Jinhua Zhao

Jinhua Zhao

  • Professor
  • David J. Nolan Dean

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Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management

jz638@cornell.edu

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Biography

Jinhua Zhao is a professor and the David J. Nolan Dean at the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University. Before joining Dyson, he was a professor of economics and director of the Environmental Science and Policy Program at Michigan State University. He was a co-editor of the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management and served on the editorial councils of JEEM and the Review of Development Economics, and is on the editorial committees of Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, Annual Review of Resource Economics and Frontier of Economics in China. He served on the Environmental Economics Advisory Committee of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board as well as the Air, Climate and Energy Committee of EPA’s Board of Scientific Counselors. He conducts research in the broad area of environmental and resource economics, with special interests in global climate change, renewable energies, water, technology adoption, dynamic decision making under uncertainty, and applied microeconomics in general. He also has research interests in China’s environment, including government regulation and individual behavior, environmental valuation and payment for ecosystem services. His publications have appeared in, among others, the Economic Journal, International Economic Review, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Public Economics, JEEM and American Journal of Agricultural Economics. His research projects have been funded by US National Science Foundation, US Department of Agriculture, and US EPA.

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Awards and Honors

  • Winner (2008) Harvard Project on International Climate Agreements Research Paper Competition
  • Outstanding Journal Article Award (2007) Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics

Academic Degrees

  • PhD University of California at Berkeley, 1997
  • MSc University of Guelph, 1992
  • BEng University of Science and Technology, 1987