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HIDEMICHI FUJII Last modified date:2019.05.10

Graduate School

Academic Degree
Doctor of Philosophy
Country of degree conferring institution (Overseas)
Field of Specialization
Environmental Economics, Environmental Management, Productivity Analysis, Innovation
ORCID(Open Researcher and Contributor ID)
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
Research Interests
  • Hidemichi Fujii has been awarded several national research grants on topics such as environmental innovation and corporate environmental strategy. His work has appeared in academic journals including Global Environmental Change, Journal of Banking and Finance, Business Strategy and the Environment, Technological Forecasting & Social Change, and Economics of Innovation and New Technology.
    keyword : Environmental Innovation, Productivity Analysis, Porter hypothesis
Academic Activities
1. Hidemichi Fujii, Corporate environmental management and environmental strategies, Springer, Basic Studies in Environmental Knowledge, Technology, Evaluation, and Strategy: Introduction to East Asia Environmental Studies. Takayuki Shimaoka, Takahiro Kuba, Hirofumi Nakayama, Toshiyuki Fujita, Nobuhiro Horii (eds) Book chapter 18, pp.245-253., 2016.06.
1. Hidemichi Fujii, Kazuyuki Iwata, Andrew John Chapman, Shigemi Kagawa, Shunsuke Managi, An analysis of urban environmental Kuznets curve of CO2 emissions
Empirical analysis of 276 global metropolitan areas, Applied Energy, 10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.06.158, 228, 1561-1568, 2018.10, This study analyzed the relationship between urban CO2 emissions and economic growth applying the environmental Kuznets curve hypothesis. The objective of this study is to investigate how urban CO2 emissions and their composition have changed with urban economic growth, depending on city characteristics, using a dataset of metropolitan areas. We obtained data for 276 cities in 26 countries for the years 2000, 2005, and 2008. The dataset includes urban CO2 emissions, GDP, and population. Additionally, data regarding compact city variables are applied to determinants analysis using an econometric approach. The results demonstrate an inverted U-shape relationship between urban CO2 emissions and urban economic growth. Additionally, an inverted U-shape relationship is observed for the transport and residential & industry sectors. However, the turning points of each inverted U-shape curve varies. This result implies that we can better understand urban policies for reducing urban CO2 emissions by considering the characteristics of each sector..
2. Fujii, H., Managi, S., Trends and priority shifts in artificial intelligence technology invention: A global patent analysis, Economic Analysis and Policy, 10.1016/j.eap.2017.12.006, 58, 60-69, 2018.05.
3. Fujii, H., Okamoto, S., Kagawa, S., Managi, S., Decomposition of toxicity emission changes on the demand and supply sides: empirical study of the US industrial sector, ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LETTERS, 10.1088/1748-9326/aa9c66, 12, 12, 2017.12, This study investigated the changes in the toxicity of chemical emissions from the US industrial sector over the 1998–2009 period. Specifically, we employed a multiregional input–output analysis framework and integrated a supply-side index decomposition analysis (IDA) with a demand-side structural decomposition analysis (SDA) to clarify the main drivers of changes in the toxicity of production- and consumption-based chemical emissions. The results showed that toxic emissions from the US industrial sector decreased by 83% over the studied period because of pollution abatement efforts adopted by US industries. A variety of pollution abatement efforts were used by different industries, and cleaner production in the mining sector and the use of alternative materials in the manufacture of transportation equipment represented the most important efforts..
Membership in Academic Society
  • Japanese Economic Association
  • The Institute of Life Cycle Assessment, Japan
  • Society for Environmental Economics and Policy Studies