Dr Yanfei Li is an Energy Economist of the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), an international economic policy think tank. He specializes in energy markets, energy policy, and economics of technological change, serving the interests of both academic and public sectors. Dr Li’s current research covers oil prices, regional natural gas trade and market integration, regional power infrastructure planning and electricity trade, economic and environmental assessment of energy technologies, hydrogen economy, and energy-economy-environment modelling. His academic research appears on top journals such as Energy Economics and Energy Policy. He also regularly contributes opinion articles to public media such as South China Morning Post, the Diplomat, China Daily, and the Nikkei Asian Review. He acquired PhD in Economics from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Peking University in Beijing.
- Energy and Environmental Economics
- Energy Markets, Energy Policy, and Economics of Technological Change
- Serving both Academic and Consulting Constituents
BSc in Economics,
PhD in Economics,
|2010 - 2013|
Research Fellow, Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N),
|2012 - 2013|
Part-time Lecturer, Graduate course on Quantitative Methods,
|2011 - 2012|
Part-time Lecturer, Undergraduate course on International Economics,
|2009 - 2011|
Part-time Teaching Assistant, Graduate course on Macroeconomics,
|2007 - 2010|
Part-time Teaching Assistant, Undergraduate course on Principle of Economics,
Chang, Y., Z Fang, Y Li (2016), 'Renewable energy policies in promoting financing and investment among the East Asia Summit countries: Quantitative assessment and policy implications', in Energy Policy, Volume 95, , pp. 427–436
Chang, Y., Y Li (2015),'Renewable energy and policy options in an integrated ASEAN electricity market: Quantitative assessments and policy implications', in Energy Policy, May 2015, Vol. 85, pp.39–49
Chang, Y., Y Li (2015), 'Infrastructure investments for power trade and transmission in ASEAN+ 2: Costs, benefits, long-term contracts and prioritized developments' in Energy Economics. Vol 51, pp. 484-492. Amsterdam: Elsevier.
Chang, Y., Y. Li (2015), 'Perspectives of availability, applicability, acceptability and affordability' in The Routledge Handbook of Environmental Economics in Asia. London & NY: Routledge.
Chang, Y., Y. Li (2013), 'Power Generation and Cross-border Grid Planning for the Integrated ASEAN Electricity Market: A Dynamic Linear Programming Model', in Energy Strategy Reviews, 2(2), pp. 153-160.)
Chang, Y., Y Li (2013), 'Rapid Growth at What Cost? Impact of Energy Efficiency Policies in Developing Economies', in End of Electricity Demand Growth: How energy efficiently can put an end to the need for more power plants, Edited by F. P. Sioshansi. Amsterdam: Elsevier.
Chang, Y., Y Li (2013), 'The Singapore Electricity Market: From Partial to Full Competition', in Evolution of Global Electricity Markets, Edited by F. P. Sioshansi. Amsterdam: Elsevier.
Chang, Y., Y Li (2015), 'Perspectives of availability, applicability, acceptability and affordability', The Routledge Handbook of Environmental Economics in Asia, p.259. London & NY: Routledge.
Chang, Y., Y Li (2012), 'Renewable Energy and Policy Options in an Integrated ASEAN Electricity Market: Quantitative Assessments and Policy Implications', in Energy Market Integration in East Asia: Renewable Energy and Its Deployment into the Power System. F. Kimura, H. Phoumin, and B. Jacobs (eds.), ERIA Research Project Report 2012, No. 26., Jakarta: 2013.
Chang, Y., and Y Li (2013), 'An Integrated Asian Natural Gas Market: Potentials and Policy Implications', in Energy Market Integration in East Asia: Deepen Understanding and Move Forward, Edited by Y. Wu, X. Shi and F. Kimura. London & NY: Routledge..
Kimura F., S Kimura, Y Chang, Y Li (2016), 'Financing renewable energy in the developing countries of the East Asia Summit region: Introduction', in Energy Policy, Volume 95, pp. 421–426
Li, Y., R Kochhan (2015), 'Policies and Business Models for The Electric Mobility Revolution: The Case Study on Singapore' in Singapore Economic Review', doi: 10.1142/S021759081550109X
Li, Y., Y Chang (2015), 'Infrastructure investments for power trade and transmission in ASEAN+ 2: Costs, benefits, long-term contracts and prioritized developments', in Energy Economics, Volume 51, pp. 484–492
Li, Y., and W.M. Chia (2013), 'Information and Communication Technology and Economic Growth of Four Asian Industrialized Economies', in Innovation, clusters and economic growth in Asia, Edited by Sören Eriksson, Edward Elgar.
Li, Y., S.T. Yao, and W.,. Chia (2011), 'Demand Uncertainty, Information Processing Ability, and Endogenous Firm: Another Perspective on the Impact of ICT', in Nankai Business Review International, 2(4), pp. 447-474.
Study on International Cooperation on Nuclear Safety Management in East Asia Countries
Study on Energy Efficiency Improvement in the Transport Sector through Transport Improvement and Smart Community Development in the Urban Area
Study on Effective Investment of Power Infrastructure in East Asia through Power Grid Interconnection
Sustainable Development of Natural Gas Market in EAS Region
Other Professional Activities
Adjunct Senior Scientist, Energy Research Institute @ NTU, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Other Outreach Activities
Ground-up understanding key to success of Chinese investments abroad South China Morning. March 2015
Industry 4.0 and Energy 4.0 for Southeast Asia The Diplomat. May 2015
As use of nuclear energy grows more widespread in Asia, transparency should be key, South China Morning Post. August 2015
Can ‘New’ Keynesianism Save the Chinese Economy? The Diplomat. March 2016