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Workplace:Center for Economic Research, Shandong University, (more information at EDIRC)

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Working Papers


  1. Mercury-related health benefits from retrofitting coal-fired power plants in China
    Papers, Downloads


  1. Country portfolios with habit persistence
    Working Papers, Business School - Economics, University of Glasgow Downloads


  1. Efficiency in the highly market-segmented Chinese banking sector: A meta-frontier non-radial directional distance function approach
    Discussion Papers in Finance, Griffith University, Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics Downloads
  2. Sustainable water resource and endogenous economic growth
    MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads
    See also Journal Article Sustainable water resource and endogenous economic growth, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Elsevier (2016) Downloads View citations (8) (2016)


  1. Unequal household carbon footprints in China
    Working Paper, Harvard University OpenScholar Downloads View citations (50)
    See also Journal Article Unequal household carbon footprints in China, Nature Climate Change, Nature (2017) Downloads View citations (65) (2017)

Journal Articles


  1. Adaptation to temperature extremes in Chinese agriculture, 1981 to 2010
    Journal of Development Economics, 2024, 166, (C) Downloads
  2. Can China's regional carbon market pilots improve power plants' energy efficiency?
    Energy Economics, 2024, 129, (C) Downloads


  1. A hidden risk in climate change: The effect of daily rainfall shocks on industrial activities
    Economic Analysis and Policy, 2023, 80, (C), 161-180 Downloads
  2. A papain-like cysteine protease-released small signal peptide confers wheat resistance to wheat yellow mosaic virus
    Nature Communications, 2023, 14, (1), 1-18 Downloads
  3. Can China achieve carbon neutrality without power shortage? A substitutability perspective
    Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 2023, 182, (C) Downloads
  4. Do livestock environmental regulations reduce water pollution in China?
    Ecological Economics, 2023, 204, (PA) Downloads
  5. Drivers of China's high-quality development: The role of intangible factors
    Economic Modelling, 2023, 124, (C) Downloads View citations (1)
  6. Earning reduction caused by air pollution: Evidence from China
    China Economic Review, 2023, 79, (C) Downloads
  7. Environmental regulation and labor market: a bibliometric analysis
    Environment, Development and Sustainability: A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Theory and Practice of Sustainable Development, 2023, 25, (7), 6095-6116 Downloads
  8. The effect of innovation pilot on carbon total factor productivity: Quasi-experimental evidence from China
    Energy Economics, 2023, 125, (C) Downloads View citations (1)
  9. The global power sector’s low-carbon transition may enhance sustainable development goal achievement
    Nature Communications, 2023, 14, (1), 1-14 Downloads


  1. Economic and environmental outcomes of economic transition: Evidence from a quasi-experiment in China
    Journal of Asian Economics, 2022, 80, (C) Downloads View citations (1)
  2. Is China's energy policy effective for power plants? Evidence from the 12th Five-Year Plan energy saving targets
    Energy Economics, 2022, 112, (C) Downloads View citations (6)
  3. Measuring technical efficiency and total factor productivity change with undesirable outputs in Stata
    Stata Journal, 2022, 22, (1), 103-124 Downloads View citations (2)
  4. The effect of environmental regulation on the marginal abatement cost of industrial firms: Evidence from the 11th Five-Year Plan in China
    Energy Economics, 2022, 112, (C) Downloads View citations (10)


  1. Does it matter who gives information? The impact of information sources on farmers’ pesticide use in China
    Journal of Asian Economics, 2021, 76, (C) Downloads View citations (5)
  2. Embodied greenhouse gas emissions from building China’s large-scale power transmission infrastructure
    Nature Sustainability, 2021, 4, (8), 739-747 Downloads View citations (8)
  3. Gone with the wind: An externality of earnings pressure
    Journal of Accounting and Economics, 2021, 72, (1) Downloads View citations (16)
  4. Low-carbon city pilot and carbon emission efficiency: Quasi-experimental evidence from China
    Energy Economics, 2021, 96, (C) Downloads View citations (76)
  5. Price sensitivity and consumers’ support for renewable energy in China
    Energy, 2021, 222, (C) Downloads View citations (6)
  6. The cost of low-carbon transition for China's coal-fired power plants: A quantile frontier approach
    Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 2021, 169, (C) Downloads View citations (9)
  7. The sources of regulated productivity in Chinese power plants: An estimation of the restricted cost function combined with DEA approach
    Energy Economics, 2021, 100, (C) Downloads View citations (4)
  8. Travelers on the Railway: An Economic Growth Model of the Effects of Railway Transportation Infrastructure on Consumption and Sustainable Economic Growth
    Sustainability, 2021, 13, (12), 1-18 Downloads View citations (5)


