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Dr Xiaoyi (Shawn) Mu is a Reader in Energy Economics at Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP). He joined the centre in 2008 as a Lecture and promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2012 and Reader in 2016. 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 been appeared in such journals as Economic Inquiry, Energy Economics, Energy Journal, Energy Policy, and Journal of Industrial Economics.
He is currently the co-Director of the MSc Energy Studies and Management programme and Director of the PhD programme for CEPMLP.
Industrial organization and strategies of energy companies
Commodity pricing and volatility
Regulation and restructuring of energy industries
China's energy policy
Petroleum Economics and Policy (CP51009)
The aim of this module is to equip students with the economic, technical, and institutional knowledge for understanding the working of the international petroleum industry and to develop students’ capacity in analyzing the economic and policy problems associated with international oil and gas markets. The module is organized along the petroleum product value chain, such as exploration and development, production, refining and marketing, and natural gas monetization. By completing this module, students should have the knowledge and understanding of demand, supply and price dynamics of oil, gas and refined petroleum products and the skills to analyze trends and issues in oil and gas markets and to evaluate petroleum projects, contracts, and policies. The module is designed for an interdisciplinary audience and will not require a background in economics.
Economics of Regulation and Restructuring of Energy Industries
This main aim of the module is to introduce students to the rational for and
methods of economic regulation in energy and infrastructure industries, such as
the rate-of-return regulation, price-cap regulation and franchise bidding; the
issues related to regulation and deregulation; and the reasons for and pathways
of restructuring of energy industries. It draws upon recent theoretical and
empirical advances in public economics and industrial organization, and is
intended to provide students with an analytical framework for regulatory and
public policy analysis and a rigorous foundation for further study.
Expertise related to UN SDGs
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Oklahoma
Award Date: 1 Jan 2006
Bachelor of Economics, Renmin University of China
Award Date: 1 Jan 1994
1/01/12 → 31/12/12
Mu, X. & Jena, D., 2021, The Global Energy Transition: Law, Policy and Economics for the 21st century. Cameron, P. D., Mu, X. & Roeben, V. (eds.). 1st ed. Hart Publishing
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter
Mu, X., Sahebhonar, H. & Taherifard, A., 1 Oct 2020, In: Petroleum Science. 17, 5, p. 1451-1461 11 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile2 Citations (Scopus)23 Downloads (Pure)
Mu, X. & Chen, Y-F., 21 Apr 2020, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Journal of Commodity Markets. 100139.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Mu, X., Jan 2020, 430 ed., Social Science Research Network , 34 p.
Research output: Working paper
Röben, V. (ed.), Cameron, P. (ed.) & Mu, X. (ed.), 6 Aug 2020, Hart Publishing. 304 p. (Global Energy Law and Policy)
Research output: Book/Report › Book