saito
Western Economic Association International Annual Conference   29 Jun 2014   
Productivity Growth of Sailing: Evidence from Slave Transportation from Baltimore to New Orleans Between 1818-1856
Tetsuya Saito
The Spring Meeting of The Japan Society of International Economics   7 Jun 2014   

Teaching Experience


Committee Memberships

Mar 2015
Japan Society for Economic Education  Trustee Member