Journal Publications

“The Impact of Air Pollution on Movie Theater Admissions”
He, X., Z. Luo, and J. Zhang
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 112 (2022): 102626.

“Rising temperature threatens China’s cropland”
Wang, J., J. Zhang, and P. Zhang
Environmental Research Letters 17.8 (2022), p.084042

“The Effectiveness of China’s Regional Carbon Market Pilots in Reducing Firm Emissions”
Cui, J., C. Wang, J. Zhang, and Y. Zheng 
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 118.52 (2021): e2109912118.

  • Selected for coverage in “Research Highlights” by Nature Climate Change
  • Media coverage: South China Morning Post, Carbon Brief, Global Times

“Navigating and Evaluating the Labyrinth of Environmental Regulation in China”
Karplus, V. J., J. Zhang, and J. Zhao
Review of Environmental Economics and Policy 15.2 (2021): pp. 300-322. (Invited Submission)

“Financing a sustainable ocean economy”
Sumaila, U. R., M. Walsh, K. Hoareau, A. Cox, L. Teh, P. Abdallah, W. Akpalu, Z. Anna, D. Benzaken, B. Crona, T. Fitzgerald, L. Heaps, I. Issifu, K. Karousakis, G. M. Lange, A. Leland, D. Miller, K. Sack, D. Shahnaz, T. Thiele, N. Vestergaard, N. Yagi, and J. Zhang
Nature Communications 12.1 (2021): p. 3259.

“Consideration of culture is vital if we are to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals”
Zheng, X., R. Wang, A. Y. Hoekstra, M. S. Krol, Y. Zhang, K. Guo, M. Sanwal, Z. Sun, J. Zhu, J. Zhang, A. Lounsbury, X. Pan, D. Guan, E. G. Hertwich, and C. Wang
One Earth 4.2 (2021), pp. 307–319.

“A Censored Maximum Likelihood Approach to Quantifying Manipulation in China’s Air Pollution Data”
Ghanem, D., S. Shen, and J. Zhang
Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists 7.5 (2020): pp.965-1003.

“Validating China’s Output Data Using Satellite Observations”
Morris, S. D. and J. Zhang
Macroeconomic Dynamics 23.8 (2019): pp.3327-3354.

“Regional Cooperation on Carbon Markets in East Asia”
Li, J. and J. Zhang
Asian Development Review 35.2 (2018): 153-179 (Invited Submission).

“Air pollution and defensive expenditures: Evidence from particulate-filtering facemasks”
Zhang, J. and Q. Mu
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 92 (2018): pp.517-536.

  • Media coverage: Council on Foreign Relations, UCSD News, Modern Express

“Carbon Pricing Induces Innovation: Evidence from China’s Regional Carbon Market Pilots”
Cui, J., J. Zhang, and Y. Zheng
American Economic Association Papers and Proceedings 108 (2018): pp.453–57.

“Population Exposure to Ambient PM2.5 at the Subdistrict Level in China”
Long, Y, J. Wang, K. Wu, and J. Zhang
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 15 (2018): no. 12.

  • Media coverage: Oriental Outlook, Phoenix Weekly

“Temperature Effects on Productivity and Factor Reallocation: Evidence from a Half Million Chinese Manufacturing Plants”
Zhang, P., O. Deschenes, K. Meng, and J. Zhang
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 88 (2018): pp.1–17.

  • Media coverage: Science Daily, EurekAlert, Noozhawk, Futurity, Santa Barbara Edhat

“Forecasting China’s Carbon Intensity: Is China on Track to Comply with Its Copenhagen Commitment?”
Yang, Y., J. Zhang, and C. Wang
Energy Journal 39.2 (2018): pp.63-86.

“Lessons learned from China’s regional carbon market pilots”
Zhang, J., Z. Wang, and X. Du
Economics of Energy and Environmental Policy 6.2 (2017): pp.1-20. (Invited Submission)

“Economic impacts of climate change on agriculture: The importance of relative humidity and other climate variables”
Zhang, P., J. Zhang, and M. Chen
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 83 (2017): pp.8–31.

  • Media coverage: China Daily, The Nation

“China’s sectoral strategies in energy conservation and carbon mitigation”
Wang, C., Y. Yang, and J. Zhang
Climate Policy 15.S1 (2015): S60-S80. (Invited Submission)

“China’s hydrofluorocarbon challenge”
Zhang, J. and C. Wang
Nature Climate Change 4 (2014): 943-945.

“‘Effortless perfection:’ Do Chinese cities manipulate air pollution data?”
Ghanem, D. and J. Zhang
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 68.2 (2014): pp.203-225.

  • Media coverage:, CENET,

“Same dream, different beds: Can America and China take effective steps to solve the climate problem?”
Bi, J., O. R. Young, R. Costanza, L. Liu, R. Kasperson, Y. Qi, D. Guttman, K. Jiang, D. Mazmanian, S. Zhang, J. Zhang, G. Osherenko, R. Percival, B. Zhang, H. Wang, P. He, and M. Liu 
Global Environmental Change 24 (2014): pp.2-4.

