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Senior Research Fellow
Dr SHI Xunpeng


Biography
Research Interests
Research Highlights

Xunpeng joined ESI in June 2014. Before joining ESI, he was the Chief Researcher for Energy Efficiency and Conservation at the Brunei National Energy Research Institute, where he assisted the Brunei Government establish the mandatory energy efficiency standards and labelling programme. Previously, he was an energy economist at the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), where he coordinated a variety of energy research projects. Before he started his PhD, he had various management and research positions in China’s leading energy institutes, companies and central government agencies. He obtained his PhD in Economics and his Master of Environmental and Resource Economics from the Australian National University, his LLM in Mineral Law and Policy from the University of Dundee and his Bachelors in Marketing from China University of Mining and Technology. He remains an Adjunct Associate Professor at Universiti Brunei Darussalam. His main research interests include energy economics and policy, resource and environmental economics, the Chinese economy, and energy policy issues in China, ASEAN and East Asia.

  • Energy Economics and Policy
  • Resource and Environmental Economics
  • Development and the Chinese economics
  • Energy policy issues in China, ASEAN and East, including energy market integration

A complete list of publication is available at Google Scholar Citation 

Refereed Journal Articles (* : corresponding author)

Shi, X.
, 2015. Application of best practice for setting minimum energy efficiency standards in technically disadvantaged countries: case study of Air Conditioners in Brunei Applied Energy. Applied Energy, 157:1-12.

Sheng, Y, Wu, Y, Shi*, X. and Zhang, D, 2015. Energy Trade Efficiency and Its Determinants: A Malmquist Index Approach, Energy Economics , 50: 306-314 DOI: 10.1016/j.eneco.2015.05.019.

Shi, X.*, 2014. Setting effective mandatory energy efficiency standards and labelling regulations: A review of best practices in the Asia Pacific region. Applied Energy, 133:135-143.

Shi, X., 2014. ASEAN Power Grid, Trans-ASEAN Gas Pipeline and ASEAN Economic Community: Vision, Plan and the Reality. Global Review, 2014 (Fall):115-131.

Sheng Y, Shi X* and Zhang D, 2014. Economic growth, regional disparities and energy demand in China. Energy Policy, 71C:31-39

Shi X*, 2013. China's Small Coal Mine Policy in the 2000s: A Case Study of Trusteeship and Consolidation. Resources Policy, 38(4): 598-604

Shi X*, 2013. Spillover effects of carbon footprint labelling on less developed countries: example of the East Asia Summit region. Development Policy Review, 31(3):239-254. 

Gheewala S*, Damen B and Shi X, 2013. Biofuels: economic, environmental and social benefits and costs for developing countries in Asia.  Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 4(6):497-511

Sheng Y and Shi X* , 2013. Energy market integration and equitable growth across countries. Applied Energy, 104:319-325

Shi X* and Goto, S, 2013. Harmonizing biodiesel fuel standards in East Asia: motivations, progress and challenges. Applied Energy, 105:217-222

Wei Y*, Shi X  and Liao H, 2013. Introduction to the special issue of Energy Strategy Reviews on “East Asian Energy System Management Challenges”. Energy Strategy Reviews, 2(2): 133-135. 

Sheng Y, Shi X* and Zhang D. 2013. Economic development, energy market integration and energy demand: implications for East Asia. Energy Strategy Reviews, 2(2):146-152. 

Y Sadamichi*, Y Kudoh, M Sagisaka, SS Chen, JC. Elauria, SH. Gheewala, U Hasanudin, J Romero, X Shi  and VK. Sharma, 2012. Sustainability assessment methodology of Biomass Utilization for energy in East Asian countries (with). Journal of the Japan Institute of Energy, 91 (10): 960-968

Shi X* , 2011. China’s attempts to minimise Non-CO2 Emissions from coal: evidence of declining emission intensity. Environment and Development Economics, 16(5): 573-590. 

Shi* X and Q Grafton, 2010. Efficiency impact of the Chinese industrial transition: A quantitative evaluation of policies in coal industry.  Economic Change and Restructuring, 43(1): 1-19. 

