Last Updated :2019/04/09

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation, ., Professor
At IDEC, studying both quantitatively and analytically policy issues concerning economic development centering around transportation with policy makers from around the world.

Basic Information

Major Professional Backgrounds

  • 2001/03, The University of British Columbia, Visiting Researcher
  • 2001/09, International University of Japan, Lecturer
  • 2005/04/01, 2007/03/31, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Associate Professor
  • 2013/04/01, Hiroshima University, Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation , Professor

Educational Backgrounds

  • Boston College, USA, Economics, U.S.A., 2001/02

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D in Economics, Boston College, USA

Research Fields

  • Social sciences;Economics;Economic policy

Research Keywords

  • Transportation Economics

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2019, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 2Term, Japanese Experience of Social Development- Economy, Infrastructure, and Peace
  2. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Economic Development and Policy
  3. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Intensive, Applied Econometrics
  4. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Seminar on Economic Development
  5. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Special Seminar for Linkage Program
  6. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Seminar on Practices for International Civil Servants II
  7. 2019, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Seminar on Economic Development I
  8. 2019, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Seminar on Economic Development II
  9. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Seminar on Economic Development
  10. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Special Seminar for Linkage Program
  11. 2019, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Seminar on Economic Development I
  12. 2019, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Seminar on Economic Development II

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. Commuter Arrivals and Optimal Service in Mass Transit: Does Queuing Behavior at Transit Stops Matter?, Regional Science and Urban Economics, 38(3), 228-51, 20080501
  2. Japanese-airport benchmarking with the DEA and endogenous-weight TFP methods: testing the criticism of over investment in Japanese regional airports, Transportation Research Part E, 40(6), 533-46, 20041101
  3. The Commuter's Time-of-Use Decision and Optimal Pricing and Service in Urban Mass Transit, Journal of Urban Economics, 51(1), 170-95, 20020101
  4. Quantifying the Impact of Low-cost Carriers on International Air Passenger Movements to and from Major Airports in Asia, International Journal of Industrial Organization, forthcoming.
  5. Effect of Forced Relocation on Household Income and Consumption Patterns: Evidence from the Aynak Copper Mine Project in Afghanistan, The Journal of Development Studies
  6. Recent Political Change in Myanmar and Its Impact on her Economic Growth, ASIAN ECONOMIC JOURNAL, 32(1), 39-54, 201803
  7. Do exogenous shocks better leverage the benefits of technological change in the staged elimination of differential environmental regulations? Evidence from China's cement industry before and after the 2008 Great Sichuan Earthquake, JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION, 164, 1167-1179, 20171015
  8. On the discrepancy in the social efficiency measures between parametric and non-parametric production technology identification, JOURNAL OF AIR TRANSPORT MANAGEMENT, 58, 9-14, 201701
  9. Environmental impact and travel time savings of a new monorail system in colombo's commuting traffic, TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PART D-TRANSPORT AND ENVIRONMENT, 51, 122-128, 201703
  10. Airlines' reaction to high-speed rail entries: Empirical study of the Northeast Asian market, TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PART A-POLICY AND PRACTICE, 94, 532-557, 201612
  11. Does Institutional Failure Undermine the Physical Design Performance of Solar Water Pumping Systems in Rural Nepal?, SUSTAINABILITY, 8(8), 201608
  12. The Decoupling of Affluence and Waste Discharge under Spatial Correlation: Do Richer Communities Discharge More Waste?, Environment and Development Economics, volume 20, issue 02, pp. 161-184., 20(2), 161-184, 2015
  13. Productive Efficiency of Public and Private Solid Waste Logistics and Its Implications for Waste Management Policy, International Association of Traffic and Safety Sciences (IATSS) Research, 36(2), 98-105, 20130101
  14. Limitations of DEA-based approach and alternative methods in the measurement and comparison of social efficiency across firms in different transport modes: An empirical study in Japan, Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Vol. 57, pp. 16-26, October 2013., 57, 16-26, 2013
  15. Airline Market Structure and Airport Efficiency: Evidence from Northeast Asian Airports, Vol. 33, pp. 32-42, October 2013., Vol. 33, pp. 32-42, October 2013., 2013
  16. Heterogeneity on the Technical Efficiency in Japanese Airports, Singapore Economic Review, 56(4), 523-34, 20110101
  17. Pricing, Capacity, and Construction Boundary of a Congestible Highway with an Elastic Demand: Social Optimum, Second Best, Privatization, and Vertical Disintegration, Japanese Economic Review, 62(3), 401-24, 20110101
  18. Social efficiency benchmarking of Japanese domestic transport services: a comparison of rail and air, Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 16(7), 554-61, 20110101
  19. Modal Choice between Air and Rail: Approach from Social Efficiency Benchmarking considering CO2 Emissions, Environmental Economics and Policy Studies, 13, 89-102, 20110101
  20. Efficiency Measurement Theory and its Application to Airport Benchmarking, A Handbook of Transport Economics edited by André de Palma, Robin Lindsey, Emile Quinet, and Roger Vickerman, Edward Elgar Publishing, Chapter 13, 298-318, 2011
  21. Technical Efficiency, Regulation, and Heterogeneity in Japanese Airports, Pacific Economic Review, 15(5), 685-96, 20101201
  22. Comparative Analysis of Efficiency for Major Northeast Asia Airports, Transportation Journal, pp.9-23, 20100101
  23. Productivity Growth and Biased Technological Change in Japanese Airports, Transport Policy, 17(4), 259-65, 20100801
  24. Dynamic and static productivity measurements of Japanese airlines: can they really compete through the liberalization in Asian aviation industry?, Far Eastern Studies, 10, 31-63, 20080101
  25. Endogenous-weight TFP measurement: methodology and its application to Japanese-airport benchmarking, Transportation Research Part E, 40(2), 151-182, 20040301
  26. Developments in the Deregulated Air Transport Market, Journal of Air Transport Management, 7(5), 263-4, 20010101