Narita Daiju, Ph.D. (Columbia University)
Professor – Environmental Sciences
Contact : daiju.narita[at]global.c.u-tokyo.ac.jp
Website : http://researchmap.jp/daijunarita/?lang=english
Dr. Narita is an environmental economist who joined the faculty of GPES in September 2017. Before the appointment, he has worked at Hokkaido University, JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) Research Institute, the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (in Germany) and the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport, Science and Technology (MEXT). He holds M.Sc. and B.Sc. (chemistry) from the University of Tokyo and has earned a PhD (sustainable development) from Columbia University, USA.
His main research interest lies in the economics of climate change, in particular, theoretical and applied evaluations of economic costs on various aspects of climate change (including ocean acidification, damages of cyclones/typhoons, carbon dioxide capture and storage, and tipping-point risks). The research involves application and examination of methodological frameworks of environmental economics, such as risk analysis and economic valuation of non-market ecosystem services, while it also deals with cross-disciplinary collaboration with natural scientists. His other research interests include sustainable development (the environment and development) and energy issues. Regarding the former, he has engaged in research projects on environmental problems in Thailand, Kenya, Ethiopia and Zambia under JICA and others.