Ph.D in Political Science, Kyoto University

Junior Associate Professor (Political Science)

Graduate School of Law, Kyoto University

 

CURRENT RESEARCH FIELD

 

International Political Economy

Global Environmental Governance

Environmental Treaty

 Policy Diffusion

International Organization

Transnational Governance

 

FORMAL  EDUCATION

2018    KYOTO UNIVERSITY   Ph.D

Political Science/ International Relations

Dissertation titled “Institutional Trinity for the Minamata Convention on Mercury”

2014    KYOTO UNIVERSITY   M.A.

Political Science/ International Relations

Thesis titled “Conflicting Approaches in Climate Governance - Market or Organization-?” 

2012    KYOTO UNIVERSITY   B.A.

Political Science

◆SELECTED PRIZES & AWARDS

February 2019   

The Masaharu Matsushita Memorial Academic Award,  from the Konosuke Matsushita Memorial Foundation  

October 2018 -March 2019    

Scholarship,  from ETH Zurich

March 2018

Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award, from Graduate School of Law, Kyoto University

 

June 2018

Travel fund for the 4thAnnual Conference on Environmental Politics and Governance, Stockholm, Sweden, from Murata Science Foundation

 April 2017 - March 2019   

 Research Grant, from JSPS

June 2016

Travel fund for the 2016 Berlin Conference on Global Environmental Change, from Kyoto University

 

September 2015 - March 2017

Research Grant, from Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Environmental Foundatio

 

October 2015- September 2016                                 

Research Grant, from the Konosuke Matsushita Memorial Foundation

Spring and Summer 2015    

Grant for Study at Harvard, from Kyoto University 

2013

Oxford John-Mung Summer Program, from Kyoto University

◆AUGMENTED  EDUCATION & RESEARCH

October 2018 - March 2019

Center for Comparative and International Studies, ETH Zurich, Switzerland (Invited by Prof. Thomas Bernauer)

 

2015

Special Student (GSAS) Department of Government, Harvard University, US 

 

Summer 2014 

Inter University Consortium for Political and Social Research, University of Michigan, USA  

Empirical Modeling for Theory Evaluation - Prof. Franzese

Advanced Social Network Analysis - Prof. Desmarais

 

Summer 2013

Oxford Summer Program, Oxford University, U.K.   

Academic English / Environmental Studies

 

July 2013                                

Regression Analysis, IPSA-NUS Social Science Research Methods
National University of Singapore

◆BOOK

Designing an International Environmental Treaty: The Minamata Convention on Mercury (in Japanese), Yuhikaku. 2019.

PUBLICATIONS

・Does the "NIMBY syndrome" Undermine Public Support for Nuclear Power in Japan?

Energy Policy, 2021, 148, 111944. (with Aseem Prakash and Jaehyun Song)

・Minamata Convention

in Essential Concepts of Global Environmental Governance (2nd Edition) Routledge, 2020, edited by Jean-Frédéric Morin and Amandine Orsini. 2020 

・Institutional Diffusion for the Minamata Convention on Mercury

International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics 19(2): 169-185. April  2019

・An Institutional Trinity for an Environmental Treaty: The Case of the Minamata Convention on Mercury -Theory and Practice- (in Japanese) (Hougaku-ronsou181 volume 4) .2017 

                                                         

・An Institutional Trinity for an Environmental Treaty: The Case of the Minamata Convention on Mercury -Theory and Practice- (in Japanese) (Hougaku-ronsou181 volume 2) .2017  

◆SELECTED  CONFERENCE  PAPERS  (with review)

・Supporting Climate Adaptation Overseas by Providing Climate Aid: A Conjoint experiment in Japan (with Nives Dolšak, Aseem Prakash, and Jaehyun Song)

presented at the 7th Annual Conference of on Environmental Politics and Governance, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway.(online)   June 2021

・Cooperation Spillover from Environment to High Politics? Paired Experiments in Japan and South Korea (with Sijeong Lim and Jaehyun Song)

presented at the 7th Annual Conference of on Environmental Politics and Governance, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway.  (online)    June 2021

・Supporting Climate Adaptation Overseas by Providing Climate Aid: A Conjoint experiment in Japan (with Nives Dolšak, Aseem Prakash, and Jaehyun Song)

 presented at the 2021 WPSA Annual Meeting in Seattle, USA. (online)   April 2021

 

