Dr Yoko Nagase


Senior Lecturer in Economics

Oxford Brookes Business School

Teaching and supervision


Modules taught

  • Microeconomics 1
  • Mathematics for Economics and Finance
  • Exploring Economics
  • Environmental Economics
  • International Labour Markets

I teach primarily in the areas of microeconomics, environmental and natural resource economics and mathematical economics.


  • Two completed PhD supervising duties (Portland State University; Oxford Brookes University)
  • One external panel member duty completed (KU Leuven)
  • Area of supervision: environmental and natural resource economics, applied microeconomics


Broadly speaking, Yoko's research interest is in the field of environmental and natural resource economics. Her methodological approach can be best characterised as applied microeconomics. Through the application of theoretical models, simulation exercises, and recent advances in system dynamics, her research aims at generating policy implications that are relevant to pressing environmental policy issues. Yoko has been an active participant in multi-disciplinary research projects. She is currently working with system dynamics scholars on a dynamic ecological-economic model. More specifically, Yoko's current research areas are waste management and recycling, ecological economic systems with endogenous population and natural resource stocks, and discount rates for long-term environmental policies. 


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Further details

After working for universities in the US for ten years Yoko moved to the UK to join Oxford Brookes. Yoko is originally from Japan. She did her Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Oregon.