Prof. Dr. Xiaoxi Wang

Senior Scientist

Xiaoxi is a guest researcher at the working group of  Land Use and Resilience. He is currently a Junior Professor (tenure-tracked), at Department of Agricultural Economics and Management, Zhejiang University, a member of the C9 League.  He works on  MAgPIE (Model of Agricultural Production and its Impact on the Environment) to analyze various topics related to climate adaptation and mitigation from a food-system perspective. From November 2021, he serves as Affiliated Editor at World Development that ranks 30/376 in Economics journals.


Working Group


Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)[at]
P.O. Box 60 12 03
14412 Potsdam



Department of Agricultural Economics and Management      Zhejiang University      Yuhangtang Road 866        310058 Hangzhou                            China


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14. Wang, X*., Bodirsky, B. L.*, Müller, C., Chen, K., Yuan, C*. 2022. The triple benefits of slimming and greening the Chinese food system. Nature Food. 1-8. doi:10.1038/s43016-022-00580-1.

13. Wang, X.*, Xu, M., Lin, B., Bodirsky, B. L., Xuan, J., Dietrich, J. P., Stevanović, M, Bai, Z., Ma L., Jin, S., Fan, S., Lotze-Campen, L., Popp, A. 2022. Reforming China’s fertilizer policies:  Implications for nitrogen pollution reduction and food security. Sustainability Science. doi: 10.1007/s11625-022-01189-w.

12. Chen, H., Shen,J., Xuan J., Zhu, A., Ji, S.J., Liu X., Cao, Y., Zong, G., Zeng, Y., Wang, X.*, Yuan, C.* 2022. Plant-based dietary patterns in relation to mortality among older adults in China. Nature Aging 1-7.doi:10.1038/s43587-022-00180-5.

11. Zhu, A., Chen, H., Shen, J., Wang, X., Li, Z., Zhao, A., Shi, X., Yan, L., Zeng, Y., Yuan, C., Ji, S. J., 2022. Interaction between plant-based dietary pattern and air pollution on cognitive function: a prospective cohort analysis of Chinese older adults. The Lancet Regional Health - Western Pacific 20, 100372. doi: 10.1016/j.lanwpc.2021.100372.

10. Kasymov, U., Wang, X.*, Zikos, D., Chopan, M., Ibele, B. 2022. Institutional barriers to sustainable forest management: Evidence from an experimental study in Tajikistan. Ecological Economics193, 107276. doi:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2021.107276.

9. Lin, B., Wang, X.*, Jin, S., Yang, W., Li, H. 2022. Impacts of cooperative membership on rice productivity: Evidence from China. World Development. 150, 105669. doi:10.1016/j.worlddev.2021.105669.

8. Busch, J., Ring, I., Akullo, M., Amarjargal, O., Borie, M.,  Cassola, R., Cruz-Trinidad, A., Droste, N., Haryanto, J. T., Kasymov, U., Kotenko, N., Lkhagvadorj, A., de Paulo, F. L.,  May, P., Mukherjee, A., Mumbunan, S., Santos, R., Tacconi, L., Selva, G. V., Verma, M.,  Wang, X., Yu, L., Zhou, K. 2021. A global review of ecological fiscal transfers. Nature Sustainability 1-10. doi:10.1038/s41893-021-00728-0.

7. Bodirsky B. L., Dietrich J. P., Martinelli E., Stenstad A, Pradhan P., Gabrysch S.,  Mishra A., Weindl I., Le Mouël C., Rolinski S., Baumstark L., Wang X., Waid J. L.,  Lotze-Campen H., Popp A. 2020. The ongoing nutrition transition thwarts long-term targets for food security, public health and environmental protection. Scientific Reports 10(1): 19778. doi:10.1038/s41598-020-75213-3.

6. Wang, X.*,  Dietrich, J. P.,  Lotze-Campen, H, Biewald, A, Stevanović, M, Bodirsky, B. L., Brümmer, B., Popp, A. 2020. Beyond land-use intensity: Assessing future global crop productivity growth under different socioeconomic pathways. Technological Forecasting and Social Change 160, 120208. doi:10.1016/j.techfore.2020.120208.[Preprint]

5. Liao, X., Zhao, X., Liu, W., Li, R., Wang, X., Wang, W., Tillotson, M. R. 2020. Comparing water footprint and water scarcity footprint of energy demand in China’s six megacities. Applied Energy 269, 115137. doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2020.115137.

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2. Wang, X.*, Biewald, A., Dietrich, J. P., Schmitz, C., Lotze-Campen, H., Humpenöder, F., Bodirsky, B. L. & Popp, A. 2016. Taking account of governance: Implications for land-use dynamics, food prices, and trade patterns. Ecological Economics,  122, 12-24. doi:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2015.11.018. 

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