Professor, Asscioate Dean
Ph.D., Tsinghua University, China
Areas of Research: Policy Process theory; think tanks and expert participation; S&T policy;climate and environmental policy; transition and public governance
Xufeng ZHU is currently Professor and Associate Dean at the School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University. Dr. ZHU earned his bachelor’s degree in environment engineering and doctor’s degree in public management from Tsinghua University in 2000 and 2005. Before he moved back to Tsinghua University, he served as Professor at the Zhou Enlai School of Government, Nankai University.
His research interests involve the policy process, think tank and expert involvement, Science & Technology policy, environment and climate policy, and public governance in transitional China. He is the author of The Rise of Think Tanks in China, Expert Involvement in Policy Changes, and China's Think Tanks: Their Influences in the Policy Process, and has published over twenty English articles in Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Public Administration, The China Quarterly, Policy Sciences, Public Management Review, Administration & Society, Asian Survey and other international journals and dozens of articles in Chinese journals such as Social Sciences in China, Sociological Studies, and Management World, which are highly prestigious academic journals in respective field in China.
He serves as Regional Editor of Asian Journal of Political Sciences and editorial board memberships for other six international journals. He won many national academic awards including the China National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars (2016), the Youth Award of Management Science in China (2014), the National Program for Support of Top-notch Young Professionals (2012), and the National Outstanding Youth Fund (2013). He was the winner of “Best Comparative Policy Paper Award for 2012” of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA). He was also selected as Harvard Yenching Scholar by the Harvard Yenching Institute in 2008.
Zhu, Xufeng, The Rise of Think Tanks in China. London and New York: Routledge, 2012.
Zhu, Xufeng, Expert Participation in Policy Changes. 《政策变迁中的专家参与》, Beijing: China Renmin University Press, 2012.
Zhu, Xufeng, China’s Think Tanks: Their Influence in the Policy Process. 《中国思想库：政策过程中的影响力研究》，Beijing: Tsinghua University Press, 2009.
Selected English papers:
Zhu, Xufeng and Peipei Zhang, Intrinsic Motivation and Expert Behavior: Roles of Individual experts in Wenling Participatory Budgeting Reform in China, Administration & Society, (forthcoming).
Zhu, Xufeng, “Mandate vs. Championship: Vertical Government Intervention and Diffusion of Innovation in Public Services in Authoritarian China”, Public Management Review, vol. 16, no. 1, 117–139, 2014.
Zhu, Xufeng, “Correspondence: Carbon Emissions: Learn from China's Local Pilot Schemes”, Nature, vol. 502, 38, 3 October 2013.
Zhu, Xufeng, “Policy Change and Expert Involvement in China”, Public Administration, vol. 91, no. 2, 281–302, 2013.
Zhu, Xufeng, “Rebuilding Government Credibility in Chinese Environmental Resident Activism”, Environmental Science and Technology, vol. 46, no. 3, 1303–1304, 2012.
Zhu, Xufeng and Chao Zhang, “Reducing Information Asymmetry in the Power Industry: Mandatory and Voluntary Information Disclosure Regulations of Sulfur Dioxide Emission”, Energy Policy, vol. 45, no. 6, 704–713, 2012.
Zhu, Xufeng, “Government Advisors or Public Advocates? Roles of Think Tanks from the Perspective of Regional Variations”, The China Quarterly, vol. 207, 668–686,2011.
Zhu, Xufeng, “Correspondence: Emissions: Taking a Collaborative Lead will Work Better”, Nature, vol. 462, 720 (10 December 2009)
Zhu, Xufeng, “Making Guanxi More Influential: Bureau Chiefs and Policy Experts in the Chinese Policy Decision-making Process” The China Review, vol. 9, no. 2 (Fall), 129–155, 2009.
Zhu, Xufeng, Bing Sun. “Tianjin Binhai New Area: A Case Study of Multi-Level Streams Model of Chinese Decision-Making”, Journal of Chinese Political Science, vol. 14, no. 2, 191–211, 2009.
Zhu, Xufeng. “The Influence of Think Tanks in the Chinese Policy Process: Different Ways and Mechanisms”, Asian Survey, vol. 49, no. 2, 333–357, 2009.
Zhu, Xufeng, “Strategy of Chinese Policy Entrepreneurs in the Third Sector: Challenges of “Technical Infeasibility” Policy Sciences, Vol. 41, no. 4. 315–334, 2008.
Zhu, Xufeng, Lan Xue. “Think Tanks in Transitional China.” Public Administration and Development, Vol. 27, no. 5. 452–464, 2007.