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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 in the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at UC San Diego. He is also a Senior Advisor of Asia Society and an Associate Editor of Marine Resource Economics. Zhang's research centers on empirical issues in environmental and resource economics. He adopts an interdisciplinary approach that integrates social sciences, engineering and natural sciences to deal with environmental policy problems. His research topics cover air pollution, water resources, climate change, and fisheries. His most recent research projects include: the integrity of self-reported pollution data, pollution exposure and avoidance behavior, and institutions and incentives for climate actions. Zhang is particularly interested in the environmental and energy problems in China.  

Zhang holds a Ph.D. in environmental and resource economics from Duke University. He also holds a M.S. and a B.S. (minor) in environmental engineering from Tsinghua University, and a B.A. (major) in environmental economics and management from Renmin University of China.  He was a recipient of the John V. Krutilla Research Stipend and the Joseph L. Fisher Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship. His research paper was awarded the Dr. S-Y Hong Award for Outstanding Article by Marine Resource Economics.