Shi X* , 2010. Restructuring in China’s State-owned enterprises: evidence from the coal industry. China and World Economy, 18(3): 90-105

Shi X* , 2009. Have government regulations improved workplace safety? A test of the asynchronous regulatory effects in China’s coal industry, 1995-2006. Journal of Safety Research, 40(3): 207-213

Book Chapters

Shi and MP, 2015. ‘China’s gas market liberalisation: The impact on China–Australia gas trade’, Chapter 7 in Song et al, China’s Domestic Transformation in a Global Context. Canberra: ANU Press, pp137-174.
Shi, 2015, Energy Efficiencies in ASEAN Region, in Yan, J. (eds), The Handbook of Clean Energy Systems (Volume 6), Wiley-Blackwell, 6: 3681-3699.

Wu, Kimura and Shi, 2014, Introduction, Chapter 1 in Wu et al. (2014), Energy Market Integration in East Asia, Rutledge, pp1-8.

Shi and Kimura, 2014, The Status and Prospects of Energy Market Integration in East Asia, Chapter 2 in Wu et al. (2014), Energy Market Integration in East Asia (with Wu and Kimura), Rutledge, pp9-24

Sheng and Shi, 2014, Energy Market Integration and Economic Convergence: Implications for East Asia, Chapter 4 in Wu et al. (2014), Energy Market Integration in East Asia (with Wu and Kimura) (with Y. Sheng), Rutledge, pp56-75.

Sahid, Isa, Leong and Shi, 2013. Rationale for AEMI, Chapter 1 in AEMI Group (2013), ASEAN Energy Market Integration: from coordination to integration, ASEAN Studies Center, Chulalongkorn University, pp45-84.

Sheng, Shi and Zhang, 2013. ‘Economic Growth, Regional Disparities and Energy Demand in China: Implication for Energy Market Integration in East Asia’, in Kimura, S., H. Phoumin and B. Jacobs (eds.), Energy Market Integration in East Asia: Renewable Energy and its Deployment into the Power System, ERIA Research Project Report 2012-26, Jakarta: ERIA. pp.323-348

Shi and Sun, 2013. ‘International Oil Price, National Market Distortion, and Output Growth: Theory and Evidence from China’, in Kimura, S., H. Phoumin and B. Jacobs (eds.), Energy Market Integration in East Asia: Renewable Energy and its Deployment into the Power System, ERIA Research Project Report 2012-26, Jakarta: ERIA. pp.291-321.

Kudoh at al., 2011. Sustainability Assessment of Biomass Utilisation in East Asian countries, in Finkbeiner (ed.), Towards Life Cycle Sustainability Management, Part 7, Springer, 413-424.

Shi, 2008. Can China’s coal industry be reconciled with the environment? Chapter 17 in Song and Woo (eds), China’s Dilemma: Economic Growth, the Environment and Climate Change, Asia Pacific Press and the Brookings Institution Press: Canberra and Washington DC, pp367-91.

Shi, 2006. Harmonising the coal industry with the environment, Chapter 16 in Garnaut and Song (eds.), The Turning Point in China’s Economic Development. Asian Pacific Press: Canberra, pp314-34. 


Andrews-Speed, P, G Ma, X Shi, and B Shao, 2003. The Impact of, and Responses to, the Closure of Small-scale Coal Mines in China: A preliminary Account, Chapter 29 in Hilson, G. (ed.),
the Socio-Economics Impacts of Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining in Developing Countries. A.A. Balkema: Rotterdam, pp511-30.

Editorial works

Co-editor. 2014, Wu, Kimura and Shi, Energy Market Integration in East Asia (Book), Rutledge.

Guest editor. 2013, Wei, Shi and Liao, Special issue of Energy Strategy Reviews on “East Asian Energy System Management Challenges”, 2(2) Elsevier

Selected Project Reports

Organizer, 2012. Study on the Development of An Energy Security Index and An Assessment of Energy Security for East Asia Country, ERIA Research Project 2011 No. 13. Jakarta: Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia.

