Updated on 2023/03/30


Takeharu Kikuchi


  • Bachelor   Coursework ( 1995.3   The University of Tokyo )

  • Master of Science   Coursework ( 2005.9   Oxford University )

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Economics   Coursework ( 2020.3   Kobe University )

Research Interests

  • renewable energy

  • regional economic effect

  • input-output analysis

  • smart city

  • ESG investment

Research Areas

  • Environmental Science/Agriculture Science / Environmental policy and social systems  / renewable energy

  • Humanities & Social Sciences / Economic policy  / regional economic effect

  • Humanities & Social Sciences / Money and finance  / ESG investment


  • The University of Tokyo   Graduated

    1991.4 - 1995.3

  • Oxford University   Environmental Change and Management   Master's Course   Completed

    2004.10 - 2005.9

  • Kobe University   Doctor's Course   Completed

    2017.4 - 2020.3

Research History

  • Development Bank of Japan Inc.   Administrative Staff

    1995.4 - 2022.3

  • Fukui University of Technology   Faculty of Environment and Information Sciences   Professor




  • Quantitative Analysis of Renewable Power Projects’ Regional Economic Revitalization Using Input–output Table Data from Japan’s 47 Prefectures Reviewed International journal

    Takeharu Kikuchi

    Journal of Environtal Information Science   2021 ( 1 )   8 - 19   2021.10

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    Given the use of regional natural and human resources, renewable power plants are expected to deliver a substantial regional economic effect. This study quantifies the influence of renewable power generation in stimulating local economies using the regional input–output table data of each of the 47 prefectures in Japan. The results reveal, among other findings, that the construction and operation of unused wood biomass power plants of the same scale elicit nearly fourfold difference in regional economic effects between Hokkaido and Tokyo. Varying results are a reflection of the industrial structure in a region and the rate of self-sufficiency of related industries. In addition, when comparing the effect of regional economic revitalization by introducing renewable energy per kWh by energy source, the results are in the order of small hydro, unused wood biomass, industrial solar, and onshore wind. It was determined that the economic effect of the introduction of four types of renewable energy is sufficiently large enough in comparison to the value of electricity.

  • Does green management pay? An empirical examination of the relationship between the environmental and financial performance of listed Japanese companies

    Takeharu Kikuchi

    1 - 56   2005.9


Teaching Experience

  • Economics Ⅱ

    Institution:Fukui University of Technology

  • Cost Benefit Analysis

    Institution:Fukui University of Technology

  • PBL

    Institution:Fukui University of Technology

  • Finance Ⅱ

    Institution:Fukui University of Technology

  • PBL

    Institution:Fukui University of Technology