Technology Policy for
Sustainable Development

Policy impact analysis on technology selection, acquisition, and diffusion for sustainable development (especially for the energy and environment sectors) by considering the “Economic - Social - Environmental” aspects

Selecting the Optimal Technology

Research to predict how future technology choices can change due to policy changes such as tax and subsidies, technology investments, and environmental changes

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Selection of the energy technology to minimize cost or emissions in industry sectors (positive mathematical programming)

Evaluating emission reduction potentials in the power sector (mixed integer programming)

How learning and the spillover effect can change the selection of new energy-efficient technologies 


Technology Forecast Based on Consumer Preference

Research to predict the diffusion path of innovation based on consumer preference quantitatively analyzed with econometric models

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Demand and supply forecasting of electric vehicles with a vehicle replacement model 

Consumer preference for the vehicle-to-grid service and its impact on the power system

Demand and supply analysis of the car-sharing service and its net environment impact

Consumer preference for energy-efficient appliances 


Policy Impact Analysis Based on a General Equilibrium Model

Research to analyze policy impact of climate change policies by using a Computable General Equilibrium model

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Differentiated impact of the emissions trading system based on company size

Analysis of the economic and environmental impact due to fuel tax revisions


Hybrid Model Integrating Top-down and Bottom-up Models

Research to analyze policy impact by integrating a top-down model, which is appropriate to analyze the interaction among all economic agents, and a bottom-up model, which describes the characteristics of technologies in detail

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A hybrid energy system model to evaluate the impact of climate policies on the manufacturing sector: Energy-efficient technology adoption and its rebound effect

A general equilibrium analysis of individual choice behavior regarding electric vehicles