Dr Cheng Wen

Dr Cheng Wen


I am an environmental economist with expertise in non-market valuation (Contingent Valuation and Choice Experiment). I finished my undergraduate and Master's study in Environmental Science in Wuhan University of China. My PhD study focused on the conservation mechanism of Payment for Ecosystem Service for the middle route of the South-to-North Water Transfer Project in China. I was invited to attend the Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue on Remuneration of Positive Externalities Payments for Environmental Service (2013) at the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Rome. Before joininig the School of Geography, I had worked in multiple research projects, including Costs and benefits of sustainable soil fertility management in Western Kenya (funded by The Economics of Land Degradation Initiative), Mapping Climate Services and Information Needs in China (funded by The Climate Science for Service Partnership China Program, Newton Fund-Met Office) and Land of the MUSCos: Multi-Utility Service Companies (funded by EPSRC). After joining in the School of Geography, I have worked in the project of Addressing the Valuation of Energy & Nature Together (funded by the UK Energy Research Centre) and focused on the monetary valuation of the visual impact of wind turbines. My current research looks into socio-economics issues of microgrid systems in developing countries like Uganda and Indonesia.

Research interests



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  • PhD, Environmental Economics, University of Leeds
  • MSc, Environmental Science, Wuhan University, China
  • BSc, Environmental Science, Wuhan University, China