Hide-Fumi Yokoo is a researcher at the National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan. He holds a BA, an MA, and a PhD in Economics from Kyoto University.
Yokoo studies the design and evaluation of environmental policy tools, especially for the developing world. He utilizes analytical tools of economics since he considers market and behavioral failures are major causes of environmental problems. More specifically, he utilizes behavioral economics and field surveys/experiments. His interests cover a wide range of human behaviors related to the environment including public goods provision, labor supply, health-related self-protection, risk mitigation, and climate change adaptation. His research sites include various developing countries such as Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Japan.
Yokoo is also a research associate at the Research Institute of Economy, Trade, and Industry (RIETI), a visiting researcher at the Research Institute for Environmental Economics and Management (RIEEM) at Waseda University, and an advisor to the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
Prior to joining the National Institute for Environmental Studies, Yokoo was an assistant professor of the Division of Environmental Studies at the University of Tokyo.
yokoo.hidefumi (at) nies.go.jp