・Cooperation between International Organizations for the Implementation of Multilateral Environmental Agreements: Evidence from the Minamata Convention

presented at the 62th ISA Annual Convention in Las Vegas, USA. (online)   April 2021

 

・The Promise and Peril of Multilevel Financial Surveillance: A Text Analysis  (with Akitaka Matsuo and Motoshi Suzuki)

presented at the 62th ISA Annual Convention in Las Vegas, USA. (online)   April 2021

 

・Understanding Public Support for Domestic Contributions to Global Collective Goods -Results from a survey experiment on carbon taxation in Japan-  (with Liam McGrath, Thomas Bernauer, and Jaehyun Song )

presented at the 116th APSA Annual Conference.  (online)    September 2020

・Understanding Public Support for Domestic Contributions to Global Collective Goods -Results from a survey experiment on carbon taxation in Japan-  (with Liam McGrath, Thomas Bernauer, and Jaehyun Song )

presented at the 6th Annual Conference of on Environmental Politics and Governance, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway.  (online)     June 2020

 

・Detecting the Causal Mechanism of Heterogeneous Climate Policy Diffusion     (with Shohei Doi and Motoshi Suzuki)

accepted by the 61th ISA Annual Convention in Honolulu, USA. (cancelled)    March 2020

 

・To solve climate problem, will you support a nuclear power plant in your neighborhood? A survey experiment in Japan     (with Aseem Prakash and Jaehyun Song)

accepted by the 61th ISA Annual Convention in Honolulu, USA. (cancelled)    March 2020

 

・Detecting the Causal Mechanism of Heterogeneous Climate Policy Diffusion   (with Shohei Doi and Motoshi Suzuki)

accepted by the 14th Annual Conference of the The Japan Statistical Society. (cancelled)    March 2020

・How Peers Matter in Climate Policy Implementation?: Analyzing Multi-directional and Multi–dimensional Policy Diffusion     (with Shohei Doi and Motoshi Suzuki)

presented at the 60th ISA Annual Convention in Tronto, Canada. March 2019

・Linking Environmental Commitment to Foreign Aid: An Informational Role of Multilateral Environmental Agreements   (with Motoshi Suzuki)

presented at the 60th ISA Annual Convention in Tronto, Canada. March 2019

・Effective Allocation Strategies and Distributional Conflict in Foreign Aid  (with Motoshi Suzuki)

presented at the 12th Annual Conference on the PEIO in Salzburg, Austria. February 2019

                                        

・Climate Policy-making and Peer Pressure in the Regime Complex  (with Motoshi Suzuki and Shohei Doi)

presented at the 4th Annual Conference of on Environmental Politics and Governance, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden. June 2018

 

・Ensuring Compliance With the Minamata Convention on Mercury: An Integrated Approach of Enforcement and Assistance

presented at the 59th ISA Annual Convention in San Francisco, California, U.S. April 2018

    

・An Institutional Trinity for an Environmental Treaty: The case of the Minamata Convention on Mercury

presented at the 58th ISA Annual Convention in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. February  2017 

 

・Spatial Correlates of Carbon Diffusion in an Interdependent World (co-authored paper with Motoshi Suzuki)

presented at Research Frontier of Statistics and Formal Models in Political Science, Gakushuin University.  January 2017

 

・An Institutional Trinity for an Environmental Treaty: The Case of the Minamata Convention on Mercury (in Japanese)

presented in the 60th Conference of the Japan Association of International Relations. October 2016

・How Does Multilevel Climate Governance Work? : A Nexus of Policy Diffusion and Multilateral Aid (co-authored paper with Motoshi Suzuki)

presented in 2016 Berlin Conference on Global Environmental Change, Free University Berlin. May 2016

     

・The Role of International Organization in Transnational Climate Governance -the Case of the GEF-

presented at the 56th ISA Annual Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. February 2015

 

・Beyond Neoliberal Institutionalism - Orchestration by the GEF in Climate Governance -

presented at Earth System Governance Conference, East Anglia University, Norwich, U.K. July 2014 

◆WORK  EXPERIENCES

February 2013 - September 2014

September 2015 - February 2018

Research Assistant to Professor Suzuki

 

Teaching Assistant for Graduate course “Quantitative Analysis of Public Policy”

Teaching Assistant for Undergraduate course “International Political Economy”