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Introduction of our tenure-track faculties

Miyama Eriko

Affiliation Institute of Agriculture
Division Division of Studies in Sustainable and Symbiotic Society
Research field Agricultural Geography, Agricultural Economics, Food studies
Keyword(S) food production and distribution system, disaster recovery, food marketing
Research experience

・Apr. 2013- Mar. 2015: Postdoctoral researcher, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Tohoku University
・Apri. 2015- Mar. 2017: Assistant Professor, Department of International Studies, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo
・Apr. 2017- present: Assistant Professor, Institute of Agriculture, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology

Educational background

・Mar. 2007. Bachelor of Arts and Sciences at Kyushu University
・Mar. 2010. Master of Public Policy at the University of Tokyo
・Mar. 2013. Ph.D. at the University of Tokyo


・Jun. 2012: Poster Awards, 5th conference of Japan Association on Geographical Space
・Jun. 2015: Journal Awards AY2015, The Agricultual Marketing Society of Japan

Selected papers and publications

・Eriko Miyama and Shunsuke Managi, "Disaster recovery and agricultural development in Shimabara, Japan," in Managi, S. (Eds.) The Wealth of Nations and Regions. Routledge, New York, USA, pp.309-330. November 2016.
・Eriko Miyama and Shunsuke Managi, "The Environmental Kuznets Curve in Asia" in Managi, S. (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Environmental Economics in Asia. Routledge, New York, USA, pp. 59-84, March 2015.
・Eriko Miyama and Shunsuke Managi, "Global environmental emissions estimate: application of multiple imputation," Environmental Economics and Policy Studies, Volume16, Issue2, pp.115-135,April 2014.

Research Description

Pricing and distribution system is crucial to adjust supply and demand balance of perishable foods. However, detail of the system is not fully open to public because information is a key factor to generate profit. I focus on the purchasing and selling strategies of various actors related to food distribution system, and investigate the pricing mechanism of fresh vegetables using field work and statistical analysis. My recent research interest is how the food production and distribution network changes and contributes for development of regional agriculture after massive natural disasters, such as volcano eruption, earthquake and tsunami in Japan and Southeast Asian countries.

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About TUAT's tenure-track program

TUAT Tenure-track Program provides opportunity of permanent academic job to all its members with certain research output. This system encourages young researchers to achieve a result in the targeted period. Educational and administrative duties are reduced for the academic research during the tenure track program. This is a great opportunity for all the motivated young researchers. I was really lucky that I could join this program.

Future aspirations

My research field is closely related to everyday life in the society, so I would like to collaborate with people from various fields, and contribute to development of ideal food production and distribution system. I believe coming 5 years will be the fulfilling academic life for me.