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Academic Publications - Spring 2022

Innovation and Technology Policy

Ahl, A., Goto, M., Yarime, Masaru, Tanaka, K., & Sagawa, D. (2022). Challenges and opportunities of blockchain energy applications: Interrelatedness among technological, economic, social, environmental, and institutional dimensions. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews166, 112623.

Kyaw Thu, M., Beppu, S., Yarime, Masaru, & Shibayama, S. (2022). Role of Machine Learning and Organizational Structure in Science. PLoS ONE, 17 (8), e0272280.

Li, Veronica Qin Ting & Yarime, Masaru (2022). Strengthening Community Resilience via Data Governance: Lessons from COVID-19 Dashboards. HKUST Public Policy Bulletin, Issue No. 2.

Miao, Z., Guo, A., Chen, X., & Zhu, Pengyu (2022). Network Technology, Whole-Process Performance, and Variable-Specific Decomposition Analysis: Solutions for Energy-Economy-Environment Nexus. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management.

Jae Moon, M., & Wu, Xun (2022). Sustaining Asia’s development amidst the COVID-19 pandemic: capacity development and governance innovation. Journal of Asian Public Policy, 15(2), 165-174.

Shi, L., Shi, C., Wu, Xun, & Ma, L. (2022). Accelerating the development of smart city initiatives amidst the COVID-19 pandemic: The case of health code in China. Journal of Asian Public Policy, 15(2), 266-283.

Wang, J., Chandra, Kevin, Du, C., Ding, W., & Wu, Xun (2022). Transformation of Cross-Border Regional Innovation Networks: A Case Study of Hong Kong and Shenzhen. In Higher Education, Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Comparative Perspectives (pp. 185-210). Springer, Singapore.

Sharif, Naubahar, & Chandra, Kevin (2022). A comparative analysis of innovation policies in Hong Kong and Shenzhen within the Greater Bay Area initiative. Science and Public Policy49(1), 54-71.

Naubahar, & Mansoor, Athar (2022). Pakistan Post and the Creation of an Innovative Business Model to Enhance Financial Inclusion. In Public Sector Reforms in Pakistan (pp. 251-273). Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.


Environmental and Sustainable Policy

He, J., Li, Z., Zhang, X., Wang, H., Dong, W., Du, E., Chang, S., Ou, X., Guo, S., Tian, Z., Gu, A., Teng, F., Hu, B., Yang, X., Chen, S., Yao, M., Yuan, Z., Zhou, L., Zhao, Xiaofan, Li, Y., & Zhang, D. (2022). Towards carbon neutrality: A study on China's long-term low-carbon transition pathways and strategies. Environmental Science and Ecotechnology, 9, 100134.

Zhao, Xiaofan, & Qi, Ye (2022). Three Decades of Climate Policymaking in China: A View of Learning. Sustainability, 14(4), 2202.

Sakti, A. D., Fauzi, A. I., Takeuchi, W., Pradhan, B., Yarime, Masaru, Vega-Garcia, C., Agustina, E., Wibisono, D., Anggraini, T.S., Theodora, M.O., Ramadhanti, D., Muhammad, M.F., Aufaristama, M., & Perdana, & Wikantika, K. (2022). Spatial prioritization for wildfire mitigation by integrating heterogeneous spatial data: a new multi-dimensional approach for tropical rainforests. Remote Sensing14(3), 543.

Zhu, Pengyu, & Mo, H. (2022). The potential of ride-pooling in VKT reduction and its environmental implications. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 103, 103155.

Dong, C., Li, J., & Qi, Ye (2022). Decomposing PM2. 5 air pollution rebounds in Northern China before COVID-19. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 29(19), 28688-28699.

Liu, Z., Deng, Z., He, G., Wang, H., Zhang, X., Lin, J., Qi, Ye, Liang, X. (2022). Challenges and opportunities for carbon neutrality in China. Nature Reviews Earth & Environment, 3(2), 141-155.

Zhu, M., Qi, Ye, & Hultman, N. (2022). Low-carbon energy transition from the commanding heights: How state-owned enterprises drive China’s wind power “miracle”. Energy Research & Social Science, 85, 102392.

