JSPS Research Fellow
Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo
Paul J. Scalise is JSPS Research Fellow at the Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo, and Non-Resident Fellow at the Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies, Temple University, Japan Campus. He specializes in global energy restructuring and Japanese political economy.
A contributing energy analyst to Oxford Analytica, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), and Eurasia Group, Dr. Scalise spent several years with such financial institutions as Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein Japan Ltd. and UBS Global Asset Management as a Tokyo-based research analyst of Japanese energy and transportation companies, having been ranked by institutional investors Greenwich Survey’s number one Japanese utilities analyst in 2001 among all UK financial institutions, 3rd for Euro zone. Among his professional activities, he served as professorial lecturer at Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan, and Senior Associate at Cambridge Energy Research Associates.
Dr. Scalise has spoken on global electric power restructuring, energy policy, and Japanese political economy at numerous universities and organizations around the world, including Temple University (Japan), University of Oxford, Johns Hopkins University (SAIS), and the University of Tokyo (among others). He has also made presentations at the Japan Delegation for the European Union, Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien, Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie Française du Japon, Japan Society (NYC), and at numerous international conferences, foreign embassies, and consulates.
His forthcoming book Agendas and Uncertainty: Japan’s Electric Power Restructuring in a Neoliberal World is based on his doctoral dissertation. Grants, scholarships, and fellowships from the Toshiba International Foundation, the Japan Foundation Endowment Committee, the Social Science Research Council and elsewhere have generously supported his work.
Dr. Scalise’s articles have appeared in more than six languages in numerous publications, including Newsweek, Foreign Policy, Asian Wall Street Journal, International Herald Tribune, Asahi Evening News, World & I, The Oriental Economist, Japan Forum, and other scholarly journals and edited volumes. He authored the chapter on Japan’s national energy policy in The Encyclopaedia of Energy (Elsevier Academic Press 2004).
He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science, cum laude, from Marist College, a master’s degree in Japan Studies and International Economics from the Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and a doctorate in Comparative Political Economy from the University of Oxford. He is fluent in Italian, Spanish, and Japanese.