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.
This course provides a systematic introduction to major environmental issues in the context of recent social and economic development in China.