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M.Sc.

Sophie Lian Zhou

PhD Student (Joint PhD with Tilburg University)

Chair of Resource and Environmental Economics
Nußallee 21
D-53115 Bonn

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Research Interest

  • Environmental economics and dynamics of environmentalism
  • Economic growth theories and dynamic optimization
  • Causal inference

Work in Progress

  • Believe it or not: how directed technical change and a bit of optimism lead the economy towards green growth (with Sjak Smulders)
  • Going Green for Esteem: An Extended Uzawa-Lucas Model with Status Driven Environmentalism
  • Clean Innovation of Durable Goods Oligopoly

Academic Education

10/2012-10/2014 MSc in Agricultural and Food Economics, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
04/2004-10/2009 Diplom in Business Economics, University of Mannheim
01/2008-05/2008 Graduate exchange study, University of Massachusetts at Boston, USA
09/2007-12/2007 Graduate exchange study, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA
09/2001-07/2003 Undergraduate study in finance, University Nankai, China

Employment (Selection)

Since 11/2014 Teaching assistant at Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Institute for Food and Resource Economics (ILR)
05/2011 – 07/2013 Business controller at Deutsche Telekom AG, Department of Finance, Bonn, Germany
02/2010 – 04/2011 Management trainee at Deutsche Telekom AG, Department of Finance, Bonn, Germany and Puebla, Mexico
09/2009-11/2009 Risk management intern at INTER Insurances, Mannheim, Germany
02/2009-08/2009 Research assistant at GESIS – Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences, Mannheim, Germany
10/2008-12/2008 Consulting intern at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants GmbH, Financial Services
Competence Center, Frankfurt, Germany
05/2007-07/2007 Consulting intern at PricewaterhouseCoopers AG, Department of Mergers and Acquisitions Advisory, Frankfurt, Germany
03/2007-04/2007 Research intern at Deutsche Bundesbank, Institutional and Regulatory Financial Market Issues Division, Frankfurt, Germany

Publications and conference contributions

Peer reviewed

Cisneros, E., Zhou, S.L. and J. Boerner (2015): Naming and Shaming for Conservation: Evidence from the Brazilian Amazon. PLoS ONE 10(9): e0136402.

Working paper

Zhou, S. L. (2015): Going Green for Esteem: An Extended Uzawa-Lucas Model with Status Driven Environmentalism. Discussion Paper 2015:2. Institute for Food and Resource Economics, University of Bonn.

Conference Contributions

Zhou, S. L.(2016): Believe it or not: how directed technical change and a bit of optimism lead the economy towards green growth. Presentation at the Conference on Sustainable Resource Use and Economic Dynamics (SURED), June 6 - 9, 2016, Banyuls-sur-Mer, France.

Zhou, S. L. (2016): Going Green for Esteem: An Extended Uzawa-Lucas Model with Status Driven Environmentalism. Presentation at the 22nd Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, June 22 - 25, 2016, Zurich,  Switzerland.

Cisneros T., Marco E.; Boerner, J.; Zhou, S. L. (2015): Naming and shaming for conservation: evidence from the Brazilian Amazon. Paper presented at the 4th Annual AERE Summer Conference, June 3-5, 2015, San Diego, USA.

Zhou, S. L. (2015): The long-term environmental and welfare impact of conspicuous conservation: An Uzawa-Lucas approach. Paper presented at the Young Scientist Workshop of the Scientific Society of German-speaking Environmental and Resource Economists, February 9-10, 2015, Hamburg, Germany.

Zhou, S. L. (2014): Designing happiness-oriented policies to achieve wellbeing and environmental sustainability. Paper presented at the biennial conference of The International Society for Ecological Economics, August 13-15, 2014, Reykjavik, Iceland.

Zhou, S. L.; Boerner, J. (2013): Estimating conservation effects of district blacklisting in the Brazilian Amazon. Poster presented at the international workshop "Evaluating Forest Conservation Initiatives: New Tools and Policy Needs", December 10-12, 2013, Barcelona, Spain.

 

Last Updated:Tuesday, January 10, 2017