- Graduate School
- Division of Economics Correspondence Education
- Faculty Members
- Yoshio Iida
Professor Yoshio Iida
|Area and Subject Taught||Public Economics|
|Research Theme(s)||Experimental and theoretical study of the valuntary contribution to a public good|
|Academic Degrees||Doctor of International Public Policy, Osaka University|
|Keywords for Research Field||Public Goods, Income Redistribution, Experimental Economics|
|Office Phone Number||81-75-705-1917|
The supply of public goods and the income redistribution are considered to be one of the most important roles of the government. But the discussion on how the government should actualize the optimal supply of public goods and preferable income redistribution will never end. This problem is dependent on the people’s social preferences, and they do not always reveal their true preferences.
My research is to investigate the above issue through theoretical and experimental studies involving questionnaires. People do not always behave selfishly as the economic theory assumes. People sometimes make voluntary contributions to the public benefit and donate to poor people, though they understand they will take a loss. My research intends to reveal the mechanisms behind these behaviors, to clarify the true preferences of people, and to validate a method to implement an optimal supply of public goods and income redistribution.
Notable Publications and Works
- Yoshio Iida and Christiane Schwieren (2016) . "Contributing for Myself, but Free riding for My Group?." German Economic Review Vol. 17(1), pp. 36-47.
- Yoshio Iida (2015) "Task-based Income Inequalities and Redistribution Preferences: a Comparison of China and Japan" Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, Vol. 55, pp. 91-102.
- Yoshio IIDA, Sobei Oda, （2011） "Does Economics Education Make Bad Citizens? The Effect of Economics Education in Japan", Journal of Education for Business, Vol.86, 234-239.