Dr. Xin Zhou is currently leading the Green Economy Area and quantitative policy research at the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES). In the past several years, her main research focus has been placed on trade and the environment, in particular on the assessment of emissions and primary resources embodied in international trade. Recently, she conducts and leads research on green investment, green jobs, Japan 2050 Pathways Calculator and water-energy-food nexus study at IGES. She received her Ph.D. in Environmental Studies from Nagoya University, Japan, in 2007. Before she came to Japan in 2003, she had been working with the Policy Research Center for Environment and Economy (PRCEE), a think tank of the Ministry of Environmental Protection in China, since 1994. As Director of the Policy Research Division, she led many policy research supporting national governmental policy-making. She received several national scientific achievement prizes for her contributions to the Chinese government.
Research Topics & Areas of Expertise
1. Trade and the environment, in particular on the assessment of emissions and primary resources embodied in international trade;
2. Carbon leakage and border carbon adjustment;
3. Green investment and green jobs;
4. Water-energy-food nexus study;
5. Input-output analysis, life-cycle analysis, and resource flow analysis.
i) Ph.D in Environmental Studies, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University, Japan;
ii) Master Degree in Environmental Science, College of Environmental Sciences, Peking University, Beijing, China;
iii) Bachelor Degree in Applied Mathematics, Department of Applied Mathematics and Physics, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing, China