Chuan Zhong Li

Affiliated researcher, Professor

Chuan Zhong Li

Li Chuan-Zhong is professor in Economics, especially environmental and resource economics, at Uppsala University, Sweden and a research fellow with the Beijer Institute.  

Chuan-Zhong’s current research focuses on developing mathematical models on coupled social-ecological systems and their implications for economic growth and overall sustainable development involving tipping points, regime shifts, and system resilience. He is also studying optimal carbon taxes associated with energy and climate change economics.

Chuan-Zhong received his first Ph.D. in forest resource management from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, and his second Ph.D. in economics from Umeå University in Sweden. For the economics of environmental valuation, he did some path-breaking work by introducing human preference uncertainty into behavioral microeconomic models. He has also done much research on the economics of dynamic welfare analysis and sustainability measurement with special reference to the role of green GDP and inclusive wealth.

Selected Publications

The Economics of Resilience

Li, C. Z., Crépin, A. S., and Folke, C. (2018). The Economics of Resilience. International Review of Environmental and Resource Economics, 11(4), 309-353.

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The economics of tipping points

de Zeeuw, A. and C.Z. Li (2016). The economics of tipping points. Environmental and Resource Economics 65, 513-517.

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Measuring sustainability under regime shift uncertainty: a resilience pricing approach

Mäler, K. G., & Li, C. Z. (2010). Measuring sustainability under regime shift uncertainty: a resilience pricing approach. Environment and Development Economics, 15(6), 707-719.

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Renewable resources and economic sustainability: a dynamic analysis with heterogeneous time preferences.

Li, C. Z., & Löfgren, K. G. (2000). Renewable resources and economic sustainability: a dynamic analysis with heterogeneous time preferences. Journal of environmental economics and management, 40(3), 236-250.

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Discrete choice under preference uncertainty: an improved structural model for contingent valuation

Li, C. Z., & Mattsson, L. (1995). Discrete choice under preference uncertainty: an improved structural model for contingent valuation. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 28(2), 256-269.

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