Title of Speech: Contemporary Development of Planted Forests and the Transition of Country’s Green Economy
Prof. Xu jintao is the vice dean of National School of Development at Peking University, the director of China Center for Energy and Development. He graduated from the Department of Management Engineering of Jilin University of Technology in 1984 with a bachelor's degree in engineering. In 1986, he graduated from Graduate Class of Beijing Forestry University. In 1988, he obtained a master's degree in agriculture (forestry economics). He studied in the United States in 1994 and obtained a master's degree in Economics from Virginia Tech (1996) and a doctorate in Forestry Science (Natural Resources Economics, 1999). Since then, he has served as a visiting researcher at the China Center for Economic Research of Peking University, deputy director and associate researcher of the Agricultural Policy Research Center of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, deputy director and researcher of the Agricultural Policy Research Center of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, professor and Department head of the Department of Environmental Management at the School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Peking University. Professor Xu's main research areas are forestry economics; rural land use change and greenhouse gas emission reduction; urban traffic management policy; industrial enterprise pollution control policy; farmer household behavior survey and research. He is currently the Associate Editor of the Canadian Journal of Forest Research. He was the Associate Editor of the American Journal of Agricultural Economics and a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. He has presided over major international cooperation projects of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, major research tasks of the State Forestry Administration, and a number of projects funded by the World Bank.