Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

Economics of Environmental Data Manipulation

Date and Time
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Field Auditorium, Environment Hall, Duke University Campus


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Junjie Zhang, director of the iMEP Program and Environmental Research Center at Duke Kunshan University, will present “Economics of Environmental Data Manipulation,” 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 12.

Environmental regulation is often compromised in China when government officials are facing competing political targets other than environmental quality. Zhang will discuss his research to not only refine the method of data manipulation but also provide a political economy interpretation of data falsification behavior in China, using a unique data set that combines reported air quality information with resume details of city party secretaries and mayors.

This talk is part of the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and the University Program in Environmental Policy seminar series featuring leading experts discussing a variety of pressing environmentally focused topics.