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Nutrition, food safety and rural welfare

  • Dong, J., Zhao, Q., Ren, Y. (2022): Dark side or bright side: The impact of alcohol drinking on the trust of Chinese rural residents, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19 (10).
  • Ren, Y., Zhao, J., Glauben, T., Castro Campos, B. (2022): Supermarket environment and nutrition outcomes: Evidence from rural China, Journal of Rural Studies, 92, 79-92.
  • Chen, L., Wang, G., Miao, L., Gnyawali, K. R., Li, S., Amankwah, S. O. Y., Huang, J., Lu, J., & Zhan, M. (2021). Future drought in CMIP6 projections and the socioeconomic impacts in China. International Journal of Climatology, 41(8), 4151–4170.
  • Cui, Y., Si, W., Zhao, Q., Glauben, T., & Feng, X. (2021). The Impact of COVID‐19 on the Dietary Diversity of Children and Adolescents: Evidence from a Rural/Urban Panel Study. China & World Economy, 29(6), 53–72.
  • Guo, Lili; Duan, Xiaoyu; Li, Houjian; Yang, Wangjiang; Ren, Yanjun; Guo, Yangli (2022) Does a higher minimum wage accelerate labour division in agricultural production? Evidence from the main rice-planting area in China. Economic Research-Ekonomska Istrazivanja 35 (1): 2984-3010.
  • Aziz, N., Ren, Y., Rong, K., & Zhou, J. (2021). Women’s empowerment in agriculture and household food insecurity: Evidence from Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK), Pakistan. Land Use Policy, 102, 105249.
  • Fang, L.; Fu, Y.; Chen, S.; Mao, H. (2021) Can water rights trading pilot policy ensure food security in China? Based on the difference-in-differences method. Water Policy 23 (6): 1415–1434.
  • Kuhn, L., Liu, C., Wang, T., & Luo, R. (2021). Home Environment and Early Development of Rural Children: Evidence from Guizhou Province in China. International journal of environmental research and public health, 18(11), 6121.
  • Liu, J., Ren, Y., & Glauben, T. (2021). The effect of income inequality on nutritional outcomes: Evidence from rural China. Journal of New Economy, 22(3), 125–143.
  • Peng, Y., Ren, Y., & Li, H. (2021). Do credit constraints affect households' economic vulnerability? Empirical evidence from rural China. Journal of Integrative Agriculture, 20(9), 2552-2568.
  • Ren, Y., Castro Campos, B., Peng, Y., & Glauben, T. (2021). Nutrition Transition with Accelerating Urbanization? Empirical Evidence from Rural China. Nutrients, 13(3), 921.
  • Ren, Y., Peng, Y., Castro Campos, B., & Li, H. (2021b). Higher minimum wage, better labour market returns for rural migrants? Evidence from China. Economic Research-Ekonomska Istraživanja, 34(1), 1814–1835.
  • Ren, Y., Zhang, Y., Castro Campos, B., & Loy, J.-P. (2020). Unhealthy consumption behaviors and their intergenerational persistence: The role of education. China Economic Review, 62, 101208.
  • Tao, C., Zhao, Q., Glauben, T., & Ren, Y. (2020). Does Dietary Diversity Reduce the Risk of Obesity? Empirical Evidence from Rural School Children in China. International journal of environmental research and public health, 17(21), 8122.
  • Li, H., Ren, Y., & Wang, X. (2019). Comparative analysis of the Mechanism of Mediation Effects: Evidence from Farmers' Income and Health. Journal of Agrotechnical 9, 58-72.
  • Ren, Y., Campos, B. C., Loy, J.-P., & Brosig, S. (2019). Low-income and overweight in China: Evidence from a life-course utility model. Journal of Integrative Agriculture, 18(8), 1753-1767.
  • Ren, Y., Li, H., & Wang, X. (2019). Family income and nutrition-related health: Evidence from food consumption in China. Social Science & Medicine, 232, 58-76.
  • Ren, Y., Zhang, Y., Loy, J.-P., & Glauben, T. (2018). Food consumption among income classes and its response to changes in income distribution in rural China. China Agricultural Economic Review, 10(3), 406-424.
  • Huang, J., Peng, B., & Wang, X. (2017). Scientists’ attitudes toward agricultural GM technology development and GM food in China. China Agricultural Economic Review, 9(3), 369-384.
  • Huang, J., Wang, X., & Dang, H. (2017). Impacts of and attitudes toward GM technology in China: challenges, policy and research implications. China Agricultural Economic Review, 9(3), 334-339.
  • Wang, X., Luo, R., Zhang, L., & Rozelle, S. (2017). The Education Gap of China’s Migrant Children and Rural Counterparts. The Journal of Development Studies, 53(11), 1865-1881.
  • Castro Campos, B., Ren, Y., & Petrick, M. (2016). The impact of education on income inequality between ethnic minorities and Han in China. China Economic Review, 41, 253-267.
  • Castro Campos, B., Yiu, C. Y., Shen, J., Liao, K. H., & Maing, M. (2016). The anticipated housing pathways to homeownership of young people in Hong Kong. International Journal of Housing Policy, 16(2), 223-242.
  • Kuhn, L., Brosig, S., & Zhang, L. (2016). The Brink of Poverty: Implementation of a Social Assistance Programme in Rural China. Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, 45(1), 75-108.
  • Ma, W., & Abdulai, A. (2016). Does cooperative membership improve household welfare? Evidence from apple farmers in China. Food Policy, 58, 94-102.
  • Zhao, Q., Brosig, S., Luo, R., Zhang, L., Yue, A., & Rozelle, S. (2016). The new rural social pension program in rural China: participation and its correlates. China Agricultural Economic Review, 8(4), 647-661.

