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Name: ZHANG Linxiu

Current Appointment

Director, UN Environment Programme-International Ecosystem Management Partnership (UNEP-IEMP)

Adjunct Researcher, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences 

Adjunct Professor, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS)

TWAS Fellow  


July 1990 - August 1995: Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, Department of Agricultural Economics and Management, University of Reading, England.
Doctoral thesis: The Chinese Farm Household System: Economic Analysis and Policy Perspectives.
Apr.1984 - May 1986: Msc. in Agricultural Economics, The Graduate School of the University of the Philippines at Los Banos, the Philippines.
Oct.- Nov.1983: Socio-economic Research Short Training Course in the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Manila, the Philippines.
Oct.1978 - July 1982: BSc in Agricultural Economics and Management, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, China

Areas of Specialization:

(1) the policy issues around China's agricultural and rural development, especially the rural comprehensive reform and rural public investment and the investment strategies and efficiency;
(2) sustainable rural development, poverty and environment;
(3) the rural education, medical care and social security;
(4) integrated community development, rural governance;
(5) scientific impact evaluation, etc.

Academic Awards:

1)The 7th China's Rural Development Research Award,2016;
2)Fudan Management Excellence Award, 2014;
3)The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) Fellow, 2014;
4)TWAS Celso-Furtado Prize in Social Sciences for 2013;
5)"Ten Most Outstanding Women in Science" Award, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2013;
6)"Outstanding Scientific Progress" Award of Shaan'xi Provincial Government, 2013;
7)"Outstanding Scientific Progress" Award of Xi'an Municipal City, 2012;
8)"National Outstanding team for Poverty Alleviation and Development (research)"Award, the Leading Group for Poverty Alleviation and Development, the State Council, 2012;
9)Award from Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2007
10) "Excellent PhD Supervisor" Award, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2005;
11) "Outstanding Young Scientist" Award from National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2003
12) Nomination of The world bank "Global Development Network " celebrate research papers, 2000;
13) "Outstanding Scientific Progress" Award of the Ministry of Agriculture, 1999;
14) "Outstanding Female" Award, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences,1998;
15) "Outstanding Scientific Progress" Award, Ministry of Agriculture, 1992.

Society Appointments 

2014 to 2017: Adjunct Professor, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi’an, China
2014 to 2017: Board Chair of Center for Experimental Education Economics (CEEE), Shaanxi Normal University, Xi’an, China
2011 to 2014: Adjunct Professor, College of Economics and Management, Northwest University, Xi’an, China

2007 to date: Adjunct Professor, Research Center for Rural Economy, Ministry of Agriculture; China
2005 to date: Adjunct Professor, College of Economics and Management of Nanjing Agricultural University; Nanjing, China
2004 to date: Adjunct Professor, International Food and Agricultural Economics Research Center of Nanjing Agricultural University; Nanjing, China
2005 to 2008: Adjunct Professor, College of Economics and Management, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China;
1999-2003: Associate of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI);
1999-2003: Associate of International Service for National Agricultural Research (ISNAR);
Feb.-Mar., 2000: Visiting Fellow at Institute of Development Studies (IDS) at University of Sussex;
Oct.-Nov., 1998: Visiting Scholar of University of California, Davis;
Mar. -Apr., 1997: Visiting Scholar of Stanford University;
May-Jun, 1996: Visiting Scholar of International Food Policy Research Institute;
Jan. -Aug, 1996: Visiting professor at China Center for Economic Research, Peking University.

Representative Publications:

