Time of event

15:00–18:30 (Tokyo time)


Energy prices are usually controlled or subsidized in developing Asian and Pacific economies to reduce energy costs to low-income consumers and firms. Energy pricing reforms have emerged as one of the regions’ most important policy challenges and opportunities given their potential to advance climate change mitigation and green growth.

Energy pricing reforms could help reduce government expenditure on energy subsidies, which in developing Asia and the Pacific can range between 2-4% of GDP. They could also promote investment in renewable energy and energy efficiency improvements, reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

This ADBI webinar will feature research on the short and long-term costs and benefits of energy pricing reforms for developing Asian and Pacific economies, including liberalization, privatization, and enhanced competition related to energy generation, transmission, and distribution. It will also explore how regional lessons learned can guide the implementation of energy reforms and realization of environmental objectives.

  • Examine energy pricing reforms and their short- and long-term costs and benefits for developing Asian and Pacific economies
  • Exchange energy pricing reform experiences and lessons learned
  • Promote energy reforms and environmental objectives in the region
  • Policy makers and experts, including think tank researchers, academics, and students
  • More conducive environment for policy dialogue and research on energy pricing reform in Asia and the Pacific
  • Research papers featured during the webinar will be considered for publication in a journal special issue or edited book
How to register

Register here.


Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Institute

Conference Presentations

Paper 1: Water-energy-food nexus thinking in Kazakhstan: Choice or necessity?
Marat Karatayev, Postdoctorate researcher, Karl-Franzens University of Graz, Institute of Systems Sciences, Innovation and Sustainability Research, Austria


Paper 2: PRC’s Electricity Cross-subsidies: Equity, Reverse Ramsey Pricing and Welfare Analysis
Yumin Li, Assistant Professor in Economics, SHU-UTS SILC Business School, Shanghai University, Shanghai, PRC


Paper 4: What are the determinants of fuel subsidies in Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) countries?
Nam Foo, Sessional Lecturer, Curtin University, Australia


Paper 5: The Relationship Between Energy Subsidy, Oil Price, and Carbon Emission in Selected Asia Countries: A Panel Threshold Analysis
Dzul Hadzwan Husaini, Lecturer, Faculty of Economics and Business, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia


Paper 6: Understanding Gas Pricing Mechanism: Implication for the Asian Market
Yanrui Wu, Professor and Head of Economics Department, University of Western Australia, Australia


Paper 9: Energy Prices and the Feasibility of Hydrogen Energy for Road Transport in PRC
Yanfei Li, Associate Professor, Hunan University of Technology and Business


Economic and Financial Assessment of Climate Change Impact
Eisa Khan Ayoob Ayoobi, Chief of Capacity Building Division, CAREC Institute


Related Publications
Working Paper 1175
Working Paper 1176
Working Paper 1185
Working Paper 1188

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