The Extraordinary Think And Do (TANDO) Tank
Ning Zhang
environmental and energy economics
sustainability science

Dr. Ning Zhang is a Full Professor at Department of Economics, Shandong University. He obtained B.E. degree in international trade from Shandong University, and Ph.D. degree in environmental economics from Inha University, Korea. His current research interest includes sustainability science and environmental and energy economics. He is an active and influential interdisciplinary researcher in the field of sustainability area. His international reputation for sustainability areas in developing countries has resulted in more than 100 publications, policy-making, international conference and committee invites and participate in UNFCCC COP conference. His publications appears in many highly ranked journals such as Science, Nature Climate Change, Nature Communications, Nature Sustainability, Nature Geoscience, Resource and Energy Economics, Energy Economics, Ecological Economics, European Journal of Operational Research, Applied Energy Energy Policy, Energy, Journal of Cleaner production, Resources, Conservation and Recycling, Ecological Indicators, Technological Forecasting and Social Change and Sustainability etc. Among those papers, 20 of papers have been selected as the ESI top 0.1% and 1% highly cited papers. Based on IDEAS/RePEc database, he ranked top 10 among the whole economists in the world (5 years or less). He received the Outstanding Youth scientist Foundation from National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and outstanding scholarship award from China Scholarship Council (CSC), best scholar award from Korea Energy Management Corporation (KEMCO) and best paper award from Ministry of Knowledge Economy Korea (MKE).

Regarding editorial work, He is serving as an editorial member of Technological Forecasting and Social Change and an associate editor of Social Science Journal. He has guest-edited many special issues in highly regarded Journals, he is also the co-organizer of Sustainable Asia Conference which is a collaborator with Sustainability (MDPI). He is also the referees for over 50 journals and national foundation related to sustainability.

Dr Ning Zhang has been successful in obtaining research funding. He is the Principal Investigator of 5 research funding of National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), and principal Investigator of National Key R&D Program of China and several provincial-level research funding with the total amount of about 8 million RMB Yuan. He has been involved in several multi-million RMB Yuan national key projects of China in environmental issues and climate change. His research outputs are frequently used as quantitative evidence in policy making processes related to ecology and environment. He has submitted over 10 policy proposals to central and local governments, and most of those have adopted for policy-making in environmental policies.

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Kaisa Still
Liz Brailsford
Shunsuke Managi
Manhar Singh
Sharif Uddin Ahmed Rana
Mohan Nair
Steven T. Walsh
Nathan “Nth” Bar-Fields
Sahil Gupta
T.W. Kang
David Wimberly
Russell Kalmacoff
Ruzanna Tarverdyan
Finn Kydland
Manuel Heitor
Paul M. Joyal
Keenan D. Grenell
John Sibley Butler (1989)
Art Markman (2005)
John N. Doggett (1989)
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