I am a social scientist researching the low carbon energy transition. I am currently a Professor at the Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University, where I sit on the steering committee of the Zero-Carbon Energy for the Asia-Pacific initiative. From 2018 to 2021 I served as Associate Dean for Research in the ANU's College of Asia and the Pacific.
I am particularly interested in analysing how governments balance the goal of creating competitive advantage with the need to respond effectively to climate change, using a global supply chain perspective. I have also spent some time working on the fossil fuel sector, notably crude oil.
I currently serve on the Editorial Board for Organizational Response to Climate Change: Business, Governments, and Nonprofits series, Cambridge University Press (2021-), and Studies in Comparative Energy and Environmental Politics series, Oxford University Press (2017- ). I am also Associate Editor for the Japanese Journal of Political Science (2018-).
Llewelyn Hughes, Globalizing Oil: Firms and Oil Market Governance in France, Japan, and the United States(Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press - Business and Public Policy Series, 2014), pp. 265. Paperback 2016.
Academic papers and book chapters:
Ian Cronshaw, Quentin Grafton, and Llewelyn Hughes, “Increasing the Use of Natural Gas in the Asia-Pacific Region,” Council of Foreign Relations (CFR) Discussion Paper. Available at: https://www.cfr.org/report/increasing-use-natural-gas-asia-pacific-region.
Llewelyn Hughes and Rainer Quitzow, “Low-Carbon Technologies, National Innovation Systems, and Global Production Networks: The State of Play,” in Andreas Goldthau, Caroline Kuzemko and Michael Keating (eds.) Handbook on the IPE of Energy and Resources. Forthcoming.
Jonas Meckling and Llewelyn Hughes, “Green Protectionism: Global Supply Chains and Business Power in Renewable Energy,” New Political Economy (2017). Forthcoming.
Llewelyn Hughes and Jonas Meckling, “The Politics of Renewable Energy Trade: The US-China Solar Dispute,” Energy Policy, Vol. 105 (2017), 256-262.
Jonas Meckling and Llewelyn Hughes, “Globalizing Solar: Industry Specialization and Firm Demands for Trade Protection,” International Studies Quarterly (2017). http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/isq/sqw055 (published online 10 May 2017)
David Konisky, Llewelyn Hughes, and Charles Kaylor, “Extreme Weather Events and Climate Change Concern,” Climatic Change, Vol. 134, No. 4 (2016), 533-547.
Llewelyn Hughes and Eugene Gholz, “Energy, Coercive Diplomacy and Sanctions,” in Thijs Van de Graaf et.al. (eds.) Handbook of the International Political Economy of Energy (London: Palgrave, 2016), 487-504.
Llewelyn Hughes, “Renegotiating Japan’s Energy Compact,” in Carol Hager and Cristoph Stefes (eds.) Germany’s Energy Transition: A Comparative Perspective (London: Palgrave, 2016), 165-184.
Llewelyn Hughes, “Japan: Dominated by Fukushima and Tackling Hard Problems in Decarbonisation” in Sybille Röhrkasten, Sonja Thielges, Rainer Quitzow (eds.), The G20’s Potential for Advancing a Global Transition Towards Sustainable Energy, Institute of Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam, Berlin, 145-50.
David Konisky, Llewelyn Hughes, and Charles Kaylor “Will Extreme Weather Events Get Americans to Act on Climate Change?” (with ). The Conversation February 5, 2016. Available at: https://theconversation.com/will-extreme-weather-events-get-americans-to...
Llewelyn Hughes and Crystal Prior, “Domestic Interests and “Strategic Benefits” in Australia-Japan Submarine Deal,” (with Crystal Pryor) Center for International Studies (CSIS) Pacific Forum No 11, January 27, 2016. Available at: http://csis.org/publication/pacnet-11-domestic-interests-and-strategic-b....
Llewelyn Hughes and Johannes Urpelainen, “Interests, Institutions, and Climate Policy: Explaining the Choice of Policy Instruments for the Energy Sector,” Environmental Science & Policy, Vol. 54 (2015), 52-63.
Llewelyn Hughes and Austin Long, “Is There An Oil Weapon? National Security Implications of Changes in the Structure of the International Oil Market,” International Security (Winter-Spring 2014/2015). Forthcoming.
