Xu, Jintao


Jintao Xu is a senior researcher of the China Center for Environmental and Energy Economics (CCEEE) at the National School of Development, Peking University. He is an Associate Dean and a professor of economics at the National School of Development, Peking University. Before joining Peking University in 2006 he worked as Deputy Director and professor at the Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy, Chinese Academy of Sciences for six years. In 2000 and 2004 he led studies in the socio-economic impacts of China’s ecological programs (i.e. the Sloping Land Conversion Program and Natural Forest Protection Programs). Currently, his research focuses on surveys and analyses of forest tenure and regulatory reform in rural China, as well as energy and development issues of China. His papers have been published in journals such as World Development, Land Economics, Ecological Economics, Environmental and Development Economics, and International Forestry Review.

Jintao Xu has been active in policy dialogue and consultation in China’s forest and environmental sectors. He was Coordinator of the Taskforce of Forest and Grassland under the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED) (2000-2002) and later a member of several other taskforces under CCICED. Currently, he is the leader of the Environmental Economics Program in China (EEPC) based at Peking University, one of the EfD world centers sponsored by Swedish SIDA. With EEPC he is building capacity to conduct rigorous economic analysis into China’s environmental and natural resource policies.

Expertise/Research area:

  • Natural Resource Economics
  • Efficiency and Productivity Analysis
  • Household and Firm-Level Survey and Analysis
People | 26 October 2007