Biography

Dr. Zhang Peng is an Assistant Professor of Economics at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen. He obtained his Ph.D. in Economics from The University of California, Santa Barbara in 2016. He then worked at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University as an Assistant Professor of Economics from 2016 to 2020. His research area is environmental, development, health, and applied microeconometrics.


Academic Publications

1. Zhang, Peng, Junjie Zhang, and Minpeng Chen. 2017. " Economic Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture: The Importance of Additional Climatic Variables Other than Temperature and Precipitation", Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 83(5): 8-31. 
2. Zhang, Peng, Olivier Deschenes, Kyle Meng, and Junjie Zhang. 2018. "T
emperature Effects on Productivity and Factor Reallocation: Evidence from a Half Million Chinese Manufacturing Plants", Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 88(3): 1-17. [NBER WP #23991
3. Olivier Deschenes, Huixia Wang, Si Wang, and Peng Zhang. 2020. "
The Effect of Air Pollution on Body Weight and Obesity: Evidence from China", Journal of Development Economics, 145: 102461. 
4. Shuai Chen, Faqin Lin, Xi Yao, and Peng Zhang. 2020. "
WTO Accession, Trade Expansion, and Air Pollution: Evidence from China's County-Level Panel Data", Review of International Economics, 28: 1020-1045. 
5. Joshua S. Graff Zivin, Yingquan Song, and Qu Tang. 2020. "
Temperature and High-Stakes Cognitive Performance: Evidence from the National College Entrance Examination in China", [NBER WP #24821] Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 104: 102365. 
6. Joshua S. Graff Zivin, Tong Liu, Yingquan Song, Qu Tang, and Peng Zhang. 2020. "
The Unintended Impacts of Agricultural Fires: Human Capital in China", [NBER WP #26205] Journal of Development Economics, 147: 102560. 

Working Papers

1. 
Air Pollution and Manufacturing Firm Productivity: Nationwide Estimates for China, with Shihe Fu and V. Brian Viard. Revision requested by the Economic Journal. 
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2. 
The Effect of Air Pollution on Migration: Evidence from China, with Shuai Chen and Paulina Oliva. [NBER WP #24036] 
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3. 
Air Pollution and Mental Health: Evidence from China, with Shuai Chen and Paulina Oliva. [NBER WP #24686]
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4. 
How Extensive are Air Pollution Spillovers? An Application to China's Manufacturing Productivity, with Shihe Fu and V. Brian Viard.
5. 
Weather, Climate Change, and Land Use: A High-Resolution Analysis, with Jianghao Wang and Junjie Zhang.