Michiko Namazu is a PhD Candidate with the background of environmental engineering. She got master’s degree from the department of environmental engineering, Kyoto University, Japan.
She was doing her research in the Asian-pacific Integrated Modeling (AIM) team at Kyoto University. Her field of study there was climate change modeling especially computable general equilibrium (CGE) model. She especially focused on evaluating the economic impact from greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction quantitatively in Asian regions, including Japan, China, and India, using AIM/CGE [basic] model.
For PhD research, she is interested in investigating sharing economy where services are provided through access instead of ownership thanks to technological developments. The possibilities of sharing economy to open up new consumption style with less material consumption are the biggest motivation for her to study the topic. Currently she is especially analyzing car-sharing services which are the most widely accepted activities of the sharing economy.
“An analysis of greenhouse gas emissions reduction measures in Asia using a computable general equilibrium model”, Journal of Japan Society of Civil Engineers, Ser.G (Environmental Research), 2013.
“Towards halving global greenhouse gas emissions – an analysis of emissions reduction in southeast Asia-“, M. Namazu, S. Fujimori and Y. Matsuoka, Journal of Japan Society of Civil Engineers, Ser.G (Environmental Research), 69(5), I_85-I_95, 2013.
“Two low carbon development pathways in India”, M. Namazu, S. Fujimori, P. R. Shukla, Y. Matsuoka, Global Environmental Research, Vol. 17, No.1, 119-128, 2013.
“Feasibility of low carbon developments in China”, M. Namazu, S. Fujimori, K. Jiang, Y. Matsuoka, Global Environmental Research, Vol. 17, No.1, 109-118, 2013.
“Quantitative Analysis of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Measures in China Toward the Targets of Halving Global Emissions”, M. Namazu, S. Fujimori and Y. Matsuoka, Journal of Japan Society of Civil Engineers, Ser.G (Environmental Research), vol. 68, No.6, II-155-II_164, 2012. (Japanese)
“The Analysis of Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets in Japan Using a Computable General Equilibrium Model”, M. Namazu, S. Fujimori and Y. Matsuoka, Journal of Japan Society of Civil Engineering, Sec.G (Environmental Research), Vol.67, No.6, 255-266, 2011. (Japanese)
“Socio-economic and Energy Scenario Development in Vietnam”, T. T. Tran, M. Namazu and Y. Matsuoka, Energy and Sustainability III, vol. 143, 2011.