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Zhen Liu Associate Professor

Academic Area: 
  • Environmental and Resource Economics
  • Development Economics
Research Interests: 
  • Environmental and Resource Economics
  • Development Economics


Business Address: School of Business, Nanjing Normal University, NO.1 Wenyuan Road, Qixia District, Nanjing, Jiangsu




Liu was granted Ph.D. degree in Environmental and Resource Economics, University of Copenhagen (Denmark), 2014. The overall objective of the research is to contribute to evaluate the impact of ecological recovery program on micro-level households in rural China, and treatment effect analysis in other developing countries. This will be pursued through empirical investigation of rural livelihood strategies, household behaviors to policy intervention and appraisal of the options to alleviate poverty.

Referee for Scientific Journals

·        Agricultural Economics

·        World Development

·        Sustainability


1. Qirui Li*, T. S. Amjath  Babu, Peter  Zander, Zhen  Liu, Klau  Müller (2016). Sustainability of smallholder agriculture in semi-arid areas under land set aside programs: a case study from China’s Loess Plateau. Sustainability Vol.8 (4), pp. 395-401.

2. Zhen Liu* and Arne Henningsen (2016). Estimating the impacts of Sloping Land Conversion Program on the agricultural household behaviours. Agricultural Economics Vol.47, pp. 295-307. Zhen Liu*., Meng Li., Yanhua Shi. (2015) The Effect of the New Round of Collective Forest Rights Reform on Farmers’ Afforestation Decision – Take Songyang County in South China as the Example. Tidsskrift for Landøkonomi Vol 201, pp. 11-21.

3. Zhen Liu*, Meng Li. (2015) Heterogeneous Effects of China’s Sloping Land Conversion Program on Farm Productivity. Tidsskrift for Landøkonomi Vol 201, pp. 23-35.

4. Zhen Liu*., Jing Lan. (2015).The Sloping Land Conversion Program in China: Effects on     Rural Households’ Livelihood Diversification. World Development Vol.70, pp. 147-161.


1. Regional Economics(Undergraduate)

2. Microeconomics(Undergraduate)

3. Marketing Economics(Undergraduate)

4. Microeconomics (Undergraduate)