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Taghizadeh Hesary Associate Professor



School of Global Studies
TOKAI Research Institute for Environment and Sustainability (TRIES)


E-mail : farhadth[at]gmail.com

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Dr. Farhad Taghizadeh-Hesary is an associate professor of economics at Tokai Universityin Japan. In addition, he is a vice-president and co-founder of the International Society for Energy Transition Studies (ISETS) based in Australia.

He is a recipient of the Excellent Young Researcher (LEADER) status from the Ministryof Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT).

Presently he is also a visiting professor at Keio University, Japan, a visiting professor at Chiang Mai University (Thailand), and a distinguished research fellow and external scientific member at the University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam).

He has taught as an assistant professor at Keio University and Waseda University in Japan. 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 a wide range of topics, including energy economics,energy policy, green finance, small and medium-sized enterprises finance, monetary policy, banking, Asian economics, and contemporary Japanese economy.

He is currently serving as Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management and associate editor/board member of several other journals, including Economic Change and Restructuring, Energy Efficiency, Singapore Economic Review, Global Finance Journal, Journal of Risk Finance, China Financial Review International, Frontiers in Energy Research and, Vision-The Journal of Business Perspective.

He has guest-edited special issues for prestigious journals, including Energy Policy, Energy Economics, Finance Research Letters, Economic Analysis and Policy, Resources Policy, Journal of Environmental Management, Climate Change Economics, Economic Change and Restructuring.

His research credits include authoring more than 200 academic journal papers and bookchapters and editing 15 books published by major publishers, including Springer, Routledge, World Scientific, and the Asian Development Bank Institute.

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; theUnited 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.

Dr. Farhad Taghizadeh-Hesary holds a Ph.D. degree in economics from Keio University, Japan, with a scholarship from the government of Japan (Monbusho: MEXT) and a Master's in energy economics from Tehran University, Iran.

Research Field

Energy and Resource Economics; Energy Policy; Energy Finance; Green Finance; Energy Security; Applied Macroeconomics; Banking and Finance;


Green Finance; Energy Security; SME Finance; Credit risk;


  • Excellent Young Researcher (LEADER) status from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) of Japan
  • Monbukagakusho (MEXT) Scholarship for PhD studies