Shi, X and Malik, C., 2012. Mid Term Review of ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) on the Energy Sector. Submitted to ASEAN Secretariat.

Wu, Y., Shi, X., and Kimura., F., 2012 (eds.). Energy Market Integration in East Asia, ERIA Research Project 2011, No. 17. Jakarta: Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia.   

Kimura, F. and Shi, X.,2011 (eds.). Deepening Understanding and Moving Forward: Energy Market Integration in East Asia, ERIA Research Project Report 2010, No. 25. Jakarta: Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia.

Shi, X. and F. Kimura, 2010. Review of Initiatives towards and Estimated Benefits from Energy Market Integration in the East Asia Summit Region. ERIA Research Project Report 2009, No. 13. Jakarta: Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia.

Coordinator, Series ERIA Reports on Analysis of Energy Saving Potential in East Asia (2010, 2011, and 2012). Jakarta: Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia.

Coordinator/ Working Group Member, Series ERIA Reports on Assessment of Biomass Sustainability in East Asia.  Jakarta: Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia.

Media Interviews & Quotations

Quoted in < Asia Aims for Continuous Economic Miracle >, People’s Daily, 16 April, 2013



Quoted in <Working together for a greener sector>, Economics Today Magazine (Cambodia), 6(137),  September 17-23, 2012.

Why Are Clean Coal Technologies Not Well Developed? (with Brett Jacobs), World Energy Monitor, 5 (8), August 2012.

South China Sea: is an ASEAN united front desirable? East Asia Forum, 12 June 2012. Reprinted in The Jakarta Global, 13 June.

Indonesia needs structural reform to support trade liberalization, East Asia Forum, 24 May 2012. Reprinted in The Jakarta Global, 25 May 2012.

Interviewed in <Comparison between Development Models of China and India> (in Chinese), Radio Australia, 1 November 2011

Interviewed in <Australia’s New Minerals Resource Rent Tax and its Impact on China> (In Chinese), Radio Australia, 22 June 2011

Interviewed in <Australia following China's lead on mining tax?>, Radio Australia, 11 June 2010.

Interviewed in <Expert Says that Reform of Resource Tax is similar between Australia and China> (in Chinese),  Radio Australia, 11 June 2010. 

Presentation

Andrews-Speed, P., Shi X and Nahim bin Zahur. NBR’s Pacific Energy Summit and Asan Energy Workshop in Seoul, 30 June - 1 July 2014.

Shi X presented at China International Cooperation Forum, Beijing, 4 - 5 September 2014.

Shi X presented at the 2nd Northeast Asia Energy Security Forum, 12 December 2014.

Shi X presented at China International Cooperation Forum, Beijing, 14 - 15 December 2014.


Publications

Shi X, ASEAN Power Grid, Trans-ASEAN Gas Pipeline and ASEAN Economic Community: Vision, Plan and the Reality, Global Review, Global Review, Fall 2014.

Shi X, design of Minimum Energy Performance Standards: Technical, Economic and Social Analysis for Residential Air-Conditioners in Brunei Darussalam. ESI Bulletin, Volume 7 / Issue 2, 30 June 2014.

Shi XA Green Vision vs. a Brown Outlook: The Future of ASEAN’S Energy Mix. Pacific Energy Summit 2014 Working Paper, 28 July 2014.

Shi X, Setting effective mandatory energy efficiency standards and labelling regulations: A review of best practices in the Asia Pacific region, Applied Energy, Vol. 133 (2014): 135-143.

Shi X, Enhanced Measurement of Energy Market Integration in East Asia: An Application of Dynamic Principal Component AnalysisERIA Project Report, September 2014.

Shi X, Market Integration and Energy Trade Efficiency: An Application of Malmqvist Index to Analyse Multi-Product TradeERIA Project Report, September 2014.
CONTACT INFORMATION
Email: shi@nus.edu.sg
Phone: (+65) 6516-2000
Fax: (+65) 6775-1831
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