Professor in the School of Management at Capital Normal University in Beijing China, PhD in Management from Peking University. Dean of the School of Management at Capital Normal University from 2010 to 2016. Visiting Scholar at the University of North British Columbia in 2004. Visiting Scholar at the University of Massachusetts Boston in 2016.
Prof. Zhao’s other professional titles include Researcher of Institute of State Governance Studies at Peking University; Director of Chinese Public Administration Society; Vice President of Beijing Institute of Politics and Administration; Standing Director; Vice Secretary–General of National Political Science Association; the Special Expert of Asian Development Bank; the Special Observer of Global Climate Change Conference held by the United Nations Framework Convention Organization; and the Expert of the National Energy Conservation Center.
Prof. Zhao’s main research fields include Public Economy and Public Policy, Environmental Collaborative governance, Government Performance Management, Climate Change Policy and Governance. Prof. Zhao has published 5 monographs. He presided over 30 research projects which included those projects sponsored by National Social Science Foundation, the China Development Research Foundation, the World Bank, National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, the Asian Development Bank, and the Clean Development Mechanism Foundation. Prof. Zhao also presided the international cooperation projects from Environmental, Territorial and Marine Department of Italy. Prof. Zhao published more than 70 academic papers in Public Finance Research, Chinese Public Administration, Public Affairs Review (Taiwan), China Observation (Korea) and other international academic journals.