Current journal papers

Latest Publications

  • 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). doi.org/10.3390/w12061750
  • 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. doi.org/10.1016/S2095-3119(20)63425-6
  • 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. doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2019.104329
  • Liu, C [Cuiping], Zhang, F., Miao, L., Lei, Y., & Yang, Q. (2020). Future haze events in Beijing, China: When climate warms by 1.5 and 2.0°C. International Journal of Climatology, 40(8), 3689–3700. doi.org/10.1002/joc.6421
  • 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). doi.org/10.3390/land9050160
  • Mao, Q., Ren, Y., & Loy, J.‑P. (2021). Price bubbles in agricultural commodity markets and contributing factors: evidence for corn and soybeans in China. China Agricultural Economic Review, 13(1), 91–122. doi.org/10.1108/CAER-10-2019-0190
  • Miao, L., Li, S., Zhang, F., Chen, T., Shan, Y., & Zhang, Y [Yushan] (2020). Future Drought in the Dry Lands of Asia Under the 1.5 and 2.0 °C Warming Scenarios. Earth's Future, 8(6). doi.org/10.1029/2019EF001337
  • Miao, L., SUN, Z., Ren, Y., Schierhorn, F., & MÜLLER, D. (2020). Grassland greening on the Mongolian Plateau despite higher grazing intensity. Land Degradation & Development. Advance online publication. doi.org/10.1002/ldr.3767
  • 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. doi.org/10.1080/1331677X.2020.1848607
  • Ren, Y., Zhang, Y [Yanjie], Castro Campos, B., & Loy, J.‑P. (2020). Unhealthy consumption behaviors and their intergenerational persistence: The role of education. China Economic Review, 62. doi.org/10.1016/j.chieco.2018.08.004
  • 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). doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17218122
  • Wen, L., & Chatalova, L. (2021). Will Transaction Costs and Economies of Scale Tip the Balance in Farm Size in Industrial Agriculture? An Illustration for Non-Food Biomass Production in Germany. Sustainability, 13(2). doi.org/10.3390/su13020733
  • Wen, L., Chatalova, L., van Butsic, 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. doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2020.104803
  • Yin, Q., Hu, J., SUN, Z., Xu, D., Ntim-Amo, G., & Tang, H. (2020). Assessing the Viability of Vacant Farmhouse Market in China: A Case Study in Sichuan. Land, 9(11). doi.org/10.3390/land9110467
  • 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. doi.org/10.1016/j.chieco.2019.101334
  • Zhong, J., Kuhn, L., Wang, T., Liu, C [Chengfang], & 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). doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17113862

Nutrition, food safety and rural welfare

  • 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. doi.org/10.1080/14616718.2015.1130605
  • 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. doi.org/10.1016/j.chieco.2016.10.007
  • 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. doi.org/10.1108/CAER-05-2017-0101
  • 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. doi.org/10.1108/CAER-07-2017-0131
  • Li, H., Wang, X., Ren, Y.* (2019). Comparative analysis of the Mechanism of Mediation Effects: Evidence from Farmers' Income and Health. Journal of Agrotechnical, 9, 58-72. (In Chinese)
  • 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. doi.org/10.1177/186810261604500105
  • Ma, W., & Abdulai, A. (2016). Does cooperative membership improve household welfare? Evidence from apple farmers in China. Food Policy, 58, 94–102. doi.org/10.1016/j.foodpol.2015.12.002
  • Ren, Y., Li, H., & Wang, X. (2019). Family income and nutrition-related health: Evidence from food consumption in China. Social Science & Medicine (1982), 232, 58–76. doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.04.016
  • 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. doi.org/10.1108/CAER-08-2014-0079
  • 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. doi.org/10.1016/S2095-3119(19)62691-2
  • 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. doi.org/10.1080/00220388.2016.1274395
  • 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. doi.org/10.1108/CAER-07-2016-0116

Labor, Migration

  • Castro Campos, B., Liao, K.‑H., & Yiu, E. C. Y. (2019). The Displacement Risks and Impacts of Hong Kong’s Nonindigenous Villagers: A Grounded Theory Analysis. Urban Affairs Review, 55(6), 1646–1665. doi.org/10.1177/1078087418766607
  • Ma, X., Heerink, N., van Ierland, E., & Shi, X. (2016). Land tenure insecurity and rural-urban migration in rural China. Papers in Regional Science, 95(2), 383–406. doi.org/10.1111/pirs.12129
  • 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. doi.org/10.1111/padr.12101
  • 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. doi.org/10.1111/cwe.12156
  • Wang, X., Huang, J., & Rozelle, S. (2017). Off-farm employment and agricultural specialization in China. China Economic Review, 42, 155–165. doi.org/10.1016/j.chieco.2016.09.004

