Dr. Sheng Zhong

Affiliated researcher

Research group(s):
1. Economics of Knowledge and Innovation
4. Governance and institutions

Dr Sheng Zhong is Research Fellow at the Energy Studies Institute (ESI), National University of Singapore. Sheng obtained a PhD in Economics from UNU-MERIT / Maastricht University in the Netherlands, and an MA in Development Economics at the University of Warsaw in Poland, funded by the European Commission Erasmus Mundus Programme. Before that, Sheng got a Bachelor in Laws from Fudan University, China. His research interests include sustainable development, innovation and technological change, with a focus on energy issues. Before joining the ESI, he was a PhD Fellow at the United Nations University – Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT) in the Netherlands funded by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). During that period, he worked on various projects, including the International Social Protection Studies Programme with GIZ, UNIDO Industrial Development Report 2016 and 2018 and UNIDO Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development Working Paper Series.


Selected publications by Sheng Zhong

Articles (journal, professional, popular)
Zhong, Sheng, 2018, Structural Decompositions of Energy Consumption between 1995 and 2009: Evidence from WIOD, Energy Policy, 122: 655-667

UNU-MERIT Working Papers
Zhong, Sheng, 2016, Structural decompositions of energy consumption, energy intensity, emissions and emission intensity - A sectoral perspective: empirical evidence from WIOD over 1995 to 2009, UNIDO Inclusive and Sustainable Development Working Paper Series 11/2015, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-015
Zhong, Sheng, 2016, The dynamics of vehicle energy efficiency: Evidence from the Massachusetts Vehicle Census, UNIDO Inclusive and Sustainable Development Working Paper Series 7/2016, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-014
Zhong, Sheng & Bart Verspagen, 2016, The role of technological trajectories in catching-up-based development: An application to energy efficiency technologies, UNIDO Inclusive and Sustainable Development Working Paper Series 6/2016, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-013

Zhong, Sheng, 2017, Moving Towards an Energy Efficient Future: Essays on Energy Efficiency, Technology and Development, PhD dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University