Yuanzao Zhu

Thematic Area Environment and Society
Department of Environmental Politics
Working Group Social-science Water Research

Helmholtz Centre
for Environmental Research − UFZ
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig, Germany

phone: + 49 341 60251822

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Research Interests

  • Ecological and Environmental Economics
  • Sustainable Development
  • Econometrics
  • Financial and Economic Instruments
  • Stakeholder Engagement

Curriculum Vitae

Since 2022

Research Associate at UFZ, Department of Environmental Politics

2018 − 2022

Research Associate at UFZ, Department of Economics

2014 − 2015

M.Sc. in Environmental Economics (EEET-EDDEE) at University of Paris-Saclay (Paris, France), Master thesis: Generalisation of Payments for Ecosystem Services in the European Union

2013 − 2015

Engineer degree in environmental management and engineering at AgroParisTech (Paris, France)


Analyst at Biotope, International Department, internship of 6 months on Payments for Ecosystem Services (Mèze, France)


Research assistant at INRA-AgroParisTech, UMR Environment and Arable Crops, internship of 10 weeks on cost-benefit analysis of environmental impacts during the life cycle of biofuels of two generations (Paris, France)

2009 − 2013

B.Sc. in Environmental Science at Fudan University (Shanghai, China)

2011 − 2013

Research assistant (part-time) at Research Center for Urban Eco-planning & Design, Fudan University (Shanghai, China)