Zhongxiang Zhang is a distinguished university professor and chairman at School of Economics, Fudan University, China. He is a Fellow of Asia and the Pacific Policy Society, Australia, and is serving as China Country Representative of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. He also is a Fellow of CESifo, Germany; a distinguished professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences; an adjunct professor at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and University of Hawaii at Manoa; and an advisor to Center for National Resource Economics Studies at Peking University.
His professional services include leading a experts panel to evaluate economic and social impacts of 10 national key projects with total funding of US$ 30 billion from China’s central government (appointed by Ministry of Science and Technology), joining colleagues from the “Circle of Climate Gurus” (current UNFCCC Executive Secretary) to assess the adequacy of the world’s efforts on climate change; co- authoring a first, comprehensive and authoritative document on international rules for greenhouse gas emissions trading (published by the United Nations in 1999); working with five “world’s leading environmental economists” to improve the design of the EU emissions trading scheme; getting involved in a variety of activities with chief climate negotiators from a dozen key countries; serving 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 IPCC); frequently keynoting major international conferences in Asia, Europe and North America (including five plenary addresses to the International Association for Energy Economics conferences); and organizing high-profile international conferences in Asia, Europe (including the conference at the European Commission) and the US. He is frequently interviewed with and cited by the major media. Appointed by Peking University President, he recently conducted with three U.S. National Academy Fellows the first ever International Peer Review of PKU’s academic, pedagogical, and developmental activities.