Xunpeng Shi

Xunpeng Shi is a Principal Research Fellow at the Australia-China Relations Institute, University of Technology Sydney.

He is also Distinguished Research Fellow at the Yangtze River Industrial Economic Research Institute at Nanjing University, a Visiting Professor at Hubei University of Economics, and a Council Member of the Chinese Economics Society Australia and was its President in 2016-2018. He initiated and co-founded the International Society for Energy Transition Studies in 2021 and served as the Founding President of its Executive Committee.

Prior to obtaining his PhD from The Australian National University in 2009, Xunpeng had various management and professional positions in China’s leading energy institutes and central government agencies.

His academic research has been published in leading scholarly journals including Energy EconomicsEnergy Policy, Applied Energy, and Journal of Cleaner Production.

Xunpeng is active in East Asia’s energy community, and a frequent speaker on China, ASEAN and East Asia energy issues and provides regular commentary on contemporary developments in China’s energy sector. His current research focuses on natural gas pricing and trading hubs, coal industry policy, energy market integration in East Asia, renewable energy policy, and China’s energy policy and the Chinese economy.