Dr Emma Aisbett

B.Eng. (Chemical), MSc.(Env.Mgmt.), PhD (Economics)
Senior Research Fellow, Center for Social Research and Methods
ANU College of Asia and the Pacific and ANU College of Science

Areas of expertise

  • International Economics And International Finance 140210
  • Environment And Resource Economics 140205
  • Economic Development And Growth 140202
  • International Trade Law 180117
  • Panel Data Analysis 140304

Research interests

  • Foreign direct investment in developing countries
  • Trade & Environment
  • International investment governance
  • Political economy of trade policy
  • International political economy
  • Zero-carbon energy for the Asia Pacific


Emma Aisbett is a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Social Research and Methods. Emma’s research is characterized by a set of recurring themes, which include economic globalization, environmental policy, developing countries, and political economy. She is best known for her work on international investment agreements where she has influenced both academic debate and policy. On this topic Emma has been an invited expert at both the OECD and the UN Commission on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). She is also an approved supplier of policy advice to developing countries through the UK Governments TAF2+ initiative.

Most recently, Emma has been the Transdisciplinary Research Leader for ANU Interim Grand Challenge Project - Zero Carbon Energy for the Asia Pacific. 

Researcher's projects

ANU Grand Challenge Zero Carbon Energy for the Asia Pacific



Projects and Grants

Grants information is drawn from ARIES. To add or update Projects or Grants information please contact your College Research Office.

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