Kotaro Suzumura

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Kotaro Suzumura
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Kotaro Suzumura
Born(1944-01-07)7 January 1944
Died15 January 2020(2020-01-15) (aged 76)
InstitutionHitotsubashi University
Alma materHitotsubashi University

Kotaro Suzumura (鈴村 興太郎, Suzumura Kōtarō, 7 January 1944[1] – 15 January 2020) was a Japanese economist and professor emeritus of Hitotsubashi University. He graduated from Hitotsubashi University in 1966.[2] His research interests were in social choice theory and welfare economics.[3] He was also a Fellow of the Econometric Society.[4]

Selected publications[edit]


  • Suzumura, Kōtarō (1983). Rational choice, collective decisions, and social welfare. Cambridge Cambridgeshire New York: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521122559.
  • Suzumura, Kōtarō (1995). Competition, commitment, and welfare. Oxford New York: Clarendon Press. ISBN 9780198289142.
  • Suzumura, Kōtarō; Basu, Kaushik; Pattanaik, Prasanta (1995). Choice, welfare, and development: a festschrift in honour of Amartya K. Sen. Oxford New York: Clarendon Press Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780198287896.
  • Suzumura, Kōtarō; Sen, Amartya; Arrow, Kenneth J. (1996). Social choice re-examined: proceedings of the IEA conference held at Schloss Hernstein, Berndorf, near Vienna, Austria. 2 (1st ed.). New York, N.Y: St. Martin's Press. ISBN 9780312127398.
  • Suzumura, Kōtarō; Sen, Amartya; Arrow, Kenneth J. (2002). Handbook of social choice and welfare. Amsterdam Boston: Elsevier. ISBN 9780444829146.

Chapters in books[edit]

  • Suzumura, Kōtarō; Bossert, Walter (2009), "Rational choice on general domains", in Kanbur, Ravi; Basu, Kaushik (eds.), Arguments for a better world: essays in honor of Amartya Sen | Volume I: Ethics, welfare, and measurement, Oxford New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 103–135, ISBN 9780199239115.

Journal articles[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Suzumura, Kōtarō, 1944-". Library of Congress. Retrieved 17 July 2014. CIP t.p. (Kotaro Suzumura) data sheet (b. 1/7/44)
  2. ^ Curriculum Vitae of Kotaro Suzumura.
  3. ^ Institute of Economic Research, Members: Kotaro Suzumura
  4. ^ Fellows of the Econometric Society


  • Mark Blaug and Howard R. Vane, 2003. Who's Who in Economics', pp. 813-814.

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