Mun S. Ho

Economist at Harvard University

Mun Ho received his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University in 1989 and is a Visiting Scholar at Resources for the Future. He also works with the China Project, Harvard University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. His research is focused on economic growth, productivity, taxation and environmental economics. He co-authored a 2005 book, Information Technology and the American Growth Resurgence, which traced the adoption of IT by U.S. industries. His work on modeling energy and environmental policies is given in a 2013 book Double Dividend: Environmental Taxes and Fiscal Reform in the US (Jorgenson, Goettle, Ho and Wilcoxen). With the Harvard China Project team he has developed an integrated assessment framework for examining the impact of policies on Chinese energy use, air quality, health, and CO2 emissions. The examination of the SO2 policies and carbon taxes in China is reported in 2013 book he co-edited, Clearer Skies over China: Reconciling Air Quality, Climate and Economic Goals.