Koichiro Ito

J-PAL Affiliated Professor

Associate Professor at Harris School of Public Policy

University of Chicago

Koichiro Ito is an Associate Professor with the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. 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.

Koichiro received a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley and taught at Stanford University and Boston University prior to joining the University of Chicago. He is also a Faculty Affiliate at the E2e Project, a Research Fellow at the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry, and a Research Fellow at the Graduate School of Economics at Kyoto University.

Koichiro has served on J-PAL's King Climate Action Initiative (K-CAI) Review Board.