My research interest lies at the intersection of environmental, resource, and health economics. Although these fields appear to be different, they are linked because each deals with problems involving externalities. Environmental economics is often concerned with countries’ incentives to pollute the global commons; the classic resource problem is one where fishermen overharvest common property fishing grounds; and in health economics, a key problem is convincing individuals to vaccinate their children to reduce infectious disease. In each case, narrow self-interest can produce an inferior outcome because the incentives faced by individual agents produces what is commonly known as free-riding.
2011 – Ph.D. in Economics, University of Calgary
Committee: M. Scott Taylor (Supervisor), Daniel V. Gordon,
Arvind Magesan, Expected Completion Date: May 2017
2010 M.S. in Global Agricultural Science, University of Tokyo
2008 B.S. in Regional Economics and Resources Science, University of Tokyo