Llewelyn Hughes, “Japan’s Energy Conundrum,” in Robert Pekkanen, Steven R. Reed, and Ethan Scheiner (eds.), Japan Decides 2014: The Japanese General Election (Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), 199-210.
Llewelyn Hughes, “Japan’s Public-Private Regime in Energy Security,” in Bo Kong and Jae H. Ku (eds.), Regime Formation in Northeast Asia: the Past, Present, and Prospect of Regional Energy Security Cooperation (London: Routledge, 2015), 62-85.
Llewelyn Hughes, “Why Japan Deserves Some Praise on Climate,” Center for International Studies (CSIS) Japan Chair Platform, June 19, 2015. Available at: http://csis.org/publication/japan-chair-platform-why-japan-deserves-some... (Republished in the East Asia Forum).
Llewelyn Hughes and Jonas Meckling, “Free Trade for Green Trade: To Support Clean Power, Open Up Trade In Green Technology,” Foreignaffairs.com, August 4, 2015. Available at: https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/2015-08-04/free-trade-green-trade
Llewelyn Hughes and Austin Long, “Reconceptualizing the Link between Energy and Security,” Lawfare.com. September 6, 2015. Available at: https://www.lawfareblog.com/reconceptualizing-link-between-energy-and-se... (Republished at Brookings Middle East Politics and Policy)
Llewelyn Hughes, “Abe and Japan’s Energy Conundrum,” East Asia Forum, March 6, 2015. Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2015/03/06/japans-energy-conundrum/
Llewelyn Hughes, “The Limits of Energy Independence: Assessing the Implications of Oil Abundance for US Foreign Policy,” Energy Policy and the Social Sciences Vol. 1, No. 3 (2014), pp. 55-64.
Llewelyn Hughes, Jeffry Lantis and Mireya Solis, “The Life Cycle of International Regimes,” Journal of International Organizations Studies Vol. 5, No. 2 (2014), pp. 85-115.
Llewelyn Hughes, “Don’t Panic! China and the Second Energy Revolution,” Book Roundtable for Elizabeth Economy and Michael Levi, By All Means Necessary: How China’s Resource Quest is Changing the World(Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014), in Asia Policy (July 2014), pp. 162-165.
Llewelyn Hughes, “Energy and Environmental Security, and the Role of Okinawa,” in Akikazu Hashimoto, Mike Mochizuki, and Kurayoshi Takara (eds.), The Okinawa Question: Futenma, the US-Japan Alliance, and Regional Security (Washington DC: Sigur Center for Asian Studies, 2014), pp. 103-110.
Llewelyn Hughes, “Black Gold: What Does Oil Abundance Mean for the United States and its Foreign Policy?” Advance December 2014, 33-35.
Llewelyn Hughes and Phillip Lipscy, “The Politics of Energy,” Annual Review of Political Science Vol. 16 (2013), pp. 449-469.
Llewelyn Hughes, “Japan’s Radical Incrementalism in Energy,” Center for International Studies (CSIS) Japan Chair Platform, May 2013.
Llewelyn Hughes, “Promoting Standards Harmonization in the Fight Against Climate Change,” Asia-Pacific Bulletin, East-West Center, April 2013.
Llewelyn Hughes, “Climate Converts: Institutional Redeployment and Public Investment in Energy in Japan,” Journal of East Asian Studies Vol. 12, No.1 (2012), pp. 89-118.
Llewelyn Hughes, “Exploring Regional Regimes for Climate Change,” Japan Economic Forum Spotlight, March/April 2012.
Llewelyn Hughes, “Resource Nationalism in the Asia-Pacific: Why Does it Matter?” National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) Special Report #31 (2011), pp. 7-14.
Llewelyn Hughes, “Review: Unequal Allies? United States Security and Alliance Policy Toward Japan 1945-1960, by John Swenson-Wright,” in Journal of East Asian Studies, Vol. 8, No. 2 (2008), pp. 337-339.
Llewelyn Hughes, “Why Japan Won’t Go Nuclear (yet) – an Examination of the Domestic and International Constraints on the Nuclearization of Japan,” International Security Vol. 31, No. 4 (2007), pp. 67-96.