Dr. Clare Richardson-Barlow is a non-resident fellow for the National Bureau of Asian Research where she provides expertise on economic, energy & trade policy challenges in the Asia-Pacific. Clare also currently serves as a Research Fellow in the School of Chemical & Process Engineering at the University of Leeds where she examines industrial decarbonisation from a political economy perspective for the Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions (CREDS). Clare is an interdisciplinary social scientist whose research and teaching explores energy policy, political economy and energy governance throughout the Asia-Pacific. Clare has over 10 years experience researching and working as a political economist with a focus on energy transitions and climate compatible development in the Asia-Pacific, including Northeast and Southeast Asia, Europe and North America.
Current Research: The Asia-Pacific’s regional political economy; development economics in the Asia-Pacific; Industry decarbonisation; circular economy in energy transitions; political economy of energy transitions; Southeast Asia & ASEAN in the global fight against climate change; Southeast Asia’s role in the global economy. Current research at CREDS can be found here.
Grants & Funding: Dr. Richardson-Barlow has received research funding and grants from: the University of Leeds International Research Scholarship, East Asian Studies Travel Funding, Postgraduate Experience Award, Leeds Postgraduate Event Award, and the EnergyLeeds Pump-Priming Research fund. She is the co-investigator on multiple funding applications supported by the University of Leeds, including the British Academy Knowledge Frontiers grant and the British Council Newton Fund Indonesia grant.
Previous Research: non-traditional security issues; cyber security in US-Sino relations; ASEAN leadership; cross-border electricity trade; energy market integration; climate change policy responses; development economics in East Asia. Previous projects include the Yorkshire Circular Economy Living Lab, the Pacific Energy Summit series at the National Bureau of Asian Research, and the ADB-REN21 Asia-Pacific Renewable Status Report, among others.
PhD Research: “The International Political Economy of Electricity Markets: Cross-Border Electricity Trade & Interconnections in East Asia.” A full abstract of Clare’s completed PhD research can be found here.
Further information on Clare’s current research projects can be found here.