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Name Yu Nagai
Current Position Research Scientist
Research Interests Energy systems analysis, Energy modelling, Renewable energy policy
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2017 Dr.techn.,Institute of Energy Systems and Electrical Drives,Vienna University of Technology,Vienna,Austria
2009-2013 Research Assistant, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria
2009 M.S., Advanced Energy, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
2006 B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA


  • Lam, N. L., S. Pachauri, P. Purohit, Y. Nagai, M. N Bates, C. Cameron, and K. Smith, 2016. “Kerosene subsidies for household lighting in India: what are the impacts?,” Environmental Research Letters, Vol. 11, 044014.
  • McCollum, D. L., V. Krey, P. Kolp, Y. Nagai, and K. Riahi, 2014. “Transport electrification: a key element for energy system transformation and climate stabilization,” Climatic Change, Vol. 123, 651-664.
  • McCollum, D. L., Y. Nagai, K. Riahi, G. Marangoni, K. Calvin, R. Pietzcker, J. van Vliet, and B. van der Zwaan, 2013. “Energy investments under climate policy: a comparison of global models,” Climate Change Economics, Vol. 4, No.4, 1340010.
  • Pachauri, S., B. J. van Ruijven, Y. Nagai, K. Riahi, D. P. van Vuuren, A. Brew-Hammond, and N. Nakicenovic, 2013. "Pathways to achieve universal household access to modern energy by 2030," Environmental Research Letters, Vol. 8, 024015.
  • Mainali, B., S. Pachauri, and Y. Nagai, 2012, "Analyzing cooking fuel and stove choices in China till 2030," Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, Vol. 4, 03180501-03180515.
  • Narula, K., Y. Nagai, and S. Pachauri, 2012, "The role of Decentralized Distributed Generation in achieving universal rural electrification in South Asia by 2030," Energy Policy, Vol. 47, 345-357.
  • Krey, V., B. C. O'Neill, B. van Ruijven, V. Chaturvedi, V. Daioglou, J. Eom, L. Jiang, Y. Nagai, S. Pachauri, and X. Ren, 2012, "Urban and rural energy use and carbon dioxide emissions in Asia," Energy Economics Vol. 34, 272-283.
  • van Vliet, O., V. Krey, D. McCollum, S. Pachauri, Y. Nagai, S. Rao, and K. Riahi, 2012, "Synergies in the Asian energy system: Climate change, energy security, energy access and air pollution," Energy Economics, Vol. 34, 470-480.
  • Nagai, Y., H. Yamamoto, and K. Yamaji, 2010, “Constructing low emitting power systems through grid extension in Papua New Guinea (PNG) with rural electrification,” Energy, Vol. 35, 2309-2316.


  • Global Energy Assessment, 2012, Contributing Author for Chapter 1: Energy Primer, Chapter 17: Energy pathways for Sustainable Development, and Chapter 19: Energy Access for Development.
  • IPCC Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation, 2011, Contributing Author for Chapter 9: Renewable Energy in the Context of Sustainable Development.
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