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Ye Qi


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Short Bio

Ye Qi is Professor of Public Policy and Director of Institute of Public Policy at Hong Kong University Science and Technology. Prior to joining HKUST in January 2019, he was the Cheung Kong Professor of Environmental Policy and Management at Tsinghua University’s School of Public Policy and Management, and the Volkswagen Professor of Sustainability at Schwarzman College. From April 2014 to January 2019, he was Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and the Director of Brookings-Tsinghua Center for Public Policy. He was appointed as Cheung Kong Professor of Environmental Science at Beijing Normal University from 2002-2005. Before returning to China in 2003, he taught ecosystem management and climate change science at the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at University of California, Berkeley from 1996 through 2003. Ye Qi received his Ph.D. in Environmental Science in 1994 jointly awarded by the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry and Syracuse University.



  1. Qi, Ye, Wenjuan Dong, Changgui Dong, and Caiwei Huang, 2019. Understanding Institutional Barriers for Wind Curtailment in China. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews

  2. Qi Ye, Nicholas Stern, Wu Tong, Lu Jiaqi and Fergus Green. 2016. China's Post-Coal Growth. Nature Geoscience, 9(8): 564-566.

  3. Qi, Y., T. Wu, J. He and D. A. King, 2013. China’s Carbon Conundrum, Nature Geoscience, 6: 507-509.

  4. Dong, Changgui, *Qi Ye, Dong Wenjuan, Lu Xi, Liu, Tianle, & Qian Shuai. 2018. Decomposing driving factors for wind curtailment under economic new normal in China. Applied Energy, 217, pp:178-188.

  5. Zhu, Mengye, *Ye Qi, David Belis, Jiaqi Lu, Bart Kerremans, The paradox of wind energy investment in China: Understanding decision-making by State-Owned Enterprises, Energy Policy, in press.

  6. Qi, Ye and Lingyun Zhang, 2014, Local Environmental Enforcement Constrained by Central-Local Relations in China, Environmental Policy & Governance, 2014, 24 (3):216–232.

  7. Qi Y. and T. Wu. 2013. The Politics of Climate Change in China. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews - Climate Change, 4: 301-313.

  8. Qi, Ye; Huimin Li and Tong Wu, 2013. Interpreting China’s carbon flows. 2013. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110: 11221-11222.