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Development Bank of Japan Research Series

Development Bank of Japan Research Series

Series: SpringerBriefs in Economics

Series Ed.: Horiuchi, Akiyoshi

ISSN: 2367-0967

This series is characterized by the close academic cohesion of financial economics, environmental economics, and accounting, which are the three major fields of research of the Research Institute of Capital Formation (RICF) at the Development Bank of Japan (DBJ). Readers can acquaint themselves with how a financial intermediary efficiently restructuring firms in financial distress can contribute to economic development.

The aforementioned three research fields are closely connected with one another in the following ways. DBJ has already developed several corporation-rating methods, including the environmental rating by which DBJ decides whether or not to make concessions to the candidate firm. To evaluate the relevance of this rating, research, which deploys not only financial economics but also environmental economics, is necessary.

The accounting section intensively studies the structure of IFRS and Integrated Reporting to predict their effects on Japanese corporate governance. Although the discipline of accounting is usually isolated from financial economics, structural and reliable prediction is never achieved without sufficient and integrated knowledge in both fields.

Finally, the environmental economics section is linked to the accounting section in the following manner. To establish green accounting (environmental accounting), it is indispensable to explore what the crucial factors for the preservation of environment (e.g., emission control) are. RICF is well equipped to address the acute necessity for discourse among researchers who belong to these three different fields.

Titles in the series are authored not only by researchers at RICF but also by collaborating and contributing researchers from universities and institutions throughout Japan. Each proposal is carefully evaluated by the series editor and editorial board members, who submit written reports that appraise each proposal in terms of academic value and rigor and also provide constructive comments for further improvement. At times, the editorial board appoints external referees to provide additional comments. All prospective authors also present their research findings to the editorial board in face-to-face editorial board meetings, where the series editor and editorial board members provide further detailed comments on the findings, methodology, overall presentation, and advice in preparing the book manuscript in English.

Any opinions, findings or conclusions contained in this series are those of the author and do not reflect the views of the Development Bank of Japan Inc.

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