“Fiscal Decentralization and Environmental Infrastructure in China”
Liu, A. and J. Zhang
The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy (Contributions) 13.2 (2013): pp.733-759.

“The incentives for China’s climate actions”
Zhang, J.
International Affairs Forum 4.1 (2013): pp.1-5.

“Fishermen’s perspectives on climate variability
Zhang, J., J. Fleming, and R. Goericke
Marine Policy 36.2 (2012): pp.466-472.

“Estimation of a generalized fishery model: A two-stage approach”
Zhang, J. and M. D. Smith
The Review of Economics and Statistics 93.2 (2011): pp.690-699.

“Co-benefits and additionality of the Clean Development Mechanism: An empirical analysis”
Zhang, J. and C. Wang
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 62.2 (2011): pp.140-154.

“Heterogeneous response to marine reserve formation: A sorting model approach”
Zhang, J. and M. D. Smith
Environmental and Resource Economics 49.3 (2011): pp.311-325.

“Lose some, save some: Obesity, automobile demand, and gasoline consumption”
Li, S., Y. Liu, and J. Zhang
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 61.1 (2011): pp.52-66.

  • Media coverage: Wall Street Journal, International Business Times, Oil and Gas Journal, The Straight Dope, and Gas 2

“Behavioral response to stock abundance in exploiting common-pool resources”
Zhang, J.
The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy (Contributions) 11.1 (2011): p.52.

“Econometric modeling of fisheries with complex life histories: Avoiding biological management failures”
Smith, M.D., J. Zhang, and F. C. Coleman
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 55.3 (2008): pp.265-280.

“Structural modeling of marine reserves with Bayesian estimation”
Smith, M. D., J. Zhang, and F. C. Coleman
Marine Resource Economics 22.2 (2007): pp.121-136.

  • Dr. S.-Y. Hong Award for Outstanding Article

“Effectiveness of marine reserves for large-scale fisheries management”
Smith, M. D., J. Zhang, and F. C. Coleman
Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 63.1 (2006): pp.153-164.

Book Chapters and Reports

“Achieving a Socially Equitable Energy Transition in China”
Zhang, J., D. Liu, L. Xue, X. Chen, and H. Wu
Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (2018)

“Developing Non-Market Approaches through Regional Cooperation Platforms”
Huang, Z. and J. Zhang
In: Stavins, R. N. and R. C. Stowe. International Cooperation in East Asia to Address Climate Change (2018)
Harvard University Belfer Center.

“Economic considerations: Cost-effective and efficient climate policies” 
In: V. R. Ramanathan. Bending the Curve: Ten Scalable Solutions for Carbon Neutrality and Climate Stability 2.1 (2016): pp. 1–14, Collabra.

“Delivering environmentally sustainable economic growth: The case of China”
Zhang, J.
Asia Society Policy Report (2012).

  • Media coverage: The Diplomat, CETIN, and Mirror Books

Permanent Working Papers

Publications in Chinese

“The roadmap of China’s national carbon emission trading scheme”
Zou, J., Q. Chai, J. Chen, S. F. X. Ge, M. Hu, A. Li, D. Lin, Y. Lin, D. Liu, J. Liu, S. Liu, Y. Qi, K. Wang, S. Wang, and J. Zhang
Climate Change Research 15.3 (2019): pp. 217–221.

Evaluating Green Investment on One Belt and One Road
Zhang, J.
People’s Publishing House (2018).

Progress on Environmental Economics. Vol. 11.
Ge, C., A. Ju, J. Zhang, H. Li, and Z. Dong
China Environmental Science Press (2017).

“A cost-effectiveness analysis for urban wastewater reuse and long-distance water transfer”
Zhang, J., S. Zeng, and J. Chen
China Water & Wastewater 20.11 (2004): pp. 22–24.

“Residential willingness-to-pay for reclaimed water”
Zhang, J., Y. Zhang, J. Chen, and T. Zhang
China Water & Wastewater 19.6 (2003): pp. 96–98.

“Emission reduction costs in fuel switching”
Zhang, J., J. Zou, and J. Chen
In: Studies on Climate Change: Progress and Outlook. Ed. by X. Lu. China Meteorological Press (2003).

“On the dynamic CO2 emission baselines in the thermal power sector”
Zhang, J., J. Zou, and J. Chen
In: Studies on Climate Change: Progress and Outlook. Ed. by X. Lu.
China Meteorological Press (2003).

“Why did the Bush Administration withdraw the U.S. from the Kyoto Protocol?” 
Zou, J., J. Chen, J. Zhang, C. Wang, N. Ai, and X. Qi
Environmental Protection 5 (2001): pp. 36–38.