Updated on 2024/02/28

Affiliation
Faculty of Political Science and Economics, School of Political Science and Economics
Job title
Research Associate

Research Experience

  • 2023.04
    -
    Now

    School of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University

  • 2023.01
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    2023.09

    Local organizing committee member of 2023 Congress of the Asian Association of Environmental and Resource Economics

  • 2022.04
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    2023.03

    Research Institute for Environmental Economics and Management, Waseda University

  • 2021.04
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    2022.03

    Waseda Institute of Political Economy, Waseda University

Education Background

  • 2018.04
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    Now

    Waseda University   Graduate School of Economics  

  • 2016.04
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    2018.03

    Osaka Prefecture University   Graduate School of Economics  

Professional Memberships

  • 2019.09
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    Now

    Society of environmental science

  • 2019.09
    -
    Now

    Sustainable Management of Japan

  • 2018.09
    -
    Now

    Society for Environmental Economics and Policy Studies

Research Areas

  • Economic policy   Environmental economics

Research Interests

  • Input-output analysis

  • Applied microeconomics

  • Environmental economics

Awards

  • Award of excellent presentation

    2020.09   Society of environmental science  

  • Outstanding performance award

    2019.09   Sustainable Management of Japan  

  • Award best poster

    2018.09   Society for Environmental Economics and Policy Studies  

 

Papers

  • Does Emissions Trading Scheme Induce Innovation and Carbon Leakage? Evidence from Japan

    WINPEC Working Paper Series    2023.03

  • The Impacts of the Tokyo and Saitama ETSs on the Energy Efficiency Performance of Manufacturing Facilities

    RIETI Discussion Paper Series   23-E-007  2023.02

  • Success and failure of the voluntary action plan: Disaggregated sector decomposition analysis of energy-related CO2 emissions in Japan

    Guanyu Lu, Makoto Sugino, Toshi H. Arimura, Tetsuya Horie

    Energy Policy   163   112850 - 112850  2022.04

    DOI

    Scopus

    5
    Citation
    (Scopus)

Presentations

  • The Impacts of the Tokyo and Saitama ETSs on the Energy Efficiency Performance of Manufacturing Facilities

    環境科学会 

    Presentation date: 2023.09

  • Does Emissions Trading Scheme Induce Innovation and Carbon Leakage? Evidence from Japan

    Society for Environmental Economics and Policy Studies workshop 

    Presentation date: 2022.12

  • Does Emissions Trading Scheme Induce Innovation and Carbon Leakage? Evidence from Japan

    Society for Environmental Economics and Policy Studies 

    Presentation date: 2022.10

  • Does Emissions Trading Scheme Induce Innovation and Carbon Leakage? Evidence from Japan

    Society of environmental science 

    Presentation date: 2022.09

    Event date:
    2022.09
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  • Does Emissions Trading Scheme Induce Innovation and Carbon Leakage? Evidence from Japan

    Congress of the Asian Association of Environmental and Resource Economics 

    Presentation date: 2022.08

    Event date:
    2022.08
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  • Decomposition of total CO2 emission at Japan’s sectoral level using the LMDI method

    Congress of the Asian Association of Environmental and Resource Economics 

    Presentation date: 2021.08

    Event date:
    2021.08
     
     
  • Success and failure of the voluntary action plan: Disaggregated sector decomposition analysis of energy-related CO2 emissions in Japan

     [Invited]

    Sophia Research Workshop in Economics 

    Presentation date: 2021.03

  • Decomposition of total CO2 emission at Japan’s sectoral level using the LMDI method

    LUGUANYU

    Society for Environmental Economics and Policy Studies 

    Presentation date: 2020.09

  • Decomposition of total CO2 emission at Japan’s sectoral level using the LMDI method

    LUGUANYU

    Society of environmental science 

    Presentation date: 2020.09

    Event date:
    2020.09
     
     
  • Has FDI expended air pollution in China

    LUGUANYU

    Congress of East Asian Association of Environmental and Resource Economics 

    Presentation date: 2019.08

    Event date:
    2019.08
     
     
  • Has FDI expended air pollution in China

    LUGUANYU

    Society for Environmental Economics and Policy Studies 

    Presentation date: 2018.09

    Event date:
    2018.09
     
     

