Max Dupuy

Principal and Program Director

Max Dupuy leads and manages RAP’s initiatives in China to assist and advise decision-makers on power sector policies and the transition to a low-carbon energy future.

Dupuy has served as an author, public speaker and expert for the press on international developments in power sector regulation, energy efficiency, emissions trading and other topics. He specializes in comparative analysis of energy policy and has particular experience with China’s energy institutions and challenges.

Before joining RAP, Max Dupuy served at the New Zealand Treasury in Wellington, leading economic research projects and developing policy advice on electricity markets, transmission regulation and capital efficiency.

Dupuy’s work in energy policy is complemented by a background in financial sector regulation and macroeconomic policy. He worked as an economist at the U.S. Treasury in Washington, D.C., for six years, advising the secretary of the Treasury and other senior officials. His time at the U.S. Treasury included successive periods as the economist responsible for developing policy advice on issues concerning India, Indonesia and China. He also worked in economic research in the Federal Reserve System.

Max Dupuy earned an undergraduate degree in economics from Queen’s University in Canada and a master’s degree in economics and policy from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School. In addition, Max completed a two-year Mandarin Chinese language program at the National Taiwan University.