Labor, Migration

  • Ren, Y., Peng, Y., Castro Campos, B., & Li, H. (2020). Higher minimum wage, better labour market returns for rural migrants? Evidence from China. Economic Research-Ekonomska Istraživanja, 1-22.
  • Zhong, J., Kuhn, L., Wang, T., Liu, C., & Luo, R. (2020). The Interrelationships between Parental Migration, Home Environment, and Early Child Development in Rural China: A Cross-Sectional Study. International journal of environmental research and public health, 17(11), 3862.
  • Castro Campos, B., Liao, K.-H., & Yiu, E. C. Y. (2018). The Displacement Risks and Impacts of Hong Kong’s Nonindigenous Villagers: A Grounded Theory Analysis. Urban Affairs Review, 55(6), 1646-1665.
  • Wang, X., Bai, Y., Zhang, L., & Rozelle, S. (2017). Migration, Schooling Choice, and Student Outcomes in China. Population and Development Review, 43(4), 625-643.
  • Wang, X., Huang, J., & Rozelle, S. (2017). Off-farm employment and agricultural specialization in China. China Economic Review, 42, 155-165.
  • Wang, X., Han, L., Huang, J., Zhang, L., & Rozelle, S. (2016). Gender and Off-farm Employment: Evidence from Rural China. China & World Economy, 24(3), 18-36.
  • Ma, X., Heerink, N., van Ierland, E., & Shi, X. (2014). Land tenure insecurity and rural-urban migration in rural China. Papers in Regional Science, 95(2), 383-406.

