Dr Tong Zhu

Director, Department of Energy Economics,
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences





Tong Zhu, Ph.D. Economics, Director of the Department of Energy Economics, Institute of Industrial Economics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. He is also the contract research fellow of China Society of Economic Reform.

Prof. Zhu’s academic research directions are energy industry policy and regulation reform. At present he focuses on energy system, energy policy and corporation strategy under the framework of national energy transition. He has chaired and participated in several programs sponsored by the National Social Science Foundation of China, NDRC, State Bureau of Energy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, different ministries of China’s central government, and provincial governments in China. He got lots of awards, such as the best doctoral award of Renmin University of China, excellent countermeasure research award of CASS (special award, first prize and third prize), outstanding achievement of CASS (second prize), and outstanding achievement in social sciences of State Bureau of Energy (second prize and third prize).

Prof. Zhu has committed himself to constructing analysis frame of national energy transition and analyzing issues related to energy industry (coal, oil, natural gas, renewable energy and power system) transition and development under the framework in recent years. In 2015, Prof. Zhu’s representative work, National Energy Transition, got second place of the second prize of outstanding achievement in social sciences of State Bureau of Energy.


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