Hitoshi Shigeoka

Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Simon Fraser University, and Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Hitoshi Shigeoka is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at Simon Fraser University, Canada. He received a BA and MA in Engineering from University of Tokyo, and a PhD in Economics from Columbia University in 2012. He is also a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). His research lies at the intersection of health and behavioral economics. These include analyses of how patients respond to the price of health care, how physicians react to the financial incentives, how the expansion of health insurance coverage affects utilization and supply of health care, how the negative shocks such as earthquake affect people’s risk preferences as well as risk-taking behaviors, and how the repeal of federal prohibition affects infant mortality. He has published in American Economic Review, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Economic Journal, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Human Resources, as well as in other scientific journals.

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