  1. Air pollution and tourism development: An interplay
    Annals of Tourism Research, 2020, 85, (C) Downloads View citations (13)
  2. Assessing the role of technology in global manufacturing energy intensity change: A production-theoretical decomposition analysis
    Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 2020, 160, (C) Downloads View citations (6)
  3. Can sustainable operations achieve economic benefit and energy saving for manufacturing industries in China?
    Annals of Operations Research, 2020, 290, (1), 145-168 Downloads View citations (3)
  4. DDES analysis of unsteady flow evolution and pressure pulsation at off-design condition of a centrifugal pump
    Renewable Energy, 2020, 153, (C), 193-204 Downloads View citations (7)
  5. Impact of urbanization on energy demand: An empirical study of the Yangtze River Economic Belt in China
    Energy Policy, 2020, 139, (C) Downloads View citations (30)
  6. Near-real-time monitoring of global CO2 emissions reveals the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic
    Nature Communications, 2020, 11, (1), 1-12 Downloads View citations (36)
  7. The shadow prices of CO2 and SO2 for Chinese Coal-fired Power Plants: A partial frontier approach
    Energy Economics, 2020, 85, (C) Downloads View citations (20)


  1. Assessing drivers of CO2 emissions in China's electricity sector: A metafrontier production-theoretical decomposition analysis
    European Journal of Operational Research, 2019, 275, (3), 1096-1107 Downloads View citations (18)
  2. CO2 emission patterns in shrinking and growing cities: A case study of Northeast China and the Yangtze River Delta
    Applied Energy, 2019, 251, (C), - Downloads View citations (16)
  3. Carbon mitigation effects and potential cost savings from carbon emissions trading in China's regional industry
    Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 2019, 141, (C), 1-11 Downloads View citations (31)
  4. Determinants of Residents’ Willingness to Accept and Their Levels for Ecological Conservation in Ganjiang River Basin, China: An Empirical Analysis of Survey Data for 677 Households
    Sustainability, 2019, 11, (21), 1-18 Downloads View citations (4)
  5. Does China’s Pollution Levy Standards Reform Promote Green Growth?
    Sustainability, 2019, 11, (21), 1-18 Downloads View citations (1)
  6. Does energy research funding work? Evidence from the Natural Science Foundation of China using TEI@I method
    Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 2019, 144, (C), 369-380 Downloads View citations (2)
  7. Effectiveness of crop residuals in ethanol and pyrolysis-based electricity production: A stochastic analysis under uncertain climate impacts
    Energy Policy, 2019, 125, (C), 267-276 Downloads View citations (5)
  8. Family firms, sustainable innovation and financing cost: Evidence from Chinese hi-tech small and medium-sized enterprises
    Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 2019, 144, (C), 499-511 Downloads View citations (11)
  9. Modeling the eco-efficiency of Chinese prefecture-level cities with regional heterogeneities: A comparative perspective
    Ecological Modelling, 2019, 402, (C), 1-17 Downloads View citations (8)
  10. The effect of environmental policy on Chinese firm's green productivity and shadow price: A metafrontier input distance function approach
    Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 2019, 144, (C), 129-136 Downloads View citations (16)


  1. Analysis of the Factors Influencing Willingness to Pay and Payout Level for Ecological Environment Improvement of the Ganjiang River Basin
    Sustainability, 2018, 10, (7), 1-17 Downloads View citations (16)
  2. National research funding and energy efficiency: Evidence from the National Science Foundation of China
    Energy Policy, 2018, 120, (C), 335-346 Downloads View citations (19)
  3. Sustainable endogenous growth model of multiple regions: Reconciling OR and economic perspectives
    European Journal of Operational Research, 2018, 269, (1), 218-226 Downloads View citations (2)
  4. The Potential Gains from Carbon Emissions Trading in China’s Industrial Sectors
    Computational Economics, 2018, 52, (4), 1175-1194 Downloads View citations (4)
  5. The Role of Agricultural Training on Fertilizer Use Knowledge: A Randomized Controlled Experiment
    Ecological Economics, 2018, 148, (C), 77-91 Downloads View citations (18)


