Konishi, Yoshifumi

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Affiliation

Faculty of Economics (Mita)

Position

Professor

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  • 1999.11
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    2001.04

    Goldman Sachs, Investment Research, Business Analyst

  • 2002.09
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    2008.06

    University of Minnesota, Department of Applied Economics, Research Assistant

  • 2008.07
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    2010.07

    Williams College, Department of Economics, Assistant Professor

  • 2010.09
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    2017.08

    Sophia University, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Associate Professor of Economics

  • 2017.09
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    2020.03

    University of Tsukuba, Department of Policy and Planning Science, Associate Professor of Economics

 

Research Keywords 【 Display / hide

  • 実証ミクロ経済学,環境経済学,交通と環境,統計的因果推論・準実験手法

 

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  • 『環境経済学のフロンティア』

    小西,祥文, 日本評論社, 2017.09

    Scope: 交通と環境の経済学

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  • Do regulatory loopholes distort technical change? Evidence from new vehicle launches under the Japanese fuel economy regulation

    Y Konishi, S Managi

    Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 102377 (Elsevier)  104 2020.11

    Research paper (scientific journal), Accepted,  ISSN  00950696

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    © 2020 The Authors Environmental regulation often creates regulatory loopholes that are not ideal in first-best settings. Such loopholes affect the marginal costs of alternative compliance strategies, leading to distortion in firm's compliance choice. We quantify the unintended effect of such loopholes on technical change in the Japanese automobile industry, using variant-level data on new vehicle launches. We employ a triple difference strategy, exploiting the two-fold treatment-control structures within each product segment, due to regulation-induced variations in the Japanese fuel economy standards over time. Our results indicate that regulation-induced differences in technical trade-offs have induced a distortion not only in product attributes but also in technical progress in fuel economy technology.

  • EBPMにおける構造推定と誘導形推定 ~効果的な環境政策へ向けて~

    小西,祥文

    『環境経済・政策研究』(招待論文)  2020.03

    Research paper (other academic), Single Work, Accepted

  • 効果的な環境政策を考える ~自動車由来のCO2排出削減施策に関する実証分析~

    小西,祥文

    月刊『統計』(招待論稿)  2020.02

    Research paper (other academic), Single Work

  • Retiring for Better Health? Evidence from Health Investment Behaviors in Japan

    Konishi, Yoshifumi, Meng, Zhao

    Japan and the World Economy (Elsevier Science)  42   56 - 63 2017.06

    Research paper (scientific journal), Joint Work, Accepted,  ISSN  09221425

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    © 2017 Elsevier B.V. This paper examines the causal effects of retirement on health investment behavior among Japanese permanent employees. We find that the Japanese employees participate less in unhealthy habits (smoking and drinking) after retiring from their permanent employment, and after completely ceasing to work, they further increase participation in healthy life habits (regular exercise). We also find gender differences in these responses.

  • Can Green Car Taxes Restore Efficiency? Evidence from the Japanese New Car Market

    Konishi, Yoshifumi, Zhao, Meng

    Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists)  4 ( 1 ) 51 - 87 2017.03

    Research paper (scientific journal), Joint Work, Accepted,  ISSN  23335955

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    © 2017 by The Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. All rights reserved. To quantify the economic impacts of Japan’s feebate policy, a random-coefficients logit model is estimated for quarterly automobile sales between 2007 and 2012 from the Japanese new car market. For identification of the structural parameters, we exploit the policy-induced variation in effective car prices and the location of product-specific vehicle taxes as instruments. The estimated demand system allows us to simulate counterfactual Bertrand-Nash equilibria in response to alternative policy scenarios. Our results indicate that Japan’s feebate policy induced a sizable increase in economic surplus, yet only a small improvement in sales-weighted average fuel efficiency, relative to the no-policy counterfactual. We also design an optimal feebate policy, which maximizes total economic surplus subject to a tax revenue constraint, by explicitly accounting for market power, product attributes, and carbon dioxide emissions rates. The policy is predicted to induce sizable improvements in both economic surplus and average fuel efficiency over Japan’s feebate policy without requiring any decrease in tax revenues.

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  • Environment, Transportation, and New Economic Geography

    2021.04
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    2026.03

    MEXT,JSPS, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B), Principal investigator

  • 市場統合の経済効果とその経路依存性に関する研究~明治期の鉄道網建設を例として~

    2019.04
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    2023.03

    科研費, Coinvestigator(s)

  • 非都市部の交通需要の構造推定と新交通システムの可能性に関する基盤研究

    2018.04
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    2021.03

    MEXT,JSPS, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C), Principal investigator

  • 非都市部の交通需要の構造推定と新交通システムの可能性に関する基盤研究

    2018.04
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    2021.03

    科研費, 基盤(C), Principal investigator

  • 環境政策の長期的な産業構造に与える影響に関する理論・実証研究

    2013.04
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    2015.03

    科研費, 若手研究(B), Principal investigator

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Courses Taught 【 Display / hide

  • TOPICS IN SOCIETY AND ENVIRONMENT

    2022

  • SEMINAR: SOCIETY AND ENVIRONMENT

    2022

  • SEMINAR: ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS

    2022

  • SEMINAR: APPLIED ECONOMICS AND POLICY

    2022

  • SEMINAR: APPLIED ECONOMICS

    2022

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