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Senior Economist

Michikazu Kojima

Senior Economist

Michikazu Kojima is an economist specialising in environmental policies, especially, waste management and recycling in Asian countries. Prior to joining ERIA in March 2018, he was a chief senior researcher at Institute of Developing Economies (IDE) in Japan from 2015. He has also contributed in the field of international cooperation, as a member of Expert Working Group of Environmentally Sound Management under the Basel Convention, a member of Technical Expert Committee for Green Industry Platform by UNIDO and the course leader on JICA training courses on recycling policy.  He holds Master of Science on Agricultural and Resource Economics from University of California, Berkeley.


  • Environmental Policy, especially on waste management and recycling



M.Sc.(Agricultural and Resource Economics)
University of California, Berkeley


Bachelor (Economics)
Keio University




Senior Economist, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)

2015 - 2018

Chief Senior Researcher, Inter-disciplinary Studies Center, Institute of Developing Economies, JETRO

2008 - 2015

Director of Environmental and Natural Resource Group,  Inter-disciplinary Studies Center, Institute of Developing Economies, JETRO

1990 - 2008

Research Fellow, Institute of Developing Economies

Other Academic and Professional Activities

2015A member of Expert Working Group on Environmentally Sound Management of Hazardous Waste, under the Basel Convention
2013A member of Technical Expert Committee, “Green Industry Platform” organized by UNIDO
2012 - 2014Course Leader of JICA Training Course “Seminar Recycling Industrial Policy”

Recent Publications

Yasuhiko Hotta, Chettipappan Visvanathan and Michikazu Kojima. "Recycling rate and target setting: challenges for standardized measurement”Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management 18(1), 2016.

Yasuhiko Hotta, Chettipappan Visvanathan, Michikazu Kojima and Agamuthu Pariatamby. “Developing 3R policy indicators for Asia and the Pacific region: experience form Regional 3R Forum in Asia and the Pacific”, Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management 18(1), 2016.

Aya Yoshidaa, Atsushi Terazonoa, Florencio C. Ballesteros Jr.b, Duc-Quang Nguyenc, Sunandar Sukandard, Michikazu Kojima, Shozo Sakatae, “E-waste recycling processes in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam: A case study of cathode ray tube TVs and monitors”, Resources Conservation and Recycling, 106:48-58, 2016.

Kojima, Michikazu. Policy for Fostering “Sound” Recycling Industries, Institute of Developing Economies and Institute for Global Environmental Studies, 2014.

Kojima, Michikazu and Etsuyo Michida (ed.) International Trade in Recyclable and Hazardous Waste in Asia, Edward Elgar, 2013.


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