Research & Faculty
Zhilun Jiao

Associate Professor,

Office Hours:By Appointment

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Ph.D. in Regional Economics, Nankai University


Fields:Transportation and Logistics Policy;Urban and Regional Economics;Energy and Environmental Economics

Zhilun Jiao is an associate professor of the Logistics Research Center, College of Economic and Social Development (CESD). He holds undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. degrees awarded by Nankai University and has worked for CESD since 2009. Zhilun has worked in the areas of transportation and logistics policy, urban and regional economics as well as energy and environmental economics. He visited Maryland University as a visiting scholar for 1 year and Jonkoping University in Sweden for 1 month. He has published 30 SCI/SSCI papers and was awarded by Scopus Elsevier 2022 as the Most Cited Chinese Researcher in Applied Economics. He is also an anonymous peer reviewer for well-known journals such as Energy Economics, Energy Policy, Technological Forecasting & Social Change, Resources Policy, International Journal of Finance and Economics, etc.

Thesis monograph

[1] Do Muslim economies need insurance to grow? Answer from rigorous empirical evidence. Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance,2023,87(2):346359

[2] Role of foreign direct investment in decomposing of scale and technique effects on China's energy consumption, International Journal of Finance & Economics. 2022.2.

[3] Examining Energy Poverty in Chinese Households: An Engel Curve Approach. Australian Economic Papers. 2022.9

[4] Relationship between green investments, energy markets, and stock markets in the aftermath of the global financial crisis. Energy Economics. 104 (2021) 105655

[5] Financing clean energy projects: New empirical evidence from major investment countries. Renewable Energy. 2021,169:  231-241

[6] Should The Fourth Industrial Revolution Be Widespread or Confined Geographically? A Country-Level Analysis of Fintech Economies. Technological Forecasting & Social Change. 2021, 163. Article 120442.

[7] Analyzing Nonlinear Impact of Economic Growth Drivers on CO2 Emissions: Designing an SDG Framework for India. Energy Policy. 2021, 148, Article 111965.

[8] Heterogeneous effect of Eco-innovation and human capital on renewable and non-renewable energy consumption: Disaggregate analysis for G7 Countries. Energy. 2020, 209, Article 118405

[9] The impact of technological innovation and public-private partnership investment on Sustainable environment in China: Consumption-based carbon emissions analysis, Sustainable Development, 2020, 8(5):1317-1330

[10] Public-Private Partnerships Investment in Energy as New Determinant of CO2 Emissions: The Role of Technological Innovations in China, Energy Economics. 2020, 86: 1-12

[1] Development Status and Management Model of the Internet of Things in China, National Social Science Foundation Project, 2014

[2] Integration and Application Demonstration for Agricultural Supermarket Supply Chain System, China Ministry of Science and Technology, 2015

[3]  Logistics Development Planning of Xiong'an City, Xiong'an City Government, 2018

[4] JD Logistics Group's strategic in Xiong’an City, JD Logistics Group, 2018

[5] Smart Logistics System Design in Xiong'an Area and Service Strategy for Tianjin, Tianjin Philosophy and Social Science Planning Project, 2019

[6] Analysis of the Intelligent Logistics Industry in Modern Chinese Cities, CRRC Qiche Group, 2019

[7] Accelerating the Development of Tianjin Aviation Logistics Industry, Tianjin Free Trade Zone, 2019

[8] Tianjin Postal Industry "14th Five Year Plan" Development Research, Tianjin Postal Administration, 2020

[9] Cost Reduction in the Logistics Industry of Hainan Free Trade Port, Hainan Development and Reform Commission, 2022

[10] High Quality Development Strategies for the Gig Economy, Cloud Account (Tianjin) Co., Ltd., 2022

E-commerce and Intelligent Logistics PHD

Engineering System Modeling and Simulation MSc

Intelligent Logistics MSc

Case Study for China’s Cutting Edge Logistics MSc