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. In a recently developed secondary research stream Yoko has also started to apply her modelling expertise in applied microeconomics to the question of how much centralisation is needed in European banking policies.
- membership of editorial boards
Visiting scholar posts:
--Distinguished Visiting Sustainability Scholar, Center for Sustainable Processes and Practices, Portland State University, Portland, OR, Fall 2009
--Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Kwansei Gakuin University, Hyogo, Japan, Spring 2008
Research grants and awards
$16,000 from the International Centre for the Study of East Asian Development, for Yoko Nagase and Emilson C.D. Silva, for the project “ Optimal Control of Acid Rain in Japan and China: A Game-Theoretic Analysis,” from April 1, 2000 to March 31, 2001.
$4,347 from the Japan Foundation for Lawrence University to support the “Japan in Transition” conference, 2006.
$12,925 from the Japan Study for Lawrence University to support the “Japan in Transition” conference, 2006.