Environment and Natural Resource Studies Group, Inter-disciplinary Studies Center

Research Field:
Environmental problems in developing countries, Trade and the environment, Standards and trade, Product-related environmental regulations, Globalization and developing countries, Supply chains

Education / Research Experience

M.A. in Economics (the University of Western Ontario, Canada), 1997
Ph.D. in Economics (Kobe University, JAPAN), 2006
Professional Career:
Joined the IDE, 2001
Other Information:
Research Fellow in the United Nations Industrial Development Organization(UNIDO), 2004-2006
Berkeley, Senior Overseas Research Fellow, 2015-

Major Works

Publications (please see Japanese page for my publications in Japanese.)
Recent discussion papers
Policy brief
Recent presentations
  • “Compliance through Supply Chains: Comparing Food and Manufacturing Sectors” in Bali Trade and Development Symposium (Side Event of WTO the 9th Ministerial Conference), Bali, Indonesia、2013.
  • “The Impact of Product-Related Environmental Regulations on Asian Policies”, seminar in Environment Directorate, Agriculture and Trade Directorate, OECD, Paris, 2013.
  • ”Impacts of Product-Related Chemical Regulations on Firms through Supply Chains”, The 17th Meeting of AMEICC(AEM-METI ECONOMIC AND INDUSTRIAL COOPERATION COMMITTEE) Working Group on Chemical Industry (WG-CI), 2012.
  • ”Are there win-win opportunities in developing countries?”, Environmental and Resource Economists, 3rd World Congress in Kyoto, Japan.
  • ”Management for a variety of pollution and North-South Trade”, European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, 14th Annual Conference in Bremen, Germany, 2005.
Other experiences
  • Consultant in the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, Vienna and Indonesia from 2004-2006
  • Lecturer in Institute of Developing Economies Advanced School(2009-present)