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Junjie Zhang

Assistant Professor of Environmental Economics


(858) 822-5733
Fax: (858) 534-3939

9500 Gilman Dr., 0519
La Jolla, CA 92093

Office: #1303

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Ph.D., Duke University, 2008
            (environmental and resource economics)
M.S., Tsinghua University, China, 2003
            (environmental engineering)
B.S., Tsinghua University, China, 2001 (minor)
            (environmental engineering)
B.A., Renmin University of China, 2001 (major)
            (environmental economics and management)

Programs and Centers

International Environmental Policy Career Track
UC San Diego Center for Environmental Economics
21st Century China Program



Junjie Zhang is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Economics at the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at UC San Diego. He is a Senior Advisor of the Asia Society. He is also an Associate Editor of Marine Resource Economics. Prof. Zhang completed his Ph.D. in Environmental and Resource Economics from Duke University in 2008. He also holds a B.A. in Environmental Economics and Management from Renmin University of China, a B.S. and a M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Tsinghua University. He was the 2011 recipient of the John V. Krutilla Research Award and the 2007 recipient of the Joseph L. Fisher Doctoral Dissertation Award, both from the Resources for the Future (RFF). He was also awarded the Dr. S-Y Hong Award for Outstanding Article by Marine Resource Economics in 2008.

Prof. Zhang's research centers on empirical issues in environmental and resource economics. His research topics cover climate change, water resources, and fisheries. At present, he is working on a project on renewable energy in China, using the structural econometric method to investigate the impact of the project-based carbon market (Clean Development Mechanism) on renewable energy investment. In another project that studies the impact of climate change on fisheries in the Southern California Bight, he develops econometric models to examine how climate change affects fisheries production. He also empirically models fishers' behavioral adaptation to climate variability and its implication for policy making.