Ma Zhong is Deputy Director at iGDP. He is also Professor at the School of Environment and Natural Resources, Renmin University of China. 

Prof. Ma is the leading scholar in China in researching and implementing environmental economics and policies.  He has worked extensively with government and international agencies on a variety of research topics in China and has been engaged in national and international environmental policymaking on topics such as environmental finance and taxation, the Montreal Protocol, SO2 emission trading, and water pricing. In the past ten years, he also has been working on the institutional reform of environmental administration in China.  Prof. Ma serves as senior advisor to the China Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) as well as of different provincial governments, and is a member of the China Council for International Cooperation of Environment and Development (CCICED). In 2009, Ma Zhong was awarded China’s Annual “Green Person” award.