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Toshiaki SASAO
Professor of Environmental Economics
College of Economics, Ritsumeikan University

Fields of Interest

Environmental economics
Economic analysis of waste management

    Research in Progress

  1. Time-serires analysis of wastepaper markets in Japan
  2. Analysis of waste plastics markets: panel analysis of plastc packaging and containers waste in Japan

Representative Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

  1. Toshiaki Sasao. Why is plastic recycling expensive? Hybrid panel data analysis of recyclable plastic containers and packaging in Japan, Resources, Conservation and Recycling, Vol.185, October 2022, 106505.
  2. Toshiaki Sasao, Simon De Jaeger, Loïc De Weerdt. Does weight-based pricing for municipal waste collection contribute to waste reduction? A dynamic panel analysis in Flanders, Waste Management, Vol.128, pp.132-141, 2021.
  3. Loïc De Weerdt, Toshiaki Sasao, Tine Compernolle, Steven Van Passel, Simon De Jaeger. The effect of waste incineration taxation on industrial plastic waste generation: A panel analysis, Resources, Conservation and Recycling, Vol.157, June 2020, 104717.
  4. Toshiaki Sasao, Recycling of Household Containers and Packaging Waste in Belgium, Journal of the Japan Society of Waste Management Experts, Vol.30, pp.38-47, 2019. (in Japanese, with English Abstract)
  5. Toshiaki Sasao, How Does Municipal Solid Waste Policy Affect Heat and Electricity Produced by Incinerators?, Detritus (Multidisciplinary Journal for Waste Resources & Residues), Vol.2, pp.133-141, 2018.
  6. Toshiaki Sasao, Cost and efficiency of disaster waste disposal: A case study of the Great East Japan Earthquake, Waste Management, Vol.58, pp.3-13, 2016.
  7. Toshiaki Sasao, Econometric Analysis of Cleanup of Illegal Dumping Sites in Japan: Removal or Remedial Actions?, Environmental Economics and Policy Studies, Vol.18, Issue 4, pp.485–497, 2016.
  8. Toshiaki Sasao, Does Industrial Waste Taxation Contribute to Reduction of Landfilled Waste? Dynamic Panel Analysis Considering Industrial Waste Category in Japan, Waste Management, vol.34, issue 11, pp.2239-2250, 2014. *Errata
  9. Toshiaki Sasao, Does Industrial Waste Taxation Contribute to Waste Reduction? Panel Data Analysis of the Generation and Final Disposal of Industrial Waste in Japan, In: Larry Kreiser et al. (eds.) Critical Issues in Environmental Taxation, Volume XIV, Environmental Taxation and Green Fiscal Reform, Ch.16, pp.245-259, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2014.
  10. Toshiaki Sasao, Economic Analysis and Policy Perspective of Waste Management, Review of Environmental Economics and Policy Studies, Vol.6, No.1, pp.6-18, 2013. (in Japanese, with English Abstract)
  11. Toshiaki Sasao, Effects of Industrial Waste Taxation : Panel Data Analysis of Industrial Waste Generation in Japan, Journal of the Japan Society of Waste Management Experts, Vol.22, No.3, pp.157-166, 2011. (in Japanese, with English Abstract)
  12. Toshiaki Sasao, The Effect of Industrial Waste Taxes : A Panel Data Analysis of Final Disposal of Industrial Waste in Japan, Review of Environmental Economics and Policy Studies, Vol.3, No.1, pp.55-64, 2010. (in Japanese, with English Abstract)
  13. Toshiaki Sasao and Takahiro Tsuge, Choosing a Siting Plan for a Waste Disposal Facility for Wide Area Management: A Study of Public Preference Formation, Journal of the Japan Society of Waste Management Experts, Vol.16, No.4, pp.256-265, 2005. (in Japanese, with English Abstract)
  14. Toshiaki Sasao, Analysis of the socioeconomic impact of landfill siting considering regional factors, Environmental Economics and Policy Studies, Vol.6, No.2, pp.147-175, 2004.
  15. Toshiaki Sasao, An estimation of the social costs of landfill siting using a choice experiment, Waste Management, vol.24, issue 8, pp.753-762, 2004.
  16. Toshiaki Sasao, Evaluating Impacts of Siting Landfill Based on Public Preferences, Journal of the Japan Society of Waste Management Experts, Vol.13, No.5, pp.325-333, 2002. (in Japanese, with English Abstract)
  17. Toshiaki Sasao, An Analysis Considering the Regional Factors of the Effects of User Fees and Sorted Collection for Solid Waste Services on the Reduction of Waste, Journal of the Japan Society of Waste Management Experts, Vol.11, No.1, pp.1-10, 2000. (in Japanese, with English Abstract)

