Koichiro Ito

Koichiro Ito is an Assistant Professor at Harris School of Public Policy at University of Chicago and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He received a PhD from UC Berkeley and taught at Stanford University and Boston University prior to joining University of Chicago. His research interests include environmental and energy economics, industrial organization, and public economics.

Content by Koichiro Ito
  • Blog post

    How much will people pay for clean air? Evidence from China

    Pollution is no doubt a major problem. But how much are people willing to pay to get rid of it? The answer: A lot. But, it also depends on a person’s income. That’s what my coauthor and I found in a new study. The findings come as leaders in emerging economies like China and India ramp up efforts to confront pollution. We provide a key metric to help them decide which...

    18 Jul 2016 | Koichiro Ito