  1. A Review of Low-Carbon Transformation and Energy Innovation Issues in China
    Sustainability, 2017, 9, (7), 1-6 Downloads
  2. Chinese airline efficiency under CO2 emissions and flight delays: A stochastic network DEA model
    Energy Economics, 2017, 68, (C), 89-108 Downloads View citations (20)
  3. Eco-benefits assessment on urban industrial symbiosis based on material flows analysis and emergy evaluation approach: A case of Liuzhou city, China
    Resources, Conservation & Recycling, 2017, 119, (C), 78-88 Downloads View citations (7)
  4. Feasibility of a new-generation nighttime light data for estimating in-use steel stock of buildings and civil engineering infrastructures
    Resources, Conservation & Recycling, 2017, 123, (C), 11-23 Downloads View citations (1)
  5. How does urbanization affect carbon dioxide emissions? A cross-country panel data analysis
    Energy Policy, 2017, 107, (C), 678-687 Downloads View citations (120)
  6. Scale of Production, Agglomeration and Agricultural Pollutant Treatment: Evidence From a Survey in China
    Ecological Economics, 2017, 140, (C), 30-45 Downloads View citations (6)
  7. Spatiotemporal changes and fragmentation of forest land in Jiangxi Province, China
    Journal of Forest Economics, 2017, 29, (PA), 4-13 Downloads View citations (2)
  8. Unequal household carbon footprints in China
    Nature Climate Change, 2017, 7, (1), 75-80 Downloads View citations (65)
    See also Working Paper Unequal household carbon footprints in China, Working Paper Downloads View citations (50)


  1. A coin has two sides: Which one is driving China’s green TFP growth?
    Economic Systems, 2016, 40, (3), 481-498 Downloads View citations (12)
  2. Carbon emissions dynamics, efficiency gains, and technological innovation in China's industrial sectors
    Energy, 2016, 99, (C), 10-19 Downloads View citations (55)
  3. Carbon emissions reductions and technology gaps in the world's factory, 1990–2012
    Energy Policy, 2016, 91, (C), 28-37 Downloads View citations (22)
  4. Environmental technical efficiency, technology gap and shadow price of coal-fuelled power plants in China: A parametric meta-frontier analysis
    Resource and Energy Economics, 2016, 43, (C), 14-32 Downloads View citations (58)
  5. Industrial Carbon Emissions of China’s Regions: A Spatial Econometric Analysis
    Sustainability, 2016, 8, (3), 1-14 Downloads View citations (6)
  6. Integral representation of vega for American put options
    Finance Research Letters, 2016, 19, (C), 204-208 Downloads
  7. Reducing curtailment of wind electricity in China by employing electric boilers for heat and pumped hydro for energy storage
    Applied Energy, 2016, 184, (C), 987-994 Downloads View citations (68)
  8. Sustainable water resource and endogenous economic growth
    Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 2016, 112, (C), 237-244 Downloads View citations (8)
    See also Working Paper Sustainable water resource and endogenous economic growth, MPRA Paper (2015) Downloads (2015)
  9. The energy rebound effects across China’s industrial sectors: An output distance function approach
    Applied Energy, 2016, 184, (C), 1165-1175 Downloads View citations (27)
  10. Toward a Sustainable Low-Carbon China: A Review of the Special Issue of “Energy Economics and Management”
    Sustainability, 2016, 8, (8), 1-8 Downloads
  11. Trust and corporate cash holdings
    Journal of Corporate Finance, 2016, 41, (C), 363-387 Downloads View citations (55)
  12. UK credit and discouragement during the GFC
    Small Business Economics, 2016, 47, (4), 1049-1074 Downloads View citations (24)