Books

  1. Toshiaki Sasao, Industrial Waste Shipments and Trade Restrictions, In: Kinnaman,T. and Takeuchi,K. (eds.) Handbook on Waste Management, Ch.7, pp.186-215, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2014. [To Edward Elgar's website]
  2. Toshiaki Sasao, Effects of local waste taxation and trade restrictions on industrial waste flow in Japan, In: Asano,K. and Takada,M. (eds.) Rural and Urban Sustainability Governance, Ch.4, pp.59-80, United Nations University Press, 2014. [To UNU Press's website]
  3. Toshiaki Sasao, Economic Analysis of Waste Management, Keiso-Shobo, 2011. (in Japanese)

Dissertation

Toshiaki Sasao, A study of socio-economic valuation of siting waste disposal facilities and reducing the social costs, Ph.D. Dissertation, Faculty of Economics, Kobe University, p220, 2004.(in Japanese)


Awards

Academic award, Society for Environmental Economics and Policy Studies, 2012 fiscal year, for "Economic Analysis of Waste Management", Keiso-Shobo (in Japanese)
Best paper award, Japan Society of Material Cycles and Waste Management, 2006 fiscal year, for "Choosing a Siting Plan for a Waste Disposal Facility for Wide Area Management: A Study of Public Preference Formation"(in Japanese) with Takahiro Tsuge


Class

Undergraduate

Environmental Economics
Introduction to Environmental Economics

Graduate (MPED)

Environmental Economics
Special Seminar: List of Master Theses
・Determinants of Energy Consumption in Africa: A Dynamic Panel Analysis


Education

Kobe University, Ph.D. (Economics),2004
Kobe University, M.A. (Economics),1998
Osaka City University, B.A. (Economics),1996


Employment

Professor, College of Economics, Ritsumeikan University, 2021-present.
Professor emeritus, Iwate University, 2021-present.
Professor, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Iwate University, 2016-2021.
Associate Professor, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Iwate University, 2004-2016.
Lecturer, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Iwate University, 2000-2004.
Visiting professor, Research Centre for Economics and Corporate Sustainability, KU Leuven, 2018.


Professional Activities

Academic Associations

Member, Society for Environmental Economics and Policy Studies, 1998-present.
Board of Directors, Society for Environmental Economics and Policy Studies, 2008-2014 and 2016-present.(Managing Directors, 2018-2022)
Member, Japan Society of Material Cycles and Waste Management, 1998-present.

Referee

Detritus(Multidisciplinary Journal for Waste Resources & Residues), Ecological Economics, Economia Politica, Environmental Economics and Policy Studies, Environmental Science, Journal of Environmental Management, Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management, Journal of the Japan Society of Waste Management Experts, Kaikei-kensa Kenkyu (Research journal published by Board of Audit of Japan), Resource, Conservation and Recycling, Review of Environmental Economics and Policy Studies, Waste Management

Editor

Review of Environmental Economics and Policy Studies, Editor-in-Chief, 2022-present
Review of Environmental Economics and Policy Studies, Vice Editor-in-Chief, 2018-2022


Address

Toshiaki SASAO
College of Economics, Ritsumeikan University
Noji-higashi, Kusatsu, Shiga 525-8577, JAPAN
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