Cluster Directors


Chang Youngho


Asst Prof Chang Youngho
School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Cluster Director
Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N)

(+65) 6513 8107
Office: HSS-04-65

Dr. Chang is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Division of Economics and an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Apart from academic affiliations, he is a member of Technical Committee for Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Designated National Authority (DNA), National Environment Agency, Singapore.

He published his research papers in internationally refereed academic journals such as Energy Economics, International Economics, Econometric Theory, Economics Letters, Energy Policy and Korea and the World Economy among others. He co-edited books on energy security such as Energy and Non-Traditional Security (NTS) in Asia, Rethinking Energy Security in Asia (both by Springer), Energy Security: Asia Pacific Perspectives (Manas Publications) and Energy Conservation in East Asia: Towards Greater Energy Security (World Scientific). Along with academic publications, he carried out consultation projects for the public and private sector. He specializes in the economics of climate change, energy and security, oil and macroeconomy, and the economics of electricity market deregulation. His current research interests are oil price fluctuations and macroeconomic performance, the economics of energy security, energy use and climate change, and sustainability in education.

He has been interviewed and quoted by global and local media such as the International Herald Tribune, the Strait Times, BBC, Bloomberg, Channel News Asia regarding energy-y and climate change-related issues. Before working in the academia, Dr Chang worked as a landscape architect for two years in Korea and Saudi Arabia, and a financial analyst for four years in Korea. He was a degree fellow at the East-West Center, Hawaii and received his PhD in Economics (Environmental and Resource Economics) from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, U.S.A.


Research Interests

Economics of Global Warming and Climate Change;
Economics of Renewable Resources;
Energy Efficiency and Conservation of Energy;
Efficiency and Equity in Electricity Market Deregulation;
Economics of Energy Security;
Energy and Economic Growth in China