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Research Projects

  • The Impacts of the Tokyo and Saitama ETSs on the Energy Efficiency Performance of Manufacturing Facilities

    The Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry  グローバル・インテリジェンス・プロジェクト (国際秩序の変容と日本の中長期的競争力に関する研究)

    Project Year :

    2021.06
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    2023.06
     

  • Does Tokyo and Saitama Emission Trading Scheme Induce Technological Innovation: Evidence from Japanese firms

    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science  Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Grant-in-Aid for Research Activity Start-up

    Project Year :

    2021.08
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    2023.03
     

  • 暗示的炭素価格を踏まえたカーボンプライシングの制度設計-効率性と地域経済間の公平性を目指して-

    Ministry of the Environment  環境研究総合推進費【2-2008】

    Project Year :

    2021.04
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    2023.03
     

  • Decomposition of total CO2 emission at Japan’s sectoral level using the LMDI method

    Sompo Environment Foundation  Subsidy

    LUGUANYU

Other

  • Local organizing committee member of 2023 Congress of the Asian Association of Environmental and Resource Economics

    2023
     
     
  • Professional activities: Reviewer at Journal of Environmental Management

    2022
     
     
  • Professional activities: Reviewer at Energy Policy journal

    2022
     
     

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    Professional activities: Reviewer at Energy Policy journal

 

Social Activities

  • Donation to UNICEF (fixed monthly donation)

    2021.02
    -
    Now

Internal Special Research Projects

  • 排出量取引の経済影響ーインドと日本の比較研究ー

    2023  

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      This project was initially conceived to investigate the impact of Emissions Trading Systems (ETSs) on innovation and economic activities in both Japan and India. As the study progressed, it became evident that the ETS in India was implemented only for a limited period, and crucial data necessary for a comprehensive analysis was not available. This unforeseen constraint compelled a strategic recalibration of the research focus. Consequently, the project's scope was refined to concentrate exclusively on Japan's ETS. This pivot allowed for a more in-depth exploration within the Japanese context, leveraging the availability of robust and comprehensive data.  The study explores the impact of regional ETSs on different types of innovation activitiesincluding green (non-green) patenting and R&D activities in the case ofJapan. By employing a heterogeneity analysis, the study also investigates theinterplay between ETS-induced innovation and firms' competitiveness. A doublyrobust difference-in-difference analysis, supplemented by uniquefirm-level survey data, forms the methodological robust of this study.Additionally, the study conducts several robustness tests, including dynamicDiD analysis, tests for violations of the Stable Unit Treatment ValueAssumption (SUTVA), and placebo tests, to ensure the reliability of theempirical results.  This study's key findings and contributions are asfollows. First, we find that Japan's regional ETSs enhance targeted firms' engagement in both patent applications and R&D activities. Specifically,patenting activities show improvement during the initial stage, while R&Dactivities are enhanced during the compliance period covered by this study. Itindicates that the process innovation is improved rather than productinnovation under Japan's regional ETSs, which is consistent with existing literature.However, this study does not find evidence that Japan's regional ETSsspecifically encourage green innovation within the study period. Targeted firmsseem to prefer purchasing high-efficiency equipment or prioritizing immediatelyapplicable technologies, which may not be captured in the count of greenpatents. Second, this study finds that the Japan's regional ETSs increase thecompetitiveness of targeted firms, particularly those that areinnovation-intensive. This finding supports the Porter Hypothesis in theJapanese context, indicating that ETS-induced innovation improves firms' competitiveness.  The study, while robust in its current form, acknowledges the intrinsic challenges in fully delineating the causal repercussions of ETS through the employed doubly robust DiD estimation technique. Moving forward, the research intends to rigorously revisit and refine the estimation methodology to fortify the reliability of the findings.