Zhao, Min Qiang (Kent)

Associate Professor


Email:kent_zhao [a] xmu.edu.cn


Office Hours:1:30pm-3:30pm, Wednesday

Biography Research Papers Research Projects

Ph.D., Economics, The Ohio State University, June 2010
M.A., Economics, University of New Hampshire, August 2004
B.A. (Summa Cum Laude), Individualized major in Economics and Computer Science, University of Maine at Farmington, August 2002

Current Position
Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics, Xiamen University
Assistant Professor, August 2011 – July 2018.
Associate Professor, August 2018 – Present.
Bodao (博士生导师), April 2018 – Present.

Past Position
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Environmental Economics and Sustainability Policy, Arizona State University, July 2010 – July 2011.

Areas of Specialization
Environmental Economics and Labor Economics

Fellowships, Awards, and Honors
Mindu Teaching Awards (Xiamen University, 2019)
Spring Rain Teaching Awards (Xiamen University, 2015)
“Economic Valuation of Beach Erosion Control” was selected for Honorable Mention (2007)
The Elizabeth C. Bogan Annual Award for the highest academic achievement (2004)
Outstanding Graduate Assistant Award (2003-2004)
Beta Gamma Chapter Scholarship (2001-2002)
Jennie Young Rhodes Scholarship (2001-2002)
John Carnie Fund (2000-2001)

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Qz5qu-QAAAAJ&hl=en


Publications in Academic Journals

1. “Technical Progress and Induced Innovation in China: A Variable Profit Function Approach” (with K. K. Gary Wong, Belton M. Fleisher, and William H. McGuire), Journal of Productivity Analysis, vol. 57, 2022, pp. 177-191.

2. “Induced Innovation: Evidence from China’s Secondary Industry” (with Belton Fleisher, William McGuire and Xiaojun Wang), Applied Economics, vol. 53, no. 52, 2021, pp. 6075-6093.

3. “Economy-Wide Modeling, Environmental Macro-Economics, and Benefit Cost Analysis” (with V. Kerry Smith), Land Economics, vol. 96, no. 3, August 2020, pp. 305-332 (lead article).

4. Editorial: “Modelling Knowledge and Innovation Spillovers in China” (with Jouke van Dijk), Spatial Economic Analysis 15, Issue 1, 2020, pp. 1-4.

5. “The Rise of Services: the Role of Skills, Scale, and Female Labor Supply” (with Francisco Buera and Joe Kaboski), Journal of Human Capital 13, No. 2, Summer 2019, pp. 157-187.

6. “Bride Drain: An Unintended Consequence of China's Urban-Rural Divide” (with Lei Meng), Labour Economics 58, June 2019, pp. 69-80.

7. “The Representative Consumer Approximation Bias in Discrete Choice Welfare Analysis” (with Ju-Chin Huang), Environmental and Resource Economics 71, Issue 4, December 2018, pp. 969-984.

8. “Permanent and Temporary Rural-Urban Migration in China: Evidence from Field Surveys” (with Lei Meng), China Economic Review 51, October 2018, pp. 228-239.

9. “Valuing Environmental Resources through Demand for Related Commodities” (with Ju-Chin Huang, Daigee Shaw and Yu-Lan Chien), American Journal of Agricultural Economics 98, Issue 1, January 2016, pp. 231–253.

10. “Joint Migration Decisions of Married Couples in Rural China” (with Lei Meng and Dewi Silvany Liwu), China Economic Review 38, April 2016, pp. 285–305.

11. “Model Selection and Misspecification in Discrete Choice Welfare Analysis” (with Ju-Chin Huang), Applied Economics 47, Issue 39, 2015, pp. 4153–4167.

12. “Impacts of Property Taxation on Residential Real Estate Development” (with Richard England and Ju-Chin Huang), Journal of Housing Economics 22, Issue 1, March 2013, pp. 45–53.

13. “Human Capital, Economic Growth, and Regional Inequality in China” (with Belton Fleisher and Hai Zheng Li), Journal of Development Economics 92, Issue 2, July 2010, pp. 215–231.

14. “Economic Valuation of Beach Erosion Control” (with Ju-Chin Huang and Joan Poor), Marine Resource Economics 22, No. 3, 2007, pp. 221–238.

15. “Assessing the Distributive Impact of a Revenue–Neutral Shift from a Uniform Property Tax to a Two-Rate Property Tax with a Uniform Credit” (with Richard England), National Tax Journal 58, No. 2, June 2005, pp. 247–60.

Publications in Book Chapters (Original)

16. “Residential Water Management: An Economic Perspective on Policy Instruments” (with V. Kerry Smith), in Ariel Dinar and Kurt Schwabe (eds), Handbook of Water Economics, Edward Elgar, September 2015, pp. 103–125.

17. “A Combined Conjoint-Travel Cost Demand Model for Measuring the Impact of Erosion and Erosion Control Programs on Beach Recreation” (with Ju-Chin Huang, George Parsons and Joan Poor), in Timothy C. Haab, Ju-Chin Huang, and John C. Whitehead (eds), Preference Data for Environmental Valuation: Combining Revealed and Stated Approaches, Routledge, March 2011, pp. 115–138.

Research Report

Report for the World Bank, “Regional Disparity of Industrial Development and Productivity in China” (with Belton Fleisher and Hai Zheng Li), August 2005.


1. Principal Investigator, The Scientific Research Foundation for the Returned Overseas Chinese Scholars, “The Impact of Means-Tested Unemployment Benefits on the Joint Employment Decisions of Couples,” No. K1300002, CNY 20,000.

2. Principal Investigator, The Chinese National Science Foundation (面上项目), “Valuing Environmental Resources: Combining Revealed and Stated Preference Approaches,” No. 71773102, CNY 490,000.