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Xunpeng Shi

Xunpeng (Roc) Shi is Principal Research Fellow at the Australia-China Relations Institute, University of Technology Sydney. He is Senior Advisor to the World Energy Council Global Gas Center (GGC), Advisor to APEC Sustainable Energy Center (APSEC), visiting Professor at Hubei University of Economics, and a Council Member of the Chinese Economics Society of Australia (CESA) and was its President in 2016-2018. 

He has served as Editorial Board member or Associate Editor for journals such as the Chinese Journal of Population, Resources and Environment, Energy and Climate Change, Journal of Modelling in Management, Natural Gas Industry B and Sustainable Futures

He has received awards or funding from the National Natural Science Fund of China (NSFC), the British Chevening Scholarship and the Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad. He has advised international organisations including the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), the International Group of LNG Importers (GIIGNL) and the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). He is frequently sponsored to participate in international policy debates, such as the UN ESCAP experts meetings and the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). 

He has worked in national and international organisations in Australia, Brunei, China, Indonesia and Singapore and has also undertaken assignments in numerous other countries. He was Senior Research Fellow (2014-2019) and Deputy Head of Energy Economics (2015-2016) at the Energy Studies Institute (ESI), National University of Singapore; Chief Researcher at the Brunei National Energy Research Institute (BNERI, 2-13-2014); and Energy Economist at the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA, 2009-2013). 

His areas of expertise include the Chinese economy, environmental economics and energy economics and policy, with a regional focus on Australia, ASEAN and Northeast Asia. 

He has published 70 papers in SCI/SSCI indexed journals. A full list of publications is available here.

He has received a Master of Laws (LLM) from the University of Dundee, a Master of Environmental and Resource Economics (MERE) and a PhD in Economics from the Australian National University. 

His CV can be downloaded here.