Chair, Department of Environmental Management
Xu Jintao is one of China´s most prominent experts in forestry economics and a Professor at Beijing University. Dr. Xu got his PhD in Forestry Economics from Virginia Tech University in the US. After completing his PhD, Dr. Xu returned to Beijing in 1999 and worked for the Center of Chinese Agricultural Policy for seven years before moving to Peking University in 2006. Dr. Xu has focused on forest policy and reformation of the state forestry sector and collective tenure system in his work. These two themes have been top priority in the agenda of the central government and have merged into the broader national agenda of establishing a new countryside.