Hitoshi Shigeoka is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Simon Fraser University. He received a BA and MA in Engineering from University of Tokyo, and a PhD in Economics from Columbia University, where he graduated in 2012. Professor Shigeoka is also a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research and an Associate Editor for Japan Economic Review. 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.