Department of Environmental Management



Associate Professor
Department: Environmental Management
Research interests: Environment and sustainable development; International trade and environment
Tel/fax: 86-10-62756046


Ph.D., Environmental Science, Peking University, 1999  
M.S., Environmental Geography, Nanjing University, 1996
B.S., Environmental Planning and Management, Nanjing University, 1993


2002–present, Associate professor, College of Environment Sciences and Engineering, Peking University
2000–2002, Lecturer, College of Environment Sciences and Engineering, Peking University
1999–2000, Post doctor, College of Urban and Environmental Science, Peking University


Graduate course: Sustainable Development
Undergraduate course: Environment and Development; Environmental Science



International trade and environment, FDI and environment, Regional atmospheric environmental management


1. Wang Q., Liu Q.L., Liu Y. Impact Analysis of International Trade on Pollution Income Relationship: Based on SO2 Emissions Cross-country Panel Data. China Population Resources and Environment, 23, 73-80, 2013.
2. Wang Q., Wang Q. The Comparison Study of Effect on Pollutants Emission of Foreign Capital and Domestic Capital: An Empirical Analysis based on Inter-provincial Panel Data. World Economy Study, 2, 61-67, 2013.
3. Liu Q.L., WANG Q. Pathways to SO2 emissions reduction in China for 1995-2010: Based on decomposition analysis. Environmental Science & Policy. DOI:, 2013.
4. Liu Q.L., Wang Q., Liu Y. Economic Growth, International Trade and Pollution Emission – Empirical Analysis on the United States and China. China Population Resources and Environment, 22, 170-176, 2012.
5. Wang Q., Li M.Q. Study on the Technology Progress Impact on Industrial Pollution Production based on Malmquist Index. China Environmental Science, 32, 942-946, 2012.
6. Wang Q., Wang H., Chen H.D. A Study on Agricultural Green TFP in China: 1992-2010. Economic Review, 5, 24-33, 2012.
7. Liu Q.L., Wang Q., Xiang X. A Study on the Trade Surplus and Environment Deficit about China. China Population Resources and Environment. 21, 378-382, 2011.
8. Wang Q., Xiang X. Study on the Two Major Relative Comparative Advantages of China‘s International Trade. China Population Resources and Environment, 5, 33-37, 2007.
9. Wang Q., Wang H. China Population Resources and Environment. Study in Quantitative Evaluating of Circular Economy, 2007, 1, 33-37.
10. Wang Q., Ye W.H. From the Two-department Theory to the Three-department Theory. China Population Resources and Environment, 1, 1-5, 2003.


1. Zhang S.Q., WANG Q. Environmental Protection Policies and Pollution Control Instrument, 2008, China Environmental Science Press: Beijing. 319.
2. Wang Q. Chapter Seven: Evaluation Index System of Sustainable Development, in: Qian Y., Tang X.Y. Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development, 2010, Higher Education Press: Beijing. 173-192.
3. Wang Q. Solution Ideas of China's Environmental Problems, in: Peking University Lectures (16th Series), 2007, Peking University Press: Beijing. 59-75. 


Dr. Wang’s research focuses on environment and sustainable development, international trade and environment, and atmospheric environmental management. His main research findings include that: 1) the increasing international trades in China rely not only on the relative comparative advantage of labors, but also on the relative comparative ‘advantage’ of environment factor. Labor and environment are the two major factors that support China’s fast development on international trade, 2) end-of-pipe abatement, cleaner production and international trade are the three major pathways for reducing pollutant emissions in China. Decomposition analysis on China's SO2 emissions shows that the emission reduction achievement is largely offset by the international trade due to the embodied emissions in trade, 3) empirical study of SO2 emissions based on cross-country panel data demonstrates that developed countries transfer pollution abroad via international trade. Without environmental support from developing country through international trade, the turning point of EKC of developed country will emerge much later, 4) FDI brings about absolute transfer of pollution but no relative pollution transfer in China based on econometric empirical study using inter-provincial panel data in China, and 5) the framework of environmental political economy is being built to explore the process of social reproduction system. New theory is added to Marx’s Two-Department-Theory which includes traditional department I and II of social production to establish a three departmental system, which is critical to sustainable development.