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Dr YAO Lixia

Biography
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Research Highlights

Yao Lixia joined ESI in October 2013. She did her PhD at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Dalian Maritime University, China, and a Master’s degree from Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Belgium. She has done research on the quantitative measurement of energy security, the impacts of China’s macroeconomic reforms on its energy sector, and the energy security and energy policies of Southeast Asia. Her current research focuses on China’s energy security and energy policies.

Research interest:

  • The quantitative study of energy security
  • China’s macroeconomic reform and policies since 1978
  • Measurement of energy security and evolution of energy policies in China over its thirty years’ economic reform
  • The impacts of China’s macroeconomic reform on its energy sector
  • Energy policies and energy security in Southeast Asia
Selected Publications:

“Energy security in China: A quantitative analysis and policy implications. Energy Policy, 67, 595-604.

“Energy and the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS): Cooperation, Competition and Development” (book chapter) with Youngho Chang in Managing Regional Energy Vulnerabilities in East Asia: Case Studies, Edited by Zha Daojiong, Routledge (2013), pp. 150-170;

“Energy Security and Climate Change in ASEAN: Implications and Policies” (book chapter)with Youngho Chang in Energy and Non-Traditional Security (NTS) in Asia, SpringerBriefs in Environment, Security, Development and Peace (2012), pp. 31-46;

“Energy Security and Energy in a Seamless Asia” with Youngho Chang in Panorama: Insights into Asian and European Affairs by Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (Vol. 01 (2011), pp. 57-71).


Referred journal articles:

Yao, Lixia, and Youngho Chang. "Shaping China's energy security: The impact of domestic reforms." Energy Policy 77 (2015): 131-139.

Zhang, Ming, Yan Song, and Lixia Yao. "Exploring commercial sector building energy consumption in China." Natural Hazards 75 (2015): 2673–2682.

Yao, Lixia, and Youngho Chang. "Energy security in China: A quantitative analysis and policy implications." Energy Policy 67 (2014): 595-604.


Book chapters and other publications

“Energy and the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS): Cooperation, Competition and Development” (book chapter) with Youngho Chang in Managing Regional Energy Vulnerabilities in East Asia: Case Studies, Edited by Zha Daojiong, Routledge (2013), pp. 150-170;

“Energy Security and Climate Change in ASEAN: Implications and Policies” (book chapter)with Youngho Chang in Energy and Non-Traditional Security (NTS) in Asia, SpringerBriefs in Environment, Security, Development and Peace (2012), pp. 31-46;

“Energy Security and Energy in a Seamless Asia” with Youngho Chang in Panorama: Insights into Asian and European Affairs by Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (Vol. 01 (2011), pp. 57-71).


Research Reports

Andrews-Speed, P., Yao Lixia, Nahim bin Zahur, Abhishek Rohatgi, Hari M.P., Tony Regan, Praveen Linga. International Outlook for Unconventional Gas and Implications for Global Gas Markets, ESI Report, February 2015.

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Email: esiyaol@nus.edu.sg
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