Prof. Peng Zhang is an Associate Professor of Economics at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen. He is the Associate Editor of Journal of Development Economis and China Economic Review. He obtained a 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 areas are environmental economics, development economics, labor economics, health economics, and applied microeconometrics. 


1. " Economic Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture: The Importance of Additional Climatic Variables Other than Temperature and Precipitation",Zhang, Peng, Junjie Zhang, and Minpeng Chen,,83(5): 8-31, 2017.

2. "Temperature Effects on Productivity and Factor Reallocation: Evidence from a Half Million Chinese Manufacturing Plants",Zhang, Peng, Olivier Deschenes, Kyle Meng, and Junjie Zhang,,88(3): 1-17, 2018 [NBER WP #23991]

3. "Temperature and High-Stakes Cognitive Performance: Evidence from the National College Entrance Examination in China",Joshua S. Graff Zivin, Yingquan Song, and Qu Tang,,104: 102365, 2020. [NBER WP #24821]

4. "The Effect of Air Pollution on Body Weight and Obesity: Evidence from China",Olivier Deschenes, Huixia Wang, Si Wang, and Peng Zhang,,145: 102461, 2020

5. "The Unintended Impacts of Agricultural Fires: Human Capital in China",Joshua S. Graff Zivin, Tong Liu, Yingquan Song, Qu Tang, and Peng Zhang,,147: 102560, 2020. [NBER WP #26205]

6. "Trans-boundary Air Pollution Spillovers: Physical Transport and Economic Costs by Distance",Shihe Fu, V. Brian Viard, and Peng Zhang,,155: 102808, 2022.

7. "Air Pollution and Manufacturing Firm Productivity: Nationwide Estimates for China",Shihe Fu, V. Brian Viard, and Peng Zhang,,131, no. 640: 3241-3273, 2021

8. "The Effect of Air Pollution on Migration: Evidence from China",Shuai Chen, Paulina Oliva, and Peng Zhang,,156: 102833, 2022.