Dr. Yazhen Gong is currently an associate professor and an executive vice department chair at the School of Environment and Natural Resources, Renmin University of China. She received her doctoral degree from University of British Columbia and her master degree from University of the Philippines. Her major research field is environment and natural resource economics, particularly focusing on studying the governance of natural resources from economic perspectives. She has strong expertise on conducting household surveys and field experiments to study human behaviors in natural resource management. She has published more than 20 papers in high-quality journals such as PNAS, Land Economics, Ecological Economics, Agricultural Economics, Climatic Change, Science of the Total Environment and among others.
Based in Beijing
Dr. Simon Koo joined TBC in 2017, bringing over a decade of teaching, research, and administration experience in higher education. He is currently the Executive Director of TBC.