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Hide-Fumi Yokoo is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Economics, Hitotsubashi University. He holds a BA, an MA, and a PhD in Economics from Kyoto University.
Yokoo studies the design and evaluation of environmental policy instruments, especially for Asian countries. He utilizes analytical tools of economics since he considers market and behavioral failures are major causes of environmental issues. More specifically, he utilizes theories of economics, field surveys/experiments and econometric analyses. His interests cover a wide range of individual/social choices related to the environment including public goods provision, labor supply, health-related self-protection, and risk mitigation. His research sites include various Asian countries such as India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Japan.
Yokoo is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Society for Environmental Economics and Policy Studies, a visiting researcher at the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), a research associate at the Research Institute of Economy, Trade, and Industry (RIETI), a visiting researcher at the Policy Research Institute, and a visiting researcher at the Research Institute for Environmental Economics and Management (RIEEM) at Waseda University.
Prior to joining Hitotsubashi University, Yokoo was a senior researcher at the NIES and an Assistant Professor at the Division of Environmental Studies, the University of Tokyo.
hidefumi.yokoo (at) r.hit-u.ac.jp