Agricultural structure, production and markets


Natural resource use

  • Chen, Tiexi; Dolman, Han; Sun, Zhanli; Zeng, Ning; Gao, Haiyang; Miao, Lijuan; Wei, Xueqiong; Li, Chaofan; Han, Qifei; Shi, Tingting; Wang, Guojie; Zhou, Shengjie; Liang, Chuanzhuang; Chen, Xin (2022) Land management explains the contrasting greening pattern across China–Russia border based on Paired Land Use Experiment approach. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 127 (6)
  • Dai, X., Sun, Z., & Müller, D. (2021). Driving factors of direct greenhouse gas emissions from China’s pig industry from 1976 to 2016. Journal of Integrative Agriculture, 20(1), 319-329.
  • Li, Jun; Fang, Lan; Chen, Shaojian; Mao, Hui (2022) Can low-carbon pilot policy improve atmospheric environmental performance in China? A quasi-natural experiment approach. Environmental Impact Assessment Review 96
  • Wang, Heng; Fang, Lan; Mao, Hui; Chen, Shaojian (2022) Can e-commerce alleviate agricultural non-point source pollution? - A quasi-natural experiment based on a China's E-Commerce Demonstration City. Science of the Total Environment 846
  • Miao, L., Sun, Z., Ren, Y., Schierhorn, F., & Müller, D. (2021). Grassland greening on the Mongolian Plateau despite higher grazing intensity. Land Degradation & Development, 32(2), 792–802.
  • Pu, W., Zhang, A., & Wen, L. (2021). Can China’s Resource-Saving and Environmentally Friendly Society Really Improve the Efficiency of Industrial Land Use? Land, 10(7), 751.
  • Wen, L., Chatalova, L., Gao, X., & Zhang, A. (2021). Reduction of carbon emissions through resource-saving and environment-friendly regional economic integration: Evidence from Wuhan metropolitan area, China. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 166.
  • Yu, Q., Xiang, M., Sun, Z., & Wu, W. (2021). The complexity of measuring cropland use intensity: An empirical study. Agricultural Systems, 192, 103-180.
  • Zeng, Y., & Herzfeld, T. (2021). The effects of mental budgeting on the intentions to switch to low-toxicity pesticides: evidence from vegetable farmers in Sichuan, China. China Agricultural Economic Review, 13(3), 528–547.
  • Zhang, H., Zhang, X., Shang, Y., Kattel, G., & Miao, L. (2021). Continuously Vegetation Greening over Inner Mongolia for the Past Three Decades. Remote Sensing, 13(13), 2446.
  • Gao, X., Zhang, A., & Sun, Z. (2020). How regional economic integration influence on urban land use efficiency? A case study of Wuhan metropolitan area, China. Land Use Policy, 90, 104329.
  • Liu, H., Sun, Z., Luo, X., Dong, X., & Wu, M. (2020). A Spatial-Temporal Analysis of the Effects of Households’ Land-use Behaviors on Soil Available Potassium in Cropland: A Case Study from Urban Peripheral Region in Northeast China. Land, 9(5), 160.
  • Miao, L., Li, S., Zhang, F., Chen, T., Shan, Y., & Zhang, Y. (2020). Future Drought in the Dry Lands of Asia Under the 1.5 and 2.0 °C Warming Scenarios. Earth's Future, 8(6).
  • Miao, L., Sun, Z., Ren, Y., Schierhorn, F., & Müller, D. (2020). Grassland greening on the Mongolian Plateau despite higher grazing intensity. Land Degradation & Development, 32(2), 792-802.
  • Liu, C., Zhang, F., Miao, L., Lei, Y., & Yang, Q. (2019). Future haze events in Beijing, China: When climate warms by 1.5 and 2.0°C. International Journal of Climatology, 40(8), 3689-3700.
  • Castro Campos, B., Ren, Y., & Loy, J.-P. (2020). Scarce Water Resources and Cereal Import Dependency: The Role of Integrated Water Resources Management. Water, 12(6), 1750.
  • Wen, L., Chatalova, L., Butsic, V., Hu, F. Z., & Zhang, A. (2020). Capitalization of land development rights in rural China: A choice experiment on individuals’ preferences in peri-urban Shanghai. Land Use Policy, 97, 104803.
  • Zhang, S., Sun, Z., Ma, W., & Valentinov, V. (2020). The effect of cooperative membership on agricultural technology adoption in Sichuan, China. China Economic Review, 62, 101334.
  • Yu, C., Huang, X., Chen, H., Godfray, H. C. J., Wright, J. S., Hall, J. W., Gong, P., Ni, S., Qiao, S., Huang, G., Xiao, Y., Zhang, J., Feng, Z., Ju, X., Ciais, P., Stenseth, N. C., Hessen, D. O., Sun, Z., Yu, L., Cai, W., Fu, H., Huang, X., Zhang, C., Liu, H., & Taylor, J. (2019). Managing nitrogen to restore water quality in China. Nature, 567(7749), 516-520.
  • Zhang, L., Sun, Z., & Zhang, S. (2019). Transformation and development of characteristic agriculture under the background of supply-side reform: A case study of bee industry. Research of Agricultural Modernization, 40(01), 63-71. doi.org10.13872/j.1000-0275.2018.0097
  • Ma, M., Wang, H., Jia, P., Liu, R., Hong, Z., Labriola, L. G., Hong, Y., & Miao, L. (2018). Investigation of inducements and defenses of flash floods and urban waterlogging in Fuzhou, China, from 1950 to 2010. Natural Hazards, 91(2), 803-818.
  • Miao, L., Sun, Z., Cui, X., & Veuthey, J. (2018). Wake up “boiling frogs”: a study on animal husbandry under climate change in Northern China. Environmental Earth Sciences, 77(12).
  • Yin, F., Sun, Z., You, L., & Müller, D. (2018). Increasing concentration of major crops in China from 1980 to 2011. Journal of Land Use Science, 13(5), 480-493.
  • Yin, Q., Tang, H., Ran, R., & Sun, Z. (2018). Supporting capacity and structural optimization of water resources in the oasis city of Urumqi, China. Water Policy, 20(6), 1112-1128.
  • Yu, C., Huang, X., Chen, H., Huang, G., Ni, S., Wright, J. S., Hall, J., Ciais, P., Zhang, J., Xiao, Y., Sun, Z., Wang, X., & Yu, L. (2018). Assessing the Impacts of Extreme Agricultural Droughts in China Under Climate and Socioeconomic Changes. Earth's Future, 6(5), 689-703.
  • Miao, L., Müller, D., Cui, X., & Ma, M. (2017). Changes in vegetation phenology on the Mongolian Plateau and their climatic determinants. PloS one, 12(12), e0190313-e0190313.
  • Sun, Z., Herzfeld, T., Aarnoudse, E., Yu, C., & Disse, M. (2017). Water and Agriculture in China: Status, Challenges and Options for Action Global Forum for Food and Agriculture, Berlin, Germnay.
  • Aarnoudse, E., Qu, W., Bluemling, B., & Herzfeld, T. (2016). Groundwater quota versus tiered groundwater pricing: two cases of groundwater management in north-west China. International Journal of Water Resources Development, 33(6), 917-934.