西條辰義/Tatsuyoshi Saijo

Tatsuyoshi Saijo


Specially Appointed Professor (Program Director), Research Institute for Humanity and Nature
Professor, School of Management, Kochi University of Technology
Director, Research Institute for Future Design

Areas of Expertise

  • Future design

Research Unit

Economic Policy Studies


Experiments in Future Design (2018–)


Received a master's degree in economics from Hitotsubashi University in 1978, and a PhD from the University of Minnesota in 1985. Was an assistant professor in the Department of Economics, University of California at Santa Barbara (1986-91), assistant professor, associate professor, and then professor at the Institute of Socio-Economic Planning, University of Tsukuba (1988-91; 1991-95; 1995-96), post-doctoral fellow at the Center in Political Economy, Washington University at St. Louis (1989), professor at the Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University (1995-2013), visiting scholar at the Rational Choice Center, Department of Economics, Duke University (1999), faculty fellow at the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (2001-04), research associate at the California Institute of Technology (2002-03), professor at the Research Institute for Sustainability Science, Osaka University (2006-10), research professor and then specially appointed professor at the Center for Environmental Innovation Design for Sustainability, Osaka University (2011-12; 2013-15), and professor at the Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University (2015-06) before assuming his present position. Has been a member of the Science Council of Japan since 2014, project leader for Experimental Social Science at the Ministry of Education, Japan (2007-13), and vice -president of the Economic Science Association (2010-14).


Recent papers in English include:

    Zhang, J., K. Kotani, T. Saijo (2018), “Low-Quality or High-Quality Coal? Household Energy Choice in Rural Beijing Energy Economics,” Energy Economics, forthcoming.

    Nakagawa, Y., K. Kotani, M. Matsumoto, T. Saijo (2018), “Intergenerational Retrospective Viewpoints and Individual Policy Preferences for Future: A Deliberative Experiment for Forest Management,” Futures, forthcoming.

    Zhang, J., K. Kotani, T. Saijo (2018), “Public Acceptance of Environmentally Friendly Heating in Beijing: A Case of a Low Temperature Air Source Heat Pump,” Energy Policy, 117, 75-85.

    Shen, J., T. Nakashima, I. Karasawa, T. Furui, K. Morishige, T. Saijo (2018), “Examining Japanese Women’s Preferences for a New Style of Postnatal Care Facility and Its Attributes,” International Journal of Health Planning and Management, DOI: 10.1002/hpm.2544.

    Feng, J., T. Saijo, J. Shen, X. Qin (2018), “Instability in the Voluntary Contribution Mechanism with a Quasi-Linear Payoff Function: An Experimental Analysis,” Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 72, 67-77.

    Saijo, T., J. Shen (2018), “Mate Choice Mechanism for Solving a Quasi-Dilemma,” Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 72, 1-8.

    Saijo, T., T. Masuda, T. Yamakawa (2018), “Approval Mechanism to Solve Prisoner’s Dilemma: Comparison with Varian’s Compensation Mechanism,” Social Choice and Welfare, 51, 65-77.

    Shahrier, S., K. Kotani and T. Saijo (2017), “Intergenerational Sustainability Dilemma and the Degree of Capitalism in Societies: A Field Experiment,” Sustainability Science, 12(6), 957-967.

    Kamijo, Y., A. Komiya, N. Mifune, T. Saijo (2017), “Negotiating with the Future: Incorporating Imaginary Future Generations into Negotiations,” Sustainability Science, 12, 409-420.

    Saijo, T., Y. Kobayashi and J. Feng (2017), “Common-Pool Resources Are Intrinsically Unstable,” International Journal of the Commons, 11(2), 597-620.