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  • Professor, Fudan University and Tianjin University

ZhongXiang Zhang (张中祥) is a Professor and Chairman at the University of Fudan (Schoold of Economics). He is also Professor at the University of Tianjin and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (adjunct).

He is a Fellow of Asia and the Pacific Policy Society, Australia, and serves as the China Country Representative of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, and on the Scientific Council at IDDRI/Sciences Po. He also is a Fellow of CESifo and an advisor to Center for National Resource Economics Studies at Peking University.

He was previously Director of Research at one large intergovernmental organization in the capital of one OECD country, and a Research Associate at American University and Australian National University. He was a Senior Fellow at East-West Center, Honolul, he worked at both the Faculty of Law and Faculty of Economics, University of Groningen and Policy Studies Department, Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (1990). He was a visiting fellow at Pennsylvania State University and Stanford University .

He is co-editor of Environmental Economics and Policy Studies, International Journal of Ecological Economics & Statistics, International Journal of Global Energy Issues, and International Journal of Public Policy. He serves on the editorial boards of 11 other international journals including Climate Policy; Energy Policy; Environmental Science and Policy; International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics; and International Review of Environmental and Resource Economics.

He has authored and edited over 200 publications, 20 books and special issues of international journals. He is among the top 20 authors from Chinese universities in all branches of social sciences based on the first-authored articles, and is among the most cited authors by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 2001 and 2007.  He has also been cited in Trade and Climate Change WTO-UNEP Report.

He is on the DEAS/RePEc list of both the leading energy economists and the leading environmental economists in the world. Based on the number of author-weighted journal pages, he is among the Top 1000 Economists in the worldwide ranking.

His professional services include leading expert panels on evaluating economic and social impacts of the ten national key projects, and assessing the adequacy of the world’s efforts on climate change. He co-authoring the first, comprehensive and authoritative document on international rules for greenhouse gas emissions trading (UN,1999).

ZhongXiang has been involved in a variety of activities with chief climate negotiators from dozens of key countries and servied 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 the IPCC.

He is frequently a keynote speaker at major international conferences and organizing high-profile international conferences in Asia, Europe and the US. He is frequently interviewed with and cited by the major media.

He received PhD in Economics from Wageningen University. He holds a BSc. and MSc. in Energy Engineering from Tianjin University, China.