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Zhang Yongsheng

 

Zhang Yongsheng

2018-02-07

Zhang Yongsheng
Zhang Yongsheng

Zhang Yongsheng,Chief Expert on Climate Change and Green Growth, PhD in economics, Vice-Director-General and research fellow of Department of Development Strategy and Regional Economy of DRC, and Visiting Professor at Renmin University of China.

He was born in the city of Shishou, Hubei province in 1970. After graduation from Wuhan University in 1994, he had postgraduate study in Renmin University of China and passed out in 2000. From 2001 to 2003, he did postdoctoral research in Monash University of Australia and worked as a visiting scholar in United Nations University, World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU/WIDER) from 2003 to 2004.

His research interests mainly focus on development economics, climate change & green growth, structural reforms in China. He is the author of some influential policy reports, including "Seizing the Opportunity of Green Development in China" in China 2030, a joint report of World Bank and DRC. In recent years, he has been doing systematic theoretic and policy research on climate change and green growth (CCGG) in the perspective of the division of labor towards creating a new narrative of CCGG, as well as on how to achieve the paradigm shift of development in China, especially on how to accelerate the development in poor regions through green development. He is the author of a host of refereed papers and two monographs New Classical Economics and Inframarginal Analysis (With Xiaokai Yang) and Irrelevance of the Size of the Firm: Theory and Evidence.

His major works include Promoting Global Carbon Equity and Green Growth: China's Role in Combating Global Climate Change,How Will China's Central-Local Governmental Relationships Evolve?, China:The Next Twenty Years of Reform and Development, Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction in China:A Theoretical Framework, Will China's Growth Slow Down after the Lewis Turning Point?Equitable Access to Sustainable Development, Business Performance and Ownership System, The Division of Administrative Responsibilities and Financial Resources between the Central and Local Governments, and Roadmap for Reform of China's Transfer Payment System from the Perspective of International Experience.

Articles and papers:

Yongsheng Zhang (2015): "Reformulating the low-carbon green growth strategy in China", Climate Policy (Journal), 15:sup1, S40-S59, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2015.1094726

Yongsheng Zhang, 2014, "Climate Change and Green Growth: A Perspective of Division of Labor", China & World Economy. Vol.22, No. 5.

Yongsheng Zhang, 2014, "How Green Growth Could Become a Lever to Accelerate Economic Development in Poor Regions ", ch 17, in Ross Garnaut et al (eds) Deepening Reform for China's Long-Term Growth and Development, ANU Press and Brookings Press,.

Yongsheng Zhang and He-Ling Shi, 2014, "From Burden-sharing to Opportunity-sharing: Unlocking the deadlock of Global Climate Change Negotiation", Climate Policy (Journal). 14:1, 63-81, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2014.857979.

Shuping Liao & Yongsheng Zhang (2014) A new context for managing overseas direct investment by Chinese state-owned enterprises, China Economic Journal, 7:1, 126-140, DOI:10.1080/17538963.2013.874074 (corresponding author).

Xian Xin, Tun Lin, Xiaoyun Liu, Guanghua Wan, Yongsheng Zhang, (2013) "The impacts of climate change on the People's Republic of China's grain output: Regional and crop perspective", China Agricultural Economic Review, Vol. 5 Iss: 4, pp.434 – 458.

Yongsheng Zhang. 2013, "Can China achieve Green Growth?", in Ross Garnaut et al (eds) China: A New Model for Growth and Development, ANU Press and Brookings Press.

World Bank/DRC, 2012: "Seizing the Opportunity of Green Development in China" (as Lead author) in China 2030: Building a Modern, Harmonious, and High Income Society, World Bank Publication

BASIC Experts, 2011, Equitable Access to Sustainable Development: Contribution to the Body of Scientific Knowledge, with Winkler, Jayaraman, Pan, and et al. Beijing, Brasilia, Cape Town and Mumbai.

