BiographyBesides macroeconomic theory, I am fascinated with developing a theory of environmental economics, especially the global warming problem. This problem ranges across generations because the emissions of carbon dioxide partly remains in the atmosphere over time. Accordingly, one cannot avoid the inter-generational comparison of utility. This problem is equivalent to search the optimal social discount rate that is consistent with an ethic rooted in utilitarianism.
Buchelor of Economics, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, 1981
Philosophy of Doctor, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, 1990
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Macroeconomic Theory; Environmental Economic Theory; Educational Economics; Economic Thought
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