Michael C. HUANG

Research Fellow
Ocean Policy Research Institute of The Sasakawa Peace Foundation

Michael C. Huang has been affiliated with the Ocean Policy Research Institute (OPRI) as a Research Fellow since 2018. His expertise is general equilibrium analysis using the GTAP modeling for policy simulations. Dr. Huang is in charge of economic analysis for projects of Blue economy, Creative research towards the future of the oceans that consists of Blue finance and Economy, Science, technology, and innovation policy assessment, and Disaster risk management. In addition, his research activities are related to United Nations Sustainable Blue Economy Finance Initiative and Asian Development Bank Ocean Financing Initiatives. Dr. Huang's research fields aim to connect the ocean to the social system on various topics, including Renewable energy, Deepsea water industry, Resilient global supply chain, Eco-Friendly shipping & hydrogen society, and cultural satellite accounting (CSA) for heritages.
Before OPRI, Dr. Huang served as a researcher in the Science for RE-designing Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (SciREX) Center at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) and Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) in Tokyo. He is also managing special economic seminars in the Faculty of Economics at Toyo University for Ocean and disaster economics, Asian economic development and integration, and Policy analysis. He holds a Ph.D. in Public Economics from GRIPS and is a member of Japan Ocean Policy Society, Japan Economic Association, and the Japan Castle Foundation.


Blue Finance, Blue Economy, Policy Simulation, Disaster Economics




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[Refereed Journals]

1. Shiiba N.*, Wu H., Huang M., Tanaka H. (Forthcoming) "How blue financing can sustain ocean conservation and development: A proposed conceptual framework for blue financing mechanism", Marine Policy.

2. Huang M.*, Tanaka H. (Forthcoming) “Tsunami risks assessment and creation of resilience index (RI): Case of Southern Hokkaido (Donan) area with GIS and general equilibrium approach”, Marine Policy

3. Tanaka H., Yoshioka N., Huang M.* (Forthcoming) “Disaster Impact Assessment and Vulnerability Index (VI) of a Tsunami: An Approach using Geographic Information System (GIS) and General Equilibrium for Mie Prefecture, Japan”, IDRiM Journal.

4. Huang M.*, Liou P., Tanaka H., Yoshioka N. (Forthcoming) "Recovery investment on resilient power: An approach of GTAP modeling under the Nankai Trough Earthquake and Tsunami" International Journal of Environment Research and Public Health.

5. Huang M.*, Kim C., Chen C. (Forthcoming) “Reforming State-Owned Enterprises via Government R&D Investment towards Sustainable Future: Policy Simulations for Japan Railways and Japan Post”, ADBI Working Paper Series.

6. Huang M.* and Kim C. (2021) “Investigating Cost-effectiveness Policy Incentives for Renewable Energy for Japan: A Recursive CGE Approach for Optimal Energy Mix”, The Singapore Economic Review 66(2): 507-528.

7. Iwaki Y.*, Rauniyar S., Nomura S., Huang M. (2021) "Assessing Factors Associated with TB Awareness in Nepal: A National and Subnational Study", International Journal of Environment Research and Public Health 18(10): 5124.

8. Cheng Y.*, Tseng Y., Iwaki Y., Huang M. (2021) “Sustainable food security in Small Island Developing States (SIDS): A case of Horticulture project in Marshall IslandsMarine Policy 128: 104378.

9. Tanaka H., Huang M.* (2020) "Impact assessment and a fiscal recovery policy for tsunami risk: GIS and the general equilibrium approach in Hakodate city, Japan" Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science.

10. Huang M.*, Liou M., Iwaki Y. (2020) “The impact of R&D and innovation on global supply chain transition: GTAP analysis on Japan’s public R&D investment”, Journal of Social and Economic Development.

11. Tanaka H., Huang M.* (2020) “Policy Simulations of 6th industrialization subsidy using recursive general equilibrium model: Case of Hakodate city, Hokkaido”, Ocean Policy Studies 14: 73-87. [in Japanese]

12. Huang M., Hosoe N.* (2017) “Fiscal and Social Costs of Recovery Programs for an Earthquake Disaster in Northern Taiwan”, Journal of Asian Economics 53: 1-17.

13. Huang M.* (2017) “The Economic Perspective and Collaboration between Japan and Taiwan under Tsai, Ing-Wen’s Administration”, World Economic Review 61(1): 14-22. [In Japanese]

14. Huang M.*, Hosoe N. (2016) “Computable General Equilibrium Assessment of a Compound Disaster in Northern Taiwan”, Review of Urban & Regional Development Studies 28(2): 89-106.

15. Huang M.*, Soong J. (2016) “The Political Economy of ECFA Impact between China-Taiwan and the ASEAN States: Opportunity and Challenges”, The Chinese Economy 49(6): 429-441.

