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Fumitaka Furuoka

Fumitaka Furuoka is currently a visiting senior research fellow at Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya. Previously, he taught Economics at the School of Business and Economics, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) from 2003 to 2012. He organises workshops for students and is a key player in coordinating research fellows and academicians. He was a lecturer at the Faculty of Economics and Business, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) from 1999 to 2013. Before joining the academia, he was a senior assistant at Consulate-General of Japan, Penang from 1991 to 1999. Furuoka obtained his PhD from School of Social Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) in 2002. He is the principal investigator of “The Environment and Economic Development in ASEAN countries” project. He assists in organising seminars in Asia-Europe Institute to bring together the scholars from different regions of the world. He also associates with different departments in University of Malaya and invite speakers from other countries. His research focuses on ASEAN environmental conditions and renewable and non-renewable resources in this region. His interest is on policies that mitigate emission in developing countries particularly in ASEAN. His main interests are Environmental Kuznets curve theory, labour economics, development economics and environmental economics.

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