Graduate School of Economics and Management / Faculty of Economics, Tohoku University

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Faculty Member

Akira Hibiki

Curriculum Vitae

Sept., 1961Born
March, 1985B.A. Faculty of Economics, Sophia University
March, 1990Withdrawal with Completion of Course Requirements from the Doctoral Program of Graduate School of Economics, Tokyo University
April, 1989Researcher, National Institute for Environmental Studies
April, 1996Senior Researcher, National Institute for Environmental Studies
April, 1999Double appointed with Graduate School of Decision Science and Technology of Tokyo Institute of Technoloty, as an Associate Professor,
April, 2006Head of Environmental Economics and Policy Section, National Institute for Environmental Studies
April, 2012Professor, Faculty of Economics, Sophia University
April, 2015Professor, Graduate School of Economics and Management, Tohoku University

Academic Degree

PhD

Current Position

Professor, Graduate School of Economics and Management, Tohoku University : Appointed with National Institute for Environmental Studies, Nagoya University and Waseda University

Fields of Research

Environmental Economics, Resource Economics

Courses

Graduate: (Seminars excl.) Intermediate Microeconomics

Undergraduate:(Seminars excl.) Environmental Economics

Main Research Results

"A Discrete/Continuous Choice Model on a Nonconvex Budget Set", Econometric Reviews, forthcoming

"Exact Estimation of Demand Functions under Block-Rate Pricing", Econometric Reviews, forthcoming

"Productivity or Technology Adoption: A Case Study in Waste Treatment Technology", Resource and Energy Economics, Vol. 36, No.2 (2014), pp. 586-600.

"Panel Data Analysis of Japanese Residential Water Demand Using a Discrete/Continuous Choice Approach", The Japanese Economic Review, Vol. 62, No. 3 (2011), pp.365-386.

"Does the housing market respond to information disclosure?: Effects of toxicity indices in Japan", Journal of Environmental Management, Vol.92, No.1 (2011), pp.165-171.

"Environmental Information Provision, Market Valuation and Firm Incentives: Empirical Study on Japanese PRTRs", Land Economics, Vol.86, No.2 (2010), pp.382-393.

"Does Trade Openness Improve Environmental Quality?", Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Vol.58, No.3 (2009), pp.346-363.

"Is a Voluntary Approach an Effective Environmental Policy Instrument? A Case for Environmental Management Systems", Journal of Environmental Economics and Management,Vol.55, No.3 (2008), pp.281-295.

"An Institutional Framework for Analysis of Voluntary Policy: The Case of Voluntary Pollution Prevention Agreements in Kita Kyushu, Japan", Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, Vol.46, No.4 (2003), pp.523-543.

"Japanese Voluntary Environmental Agreements: Bargaining Power and Reciprocity as Contributors to Effectiveness", Policy Science, Vol.35, No.4 (2002), pp.401-424.

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