Koichiro Ito

Associate Professor at University of Chicago

University of Chicago Harris Public Policy
1307 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637

CV | Research | Teaching | Bio | Japanese

Koichiro Ito is an Associate Professor at Harris School of Public Policy at University of Chicago. He received a PhD from UC Berkeley. Prior to joining University of Chicago, he was a SIEPR Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University and an Assistant Professor at Boston University.

Working Papers

  1. The Dynamic Impact of Market Integration: Evidence from Renewable Energy Expansion in Chile
    NBER Working Paper #30016, May 2022 (with Luis Gonzales and Mar Reguant).
    Abstract | Paper | Slides | NBER WP

  2. Paternalism, Autonomy, or Both? Experimental Evidence from Energy Saving Programs
    Working Paper, December 2021 (with Takanori Ida, Takunori Ishihara, Daido Kido, Toru Kitagawa, Shosei Sakaguchi, Shusaku Sasaki).
    Abstract | Paper

  3. Reforming Inefficient Energy Pricing: Evidence from China
    NBER Working Paper #26853, March 2020 (with Shuang Zhang).
    Abstract | Paper | NBER Digest


  1. Selection on Welfare Gains: Experimental Evidence from Electricity Plan Choice
    NBER Working Paper #28413, January 2021 (with Takanori Ida and Makoto Tanaka).
    American Economic Review, conditionally accepted.
    Abstract | Paper

  2. Willingness to Pay for Clean Air: Evidence from Air Purifier Markets in China
    Journal of Political Economy, 128 (5): 1627-1672, 2020 (Lead Article, with Shuang Zhang)
    Abstract | Paper | Slides | Wall Street Journal | Forbes | Bloomberg | Japanese

  3. The Economics of Attribute-Based Regulation: Theory and Evidence from Fuel-Economy Standards
    Review of Economics and Statistics, 100 (2): 319-336, 2018. (with Jim Sallee)
    Abstract | Paper | Slides | Nikkei Business | Japanese

  4. Moral Suasion and Economic Incentives: Field Experimental Evidence from Energy Demand
    American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 10 (1): 240-67, 2018. (with Takanori Ida and Makoto Tanaka)
    Abstract | Paper | Slides | Washington Post | Forbes | Japanese

  5. Sequential Markets, Market Power and Arbitrage
    American Economic Review, 106 (7): 1921-57, 2016. (with Mar Reguant)
    Abstract | Paper | Slides | Japanese

  6. Asymmetric Incentives in Subsidies: Evidence from a Large-Scale Electricity Rebate Program
    American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 7 (3): 209-37, 2015.
    Abstract | Paper | Slides

  7. Do Consumers Respond to Marginal or Average Price? Evidence from Nonlinear Electricity Pricing
    American Economic Review, 104 (2): 537-63, 2014.
    Abstract | Paper | Slides

Policy Briefs

  1. Challenges for Upcoming Deregulation of Japan’s Electricity Sector
    Keizai Kyoshitsu, Nihon Keizai Shinbun, February 2016

  2. Reforming Japan’s Electricity Sector: Abe’s Push for Deregulation
    National Bureau of Asian Research, October 2013

  3. Do Energy Rebate Programs Encourage Conservation?
    Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research Policy Brief #2419, April 2012

  4. Reforming Japan’s Power Industry
    Presentation at “One Year After Japan’s 3/11 Disaster: Reforming Japan’s Energy Sector, Governance, and Economy,” Stanford University, February 2012