Professor ZhongXiang Zhang is the founding Dean and Distinguished University Professor at Ma Yinchu School of Economics and Director of China Academy of Energy, Environmental and Industrial Economics, Tianjin University.
He is co-editor of Environmental Economics and Policy Studies and International Journal of Public Policy, and serves on the editorial boards of ten other international journals. He is a Fellow of Asia and the Pacific Policy Society, Australia, and is on the Scientific Council of Paris-based IDDRI, Sciences Po. He has authored over 200 publications in English, and authored and edited 21 books and special issues of international journals. He is consecutively ranked the 4th most cited scholar inside China in the field of economics and finance, and is awarded the First Price of the 15th Tianjin Outstanding Achievement Awards in Social Science.
Professor Zhang served as an expert to many national and international organizations (including UNCTAD, UNEP, UNDP, European Commission, North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation, ADB, OECD, IEA, WB), delivered five keynotes at the IAEE conferences, and made the original contributions to a number of long-term goals and strategies that China is implementing, including the carbon intensity target for 2020, capping carbon emissions around 2030, and the establishment of the one belt one road initiative.