Koichiro Ito



Koichiro Ito is a Professor at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. He received a BA from Kyoto University, an MA from University of British Columbia, and a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to joining the University of Chicago, he was a SIEPR Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University and an Assistant Professor at Boston University.

His research interests lie at the intersection of environmental and energy economics, industrial organization, and public economics. These include analyses of how consumers respond to nonlinear pricing, dynamic pricing, and rebate programs in electricity markets, how intrinsic and extrinsic motivation affects their economics decisions, how firms strategically react to attribute-based regulation such as fuel economy standards, and how firms respond to dynamic incentives in sequential forward markets in wholesale electricity markets. His research uses randomized field experiments and quasi-experimental designs to address policy relevant questions in energy and environmental policy.

Ito is also a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Faculty Affiliate at the E2e Project, a Faculty Fellow at Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, a Research Fellow at the Graduate School of Economics at Kyoto University, and a Research Fellow at the Research Institute of Economy, Trade, and Industry.

For more information, please visit his personal website.