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(1)Energy Efficiency Project

Refereed paper

How much household electricity consumption is actually saved by replacement with Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs)?

HirokiOnuma & ShigeruMatsumoto & Toshi H.Arimura, (2020). Economic Analysis and Policy, Volume 68, December 2020, 224-238.

The role of staff assignment in implementing energy-conserving practices in small- and medium-sized firms: an empirical analysis based on data from a Japanese survey

Masayo Wakabayashi & Toshi H. Arimura, (2020). Energy Efficiency volume 13, pages1763–1780

Do Social Norms Matter to Energy-Saving Behavior? Endogenous Social and Correlated Effects.

Arimura, T.H. & Hajime Katayama & Mari Sakudo, 2016. Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, 3(3), 525-553.

Can green car taxes restore efficiency? Evidence from the Japanese new car market.

Konishi, Y., & Zhao, M. (2017). Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, 4(1), 51-87.

Daily habits and energy consumption: Go to bed earlier for environmental protection.

Matsumoto, S. (2019) European Journal of Sustainable Development. Special Issue, Volume 8, Issue 4.

Determinants of household energy efficiency investment: Analysis of refrigerator purchasing behavior.

Wang, J., Sugino, M., and Matsumoto, S. (2019) International Journal of Economic Policy Studies, Vol.13. pp.389-402.

An examination of losses in energy savings after the Japanese Top Runner Program?

Inoue, N. and Matsumoto, S. (2018) Energy Policy, Vol.124, pp.312-319.

Consumer Valuation of Energy-Saving Features of Residential Air Conditioners with Hedonic and Choice Models.

Matsumoto, S. (2017) Empirical Economics, Vol.55, pp.1779–1806.

Do environmental rebates affect the replacement of durable products? An analysis of vehicle ownership duration in Japan.

Matsumoto, S. and Iwata, K. (2019) Economic Analysis and Policy, Vol.61, pp.64-72.

Consumer Valuations of Energy Efficiency Investments: The case of Vietnam's Air Conditioner Market.

Matsumoto, S. and Omata, Y. (2017) Journal of Cleaner Production Vol.142, pp.4001-4010.

Consumer's Comparison between Local and Imported Organic Products: A Hedonic Analysis of the Japanese Table Wine Market.

Hoang, V., Iida, T., Matsumoto, S., Watanabe, N., and Wilson, C. (2016) Eurasian Business Review Vol.6, pp.405-415.

Use of hybrid vehicles in Japan: An analysis of used car market data.

Iwata, K. and Matsumoto, S. (2016) Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment Vol.46, pp.200-206.

How do household characteristics affect appliance usage? Application of conditional demand analysis to Japanese household data.

Matsumoto, S. (2016) Energy Policy Vol.94, pp.214-223.

Household Income Structure and Electrical Appliance Ownership: Evidence from Japanese National Household Survey.

Matsumoto, S. (2016) International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy Vol.6, No.1, pp.14-19.

Energy conservation and risk of electric outage: laboratory experimental study.

Tanaka, K., Kurakawa, Y., Sawada, E., Akao, K., & Managi, S. (2017) Journal of Energy Engineering, 143(3), F4016010.

Why does real-time information reduce energy consumption?

Lynham, John; Nitta, Kohei; Saijo, Tatsuyoshi; Tarui, Nori (2016) Energy Economics, 54, 173-181.

In Which Time Slots Can People Save Power? An Analysis Using a Japanese Survey on Time Use.

Nakano, S., & Washizu, A. (2019) Sustainability, 11(16), 4444, 1-18.

Willingness to Pay for Home Energy Management Systems: A Survey in New York and Tokyo.

Washizu, A., Satoshi Nakano, Hideo Ishii, Yasuhiro Hayashi. (2019) Sustainability, 11(17), 4790, 1-20.

Induced Effects of Smart Food/Agri-Systems in Japan: Towards a Structural Analysis of Information Technology.

Nakano, S., Ayu Washizu. (2018) Telecommunications Policy, Volume 42, Issue 10, Pages 824-835.

Acceptance of energy efficient homes in large Japanese cities: Understanding the inner process of home choice and residence satisfaction.

Nakano, S., Ayu Washizu. (2018) Journal of Environmental Management, Volume 225, 1, Pages 84-92.

(2)Climate Change Project

Refereed paper

Energy-Related Environmental Policy and Its Impacts on Energy Use in Asia

Toshi H. ARIMURA and Makoto SUGINO (2020.8) Asian Economic Policy Review, published online.

The impact of the Tokyo emissions trading scheme on office buildings: what factor contributed to the emission reduction?

