Zhongxiang Zhang is a distinguished professor at Tianjin University. He is a Fellow of Asia and the Pacific Policy Society, Australia, and serves as China Country Representative in the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, and on the Scientific Council of Paris-based IDDRI, Sciences Po. Zhang is a distinguished professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and he is an adjunct professor at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and University of Hawaii at Manoa. He has contributed to a number of China’s long-term goals and strategies, including the carbon intensity target for 2020, capping carbon emissions around 2030, and the establishment of the One Belt-One Road initiative and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.

He is co-editor of Environmental Economics and Policy Studies and the International Journal of Public Policy, and he serves on the editorial boards of eleven other international journals including Climate Policy; Energy Policy; and International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics. Zhang has authored over 200 publications in English, and authored and edited 20 books and special issues of international journals.

Zhang leads an expert panel to evaluate the economic and social impacts of the 10 key national projects with total funding of $30 billion from China’s central government. He joins colleagues from the “Circle of Climate Gurus” (UNFCCC Executive Secretary) to assess the adequacy of the world’s efforts on climate change; is co-authoring a comprehensive document on international rules for greenhouse gas emissions trading; serves as an expert to many national and international organizations (including UNCTAD, UNEP, UNDP, the European Commission, North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation, ADB, OECD, IEA, the World Bank, and IPCC); and has delivered five plenary addresses to the International Association for Energy Economics conferences. Appointed by the president of Peking University, with three U.S. National Academy Fellows he conducted the first ever International Peer Review of Peking University’s academic, pedagogical, and developmental activities.

Zhang began his career at the Energy Research Institute, National Development and Reform Commission in Beijing (1987-89), and has over 20 years of working experience in Europe and the U.S. Most recently, he was a distinguished university professor and chairman at the School of Economics, Fudan University (2012-15); and a senior fellow at the East-West Center, Honolulu (2001-12). He received a Ph.D. in Economics from Wageningen University, Holland.

Last Updated: December 10, 2015



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