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Biography

I am a social scientist researching the low carbon energy transition. I am currently an Associate Professor at the Crawford School of Public PolicyAustralian National University, where I sit on the steering committee of the Zero-Carbon Energy for the Asia-Pacific initiative. From 2018 to 2021 I served as Associate Dean for Research in the ANU's College of Asia and the Pacific.

Trained as a political scientist (Ph.D. 2009), I am particularly interested in analysing how governments balance the goal of creating competitive advantage through green industry policies with the need to respond effectively to climate change, using a global supply chain perspective. I have also spent some time working on the fossil fuel sector, notably crude oil.

I currently serve on the Editorial Board for Organizational Response to Climate Change: Business, Governments, and Nonprofits series, Cambridge University Press (2021-), and Studies in Comparative Energy and Environmental Politics series, Oxford University Press (2017- ). I am also Associate Editor for the Japanese Journal of Political Science (2018-).

Most of the research I have been involved in is available for download from my website at llewelynhughes.net, or from ResearchGate. You can find also me on LinkedIn, or feel free to drop me an email.

Teaching

ANU – POGO 8212 Energy Politics and Governance (Masters)

This course examines debates on energy reform and global climate change. It considers the political economy and geopolitics of energy resources, and explores issues facing energy governance at international, national and local levels.

ANU – POGO 8096 Research Methods/Policy Research (Masters)

In this survey course we cover the essential elements of research design, from theory building to hypothesis testing, principles of causal inference, and the presentation of results. The course also contains units on different strategies for data collection and analysis, including experimental design, survey research, elite interviews, textual analysis, and regression analysis. It is a required course for students enrolled in the Masters of Public Administration at the Crawford School of Public Policy.

Current student projects

Hang Deng, PhD Committee Member, College for Business & Economics, Australian National University (2020-)

Jane Kuang, PhD Committee Chair, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University (2018- )

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Award Date: 1 Apr 2009

Masters of Political Science & Law, The University of Tokyo

Award Date: 1 Apr 1998

Bachelor of Arts, The University of Melbourne

Award Date: 1 Apr 1994

External positions

Australia Focal Point, Energy Research Institute Network (ERIN), Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia

1 Jan 2018 → …

Research Fellow, Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy, Johns Hopkins University SAIS

1 Jan 2017 → …

Visiting Fellow, Climate College, School of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Melbourne

1 Jan 201731 Dec 2020

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