Zhongmin Wang’s research focuses primarily on energy-related economic issues. He has studied pricing, competition, regulatory, and environmental issues related to oil, gasoline, natural gas, and alternative transport fuels. He has estimated gasoline demand, examined the competitive impact of supermarkets’ entry into gasoline retailing, and studied the evolution of the natural gas industry in the United States, as well as the pricing of liquefied petroleum gas in Australia. Wang has started to research China’s energy and environmental issues, and is also interested in the economics of online markets. His work has appeared in the Journal of Political Economy.
China’s Power Generation Dispatch
We describe China’s state institutions, the electric power control system, and past reform efforts, including the challenges of implementation within the existing governance structure. This context is key for designing future reforms and carbon pricing.
Firm Visibility and Voluntary Environmental Behavior: Evidence from Hydraulic Fracturing
Using Donations to the Green Party to Measure Community Environmentalism
An empirical analysis suggests that individuals’ donations to Green Party political committees can be used to construct valid measures of community environmentalism for all areas of the United States.
Workshops & Seminars
Carbon Cap and Trade in China: From Experimentation to Nationalization?
At this RFF First Wednesday Seminar, RFF’s Clayton Munnings and Richard Morgenstern presented key findings from a recent RFF discussion paper, which assesses the design of three of the pilot programs, in Guangdong, Shanghai and Shenzhen.