Researchers - Eiji Hosoda -About IES

Eiji Hosoda, professor of economics at Keio University, is engaged in research to use economic theory to explore how a circular economy can be established in Japan, from both scholarly and policy standpoints.
With the current double limitations of resources, namely the peaking of natural resource extraction along with the possible exhaustion of landfill space, a high level of circulative use of resources is becoming more and more important. Professor Hosoda has worked on economic analyses of waste material processing and recycling, within the arena of environmental economics. He is now targeting theoretical and organizational analysis to contribute to the establishment of a high-level circular economy, in order to overcome the problems caused by these double resource limitations.

Can we build a circular economy in Japan?