Yang Zheng

Yang Zheng

PhD in Environmental Economics

London School of Economics and Political Science


I am an environmental economist focusing on the changes in technology, business, and policy that are needed for the transition towards a sustainable economy. In my research, I seek to understand how green technologies can generate economic benefits for broader societies, to accelerate the green transition. I am also interested in how environmental and industrial policies can reshape businesses, enhancing competitiveness while improving the environment.

I completed my PhD in Environmental Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2023 with a thesis on green innovation and climate policy.


  • Environmental Economics
  • Economics of Innovation
  • Climate Policy
  • Multinational Enterprise
  • Applied Microeconomics


  • PhD in Environmental Economics, 2023

    London School of Economics and Political Science

  • MSc in Economics, 2018

    Wuhan University

  • BA in Economics, 2015

    Zhongnan University of Economics and Law


The Effectiveness of China’s Regional Carbon Market Pilots in Reducing Firm Emissions

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 118(52), 2021
Carbon Pricing Induces Innovation: Evidence from China's Regional Carbon Market Pilots

AEA Papers and Proceedings, 108, May, 2018

Working Papers

Carbon Leakage within Firm Ownership Networks

SSRN Working Paper, 2023
Carbon Price, Innovation, and Firm Competitiveness

SSRN Working Paper, 2023


GY222: Applied Environmental Economics

London School of Economics, Graduate Teaching Assistant: 2019-2023
(LSE Class Teacher Award, 2023)

Data Analysis with Python

Duke Kunshan University, Guest Lecturer: Summer 2019