Two Professors from XMU School of Economics receive 19th An Zijie International Trade Research Award

Posted: 2016-12-11   Visits: 69

Recently the winners of the “An Zijie International Trade Research Award” have been announced. The research paper entitled China's Production-Based and Consumption-Based Carbon Emissions and Their Determinants, jointly authored by Peng Shuijun, Zhang Wencheng, Sun Chuanwang from the XMU School of Economics, won the second prize for the best research paper. This paper appeared on the 1st issue of the Economic Research Journal in 2015. Another one, written by Prof. Zhang Shaojun, was awarded the third prize.  Titled Has the Global Value Chain Reduced Labor Income Share? – An Empirical Study on the China’s Industry Panel Data, this paper of Prof. Zhang was published on the 10th issue of the Economics Perspective in 2015. In addition, Liu Qiren, a PhD from the Department of International Business and Trade, School of economics, received an honorable mention for academic study. The An Zijie international Trade Research Award is a ministerial-level award established by Mr. An Zjie and ratified by the Ministry of Education in 1991. Mr. An is the former vice president of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, an outstanding scholar and a renowned businessman from Hong Kong. This biennial award is regarded as the highest academic research award in the area of international economics and international trade for its significant influence at home and abroad.

This award-winning research paper of Prof. Peng Shuijun showed that against the backdrop of production fragmentation and trade liberalization, the cross-border geographical divide between production and consumption is ubiquitous. The conclusion of the research could serve as an important source of inspiration for policy-making with regard to the allocation of international responsibilities for carbon emissions, as well as the energy conservation and emission reduction and the transformation of low-carbon economy within China.


Prof. Zhangs research paper revealed that the global value chain, as an organizational and governing force, can lead to lower labor wages in developing country through three channelsi.e.,employing price as a driving force, low-end locking and integrating global labor markets, and hence to cut down the proportion of labor income in national revenue.


Edited by: Li Yujie