I am an applied economist with expertise in empirical microeconomics and environmental and resource economics. My research combines empirical and theoretical approaches in investigating the equilibrium effects of environmental regulations on consumer welfare, industry dynamics, and pollution abatement. Prior to joining Univ. of Tsukuba, I was an investment analyst at Goldman Sachs (1999-2001), Fulbright scholar during my doctoral study (2002-2004), assistant professor of economics at Williams College in the U.S. (2008-2010), and associate professor of economics at Sophia Univ. I am currently a research fellow at Tokyo Center for Economic Research and Waseda University (Research Institute for Environmental Economics and Management). I have also served as an adjunct faculty in the department of economics at Keio University.
- Jan 06, 2018
I have moved to University of Tsukuba (Division of Policy and Planning Sciences) as Empirical Microeconomist.
- Sep 08, 2016
“Can Green Car Taxes Restore Efficiency? Evidence from the Japanese New Car Market” has been accepted for publication at Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.
- Apr 09, 2015
“Water Quality Trading: Can We Get the Prices of Pollution Right?” has been accepted for publication at Water Resources Research.