Arimura, T.H. and Tatsuya Abe (2020.3) Environmental Economics and Policy Studies, pp.1-17, published online.

Labor Market Distortions and Welfare-Decreasing International Emissions Trading.

Takeda, Shiro, Arimura, Toshi H. and Sugino, Makoto (2019) Environmental and Resource Economics, 74 (1), 271-293.

Cost-efficient strategy for reducing PM 2.5 levels in the Tokyo metropolitan area: An integrated approach with air quality and economic models.

Kunugi, Y., Toshi H. Arimura, Kazuyuki Iwata, Eiji Komatsu and Yoshie Hirayama (2018.11) PLOS ONE, Vol. 13(11): e0207623, pp. 1-18.

Technology Transfer and Cost Structure of Clean Development Mechanism Projects: An Empirical Study of Indian Cases.

Simon, N., Toshi H. Arimura, Minoru Morita, Akihisa Kuriyama and Kazuhisa Koakutsu (2017.7) Environmental Economic and Policy Studies, Vol.19(3), pp. 609-633.

Multiplier impacts and emission reduction effects of Joint Crediting Mechanism: analysis with a Japanese and international disaggregated input–output table.

Sugino, Makoto, Morita, Minoru, Iwata, Kazuyuki and Arimura, Toshi H. (2017) Environmental Economics and Policy Studies 19(3), 635-657.

Climate change impacts on socioeconomic activities through labor productivity changes considering interactions between socioeconomic and climate systems.

Matsumoto, K. (2019) Journal of Cleaner Production, 216, 528-541.

Cooperation on Climate-Change Mitigation.

Mason, Charles F.; Polasky, Stephen; Tarui, Nori (2017) European Economic Review, 99, 43-55.

Impact of the Saitama Prefecture Target-Setting Emissions Trading Program on the adoption of low-carbon technology.

Mitsutsugu Hamamoto, (2020) Environmental Economics and Policy Studies, 1-15.

Discussion paper, commentary, etc.

International Cooperation on Climate Policy from the Japanese Perspective.

Shiro Takeda & Toshi H. Arimura, (2018) International Cooperation in East Asia to Address Climate Change,Edited by Robert N. Stavins and Robert C. Stowe,
Harvard Project on Climate Agreements with the support of The Harvard Global Institute, pp. 23-26.

The Potential of Carbon Market Linkage between Japan and China, Carbon Market Cooperation in Northeast Asia: Assessing Challenges and Overcoming Barriers.

Toshi H. Arimura, (2018) Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) report, pp. 1-11.

How much household electricity consumption is actually saved by replacement with Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs)?

Onuma, H., Matsumoto, S., Arimura, T. (2018) RIEEM Discussion Paper Series, No.1803.

Dynamic Incentives and Permit Market Equilibrium in Cap-and-Trade Regulation.

Toyama, Y., (2019) RIEEM Discussion Paper Series No. 1902.

A Computable General Equilibrium Analysis of Environmental Tax Reform in Japan

Shiro Takeda & Toshi H. Arimura,(2020) RIEEM Discussion Paper Series, No.2002

(3)Developing Economy Project

Refereed paper

Information leverage: The adoption of clean cooking fuel in Bhutan.

Ngawang Dendup and Toshi H. Arimura (2019.2) Energy Policy, Vol. 125, pp. 181-195.   

How can we motivate consumers to purchase certified forest coffee? Evidence from a laboratory randomized experiment using eye-trackers.

Takahashi, R., Todo, Y., & Funaki, Y. (2018) Ecological Economics, 150, 107-121.

Coffee certification and forest quality: evidence from a wild coffee forest in Ethiopia.

Takahashi, R., & Todo, Y. (2017) World Development, 92, 158-166.

Determinants of forest degradation under private and common property regimes: The case of Ethiopia.

Takahashi, R., & Otsuka, K. (2016) Land Economics, 92(3), 450-467.

Informal recycling and social preferences: Evidence from household survey data in Vietnam.

Yokoo, H., Kosuke Kawai and Yuki Higuchi (2018) Resource and Energy Economics, 54, pp.109-124.

Discussion paper, commentary, etc.

Subjective risk belief function in the field: Evidence from cooking fuel choices and health in India.

Hide-Fumi Yokoo, Toshi H. Arimura, Mriduchhanda Chattopadhyay & Hajime Katayama, RIEEM Discussion Paper Series, No.2003 (2020)

Subjective Probabilistic Expectations, Indoor Air Pollution, and Health: Evidence from cooking fuel use patterns India.