Chow, J., Du, C. D., & Wu, Xun (2022). Uncertainty and collaborative governance: the role of science in combating shipping air pollution in Hong Kong and the greater bay area, China. Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning, 1-13.


Urban Studies

Zhang, S., Yi, B., Guo, F., & Zhu, Pengyu (2022). Exploring selected pathways to low and zero CO2 emissions in China's iron and steel industry and their impacts on resources and energy. Journal of Cleaner Production, 340, 130813.

Zhou, L., Li, S., Li, C., Shen, G., Yang, H., Zhu, Pengyu, Han, H., & Li, B. (2022). Spatial congruency or mismatch? Analyzing the COVID-19 potential infection risk and urban density as businesses reopen. Cities, 123, 103615.

Zhu, Pengyu, Huang, J., Wang, J., Liu, Y., Li, J., Wang, M., & Qiang, W. (2022). Understanding taxi ridership with spatial spillover effects and temporal dynamics. Cities, 125, 103637.

Zhu, Pengyu, Li, J., & Hou, Y. (2022). Applying a Population Flow–Based Spatial Weight Matrix in Spatial Econometric Models: Conceptual Framework and Application to COVID-19 Transmission Analysis. Annals of the American Association of Geographers, 1-21.

Zhu, Pengyu, Zhao, S., & Jiang, Y. (2022). Residential segregation, built environment and commuting outcomes: Experience from contemporary China. Transport Policy, 116, 269-277.

Zhu, Pengyu, & Tan, Xinying (2022). Evaluating the effectiveness of Hong Kong’s border restriction policy in reducing COVID-19 infections. BMC Public Health, 22(1), 1-19.


Health Policy

Li, Veronica Qin Ting, Ma, L., & Wu, Xun (2022). COVID-19, policy change, and post-pandemic data governance: a case analysis of contact tracing applications in East Asia. Policy and Society41(1), 01-14.

Wu, Xun, Shi, L., Lu, X., Li, X., & Ma, L. (2022). Government dissemination of epidemic information as a policy instrument during COVID-19 pandemic: Evidence from Chinese cities. Cities, 125, 103658.

Gietel-Basten, Stuart, Matus, Kira, & Mori, R. (2022). COVID-19 as a trigger for innovation in policy action for older persons? Evidence from Asia. Policy and Society41(1), 168-186.

Iran, S., Joyner Martinez, C. M., Vladimirova, K., Wallaschkowski, S., Diddi, S., Henninger, C. E., McCormick, H., Matus, Kira, Niinimäki, K., Sauerwein, M., Singh, R., & Tiedke, L. (2022). When mortality knocks: Pandemic-inspired attitude shifts towards sustainable clothing consumption in six countries. International Journal of Sustainable Fashion & Textiles1(1), 9-39.


News Articles

Hartley, K. & Low, Donald (2022, March 30). Hong Kong must rebuild public trust to strengthen its crisis response, as Covid-19 mass-testing debacle shows. South China Morning Post.

Low, Donald(2022, February 18). The 3 most likely scenarios of how the pandemic in Hong Kong ends. South China Morning Post.

Low, Donald (2022, March 15). Hong Kong’s zero-Covid policy risks becoming a trap if no lessons are learned from this tragedy. South China Morning Post.

Sharif, Naubahar (15 Mar 2022). Bold anti-pandemic action needed to end residents’ constant mental anguish. China Daily.

Sharif, Naubahar (7 Apr 2021). Hong Kong faces hard questions over pain of pandemic restrictions. South China Morning Post.

Sharif, Naubahar (25 Jul 2022). Hong Kong SAR needs a long-term perspective that brings youth into its fold. China Daily.

Sharif, Naubahar (17 Aug 2022). Academic success depends on more than high entrance exam scores. China Daily.



Yarime, Masaru(ed.) (2022). Data and Sustainability. Special Collection of Articles, Data & Policy. Cambridge University Press.

Yarime, Masaru & Kamrowska-Zaluska, D. (eds.) (2022). Data Governance for Innovation in Sustainable Smart Cities. Research Topic, Frontiers in Sustainable Cities.