I'm a professor of Economics, Director of the Policy Analysis Programme (a 5 year Economics PhD) and Executive Advisor to the President at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) or 政策研究大学院大学.

My BA is in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Warwick. Both of my postgraduate degrees (MPhil and DPhil) are from the University of Oxford. I came to Japan in 2008 from Royal Holloway, University at London where I was a professor from September 2005. I was at the University of East Anglia in Norwich from 1991-2005 and before that I was a lecturer at the University of Stirling.

My major research interests centre on: Intra-Household decisions, Environmental Economics, Bounded Rationality & Public Policy and Public Economics. I use experiments as well as theory and field data.

In Uttar Pradesh Kano State, Nigeria site Ian Bateman and Alistair Munro


Representative Publications

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2015 Munro, Alistair & Valente, Marieta, Green goods: are they good or bad news for the environment? Evidence from a laboratory experiment on impure public goods, Environmental and Resource Economics

2014 B Kebede, M Tarazona, A Munro, A Verschoor Intra-household efficiency; An experimental study from Ethiopia, Journal of African Economies

2013 A. Munro The Economics of Nuclear Decontamination: Assessing Policy Options for the Management of Land Around Fukushima Dai-Ichi Environmental Science and Policy

2013 A. Munro, and A. Verschoor, A. Dubey Does working with spouses make teams more productive? A field experiment in India using NREGA, Economics Letters

2013 J. Lan, and A. Munro Environmental compliance and human capital: Evidence from Chinese industrial firms, Resource and Energy Economics

2012 A. Munro, and Y. Ferreira De Sousa, Truck, barter and exchange versus the endowment effect: virtual field experiments in an online game environment Journal of Economic Psychology

2011 Iversen, V., C. Jackson, B. Kebede, A. Munro, and A. Verschoor, Do Spouses Realise Cooperative Gains? Experimental Evidence from Rural Uganda, World Development

2009 Bounded Rationality and Public Policy: A Perspective from Behavioural Economics, Springer

2009 I. J. Bateman and A. Munro Household versus individual valuation: what's the difference? (Link is to earlier draft). Environmental and Resource Economics 43, 1 119-135 May doi:10.1007/s10640-009-9268-6

2005 Ian Bateman, Daniel Kahneman, Alistair Munro, Chris Starmer, Robert Sugden Is there loss aversion in buying? An adversarial collaboration Journal of Public Economics 89: 1561-1580.

2005 (with I. Bateman) An experiment on risky choice amongst households. Economic Journal, March 115(502) C176-190.

2004 (with Robin Cubitt and Chris Starmer) Preference reversal: an experimental investigation of economic and psychological hypotheses, Economic Journal, 114, (497), 709-726

2003 On the theory of reference-dependent preferences", (with Bob Sugden), Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organisation

1999 (with Sara Connolly) Economics of the Public Sector, Prentice Hall. London.

1997 (with I. Bateman, B. Rhodes, C. Starmer, and R. Sugden) Does Part-Whole Bias Exist? An Experimental Investigation. Economic Journal , March, 322-332.

1997 (with I. Bateman, B. Rhodes, C. Starmer, and R. Sugden) A Test of the Theory of Reference-Dependent Preferences, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol.112, 2, 479-505.

1992 Optimal Public Provision of Private Goods. Journal of Public Economics


Email: alistair-munro at grips.ac.jp