Akihiro Yokoi

Year1997
CategoryEconomics
CountriesJapan
DescriptionAkihiro Yokoi of Wiz Company in Chiba, Japan and Aki Maita of Bandai Company in Tokyo, the father and mother of Tamagotchi, for diverting millions of person-hours of work into thehusbandry of virtual pets.
Reference"Dying to Save Taxes: Evidence from Estate Tax Returns on the Death Elasticity" National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper No. W8158, March 2001.