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FY 2009/2010 Research Topic: 4-25
Formation of Environmental Resource Conservation Policy in Economic Development Process


This research project will focus on the socio-economic background of government policy to manage environmental resources that serve based on varieties of economic and social activities in developing countries. We will analyze desirable institutional arrangements for resource management in the long-run, using the 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 sometimes cause serious environmental problems, such as the degradation of natural resources and industrial pollution. We will analyze environmental resource management policies of present developing countries and the historical background of Japan, and compare the socio-economic background of those policies, and attempt to derive implications for economic development policy, resource management policy, and environmental policy in developing countries.


2008/4 - 2010/2


Members of the Research Project

TERAO Tadayoshi
SATO Jin (Associate Professor, Institute of Oriental Culture, University of Tokyo)


1st Year = Research Report (Japanese)
2nd Year = Ajia Keizai (Japanese periodical)