16. Huang, M.*, Leen, A. (2007) “How a Free Market System Resulted in Hegemony and a Magnificent Era: The Case of Oda, 16th Century, Japan”, Archives of Economic History 19: 5-16.

[Book Chapter]

1. Huang M.*, Liou P., Tanaka H., Yoshioka N. (Forthcoming) "Global Economic Assessment of Renewable Energy for ESG Investment in Asia Using Dynamic GTAP Model," in Nemoto N. and Morgan P. (eds), Strengthening Environmental, Social, and Governance Investment Under the COVID-19, Tokyo: ADBI Publishing.

2. Huang M.*, Kuroda M. (Forthcoming) Investigation of Japan’s value chain through R&D and innovation under demographic change: Implications for digitalization in the post-COVID-19 era, in Sirivunnabood P. and Park S. (eds) Economic Impacts of Demographic Transition: Cases of Asia and Europe. Springer.

3. Huang M.*, Yoshioka N., Tanaka H. (Forthcoming) “Design for Global Supply Chain Disaster Risk Financing: Examining Cost-effective Industrial Policy for ASEAN Countries” in Disaster Resilience and Financing for Sustainable Economic Growth, D. Lutfiana & V. Anbumozhi (eds), Jakarta: ERIA.

4. Kuroda M., Huang M.* (Forthcoming) “Evaluation of knowledge stocks of R&D expenditures as intangible assets on static/dynamic TFP measures by input-output framework”, Global Value Chain Development Report 2021: Beyond Production, ADB-OECD. 

5. Kim C., Huang M.*, (2021) "The Privatization of Japan Railways and Japan Post: Why, How, and Now" in: Taghizadeh-Hesary F., Yoshino N., Kim C.J., Kim K. (eds) Reforming State-Owned Enterprises in Asia. ADB Institute Series on Development Economics, pp 133-155. Singapore: Springer.

6. Huang M.*, Masuda A. (2020) “How Do Production Networks Affect the Resilience of Firms to Economic and Natural Disasters: A Methodological Approach and Assessment in Japan, Taiwan and Thailand” in: Anbumozhi V., Kimura F., Thangavelu S. (eds) Supply Chain Resilience, pp 77-108. Singapore: Springer.

7. Kawasaki K., Sunami A, Ikeda Y., Huang M.* (2019) “Japan: Leveraging National Regulatory Reform and the Economic Modeling of Trade Agreements”, in Kingsbury B., Malone D., Mertenskötter P., Stewart R., Streinz T., Sunami A. (eds) Contested Megaregulation: Global Economic Ordering after TPP, pp 455-476. New York: Oxford University Press.

8. Kuroda M., Ikeuchi K., Hara Y., Huang M.* (2018) “Assessments of ICT Policy Options: The Framework of Input-Output Table Linked with Intangible Knowledge Stock”, in: Mukhopadhyay K. (eds) Applications of the Input-Output Framework, pp 65-110. Singapore: Springer.

9. Liu M., Huang M.* (2015) “Compound Disaster and Compounding Processes: Implications for Disaster Risk Management”, Input Paper in 2015 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction. Geneva: UNISDR

[Edited Book]

1. Wu H., Huang M. (2020) Climate Change and Disaster Management Law and Policy, Taipei: New Sharing Publishing Co. Ltd.

2. Morgan P., Voyer M., Benzaken, D., Watanabe A., Huang M. (Forthcoming) Blue Economy and Blue Finance: Towards Sustainable Development and Ocean Governance, Tokyo: ADBI Publishing.

3. Huang M.* (Forthcoming) Formation of an Ocean State: The Japanese Castles and the Development of Cultural Citizenship, New York: Edwin Mellen Press.


Japan Society of Ocean Policy
Japan Economic Association
Applied Regional Science Conference
Japan Castle Foundation


Research Fellow, OPRI (2018-present)
Project Leader of Blue Finance, OPRI (2018-present)
Managing Guest Editor for Marine Policy (2020-present)
Distinguished Researcher, National University of Kaohsiung (2019-present)
Visiting Researcher, GRIPS (2019-present)
Adjunct Lecturer, Toyo University (2016-present)
Resource Speaker for ADBI Capacity Building Team (CBT) (2016-2018)
Post-doctoral Fellow, SciREX Center, GRIPS (2015-2018)
Research Associate, ADBI (2012-13)
Global Health Diplomacy Workshop, iGHP, NCGM-MOFA, Japan (2017)
International Development Professional Training Program, GRIPS-MOFA, Japan (2012)



Master in International Economics, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (2011)
Ph.D. in Public Economics, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (2015)