Ideas for Developing Asia and the Pacific

Calls for Papers: Energy Insecurity in Asia: Challenges, Solutions, and Renewable Energy

Energy Insecurity in Asia: Challenges, Solutions, and Renewable Energy
Asian Development Bank Institute

The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) invites submissions of original unpublished papers on energy insecurity in Asia to be published in a book. Accepted papers will be presented at a seminar to be held in an Asian country. Participation costs will be covered for one presenter of every accepted paper. The presenter must be a citizen of an ADB member country. Papers may deal with but not be limited to the following:

  • Status and causes of energy insecurity in Asia
  • Dimensions and measures of energy insecurity and applications in Asia
  • Implications and consequences of energy insecurity in Asia
  • Role of renewable energy in resolving energy insecurity in Asia
  • Policies for improving access to energy among developing countries or Pacific island countries
  • Barriers to resolving energy insecurity in Asia
  • Role of public–private partnerships in increasing access to energy through channels such as distributed generation and/or renewable energy
  • Policy instruments needed to secure access to energy
  • Governments’ role in promoting access to energy
  • Taxes on emissions and subsidies for green and renewable energy

Working title of the book: Energy Insecurity in Asia: Challenges, Solutions, and Renewable Energy


  • Naoyuki Yoshino, dean, Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI); professor emeritus, Keio University, Japan
  • Farhad Taghizadeh-Hesary, assistant professor, Faculty of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University, Japan
  • Youngho Chang, senior lecturer, Singapore University of Social Sciences, Singapore
  • Thai-Ha Le, senior lecturer, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam


Abstracts (300 words) must be submitted no later than 30 August 2018 as a Word document containing a title, name and affiliation of the author(s), contact information, and appropriate fields (JEL classifications). Early applications with a full paper are preferred. Only papers written in English will be considered. Authors of selected papers will be notified by 30 September or earlier. A full draft paper should be submitted by 30 November. (Date and place of seminar will be announced later.)

Submissions with brief author bios (including key and/or relevant publications, if any) should be emailed to [email protected]