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Assistant Professor (Specially Appointed), Hitotsubashi Institute for Advanced Study, Hitotsubashi University


Ying Yao joined Hitotsubashi Institute for Advanced Study (HIAS) in 2017 after working as a research associate at the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI). She holds a PhD in public economics from the National Graduate Research Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Japan. Her research interests are health economics and industrial organization, with a focus on the pharmaceutical industry. She has worked on several policy-oriented projects on income inequality and health, health behavior, trade finance, digitalization and inclusion. Currently, her research focuses on pharmaceutical procurement and listings and smoking behavior.

【Recent Publications】

Peer Reviewed Journals

  • Yao,Y. and M. Tanaka, "Price-Quality Trade-off in Procurement Auctions With an Uncertain Quality Threshold", Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 177, 56-70, 2020.
  • Yao,Y., R. Nakamura, and N. Sari, "The Educational Gap in Tar and Nicotine Content in Purchases of Cigarettes: An Observational Study Using Large-Scale Representative Survey Data from Japan", Preventive Medicine, 129, 105828, 2019.
  • Yao,Y., G. Wan, and D. Meng, “Income distribution and health: Can polarization explain health outcomes better than inequality?”, European Journal of Health Economics, 20, 543-557, 2019.
  • Yao, Y. and M. Tanaka, “Price Offers of Pharmaceutical Procurement in China: Evidence from Guangdong Province,” European Journal of Health Economics, 17(5), 563-575, 2016.

Policy Papers

  • DiCaprio A., Y. Yao, and R. Simms, “Women and Trade: Gender’s Impact on Trade Finance and Fintech,” ADBI Working Paper, 797, 2017.
  • DiCaprio A. and Y. Yao, “Drivers of Trade Finance Gaps,” ADBI Working Paper, 678, 2017.
  • DiCaprio, A., S. Beck, Y. Yao, and F. Khan, “2016 Trade Finance Gaps, Growth, and Job Survey,” ADB Brief, 64, 2016.