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 theories of behavioral economics, field surveys/experiments and econometric analyses. His interests cover a wide range of human behaviors related to the environment including public goods provision, labor supply, health-related self-protection, and risk mitigation. His research sites include various Asian 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), and a visiting researcher at the Research Institute for Environmental Economics and Management (RIEEM) at Waseda University.
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