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Hide-Fumi Yokoo is an Assistant Professor at the Graduate School 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 the developing world. He utilizes analytical tools of economics since he considers market and behavioral failures are major causes of environmental problems. More specifically, he utilizes theories of behavioral economics, field surveys/experiments and econometric analyses. His interests cover a wide range of human behaviors 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 visiting researcher at the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES Japan), a research associate at the Research Institute of Economy, Trade, and Industry (RIETI), 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