ITO Koichiro

ITO Koichiro

ITO Koichiro

Fellow (Specially Appointed)

Assistant Professor, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago
Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research

Activities at RIETI

Expertise

Environmental and Energy Economics, Industrial Organization, Public Economics.

Education

2011 Ph.D. Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Berkeley
2005 M.A. Economics, University of British Columbia
2004 B.A. Economics, Kyoto University

Experience

2015 - present Assistant Professor, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago
2013 - present Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research
2013 - 2015 Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Management
2011 Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University
2007 Research Assistant at the University of California Energy Institute

Selected Publications and Papers

"Do Consumers Respond to Marginal or Average Price? Evidence from Nonlinear Electricity Pricing," American Economic Review, 104(2): 537-63, 2014.
"Asymmetric Incentives in Subsidies: Evidence from a Large-Scale Electricity Rebate Program," forthcoming, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy. (NBER Working Paper No.19485).
"Sequential Markets, Market Power and Arbitrage," revise and resubmit, American Economic Review. Mar Reguant, March 2014 (NBER Working Paper No.20782).
"The Economics of Attribute-Based Regulation: Theory and Evidence from Fuel-Economy Standards," with James Sallee, September 2014 (NBER Working Paper No.20500).
"The Persistence of Moral Suasion and Economic Incentives: Field Experimental Evidence from Energy Demand," with Takanori Ida and Makoto Tanaka, January 2015 (NBER Working Paper No.20910).

Others

Refereeing Experience:
American Economic Review, Econometrica, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, Journal of the European Economic Association, RAND Journal of Economics, Resource and Energy Economics, Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Water Resources and Economics

Grants:
National Science Foundation