Cao, Jing

Associate Professor, Department of Economics

Curriculum Vitae

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Associate Professor, the Department of Economics, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University. She received her B.S. in Geology and B.A. in Economics from Peking University in 1998, M.S. in Environmental Sciences from Peking University in 2001, Ph.D. in Public Policy from Harvard University in 2007. Courses Taught: Environmental and Resource Economics (Undergraduate), Environmental and Energy Economics (Graduate), Freshman Seminar on Climate Change and Carbon Finance, Managerial Economics (IMBA), and Seminar Course on Chinese Economy (with Bai Chong-En).

Her research interests include Environmental and Energy Economics, such as China’s environmental tax reform, economic instrument for mitigating climate change, computable general equilibrium (CGE) modeling, and green productivity. Her research projects include Chinese National Science Function Project, Social Science Funding from Department of Education, IDRC-EEPSEA project, Environmental for Development (EFD) project, Tsinghua Self-Research Project, Tsinghua-K.U. Leuven research collaboration project, and also involved in the 973 climate change project led by NDRC and Tsinghua Low-carbon economic institute project. Her papers were published on Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, Review of Income and Wealth, Asian Economic Policy Review, Asian Economic Journal, and Chinese journals such as Economic Research, Financial Research and etc. She receives McKinsey China Economics Award in 2011, Gregory Chow Best Paper Award in 2005 and East Asian Economic Association Best Paper Award in 2004.

She is affiliated research fellow with Center of China and the World Economy, Tsinghua National Institute of Fiscal Studies. She is member of American Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE), European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE), Member of Environmental Economics Branch under Chinese Environmental Science Association, Editor Board Member of Environmental Economics and Policy, and serves as consultant for the
World Bank and UNECAP.

Journal Papers (International)

Nan Zhong, Jing Cao, Yuzhu Wang (2017) “Traffic Congestion, Ambient Air Pollution and Health – Evidence from Driving Restrictions in Beijing,” Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, 4(3), pp. 821-856.

Hidemichi Fujii, Jing Cao, Shunsuke Managi (2016), "Firm-level environmentally sensitive productivity and innovation in China,” Applied Energy, Vol. 184, pp. 915-925. 

Cao, J., Wenhao Hu (2016), "A Microsimulaton of Property Tax Policy in China,” Journal of Housing Economics, 33: 128-142 

Cao, J., Larry Qiu, Mohan Zhou (2016), “Who investment More in Advanced Abatement Technology: Theory and Evidence,” Canadian Journal of Economics, 49(2). pp. 637-662.

 Cao, J. Mun, Ho, Liang H. (2016), Household Energy Demand in Urban China: Accounting for Regional Prices and Rapid Income Change, the Energy Journal 37(SI 1): 87-110.

He W., Liu C., Lu J., J. Cao, (2015) “Impacts of ISO14001 on firm performance: evidence from China” China Economic Review, 32, 43-56.

Fujii, H., J. Cao, Managi, S. (2015) “Decomposition of Productivity Considering Multi-Environmental Pollutants in Chinese Industrial Sector,” Review of Development Economics 19(1): 75-84.

Groba, F., and J. Cao, (2015) “Chinese Renewable Energy Technology Exports: The Role of Policy, Innovation and Markets,” Environmental and Resource Economics 60(2): 243-283.

Cao, J., V. J. Karplus, (2014) “Firm-level determinants of energy and carbon intensity in China” Energy Policy, 75, 167-178.

Zheng, S., Cao, J., Kahn, M., Sun, C., (2014) “The Real Estate Implications from Cross-Boundary Air Pollution Externalities: Evidence from 85 Chinese Cities,” Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics 48: 398-414. (Also NBER Working Paper )


Hu, Z., J. Cao, L.J. Hong (2012) “Robust Simulation of Global Warming Policies Using the DICE Model,” Management Science 58(12), pp.2190-2206, 2012.

Cao, J. (2010), “Book Review: Chinese Economic Development and the Environment,” Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning, 12(3), pp 335-337.

Cao, J. (2010) “Reconciling Economic Growth and Carbon Mitigation: Challenges and Policy Options in China,” Asian Economic Policy Review 5(1), pp110-129. 

Cao, J., R. Garbaccio and M. Ho (2009) “China’s 11th Five-Year Plan and the Environment: Reducing SO2 Emissions,” Review of Environmental Economics and Policy 3(2), pp 231-250. 

Cao, J., M. Ho and D. Jorgenson (2009) “The Local and Global Benefits of Green Tax Policies in China,” Review of Environmental Economic and Policy 3(2), pp. 189-208

Cao, J., M. Ho, D. Jorgenson, R. Ren, L. Sun, X. Yue (2009) “Industrial and Aggregate Measures of Productivity Growth in China, 1982-2000,” Review of Income and Wealth 55(1), pp.485-513. 

Cao, J. (2007) “Measuring Green Productivity Growth for China’s Manufacture Sectors,” Asian Economic Journal, Vol.21 (4), pp.423-449.

Journal Papers (in Chinese)




曹静,谢阳,1999年至2007年期间中国人均柴油需求弹性,清华大学学报-自然科学版2011年第2期,Vol. 51, No. 2, 241-244页。 





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