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FY 2008/2009 Research Topic: 4-28
Formation of Environmental Resource Conservation Policy in Economic Development Process


This research project will focus on socio-economic background of government policy to manage environmental resources which serve based on varieties of economic and social activities in developing countries. We will analyze desirable institutional arrangement for resource management in the long-run, by using viewpoint of social sciences. By focusing on resource management, we can integrate analyses of development policy and environmental policy. During the process of economic development, inadequate and excessive use of an environmental resource often occurs, and negative externalities by such misuse on other resources sometime cause serious environmental problems, such as degradation of natural resources and industrial pollution. We will analyze environmental resource management policies of present developing countries and historical background of Japan, and compare socio-economic background of those policies, and try to derive some implications for economic development policy, resource management policy, and environmental policy in developing countries.


Members of the Research Project

TERAO Tadayoshi
SATO Jin (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, University of Tokyo)