Dr Takahiko Kiso
Dr Takahiko Kiso

Dr Takahiko Kiso



S61, Edward Wright Building, Dunbar Street, Aberdeen, AB24 3QY, United Kingdom


I am a lecturer (assistant professor) in economics at the University of Aberdeen Business School, with primary research interests in environmental/energy economics and public economics. I hold a PhD in agricultural and resource economics (University of Maryland) as well as an MSc in applied mathematics (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) and an MA and a BA in economics (University of Tokyo).  

Prizes and Awards

Honourable mention, EAERE Award for the Best Paper Published in Environmental and Resource Economics During 2019. European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. 2020.


Research Overview

Primary: Environmental Economics, Energy Economics, Public Economics

Seconday: Applied Econometrics, Industrial Organisation

Current Research

  • 'Retrofit and New-Build Installations of Residential Solar PV: Fukushima as a Natural Experiment'. Discussion Papers in Economics and Finance, 21(5), University of Aberdeen. 2021. Joint with Ron Chan and Yosuke Arino.

    • Revise & Resubmit: Journal of Environmental Economics and Management
    • Previous version: ‘The Effect of Electricity Prices on Residential Solar PV Adoption: Fukushima as a Natural Experiment’. Discussion Papers in Economics and Finance, 18(10), University of Aberdeen. 2018.


Funding and Grants

  • Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholarships. Co-investigator. Amount: £1,050,000. 2018–present.
  • Henderson Economic Research Fund. Co-investigator. Amount: £2,000. 2016.
  • University of Aberdeen Elphinstone Scholarship. Amount: £39,000. 2015–2018.
  • University of Aberdeen Elphinstone Scholarship. Amount: £37,800. 2014–2017.
  • Scottish Government / ClimateXChange Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Grant. Co-investigator. Amount: £257,000. 2014-2017.

Teaching Responsibilities

Current Courses

  • EC3023: Mathematical and Statistical Methods in Economics (UG)
  • EC3530: Economics of Natural Resources and the Environment (UG)
  • EC4030: Applied Economic Policy Evaluation (UG)
  • BU5558: Business Strategy (PG)

Past Courses

  • BU5033: Economic Analysis (PG)

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Contributions to Journals

Working Papers and Discussion Papers