Agricultural structure, production and markets

  • Cai, J., Hu, R., Huang, J., & Wang, X. (2017). Innovations in genetically modified agricultural technologies in China’s public sector. China Agricultural Economic Review, 9(2), 317–330. doi.org/10.1108/CAER-10-2016-0170
  • 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. doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2019.104329
  • Gou, F., Yin, W., Hong, Y., van der Werf, W., Chai, Q., Heerink, N., & van Ittersum, M. K. (2017). On yield gaps and yield gains in intercropping: Opportunities for increasing grain production in northwest China. Agricultural Systems, 151, 96–105. doi.org/10.1016/j.agsy.2016.11.009
  • Guo, Q., Wang, H. H., & Chen, Y. (2016). Do Chinese dairy firms have market power? an estimation of market power with price heterogeneity. China Agricultural Economic Review, 8(2). doi.org/10.1108/CAER-03-2015-0021
  • Hou, L., Chen, X., Kuhn, L., & Huang, J. (2019). The effectiveness of regulations and technologies on sustainable use of crop residue in Northeast China. Energy Economics, 81, 519–527. doi.org/10.1016/j.eneco.2019.04.015
  • Huang, J., & Wang, X. (2017). Evolution and consequences of China’s rural land institutional reform. Journal of Law and Rural Development(1), 59–64. www.ifad.org/en/web/knowledge/publication/asset/39240441
  • Kuhn, L. (2018). Zurückgelassen. Das Magazin Der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft(1), 24–29. www.leibniz-gemeinschaft.de/fileadmin/user_upload/Bilder_und_Downloads/Neues/Mediathek/Publikationen/Magazin/2018_Arbeit/leib_mag07_komprimiert.pdf
  • Kuhn, L., Balezentis, T., Hou, L., & Wang, D. (2020). Technical and environmental efficiency of livestock farms in China: A slacks-based DEA approach. China Economic Review, 62. doi.org/10.1016/j.chieco.2018.08.009
  • Ma, W., & Abdulai, A. (2016). Linking apple farmers to markets: Determinants and impacts of marketing contracts in China. China Agricultural Economic Review, 8(1), 2–21. doi.org/10.1108/CAER-04-2015-0035
  • Ma, X., Heerink, N., Feng, S., & Shi, X. (2017). Land tenure security and technical efficiency: new insights from a case study in Northwest China. Environment and Development Economics, 22(3), 305–327. doi.org/10.1017/S1355770X1600036X
  • Mao, Q., Ren, Y., & Loy, J.‑P. (2021). Price bubbles in agricultural commodity markets and contributing factors: evidence for corn and soybeans in China. China Agricultural Economic Review, 13(1), 91–122. doi.org/10.1108/CAER-10-2019-0190
  • Qiao, F., Huang, J., & Wang, X. (2017). Fifteen Years of Bt Cotton in China: Results from Household Surveys. World Development, 98, 351–359. doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2017.05.006
  • Qiu, H., Wang, X., Zhang, C., & Xu, Z. (2016). Farmers' seed choice behaviors under asymmetrical information: Evidence from maize farming in China. Journal of Integrative Agriculture, 15(8), 1915–1923. doi.org/10.1016/S2095-3119(15)61326-0
  • Rungsuriyawiboon, S., & Zhang, Y. (2018). Examining the economic performance of Chinese farms: A dynamic efficiency and adjustment cost approach. Economic Analysis and Policy, 57, 74–87. doi.org/10.1016/j.eap.2017.12.001
  • Wang, X., Yamauchi, F., & Huang, J. (2016). Rising wages, mechanization, and the substitution between capital and labor: evidence from small scale farm system in China. Agricultural Economics, 47(3), 309–317. doi.org/10.1111/agec.12231
  • Wang, X., Yamauchi, F., Otsuka, K., & Huang, J. (2016). Wage Growth, Landholding, and Mechanization in Chinese Agriculture. World Development, 86, 30–45. doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2016.05.002
  • Wolz,, Axel, Zhang,, Shemei, & Ding,, Ya. (2020). Agricultural production cooperatives and agricultural development: Is there a niche after all? Findings from an exploratory survey in China. doi.org/10.25518/ciriec.wp202004
  • Zhang, S., Wolz, A., & Ding, Y. (2020). Is there a role for agricultural production cooperatives in agricultural development? Evidence from China. Outlook on Agriculture, 49(3), 256–263. doi.org/10.1177/0030727020913283

Natural resource use

  • Aarnoudse, E., Qu, W., Bluemling, B., & Herzfeld, T. (2017). 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. doi.org/10.1080/07900627.2016.1240069
  • 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. doi.org/10.1007/s11069-017-3156-0
  • 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). doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0190313
  • 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), 1–8. doi.org/10.1007/s12665-018-7639-4
  • Sun, Z., Herzfeld, T., Aarnoudse, E., Yu, C., & Disse, M. Water and Agriculture in China: Status, Challenges and Options for Action. In www.researchgate.net/publication/313798625_Water_and_Agriculture_in_China_Status_Challenges_and_Options_for_Action
  • Wen, L., Chatalova, L., van Butsic, 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. doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2020.104803
  • 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. doi.org/10.1080/1747423X.2019.1567838
  • 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. doi.org/10.2166/wp.2018.192
  • Yu, C., Huang, X [Xiao], 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., Le Yu, . . . Taylor, J. (2019). Managing nitrogen to restore water quality in China. Nature, 567(7749), 516–520. doi.org/10.1038/s41586-019-1001-1
  • Yu, C., Huang, X [Xiao], Chen, H., Huang, G., Ni, S., Wright, J. S., Hall, J., Ciais, P., Zhang, J., Xiao, Y., Sun, Z., Wang, X., & Le Yu (2018). Assessing the Impacts of Extreme Agricultural Droughts in China Under Climate and Socioeconomic Changes. Earth's Future, 6(5), 689–703. doi.org/10.1002/2017EF000768
  • 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(1), Article 40, 63–71. doi.org/10.13872/j.1000-0275.2018.0097
  • 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. doi.org/10.1016/j.chieco.2019.101334
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