Ohashi Hiroshi

Vice President and Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy / Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo

Energy bulk power systems and policies The University of Tokyo

Graduated from the School of Economics of the University of Tokyo. In 2000, graduated from Northwestern University in the United States (earned a PhD in economics).
After serving as Assistant Professor in the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia in Canada and then as Associate Professor of the Graduate School of Economics, the University of Tokyo, he was appointed to his present position in 2012. His specialties are industrial organization theory, competition policy, and economic policy. He has been a member of various committees, including the Advisory Committee for Natural Resources and Energy and the Electricity and Gas Market Surveillance Commission. He has received the Miyazawa Kenichi Prize (Fair Trade Commission) and the Enjoji Jiro Prize (Japan Center for Economic Research).



The ideal form of energy system, particularly electric power systems that support data-driven society in Society 5.0 will be studied. The “Vision Goals”(proposals) of electric power systems which support Society 5.0 will be shared at the same time as efforts will be made to resolve technology challenges, policy, and system challenges which have been identified.
[Leaders of the research:Professor Yoshimura Shinobu (The University of Tokyo), Matsuoka Hideyuki (Hitachi)]