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Gengyang Tu

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Gengyang is an Assistant Professor in Economics. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from AgroParisTech, University of Paris-Saclay. During his PhD study, he had short visits to the University of Copenhagen and the University of Umea (one semester). Prior to his appointment at IBSS, he worked and as a Postdoc at the Grenoble School of Management, as a Research Fellow (open ended appointment) at the University of Exeter and the University of Bretagne-Loire (open ended appointment). Currently, he also holds an appointment as an Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, at the University of Exeter in the UK.Gengyangs research interests lie at the intersection of economics, sustainability, and social well-being. His current areas of focus include empirical analyses of the factors influencing individuals adoption of energy-efficient and eHealth technologies, recognizing their pivotal role in shaping sustainable practices and improving healthcare outcomes. Moreover, he investigates the impact of socio-economic and environmental inequalities on health outcomes, seeking to uncover the intricate relationship between societal disparities and individual well-being. Dr. Tus research portfolio also delves into the relationship between residential location choices and ecosystem services, shedding light on how our decisions regarding where we live can impact the natural environment and the benefits it provides.He has published numerous articles in reputable peer-reviewed journals such as Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Ecological Economics, and Energy Economics.Contact:Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool UniversityNo 111 Ren’ai Road, Suzhou Industrial ParkSuzhou, Jiangsu, China 215123Office: BS302Business Phone:

Research interests

Applied econometrics

Environmental and resource economics

Non-market Valuation (with a focus on Discrete Choice Experiment)

Housing Studies

eHealth and eWellbeing


Assistant professor (current appointment), International Business School Suzhou, Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou, China.

Honorary Senior Research Fellow (current appointment), Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, University of Exeter, UK.

Research fellow (open ended appointment), European Centre for Environment and Human Health, University of Exeter (November, 2021 - August, 2022), Exeter, UK

Postdoc research fellow, European Centre for Environment and Human Health, University of Exeter (June, 2019 - October, 2021), Exeter, United Kingdom

Research fellow (open ended appointment,), ESA, University of Bretagne-Loire (September, 2018 - April, 2019), Angers, France.

Postdoctoral fellow in the frame of a H2020 project, Department of Management, Grenoble School of Management (January, 2017 - September, 2018), Grenoble, France.

Lecturer, University of Lorraine (September, 2015 - August, 2016), Lorraine, France.

Awards and honours

EIR-A label from the the French Agricultural, Veterinary and Forestry Institute

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D. in Economics, AgroParisTech, Paris-Saclay University.

M. Sc. in Economics, Paris-East Créteil University.

M. Sc. in Quantitative Economics, University of Lyon 2.

B.Sc. in Applied Mathematics and Social Sciences, University of Lyon 1.

Person Types

  • Staff


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