XU Jintao is professor of economics and associate dean at National School of Development, Peking University. He is also the director of China Center for Energy and Development (CCED) of Peking University. His recent researches rang from assessing forest tenure reform in China, industrial pollution control policy, economic policy toward a low carbon economy, to transportation management in Beijing, etc. His publications appear on American Journal of Agricultural Economics (AJAE), Journal of Environmental Economics and Management (JEEM), Land Economics, World Development, Environment and Development Economics, and Ecological Economics.
He obtained his bachelor of engineering degree in 1984 from Jilin University of Technology, master in forest economics in 1988 from Beijing Forestry University, and later MA in economics (1996) and Ph.D. in natural resource economics (1999), both from Virginia Tech.
Jintao Xu teaches environmental economics and advanced natural resource economics at Peking University.