Koichiro Ito is an Assistant Professor at Harris School of Public Policy at University of Chicago and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He received a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley and taught at Stanford University and Boston University prior to joining University of Chicago. His research interests include environmental and energy economics, industrial organisation, and public economics.
How much will people pay for clean air? Evidence from China
12 Aug 2016
Policymakers in emerging economies such as India and China are ramping up efforts to confront pollution. A new study of the air purifiers market in China finds that people are willing to pay a lot to get rid of pollution, but the amount varies widely depending on a person’s income. This sort of metric can enable policymakers to assign values to their policies and guide their decisions.
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