Professor, School of Political Science and Economics
Director, Research Institute for Environmental Economics and Management
Faculty Fellow,The Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry
Dr. Toshi H. Arimura is a Professor of Political Science and Economics and Director of the Research Institute for Environment Economics and Management at Waseda University in Tokyo. Prior to joining Waseda, he was a Professor at Sophia University in Tokyo and a visiting scholar at George Mason University and Resources for the Future as a recipient of the Abe Fellowship. His research interests include climate change, energy policies, air pollution regulations and voluntary environmental actions. He has published his research in academic journals such as Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management and Energy Policy. He is a coauthor of An Evaluation of Japanese Environmental Regulation: A Quantitative Approach from Environmental Economics (Springer 2015). Dr. Arimura holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Minnesota, an MSc in environmental sciences from the University of Tsukuba and a BA in history of science from the University of Tokyo. He has served on a number of Japanese government committees on environmental issues and on the editorial boards of academic journals, such as Review of Environmental Economics and Policy and Environmental Economics and Policy Studies. In 2018, he was awarded the SEEPS Outstanding Publication Award from the Society for Environmental Economics and Policy Studies (Japanese Association of Environmental Economics and Policy) and the Outstanding Publication Award from Society of Environmental Science, Japan in 2020.