  1. A deterministic parametric metafrontier Luenberger indicator for measuring environmentally-sensitive productivity growth: A Korean fossil-fuel power case
    Energy Economics, 2015, 51, (C), 88-98 Downloads View citations (30)
  2. Dynamic total factor carbon emissions performance changes in the Chinese transportation industry
    Applied Energy, 2015, 146, (C), 409-420 Downloads View citations (80)
  3. Environmentally sensitive productivity growth and its decompositions in China: a metafrontier Malmquist–Luenberger productivity index approach
    Empirical Economics, 2015, 49, (3), 1017-1043 Downloads View citations (33)
  4. Introduction to the Special Issue on “the Sustainable Asia Conference 2014”
    Sustainability, 2015, 7, (2), 1-8 Downloads View citations (3)
  5. Metafrontier Environmental Efficiency for China’s Regions: A Slack-Based Efficiency Measure
    Sustainability, 2015, 7, (4), 1-18 Downloads View citations (7)
  6. On Modeling Environmental Production Characteristics: A Slacks-Based Measure for China’s Poyang Lake Ecological Economics Zone
    Computational Economics, 2015, 46, (3), 389-404 Downloads View citations (19)
  7. Regional Water Footprint Assessment: A Case Study of Leshan City
    Sustainability, 2015, 7, (12), 1-16 Downloads View citations (5)
  8. Renewable energy from pyrolysis using crops and agricultural residuals: An economic and environmental evaluation
    Energy, 2015, 90, (P2), 1532-1544 Downloads View citations (12)
  9. Sustainability of Trade Liberalization and Antidumping: Evidence from Mexico’s Trade Liberalization toward China
    Sustainability, 2015, 7, (9), 1-20 Downloads View citations (3)
  10. The Efficiency and Its Determinants for China’s Medical Care System: Some Policy Implications for Northeast Asia
    Sustainability, 2015, 7, (10), 1-20 Downloads View citations (6)
  11. Total-factor carbon emission performance of the Chinese transportation industry: A bootstrapped non-radial Malmquist index analysis
    Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 2015, 41, (C), 584-593 Downloads View citations (64)


  1. Determinants of Farmers’ Willingness to Pay and Its Level for Ecological Compensation of Poyang Lake Wetland, China: A Household-Level Survey
    Sustainability, 2014, 6, (10), 1-15 Downloads View citations (15)
  2. Measuring sustainability by Energy Efficiency Analysis for Korean Power Companies: A Sequential Slacks-Based Efficiency Measure
    Sustainability, 2014, 6, (3), 1-13 Downloads View citations (14)
  3. Measuring sustainability performance for China: A sequential generalized directional distance function approach
    Economic Modelling, 2014, 41, (C), 392-397 Downloads View citations (29)
  4. Productivity for Horizontal Wells in Low-Permeability Reservoir with Oil/Water Two-Phase Flow
    Mathematical Problems in Engineering, 2014, 2014, 1-9 Downloads
  5. Spatiotemporal Pattern and Driving Forces of Arable Land-Use Intensity in China: Toward Sustainable Land Management Using Emergy Analysis
    Sustainability, 2014, 6, (6), 1-17 Downloads View citations (19)
  6. The effect of size-control policy on unified energy and carbon efficiency for Chinese fossil fuel power plants
    Energy Policy, 2014, 70, (C), 193-200 Downloads View citations (91)


  1. A comparative study of dynamic changes in CO2 emission performance of fossil fuel power plants in China and Korea
    Energy Policy, 2013, 62, (C), 324-332 Downloads View citations (71)
  2. Energy efficiency, CO2 emission performance and technology gaps in fossil fuel electricity generation in Korea: A meta-frontier non-radial directional distance functionanalysis
    Energy Policy, 2013, 56, (C), 653-662 Downloads View citations (153)
  3. Environmental efficiency analysis of transportation system in China: A non-radial DEA approach
    Energy Policy, 2013, 58, (C), 277-283 Downloads View citations (140)
  4. Total-factor carbon emission performance of fossil fuel power plants in China: A metafrontier non-radial Malmquist index analysis
    Energy Economics, 2013, 40, (C), 549-559 Downloads View citations (150)


  1. Efficiency and abatement costs of energy-related CO2 emissions in China: A slacks-based efficiency measure
    Applied Energy, 2012, 98, (C), 198-208 Downloads View citations (232)
  2. Technical efficiency, shadow price of carbon dioxide emissions, and substitutability for energy in the Chinese manufacturing industries
    Energy Economics, 2012, 34, (5), 1492-1497 Downloads View citations (92)
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