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My name is Takuma Habu.

I'm a fifth-year PhD student in Economics at the University of Chicago interested in micro- and behavioural economic theory especially in the context of organisations. I worked in my previous life as an economics consultant but these days (aside from researching) I cycle and take photographs.


Curriculum vitae (abridged)

Full CV: PDF

Education

2017– PhD student in Economics, University of Chicago.
 
2010–12 MPhil in Economics, Distinction, Somerville College, University of Oxford.
Thesis: "Optimal Contracting with a Luce Agent", supervised by Prof. John K.- H. Quah.
Available at: https://bit.ly/3aib6ZLa.
 
2007–10 BSc (Hons) in Economics, First Class, University of Warwick.
Dissertation: "Money Illusion and its Implication on Unemployment".
Available at: https://digitalcommons.iwu.edu/uer/vol7/iss1/10/.

Teaching experience

2020/21 Mathematical Methods in Economics (First-year PhD maths camp). Lecturer.
 
 
2019/20 Microeconomics (Executive MBA class). Teaching Assistant for Prof. Lars Stole.
 
Organisations and incentives (Executive MBA class). Teaching Assistant for Prof. Mike Gibbs.
 
Price Theory III (First-year PhD microeconomics class). Teaching Assistant for Prof. Lars Stole.
 
 
2018/19 Theory of Income I (First-year PhD macroeconomics class). Teaching Assistant for Prof. Fernando Alvarez.
 
Price Theory II (First-year PhD microeconomics class). Teaching Assistant for Prof. Phil Reny.
 
Price Theory III (First-year PhD microeconomics class). Teaching Assistant for Prof. Lars Stole.
 
Advanced Microeconomic Analysis (MBA class). Teaching Assistant for Prof. Kevin Murphy.
 
Decision & Strategy (Undergraduate honours class on game theory). Teaching Assistant for Prof. Elliot Lipnowski.

Professional experience

2012–17 Oxera Consulting LLP.
Focused mainly on dispute work and managed several cases involving multi-billion dollar claims on issues related to valuation in the context of mining, oil, energy, commodities, and securities industries/markets. Also worked on corporate finance, state aid, antitrust/competition and regulation cases.
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