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Tokai University jr. Associate Professor
Keio University Visiting Professor
PhD(Keio University)


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Dr Farhad Taghizadeh-Hesary is a jr. associate professor of economics at Tokai University in Japan, and a visiting professor at Keio University, Japan. He completed his master’s degree in energy economics from Tehran University, Iran, in 2011 and subsequently obtained a PhD in energy economics from Keio University in 2015 with a scholarship from the government of Japan (MEXT). He taught as an assistant professor at Keio following the completion of his PhD until March 2018 and as an assistant professor at the faculty of political science and economics of Waseda University 2018-2020.

He is a grantee of the Excellent Young Researcher (LEADER) status from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) of Japan with a 5 years’ competitive research grant (2019-2024). Presently he is also a visiting professor at Chiang Mai University (Thailand).

Dr Taghizadeh-Hesary was visiting scholar, visiting professor and visiting fellow at several institutions and universities such as the Institute of Energy Economics of Japan (IEEJ) (2013–2015); the Credit Risk Database (CRD) association of Japan (2014–2015); Graduate School of Economics of the University of Tokyo (2016–2017), Griffith University, (Australia; 2019); The University of Tasmania, (Australia; 2019).

Dr Taghizadeh-Hesary has published on a wide range of topics, including energy economics, energy policy, green finance, small and medium-sized enterprises finance, monetary policy, banking; Asian and Japanese economy. Currently, he is serving as Associate Editor of Finance Research Letters (SSCI), Associate Editor of Singapore Economic Review (SSCI), Associate Editor of Frontiers in Energy Research (SCI), Associate Editor of Global Finance Journal (ESCI) and Editor of Cogent Business & Management (Taylor & Francis, Scopus). He has guest-edited special issues for prestigious journals including Energy Policy, Energy Economics, Finance Research Letters, The Singapore Economic Review, International Review of Economics and Finance, Economic Analysis and Policy, Journal of Economic Integration, Journal of Environmental Management, Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, Sustainability, Journal of Risk & Financial Management and Frontiers in Energy Research.

His research credits include authoring more than 110 academic journal papers and book chapters and the editing of nine books: “Monetary Policy and the Oil Market” (With Naoyuki Yoshino) (Springer: 2016), “Japan’s Lost Decade: Lessons for Asian Economies” (With Naoyuki Yoshino) (Springer: 2017), “Money and Modern Banking” (in Persian), “Handbook of Green Finance: Energy Security and Sustainable Development” (With Jeffery D. Sachs, Wing Thye Woo and Naoyuki Yoshino) (Springer: 2019), “Unlocking SME Finance in Asia” ADBI – OECD (With Naoyuki Yoshino) (Routledge: 2019), “Achieving Energy Security in Asia: Diversification, Integration, and Policy Implications” (With Naoyuki Yoshino, Aladdin Rillo and Youngho Chang) (World Scientific, 2019); "Energy Sustainability and Development in ASEAN and East Asia" (With Phoumin Han and Fukunari Kimura) (Routledge: 2020).

Dr Taghizadeh-Hesary led, managed and has been involved in dozens of research, capacity building and training (CBT) and consulting projects on energy, economic and financial related topics for the international organizations and institutions, including; United Nations; Asian Development Bank, Asian Development Bank Institute; Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia; Central Asian Regional Economic Cooperation Institute; and financial institutions and governments of various countries.



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