Dr. Zhang studied in Peking University with double bachelor’s degrees in mechanical engineering and economics. He then moved to Switzerland where he earned his master’s degree in management and Ph.D. in economics from ETH Zurich. Before joining the faculty of City University of Hong Kong, he was a postdoctoral researcher in the Center of Economic Research at ETH Zurich. He was also a researcher associated with the Energy Science Center, Simulation Lab, and the Competence Center for Research in Energy, Society, and Transition in Switzerland. He has been elected as a council member of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE).
His primary research focuses on energy and sustainability economics. In his ultimate pursuit of regional sustainable development, his work combines multiple tools including economic theory, econometrics, computable general equilibrium modelling, applied machine learning techniques, and integrated interdisciplinary assessment methods to seek policy solutions to sustainability. He has also extended his research interests into issues related to business and urban sustainability.
- Energy, Environmental & Sustainability Economics
- Policy for Sustainable Resource Use
- Green Business & Finance
- Economic Development under Climate Risks
- Interdisciplinary work related to environmental management and urban sustainability
Editor or Editorial Membership
- Associate Editor: Frontiers in Environmental Science (Impact factor: 5.411)
- Associate Editor: Frontiers in Climate
- Guest Associate Editor: Frontiers in Energy Research (Impact factor: 3.858)
- Board of Editors: Economies