Prof. Dr. Jikun Huang (Agricultural Economics, Econometrics, Modelling)
Prof. Jikun Huang is the Founder and Director of the Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy (CCAP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), professor of Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research. He is also vice presidents of Chinese Association of Agricultural Economics and Chinese Association of Agro-Technology Economics. He has served as the Board Members for the International Food & Agricultural Trade Policy Council (IPC), the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA), and African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AAFT).
Prof. Huang received his BS degree from Nanjing Agricultural University in 1984 and PhD in economics from University of the Philippines at Los Banos in 1990. His research covers a wide range of issues on China's agricultural and rural development, including work on agricultural R&D policy, water resource economics, price and marketing, food consumption, poverty, trade policy, and climate change. He received the Outstanding Scientific Progress awards from the Ministry of Agriculture four times, Award for China’s top ten outstanding youth scientists in 2002, Outstanding Achievement Award for Overseas Returning Chinese in 2003, Outstanding Contribution Award on Management Science in 2008, the UPLB Distinguished Alumni Award in 2008, and 2010 IRRI’s Outstanding Alumni Award. He has published more than 350 journal papers, of which more than 170 papers in the international journals, including Science and Nature. He is co-author of 18 books.