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Researchers / Ryo Takahashi

Ryo Takahashi

  • Ph.D. (International Studies)
  • Assistant Professor, Waseda Institute for Advanced Study

Research Topics

In recent years, environmentally friendly products, such as products with environmental certification, have attracted increasing attention. Although the sales for environmentally friendly products in other developed countries have been growing, the sales in Japan remains very limited. In this study, I will conduct the social experiments to identify the determinants of consumer behavior related environmentally friendly products and to investigate whether willingness to purchase increases if the obstacle is removed. I select certified coffee, such as coffee with forest coffee certification, fair trade certification, and organic certification, for the study.

Education and Academic Employment

2012-2013 Visiting Researcher, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
2013 Ph. D. in International Studies, the University of Tokyo (Japan)
2013-2015.3 Research Fellow (PD), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
2013-2015.3 Visiting Scholar, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
2015.4- Assistant Professor, Waseda University

Research Fields of Interest

  • Development Economics
  • Applied Micro-econometrics
  • Spatial Information Science

Academic Publications

Publications (in peer-reviewed journals):

  1. Otsuka, K., R. Takahashi, and R. Pokharel (in press) In search of appropriate institutions for forest management, forthcoming in Journal of Sustainable Forestry.

  2. Takahashi, R. and Y. Todo (2014) The impact of a shade coffee certification program on forest conservation using remote sensing and household data, Environmental Impact Assessment Review 44: 76-81. (IF: 2.6)

  3. Takahashi, R. and Y. Todo (2013) The impact of a shade coffee certification program on forest conservation: A case study from a wild coffee forest in Ethiopia, Journal of Environmental Management 130: 48-54. (IF: 3.2)

  4. Takahashi, R. and Y. Todo (2012) Impact of Community-Based Forest Management on Forest Protection: Evidence from an Aid-Funded Project in Ethiopia. Environmental Management 50: 396-404. (IF: 1.7)

  5. Todo, Y. and R. Takahashi (2011) Impact of Farmer Field Schools on Agricultural Income and Skills: Evidence from an Aid-Funded Project in Rural Ethiopia. Journal of International Development 25: 362-381. (IF: 0.9)

Membership of Academic Organization

The European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE)
The East Asian Association of Environmental and Resource Economics (EAAERE)
日本国際開発学会
日本アフリカ学会

Honors

2010 Dean’s Award, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, the University of Tokyo, Japan (awarded to the master’s thesis)
2014 Dean’s Award, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, the University of Tokyo, Japan (awarded to the Ph.D. dissertation)

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