Yong Jiang Dr., MSc

Senior Lecturer in Water Resources Economics


Dr. Jiang is Senior Lecturer in Water Resource Economics with the chair group of water management. He is also a senior researcher in the Department of Environmental Economics at VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. His expertise is environmental and natural resource economics. Dr. Jiang coordinates module 4 water economics and module 11 watershed and river basin management in the Master of Sciences (MSc) programs in Water Management and Environmental Science, respectively. He lectures on water resource economics, watershed economics, benefit-cost analysis, economic and financial analysis, and statistical analysis for different modules across MSc programs in the Institute. In addition, he is also involved in capacity building and research projects, and supervise both master and ph.d. student  research related to water and environment.

Before joining in IHE Delft, Dr. Jiang was research assistant professor and visiting assitant professor at North Dakota State University and Michigan State Unviersity in the U.S., respectively, from 2008-2012. In 2007, Dr. Jiang was selected as a John Knauss Marine Policy Fellow placed at the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF). In addition, he was appointed as a short-term consultant to the World Bank China Analytical Advisory Assistance (AAA) Program on China water resource management.

Dr. Jiang's research interest is broadly defined within environmental and natural resource economics and policy with strong publication records. Trained as an applied economist with background in science and engineering, Dr. Jiang is particularly interested in holistic, systematic, and multidisciplinary approaches to studying environmental and natural resource issues. He is enthusiastic about applying integrated, quantitative modeling approaches to understand human interaction with biophysical systems and to develop implications for policy. His research experience encompasses climate change and policy, weather and food security, land use policy, conservation biology, water resource management, integrated assessment of agricultural and environmental policy, and environmental valuation. He has rich experience working with different expertises in a mulitidisciplinary environment.

Dr Jiang has a Ph.D. in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, an M.S. in Environmental Planning and Management, and a B.E. in Environmental Engineering.


List of relevant publications:

Articles in refereed journals

Jiang, Y., 2015. China's water security: current status, emerging challenges, and future prospects. Environmental Science and Policy 54, 106-125. DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2015.06.006.

Fanaian, S., Graas, S., Jiang, Y., van der Zaag, P., 2015. An ecological economic assessment of flow regimes in a hydropower dominated river basin: the case of the lower Zambezi river, Mozambique. Science of The Total Environment 505, 464-473. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.10.033.

Jiang, Y., Koo, W.W., 2014. Estimating the field effect of weather on crop production with unobserved producer behavior: a bioeconomic modeling framework. Environmental Economics and Policy Studies 16(3), 279-302. DOI: 10.1007/s10018-014-0079-9.

Jiang, Y., Swallow, S.K., 2014. Providing an ecologically sound community landscape at the urban-rural fringe: a conceptual, integrated model. Journal of Land Use Science 10(3), 323-341. DOI: 10.1080/1747423X.2014.898103.

Jiang, Y., Koo, W.W., 2014. Producer preference for land-based biological carbon sequestration in agriculture: some implications from a sample of North Dakota farmers. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 69(3), 231-242. Doi:10.2489/jswc.69.3.231.

Jiang, Y., Koo, W.W., 2013. The short-term impact of a domestic cap-and-trade climate policy on local agriculture: A policy simulation with producer behavior. Environmental and Resource Economics 58(4), 511-537. DOI: 10.1007/s10640-013-9737-9.

Jiang, Y., Koo, W.W., 2013. Estimating regional agricultural supply of greenhouse gas abatements by land-based biological carbon sequestration: a Bayesian sampling based simulation approach.  Journal of Environmental Economics and Policy 2(3), 266-287. DOI: 10.1080/21606544.2013.806041.

Jiang, Y., Koo, W.W., 2010. Short-term impact of cap-and-trade climate policy and agricultural adjustment.  Policy Issues 11, 1-5.

Jiang, Y., Swinton, S.M., 2009. Market interactions, farmers’ choices, and the sustainability of growing advanced biofuels: a missing perspective?  International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology 16(6), 438-450.

Jiang, Y., 2009. China’s water scarcity.  Journal of Environmental Management 90, 3185-3196.

Jiang, Y., Swallow, S.K., Paton, P., 2008. Designing a spatially-explicit nature reserve network based on ecological functions: an integer programming approach.  Biological Conservation 140(3-4), 236-249.

Jiang, Y., Swallow, S.K., McGonagle, M.P., 2005. Context-sensitive benefit transfer using stated choice models: specification and convergent validity for policy analysis. Environmental and Resource Economics 31(4), 477-499.

Jiang, Y., Zuo, Y., 2000. Interaction of trade and the environment and its revelation to China. Urban Environment & Urban Ecology (in Chinese)13(2), 36-38.

Book chapters

Jiang, Y., 2009. Chapter 2. Water Scarcity in China: Current Situation and Chapter 5. Deepening Water Rights Administration and Developing Water Markets, In: World Bank China Analytical and Advisory Assistance Report: Addressing China’s Water Scarcity: Recommendations for Selected Water Resource Management Issues, World Bank, Washington D.C.

Invited internet media contributions

Jiang, Y., 2014. Addressing "Why have so many high-profile, expensive efforts to improve the global distribution of clean water failed?" for Zocalo Public Square, a not-for-profit daily Ideas Exchange that blends live events and humanities journalism based in Southern California, USA. http://www.zocalopublicsquare.org/2014/03/14/if-clean-water-is-a-right-why-have-we-been-so-wrong/ideas/up-for-discussion/

Jiang, Y. (Lead Author), Chen, B. (Topic Editor), 2010.  Water scarcity –China.  In: Encyclopedia of Earth.  http://www.eoearth.org/article/Water_scarcity_-_China.  Eds. Cleveland, C.J.  Environmental Information Coalition, National Council for Science and the Environment, Washington D.C.

Conference proceedings

Jiang, Y., Swallow, S.K., 2007. Open space preservation, property value, and optimal spatial configuration.  In: Burns, R., Robinson, K., Proceedings of the 2006 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium, 2006 April 9-11, Bolton Landing, NY. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-14. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 128-134.