Professor and Director at the Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy (CCAP), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
Linxiu Zhang is a professor and Director at the Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy (CCAP), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). She is also a professor at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS). She obtained her PhD from University of Reading in England. She is a Co-director of a collaborative programme called Rural Education Action Programme (REAP). REAP is an umbrella programme initiated by a group of scholars from Stanford University, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Northwest University in Xi’an, Tsinghua University among others. She obtained her PhD from Reading University in the U.K. Her research concentrates on policy relevant studies on rural development in China, particularly on poverty alleviation and poverty-environment dynamics, labor market development, gender, public investments, and the economics of rural education and healthcare. She has published more than 220 papers in peer-reviewed journals and received numerous awards. The most recent ones include “Ten Most Outstanding Women in Science” award from CAS (2013), TWAS “Celso-Furtado Prize” in Social Sciences (2013), “Fudan Management Excellence Award” (2014). She was elected as a TWAS fellow in 2014.