Jikun Huang

Dr. Jikun Huang
Founder and Director
Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy of Chinese Academy of Sciences

Dr. Jikun Huang is the Founder and Director of Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Professor at Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, and Fellow of the World Academy of Sciences TWAS - for the advancement of science in developing countries. Currently, he is also vice-president of Chinese Association of Agricultural Economics and Chinese Association of Agro-tech Economics and the elected president of Asian Association of Agricultural Economists.

He received his BS degree from Nanjing Agricultural University in 1984 and PhD in agricultural economics from University of the Philippines at Los Banos in 1990. His research covers a wide range of issues on China's agricultural and rural development, including work on agricultural R&D policy, water and land policy, agricultural price and trade policy, food demand and supply projection, and economics of climate change. He received Award for China’s ten outstanding youth scientists in 2002, Outstanding Achievement Award for Overseas Returning Chinese in 2003, Outstanding Contribution Award on Management Science in 2008, and IRRI’s Outstanding Alumni Award in 2010. He has published about 450 journal papers, of which more than 220 published in the international journals, including Science and Nature. He is co-author of 19 books.