Address: 2/F, Wong Foo Yuan Building, CUHK, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong
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I am an associate professor in the Department of Geography and Resource Management and the leader of the Environmental Policy and Governance Programme in the Institute of Environment, Energy and Sustainability, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK).
Before joining CUHK in August 2010, I received a Ph.D. degree in public policy in February 2010 from the Program in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University and conducted postdoctoral training in between (Feb-Aug 2010) at the Industrial Performance Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. I got an M.S. degree in climatology (2004), a B.S. degree in atmospheric sciences (2001) from the Department of Atmospheric Sciences, and a bachelor's degree in economics (2001) from the China Centre for Economic Research, all from Peking University.
In the past ten years and the next ten years, my research focused and will continue focusing on the enforcement and compliance of energy and environmental policies. The regional scope is primarily on China, while other regions are also examined for comparison when appropriate. The central research question is "why energy and environmental policies are enforced effectively in some occasions, but not in others". I approach the question through examining four stakeholders, the Chinese government system, energy suppliers and consumers, energy and environmental industries, as well as the civil society. The final goal of this twenty-year plan is to establish a general theory of energy and environmental policy enforcement and compliance.