Dr. Haochi Zheng, Assistant Professor, Department of Earth System Science and Policy, University of North Dakota
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Research Description: Dr. Zheng’s academic interests are environmental and natural resource economics, as well as ecological economics with a specific emphasis on the institutions and mechanisms that guide human behavior in natural resource use and management. Some of her recent research topics include: land-use change related to biofuel production, economic valuation of ecosystem services, reforestation policy in developing countries, and behavior change on recycling and energy use.
As part of the CRCS team, Dr. Zheng studies the impacts of climate variation on regional agricultural production, land use, and its feedback to ecosystem services. She is interested in questions, such as how market, policy, and environmental forces affect crop production and individual landowners’ decision-making on land use and management. She is also concerned with what policy instruments can improve both economic efficiency and environmental sustainability by taking into account of all private and social costs.
Dr. Zheng joined UND in 2010 after finishing completing her PhD in Agricultural and Applied Economics with a Conservation Biology minor at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She received her BA in International Economics from Fudan University, China, and completed her M.S. in Economics at Yokohama National University, Japan.