Research Statement

  1. Do Consumers Respond to Marginal or Average Price? Evidence from Nonlinear Electricity Pricing
    American Economic Review, 104 (2): 537-63, 2014.
      Abstract | NBER WP | EI WP | Slides

  2. Asymmetric Incentives in Subsidies: Evidence from a Large-Scale Electricity Rebate Program
    American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 7 (3): 209-37, 2015.
      Abstract | NBER WP | EI WP | E2e WP

  3. Sequential Markets, Market Power and Arbitrage, with Mar Reguant
    American Economic Review, 106 (7): 1921-57, 2016.
      Abstract | NBER WP | Japanese

  4. Moral Suasion and Economic Incentives: Field Experimental Evidence from Energy Demand, with Takanori Ida and Makoto Tanaka
    American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 10 (1): 240-67, 2018.
      Abstract | NBER WP | EI WP | E2e WP | Washington Post | Forbes | Japanese

  5. The Economics of Attribute-Based Regulation: Theory and Evidence from Fuel-Economy Standards, with James Sallee.
    Review of Economics and Statistics, 100 (2): 319-336, 2018.
      Abstract | NBER WP | E2e WP | Nikkei Business | Japanese

  6. Willingness to Pay for Clean Air: Evidence from Air Purifier Markets in China, with Shuang Zhang.
    Journal of Political Economy, forthcoming.
      Abstract | NBER WP | Japanese | Wall Street Journal | Forbes | Bloomberg

  7. How Do Consumers Respond to Nonlinear Pricing? Evidence from Household Water Demand
    Current Draft: April 2013.

Work in Progress

  1. International Spillovers of Policy Impacts Through Multinational Firms: Evidence from Global Automobile Markets (with Jim Sallee).

  2. Policy Design with Advantageous Selection: Experimental Evidence from Electricity Plan Choice (with Takanori Ida and Makoto Tanaka).

  3. Information Frictions, Inertia, and Selection on Elasticity: A Field Experiment on Electricity Tariff Choice (with Takanori Ida and Makoto Tanaka).

  4. Setting the Price Right: Evidence from Heating Price Reform in China (with Shuang Zhang).

Policy Briefs

  1. Challenges for Upcoming Deregulation of Japan's Electricity Sector
    Keizai Kyoshitsu, Nihon Keizai Shinbun, February 2016

  2. Reforming Japan's Electricity Sector: Abe's Push for Deregulation
    National Bureau of Asian Research, October 2013

  3. Do Energy Rebate Programs Encourage Conservation?
    Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research Policy Brief #2419, April 2012

  4. Reforming Japan's Power Industry
    Presentation at "One Year After Japan's 3/11 Disaster: Reforming Japan's Energy Sector, Governance, and Economy," Stanford University, February 2012