Daiju Narita graduated from Columbia in 2008 (current website).
Focus areas: Economics of climate change, the environment and development
Daiju's main research interest lies in the economics of climate change, in particular, theoretical and applied evaluations of economic costs on various aspects of climate change (including ocean acidification, damages of cyclones/typhoons, carbon dioxide capture and storage, and tipping-point risks). The research involves application and examination of methodological frameworks of environmental economics, such as risk analysis and economic valuation of non-market ecosystem services, while it also deals with cross-disciplinary collaboration with natural scientists. His other research interests include sustainable development (the environment and development) and energy issues. Regarding the former, he has engaged in research projects on environmental problems in Thailand, Kenya, Ethiopia and Zambia under JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) and others.