"Promoting Global Carbon Equity and Green Growth: China's role in combating global climate change" (2011), chapter 12, in Jane Golley, Ligang Song (eds.), Rising China: Global Challenges and Opportunities, Australian National University press, Canberra.

"How will China's central-local governmental relationships evolve? An analytical framework and its implications" (2010), in Ross Garnaut, Jane Golley and Ligang Song (eds), China: The Next Twenty Years of Reform and Development, pp.53-71, Chapter 4, Australian National University press, Canberra.

"Greenhouse gas emissions reduction: a theoretical framework and global solution"(2009, pp.389-408):, Chapter 17, in Ross Garnaut, Ligang Song and Wing Thye Woo (eds) 2009: China's New Place in a World in Crisis: Economic, Geopolitical and environmental dimensions, The Australian National University E-Press, and Brookings Institution Press.

Zhang, Y.S. and Shi, He-ling, 2014, "From Burden-sharing to Opportunity-sharing: Unlocking the deadlock of Global Climate Change Negotiation", Climate Policy Journal.

Ligang Song, Jiang Wu, and Yongsheng Zhang, 2010, "Urbanization of Migrant Workers and Expansion of Domestic Demand" , Social Sciences in China; 2010, 31: 3, 194 — 216;

Ligang Song, Yongsheng Zhang, 2010, "Will Chinese growth slow down after the Lewis turning point?", China Economic Journal, 2010, Vol. 3, No. 1;

Ligang Song, Jidong Yang, Yongsheng Zhang "State-woned Enterprise's Outward Investment and the Structural Reform in China", China & World Economy, 2011, Vol. 19, No. 4;

Development Research Center of the State Council (Yongsheng Zhang as lead author), 2009: "Greenhouse Gas Emissions: A Theoretical Framework and Global Solution", Economic Research Journal (Chinese,"全球温室气体减排:理念框架和解决方案",《经济研究》), No. 2.

Yongsheng Zhang, 2009: "Intergovernmental Relationship: A theory and Application in China", Journal of Economic and Social System Comparison (Chinese), No.2. Republished by Xinhua Wenzhai(中央与地方政府间关系:一个理论及其在中国的运用,《经济社会体制比较》杂志), 2009, Vol. 11.

Yongsheng Zhang and Chaoyu Zheng, 2008, "The Implications of China's Rapid Growth on Demand for Energy and Mining Products Imported from Australia", Economic Papers (A Journal of Economic Society of Australia), March.

Yongsheng Zhang, 2008:"The Intergovernmental Assignment of Expenditure Responsibility and Revenue", Journal of Economic and Social System Comparison (Chinese), No.2.

Feng Fei, Yongsheng Zhang, and Dingsheng Zhang, 2006:"The Performance of the Firm and Ownership", Management World(Chinese,"企业绩效与所有权",《管理世界》), No. 4.

Zhang, Yongsheng and Zhao, Xueyan.,2004: "Tests of the Scale Effects in the Fujita-Krugman Urbanization Model", Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol 55(207-222);

Zhang, Yongsheng and Zhao, Xueyan 2006, "Love of Variety and Scale Implications: An Empirical Evaluation", Division of Labour and Transaction Costs, Vol 1, No.2.

Xiaokai Yang and Yongsheng Zhang, 2002:"New Trade Theory, the Theory of Comparative Advantage, and Empirical Evidence: A Response", China Economic Quarterly(Chinese,"新贸易理论、比较优势理论及其经验研究:回应",《中国经济学季刊》). Vol. 2, No. 1, Oct, 2002.

Xiaokai Yang and Yongsheng Zhang, 2001:"New Trade Theory, the Theory of Comparative Advantage, and Empirical Evidence: A Survey", China Economic Quarterly(Chinese,"新贸易理论、比较优势理论及其经验研究:文献综述",《中国经济学季刊》). Vol.1, No.1 Oct., 2001, pp.19-44

Xiaokai Yang and Yongsheng Zhang, 1999, "Introduction of New Classical Development Economics", Economic Research Journal (Chinese,"新兴古典发展经济学导论",《经济研究》), 9-1999