Research Interests

  • My fields of interest are environmental economics, health economics, and development economics.
  • Broadly, I am interested in the study of interactions between environmental policies, public health, and economic activities, and their implications for economic development in low-income countries.
  • In particular, I am interested in;
    • Effects of environmental pollution on child health
    • Evaluations of environmental policies regulating pollution emissions or automobile fuel economy
    • Valuation of environmental risk by the hedonic approach
    • Child and maternal health policies


Working Papers
  • "Mind the Gap! Tax Incentives and Incentives for Manipulating Fuel Efficiency in the Automobile Industry."
    • Revised, May 2017
    • Draft available upon request.
  • "Offshoring Health Risks: The Impact of the U.S. Lead Regulation on Infant Health in Mexico."
    • With Kensuke Teshima
    • Draft coming soon.
  • "Spring Forward and Fall Back in Health: The Effect of Daylight Saving Time on Acute Myocardial Infarction" 
    • With Hideto Koizumi
    • Draft coming soon.

Work in Progress

  • “Gasoline Price, Driving Behavior, and Demand for Gasoline: Evidence from Fueling Level Micro Data.”