Comparative politics of energy and environment, business-government relations, Japanese political economy
Dr. Hughes is author of Globalizing Oil: Firms and Oil Market Governance in France, Japan, and the United States, recently published by Cambridge University Press in its Business and Public Policy series. He has also published in International Security, the Annual Review of Political Science, the Journal of East Asian Studies, and other journals, as well as authoring numerous policy papers. His research focuses on the international and comparative political economy of energy markets, and the political economy of climate change.
Dr. Hughes received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and holds a Masters degree from the Graduate School of Law and Politics at the University of Tokyo. He has received research support from the Social Science Research Council, Smith Richardson Foundation, MIT Laboratory for Energy and Environment, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Sigur Center for Asian Studies, and the GWU Center for International Business, and has been a visiting fellow at Université Paris Dauphine, Tokyo Foundation, Japan Business Federation (Keidanren), and the Japan Institute for Energy Economics.
Prior to his current position Dr. Hughes was affiliated with the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University in Washington D.C., and with the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He is trained as a simultaneous and consecutive interpreter in the Japanese language, and is a citizen of Australia, New Zealand and Great Britain.