Mriduchhanda Chattopadhyay, Toshi H. Arimura, Hajime Katayama, Mari Sakudo, & Hide-Fumi Yokoo, RIEEM Discussion Paper Series, No.1910 (2019)

(4)Business Project

Refereed paper

Voluntary agreements to encourage proactive firm action against climate change: an empirical study of industry associations' voluntary action plans in Japan.

Wakabayashi, M. and Toshi. H. Arimura (2016.1) Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol.112 (4), pp. 2885-2895.

Environmental Externalities and Weak Appropriability: Influences on Firm Pollution Reduction Technology Development.

Malen, J., & Marcus, A. A. (2019) Business & Society, 58(8), 1599-1633.

Techniques for navigating the risks of investing in cleaner energy technologies.

Marcus, A., & Malen, J. (2018) In J. McIntyre, S. Ivanaj, & V. Ivanaj (eds.) CSR and Climate Change Implications for Multinational Enterprises. Edward Elgar Publishing.

Promoting clean energy technology entrepreneurship: The role of external context.

Malen, J., & Marcus, A. A. (2017) Energy Policy, 102, 7-15.   

(5)Policy Acceptance Project

Refereed paper

Political Economy of Voluntary Approaches: A lesson from Environmental Policies in Japan.

Toshi H. Arimura, Shinji Kaneko, Shunsuke Managi, Takayoshi Shinkuma, Masashi Yamamoto and YuichiroYoshida (2019.12) Economic Analysis and Policy, Vol. 64, pp.41-53.

Same concerns, same responses? A Bayesian quantile regression analysis of the determinants for supporting nuclear power generation in Japan.

Yukiko Omata, Hajime Katayama, Toshi H. Arimura (2017.7) Environmental Economics and Policy Studies, Vol. 19 (3), pp. 581-608.

The practice of climate change policy evaluations in the European Union and its member states: results from a meta-analysis.

Fujiwara, N., Harro van Asselt, Stefan Böβner, Sebastian Voigt, Niki-Artemis Spyridaki, Alexandros Flamos, Emilie Alberola, Keith Williges, Andreas Türk and Michael ten Donkelaar (2019) Sustainable Earth, 2(1), 9.

Context Impacts on Confirmation Bias: Evidence From the 2017 Japanese Snap Election Compared with American and German Findings.

Knobloch-Westerwick, S., Liu, L., Hino, A., Westerwick, A., & Johnson, B. K. (2019) Human Communication Research, 45(4), 427-449.

Representing the Twittersphere: Archiving a representative sample of Twitter data under resource constraints.

Hino, A., & Fahey, R. A. (2019) International Journal of Information Management, 48, 175-184.

Ranking and rating: Neglected biases in factor analysis of postmaterialist values.

Hino, A., & Imai, R. (2019) International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 31(2), 368-381.


A theory of disasters and long-run growth.

Akao, K. I., & Sakamoto, H. (2018) Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 95, 89-109.

Some rationalizability results for dynamic games.

Akao, K. I., Mitra, T., & Sorger, G. (2012) International Journal of Economic Theory, 8(4), 361-379.

Tax schemes in a class of differential games.

Akao, K. I. (2008) Economic Theory, 35(1), 155-174.

The Effect of ISO 14001 on Environmental Performance: Resolving Equivocal Findings.

Arimura, T.H., Nicole Darnall, Rama Ganguli and Hajime Katayama (2016.1) Journal of Environmental Management, Vol.166(15), pp.556-566.

Does Money Illusion Matter in Intertemporal Decision Making?

Yamamori, T., Iwata, K. and Ogawa, A., (2018) Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 145, 465-473.

Addressing key drivers of regional CO2 emissions of the manufacturing industry in Japan.

Matsumoto, K., Shigetomi, Y., Shiraki, H., Ochi, Y., Ogawa, Y., & Ehara, T. (2019) The Energy Journal, 40 (The New Era of Energy Transition).

Adaptation for mitigation.

Sakamoto, H., Ikefuji, M., & Magnus, J. R. (2020) Environmental and Resource Economics, 75(3), 457-484.

Which performs better under trader settings, double auction or uniform price auction?

Kotani, K., Tanaka, K., & Managi, S. (2019) Experimental Economics, 22(1), 247-267.

Decision-making governance for purchases of solar photovoltaic systems in Japan.

Tanaka, K., Sekito, M., Managi, S., Kaneko, S., & Rai, V. (2017) Energy Policy, 111, 75-84.

Electric utility regulation under enhanced renewable energy integration and distributed generation.