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Allan LOI

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Allan Loi is a research associate with the Energy Economics Division in the Energy Studies Institute (ESI). He graduated with a Masters in Social Sciences (Applied Economics) from the National University of Singapore in July 2016. Allan’s research interests are mainly centred on econometric modelling and field experiments targeted at evaluating both public and private energy policies. He is also involved in macroeconomic forecasting of energy prices and demand, and is also working on studies related to electricity retail competition. He has published in notable journals such as Energy Policy and Applied Energy, and actively writes for the media as part of his commitment to provide the public with information about the energy sector.

Prior to this, Allan worked with the National Environment Agency on outreach campaigns to spread awareness about energy efficiency and other environmental concerns amongst the Singapore community.


Electricity Markets, Gas Markets, Field experiments and Policy Evaluation, Econometrics, Forecasting and Welfare Analysis.


Allan Loi, Ng Jia Le, 2018. Anticipating Electricity Prices for Future Needs – Implications for Liberalised Retail Markets. Applied Energy 212: 244-264.

Allan Loi, Ng Jia Le, 2018. Analyzing Households’ Responsiveness Towards Socio Economic Determinants of Residential Electricity Consumption in Singapore. Energy Policy, 112: 415-426.

Allan Loi, Loo Soh Leng, 2016. The Impact of Residential Electricity Conservation Efforts and the Way Forward. Insights from the Bounds Testing Approach. Energy Policy, 98: 735–743.               

Abhishek Rohatgi, Allan Loi, Nahim Bin Zahur. “Climate Change and buildings – An Asia-Pacific Primer”, Research Handbook on Climate Change Mitigation Law, Van Calster, G.,Vanderberghe, W.,and Reins, L. (eds), Cheltenham, Edward Elgar, 2014

Melissa Low and Allan LoiAssessment of ASEAN BAU-Emissions Reduction Targets: How Do They Measure Up?, International Conference on Applied EnergyEnergy Procedia, 61(2014): 488-491

Doshi, T.K and A.Loi., “Singapore Country Report” in Kimura,S. (ed.), Analysis on Energy Saving Potential in East Asia,ERIA Research Project Report 2012-19, pp.277-296.ERIA[online]. Available at: http://www.eria.org/RPR-FY2012-19.pdf


Allan Loi and Melissa Low, “Commentary: Carbon tax a conscientious approach for a sustainable future”Channel NewsAsia, 1 March 2018

Allan Loi, Assessing the Benefits of an Open Electricity Market for Households and Small Businesses. Channel News Asia. 28 October 2017

Allan Loi and Loo Soh Leng, “Motivating Households to Reduce Electricity Consumption. Business Times. 26 November 2015

Allan Loi and Yuen Kah Hung, “ ASEAN’s Energy Planners Can Learn from Each Other”, Straits Times, 07 May 2014

Allan Loi, “Peers Feedback Scheme will Lift Energy Savings”,  Business Times, 15 November 2013
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