(1) Su Weiliang, Tor Eriksson, Linxiu Zhang, Yunli Bai (2016). Off-farm employment and time allocation in on-farm work in rural China from gender perspective, China Economic Review, 41: pp.34-45.
(2) Yu Bai, Di Mo, Linxiu Zhang, Matthew Boswell, Scott Rozelle (2016). The impact of integrating ICT with teaching: Evidence from a randomized controlled trial in rural schools in China,Computers & Education, 96 (2016) 1-14.
(3) Chenchao Zhou, Sean Sylvia, Linxiu Zhang*, Renfu Luo, Hongmei Yi, Chengfang Liu, Yaojiang Shi, Prashant Loyalka, James Chu, Alexis Medina and Scott Rozelle (2015). China’s Left-Behind Children: Impact of Parental Migration on Health, Nutrition, And Educational Outcomes. Health Affairs, 34, No.8, 2015, pp1964-1971.
(4) Shi, Yaojiang, Linxiu Zhang*, Yue Ma, Hongmei Yi, Chengfang Liu, Natalie Johnson, James Chu, Prashant Loyalka, Scott Rozelle (2015), Dropout in Rural China’s Secondary Schools: A Mixed-Methods Analysis, The China Quarterly.
(5) Yang, Yunfan, Huan Wang, Linxiu Zhang, Sean Sylvia, RenfuLuo, Yaojiang Shi, Wei Wang and Scott Rozelle (2014). The Han-Minority Achievement Gap, Language, and Returns to School in Rural China, Economic Development and Cultural Change.63(2): 319-359.
(6) Tao Li, Li Han, Linxiu Zhang, Scott Rozelle (2014), Encouraging classroom peer interactions: Evidence from Chinese migrant schools, Journal of Public Economics 111: 29–45.
(7) Mo, Di, Johan Swinnen, Linxiu Zhang, Hongmei Yi and Qinghe Qu, Mattew Boswell and Scott Rozelle (2013). Can One-to-One Computing Narrow the Digital Divide and the Educational Gap in China? The Case of Beijing Migrant Schools, World Development, 46, pp:14-29.
(8) Wang, Xiaobing, Chengfang Liu, Linxiu Zhang, Renfu Luo, Thomas Glauben, Yaojiang Shi, Scott Rozelle (2013). College is a Rich, Han, Urban, Male Club: Research Notes from a Census Survey of Four Tier One Colleges in China. China Quarterly, 214, pp:456-470.
(9) Zhang, Linxiu, Hongmei Yi, Renfu Luo, Chengfang Liu and Scott Rozelle (2013). The Human Capital Roots of the Middle Income Trap: The Case of China. Agricultural Economics, Supplement, 151-162.
(10) Zhang, Linxiu, Max Kleiman-Weiner, Renfu Luo, Yaojiang Shi, Reynaldo Martorell, Alexis Medina, Scott Rozelle (2013). Multiple micronutrient supplementation reduces anemia and anxiety in rural china's elementary school children. Journal of Nutrition, 143(5), 640.
(11) )Kimberly S. Babiarz, Grant Miller, Hongmei Yi, Linxiu Zhang, Scott Rozelle (2012). China's New Cooperative Medical Scheme Improved Finances Of Township Health Centers But Not The Number Of Patients Served. Health Affairs, 31(5), pp:1065-1074.
(12) Luo, Renfu, Yaojiang Shi, Linxiu Zhang, Chengfang Liu, Scott Rozelle, Brian Sharbono, Ai Yue, Qiran Zhao, Reyanldo Martorell (2012). Nutrition and Educational Performance in Rural China's Elementary Schools: Results of a Randomized Control Trial in Shaanxi Province, Economic Development and Cultural Change, 6(4), pp: 735-772.
(13) Miller, Grant, Renfu Luo, Linxiu Zhang, Sean Sylvia, Yaojiang Shi, Patricia Foo,Qiran Zhao, Reynaldo Martorell, Alexis Medina, Scott Rozelle (2012). Effectiveness of provider incentives for anemia reduction in rural China: a cluster randomised trial. BMJ , 345(345), e4809.
(14) Jean C. Oi, Kim Singer Babiarz, Linxiu Zhang, Renfu Luo, Scott Rozelle (2012). Shifting Fiscal Control to Limit Cadre Power in China’s Townships and Villages, The China Quarterly, 211(211), pp:649-675.
(15) Yang, Yihua, Linxiu Zhang, Fang Lai, Scott Rozelle and Matthew Boswell (2012). Computers and the Academic Performance of Elementary School-Aged Girls in China’s Poor Communities. Computers & Education, 60(1), pp.335-346.

Major Research Projects:

1. Research on the employment and migration of rural labor force and its impact on human capital in the course of urbanization, the key projects funded by National natural science foundation, 2014-2018;
2. Research on ecosystem service function change and sustainable management in east African nature reserve, major international cooperation projects funded by national natural science foundation,2014-2018;
3. strategy choice of education public investment in high school: research on the development strategy of ordinary high school and secondary vocational education, major international cooperation projects funded by national natural science foundation,2012-2016;
4. assessment on the impact of intervention to rural children’ early development, 3IE, 2016-2017;
5. Study on using computer-assisted learning to improve rural children’ academic performance, Stanford university, 2015-2017;
6. Study on the eradication of anemia in poor areas, National Institutes of Health (NIH), 2011-2015;
7. Regional development gap in China: assessment and regulation, the knowledge innovation engineering major project of Chinese academy of science, 2012-2015;
8. Rural land institution changes and labor transfer and its impact on family welfare, International cooperation (ford), 2012-2014;
9. assessment on the impact of intestinal parasites on children, 3IE, 2012-2014;
10. assess the impact of education policy reform in high school, 3IE, 2010-2012.

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People’s Republic of China
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Email: lxzhang.ccap@igsnrr.ac.cn
Updated on June 23, 2020

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