Associate Professor Emma Aisbett

B.Eng. (Chemical), MSc.(Env.Mgmt.), PhD (Economics)
Associate Professor ANU School of Law and Associate Director (Research) Zero-Carbon Energy for the Asia-Pacific Grand Challenge
ANU College of Law

Areas of expertise

  • International Trade And Investment Law 480308
  • International Economics 380110
  • Public Economics Public Choice 380113
  • Environment And Resource Economics 380105
  • Panel Data Analysis 140304

Research interests

  • International investment governance
  • Trade-related climate policy
  • International Green Industrial Policy
  • Political economy of trade policy
  • International political economy


Emma Aisbett is an Associate Professor at the School of Law and Associate Director (Research) for the ANU's Zero-Carbon Energy for the Asia-Pacific initiative.  She holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (UNSW), Master of Environmental Change and Management (Oxon.) and PhD in Economics (UC Berkeley). Emma’s research spans economic globalization, environmental policy, developing countries, and political economy. Her work on international investment agreements has influenced both policy and international debate and was recognised with the John Jackson Prize for advancing understanding of international economic law. On this topic Emma has been an invited expert at both the OECD and the UN Commission on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

Emma’s current research centres on trade-related climate policy and international Green Industrial Policy, with particular emphasis on embedded emissions accounting frameworks, certification, and international green-economy collaborations. Her transdisciplinary approach combines expertise and collaboration across both disciplines and sectors. Her list of recent collaborations include Australian Government and industry, as well as international organisations including the World Bank and Asian Development Bank. 


Researcher's projects

ANU Grand Challenge: Zero-Carbon Energy for the Asia Pacific

Available student projects

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