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Research Fellow
Dr ZHONG Sheng

Research Interests
Research Highlights

Dr. Zhong Sheng joined the Energy Studies Institute in August 2017as a Research Fellow.  He was previously a PhD Fellow at the United Nations University – Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT) in the Netherlands funded by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). Sheng obtained a PhD in Economics from Maastricht University in the Netherlands. Prior to that, he completed an MA in Development Economics at the University of Warsaw in Poland, funded by the European Commission Erasmus Mundus Programme. Before that, Sheng earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Fudan University, China.

His research interests include sustainable development, innovation and technological change, with a focus on energy efficiency. His research field also covers areas such as applied econometrics and quantitative methods.
He has extensive academic and professional working experience. He tutored in the bachelor’s program at the Maastricht University School of Business and Economics and in the master’s program at Maastricht Graduate School of Governance. He served as a supervisor for several bachelor theses at the same University. He also previously worked at UNU and UNIDO on various projects, including the International Social Protection Studies Programme (funded by GIZ Germany), UNIDO Industrial Development Report 2016 and UNIDO Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development Working Paper Series.

Sustainable Development
Innovation and Technological Change
Energy Efficiency
Applied Econometrics and Quantities Methods

Contributor, Chapter 5 (Greener Structural Transformation), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Industrial Development Report 2016: The Role of Technology and Innovation in Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development.

Working papers:

1. Sheng Zhong & Bart Verspagen, 2016, “The Role of Technological Trajectories in Catching-up-based Development: An Application to Energy Efficiency Technologies”, UNIDO Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development Working Paper Series 6/2016.

Link: http://www.unido.org/fileadmin/user_media/Research_and_Statistics/WPs_2010/WP_6_f.pdf

2. Sheng Zhong, 2015, “The Dynamics of Vehicle Energy Efficiency: Evidence from the Massachusetts Vehicle Census”, UNIDO Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development Working Paper Series 7/2016.

Link: http://www.unido.org/fileadmin/user_media/Research_and_Statistics/WPs_2010/WP_7_f.pdf

3. Sheng Zhong, 2015, "Structural decompositions of energy consumption, energy intensity, emissions and emission intensity - A sectoral perspective: empirical evidence from WIOD over 1995 to 2009", UNIDO Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development Working Paper Series 11/2015.

Link: http://www.unido.org/fileadmin/user_media/Research_and_Statistics/WPs_2010/WP_11.pdf

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