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  • Research Associate

Qiu, Huanguang

Professor at the School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Renmin University of China.

  • Research Associate

Chen, Shuai

Dr Shuai Chen obtained his Ph.D. degree at the College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Peking University (China) in 2014.

  • PhD Student

Chen, Siying

PhD student at the College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Peking University (China). Her main research interest lies in forest economics. 

  • Administrative Officer

Cheng, Dian

As administrative officer of EEPC, Ms Dian Cheng is responsible for the preparation of financial reports, research project management, budget follow-ups, payments and other administrativ

  • Research Associate

Wei, Chu

Chu Wei is Associate Professor at Renmin University, China. He received his B.S. in management science from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China in 2000, and a Ph.D.

  • Research Fellow

Shi, Miaoying

Miaoying Shi currently is a postdoctoral research fellow in Peking University.

  • Research Fellow and Communications Officer

Liu, Zhaoyang

Zhaoyang (Leo) is a researcher of the ESAfD programme.

  • Senior Research Fellow

Zhang, Xiaobing

Assistant Professor in Economics at the School of Economics, Renmin University.

  • Senior Research Fellow

Yang, Xiaojun

Xiaojun Yang is currently an associate professor at the School of Public Policy and Administration, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China. She obtained her Ph.D.

  • Research Associate

Zhang, Haipeng

Haipeng Zhang is currently an assistant researcher of the Rural Development Institute, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. He got his Ph.D.

  • Research associate

Chen, Xiaoguang

Dr Xiaoguang Chen obtained his Ph.D. degree in Agricultural and Consumer Economics, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, on August 2010.

  • Senior Research Fellow

Huang, Zhuo

Dr. Zhuo Huang obtained his Ph.D. in Economics at Stanford University in 2011. He has been an Assistant Professor in Economics at the National School of Development, Peking University in China since January 2011.

  • Senior Research Fellow

Wang, Min

Dr Min Wang finished his PhD studies at the Department of Economics, Iowa State University, U.S. in November 2010.

  • Administrative Assistant

Li, Ling

Ms Ling Li is currently working as the Administrative Assistant for EEPC.

  • Senior Research Fellow

Xu, Jianhua

Jianhua Xu is an assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Management, Peking University. She got her PhD in engineering and public policy from Carnegie Mellon University in 2007.

  • Research associate

Li, Wanxin

Dr. Wanxin Li is Assistant Professor at the School of Public Policy and Management at Tsinghua University and City University of Hong Kong.

  • Senior Research Fellow

Xie, Lunyu

Dr. Lunyu Xie obtained her Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics at UC Berkeley in 2013.

  • Center Deputy Director & Senior Research fellow

Qin, Ping

Ping Qin is Deputy Director of EEPC.

  • Research Associate

Hyde, William

William Hyde has conducted research on forestry, benefit-cost analysis, rural development, preservation vs development, water quality, wildlife, and fuelwood.

  • Research Fellow

Yi, Yuanyuan

Yuanyuan (Vivian) Yi is currently a PhD candidate in Climate and Environmental Economics at University of Gothenburg in Sweden.

  • Senior Research Fellow

Zhang, Shiqiu

Shiqiu Zhang is a professor of environmental economics and Deputy Dean, College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Peking University.

  • Research Associate

Jiang, Xuemei

Jiang Xuemei is currently a lecturer at College of Economic Management, Beijing Forestry University. She received her Ph.D.

  • Center Director and Senior Research Fellow

Xu, Jintao

Jintao Xu is Director of China Center for Energy and Development at the National School of Development, Peking University.

EfD 9th Annual Meeting in Shanghai, China

EfD, the Environment for Development Initiative, has become a leading global network for economists working on environment in developing countries with centers in Central America, Chile, China, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, Sweden,Tanzania, and the US (RFF). In addition, EfD has partners all over the world. Every year the EfD network meets for an annual meeting with keynotes, research presentations and ample opportunities to interact with like-minded researchers and practitioners. This year we meet in Shanghai, November 6- 8, and for the first time our academic meeting is open to a broader group of academics. Keynote speakers are leading economists Richard Morgenstern (Resources for the Future), E. Somanathan (Indian Statistical Institute) and Martine Visser (University of Cape Town). More details can be found in the attached call.


EfD Annual Meeting 2017: Information for participants

This year the EfD annual meeting  will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from:  October 27-30, 2017. It is hosted by the Environment and Climate Research Center (EfD - Ethiopia) and the EfD Secretariat. The EfD annual meeting is a forum to bring together researchers from all EfD centers and their collaborators. EfD would also like to attract key stakeholders for exchange of research ideas. Updates for participants will be displayed here.


Fellowship for Environmental Studies at Duke Kunshan

Duke Kunshan University is now accepting applications for the new international Master of Environmental Policy (iMEP) Program. The iMEP program is a two-year degree offered jointly by Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy and Nicholas School of the Environment.  Students will study core courses in both environmental management and public policy at Duke Kunshan University (China) and Duke University (United States).  We would really appreciate it if you could share this information with people who might be interested. 


EEPC Highlights of the Autumn Term 2016

Unique contribution to energy policy-making, quality and quantity of academic publications at a record high, and impressive appearances at international and local academic events are amongst the EEPC headlines of the Autumn Term 2016 (September 2016 – January 2017). We compressed some of these memorable moments into this news story.  


Request for concept notes to develop collaborative multi-site research projects

SETI ( invites concept notes to seed collaborative research related to energy transitions. We particularly welcome proposals for work related to the SETI priority themes, including: Consequences of energy poverty, defined as a lack of reliable access to electricity and other modern fuels Drivers of the energy transition in low- and middle-income contexts, including lessons from past experiences Impacts of energy transitions at various scales (households, firms, and the regional and global environment) Policy levers and solutions to speed the energy transition; and analysis of their effectiveness Notable gaps in research on energy transitions


New book on Forest Tenure Reform in Asia and Africa

"This very readable book on Forest Tenure Reform in Asia and Africa looks at different countries’ strategies to use tenure innovations to manage forest resources. An especially interesting contribution is the comparison of China’s privatization of forest rights to the community-based forestry management approach in other developing countries," says Peter Berck, Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Policy, S.J. Hall Professor of Forestry, University of California, Berkeley, USA.


EfD Director Jintao Xu invited as a panelist in the UN Climate Summit 2014

Professor Jintao Xu, Director of EfD China/Environmental Economics Program in China (EEPC) and Senior Research Fellow, was invited as a panelist on the UN Climate Summit 2014  on September 23, 2014 on the thematic discussion session focusing on Climate, health and jobs and Economic Case for Action.  Click below or this link: to watch the video from United Nations Webcast. Professor Jintao Xu speaks after 33 minutes.