Tsung-Yu Ho is currently PhD student in the Department of Economics at Washington University in St. Louis. He earned his BS and MS in Economics from National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan. His research focuses on the area of empirical microeconomic. During his master’s, he conducted a series of behavioral experiments on monkeys to measure their preferences behind the veil of ignorance (VOI), which is a philosophical concept that relates to fairness and justice. The main idea is that when the decision maker allocates resources before learning his own social position, he reveals his true preference for fairness.
Tsung-Yu’s current research has shifted to the field of industrial organization and quantifying policy effects. His current project studies the impact of child car seat laws on a person’s choice of vehicle type and the subsequent effects on traffic safety and automobile emissions.