Professor Xiaoyi Mu

Professor in Economics

Energy Environment and Society, School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law

CEPMLP, Energy Environment and Society

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Dr Xiaoyi (Shawn) Mu is Professor of Energy Economics at Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP). He joined the centre in 2008 Before joining the Centre, between 2006 and 2008, he was a Senior Consultant at Global Energy Decisions (now ABB Ventyx) in California, providing advisory services on electricity prices and asset valuation of power plants. From 1994 to 2000, he worked as an analyst and manager at the headquarters of China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) and PetroChina, in the refining and marketing division, and natural gas and pipelines division.

Dr Mu is a member of International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE) and won two Best Student Paper Awards (first places) in its international and North American Conferences. His research interest includes commodity pricing and volatility, industrial organization and strategies of energy companies, regulation and restructuring of energy industries, and China's energy policy. Dr Mu's papers have appeared in such journals as Economic InquiryEnergy EconomicsEnergy JournalEnergy Policy, and Journal of Industrial Economics.

He is currently the Academic Lead for MSc Energy Studies and Management programme at the Centre and the Academic Lead for Partnership and Mobility at School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law.


Summary of research expertise

  • Energy Markets
  • Energy Policy
  • Industrial Organisation
  • Energy Sector Regulation
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Areas of expertise

  • China
  • Electric vehicles
  • Energy