Xunpeng Shi

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Xunpeng (Roc) Shi is a Visiting Fellow at the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University and Principal Research Fellow at the Australia-China Relations Institute University of Technology Sydney. He is a Council Member and past President (2016-2018) of the “Chinese Economics Society Australia” (CESA) and Dean & Chief Economist of the Australian Energy Transition Institute. He is an advisor to Global Gas Center (GGC), APEC Sustainable Energy Center (APSEC), and holds honorable positions in Nanjing University, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law and Hubei University of Economics. He has advised international organizations, including ADB, the International Group of LNG Importers (GIIGNL), and UN ESCAP and is frequently sponsored to participating in international policy debates such as UN ESCAP expert meetings and UNCTA conferences. In 2020, The Australian named him as the Top 250 Researchers in Australia and the field leader in Environmental Law and Policy

He serves as an Associate Editor for the Energy Engineering and Journal of Modelling in Management, an editorial board member for the Chinese Journal of Population, Resources and Environment (CJPRE), Energy and Climate Change, Natural Gas Industry B and Sustainable Futures, and a guest editor for Applied Energy, Energy Strategy Review, Frontiers in Energy Research, and Frontiers in Environmental Science.  

He has been worked in the energy sector for more than two decades in the industry, government, research institutes and international organization in Australia, Brunei, China, Indonesia and Singapore and has undertaken assignments in numerous other countries. Apart from his diverse experiences in China before 2006, he was Senior Fellow and deputy head at the Energy Studies Institute (ESI), National University of Singapore, chief researcher at Brunei National Energy Research Institute, energy economist at the Jakarta-based Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia.


Available student projects

Energy transition economics and policy; Energy Economics and Policy; Environmental PolicyPolicy

Research interests

My interests cover the full spectrum of energy issues, including fossil fuels, renewable and climate change. His areas of expertise include environmental and energy economics and policy, sustainable development and the Chinese economy, with sectoral focuses on coal, natural gas and renewables and regional focuses on Australia, China, ASEAN, and Northeast Asia.



LLM (Dundee), MERE, PhD (ANU)

Expertise Areas

  • Environment and Resource Economics
  • Crime Policy
  • Economic Development Policy
  • Environment Policy


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