The Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management

Dr Zhifu Mi

Dr Zhifu Mi

Lecturer in Economics and Finance of the Built Environment

The Bartlett Sch of Const & Proj Mgt

Faculty of the Built Environment

Joined UCL
6th Oct 2017

Research summary

Topic 1: Interregional trade and carbon emissions.

J Meng, Z Mi, D Guan*, J Li, S Tao, Y Li, K Feng, J Liu*, Z Liu, X Wang, Q Zhang, S Davis*. The rise of South–South trade and its effect on global CO2 emissions. Nature Communications, 2018, 9: 1871. 
Z Mi, J Meng, D Guan*, Y Shan, M Song, YM Wei, Z Liu, K Hubacek. Chinese CO2 emission flows have reversed since the global financial crisis. Nature Communications. 2017, 8: 1712. 

Topic 2: City-level emission accounting. 
Z Mi, Y Zhang, D Guan*, Y Shan, Z Liu, R Cong, XC Yuan, YM Wei. Consumption-based emission accounting for Chinese cities. Applied Energy. 2016, 184:1073-1081. 
Y Shan, D Guan*, K Hubacek, B Zheng, SJ Davis*, L Jia, J Liu, Z Liu, N Fromer, Z Mi, J Meng, X Deng, Y Li*, JLin, H Schroeder, H Weisz, HJ Schellnhuber. City-level climate change mitigation in China. Science Advances. 2018, 4 (6): eaaq0390. 

Topic 3: Sharing economy and sustainable cities. 
Z Mi*, D Coffman*. The sharing economy promotes sustainable societies. Nature Communications. 2019, 10, 1214. 

Y Zhang, Z Mi*. Environmental benefits of bike sharing: A big data-based analysis. Applied Energy. 2018, 220: 296-301. 

Topic 4: Climate change integrated assessment model (IAM). 
P Yang, YF Yao, Z Mi*, YF Cao, H Liao, BY Yu, QM Liang, DM Coffman, YM Wei*. Social cost of carbon under shared socioeconomic pathways. Global Environmental Change. 2018, 53: 225-32. 
Z Yang, YM Wei, Z Mi. Integrated assessment models (IAMs) for climate change. Oxford Bibliographies. 2018, DOI: 10.1093/OBO/9780199363445-0043. 

Teaching summary

BCPM0068: Economics II. 

The aim of this module is to introduce the basics of statistical methods as a foundation on which to explore the world of finance. By the end of the unit, students can expect they will be aware of the main forms of finance used by the various types of businesses in the construction industry.

BCPM0002: The Economic Institutions of the Construction Industry.
This module is in two main parts. Part (A) introduces students to the methods and concepts of modern microeconomics that can be effectively used to analyse the basic economic institutions, structure and relationships of construction. The perspective is that of decision-makers in a firms, facing constraints imposed by specific forms of competitions and market context. In part (B) we introduce the key ideas of macro-economics and use them to develop an understanding of the factors affecting the aggregate level of demand for construction firms within the contracting system and its constituent markets. Lecture topics will be delivered in the following order


University College London
FHEA, Teaching and Learning in Higher Education | 2019
Beijing Institute of Technology
PhD, Economics | 2015
Shandong University
BS, Mathematics | 2010


Dr. Zhifu Mi is a Research Fellow at The Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management, University College London (UCL). His research focuses on climate change economics, energy policy, and input-output analysis. He has published over 50 papers in peer-reviewed journals, such as Science Advances, Nature Geoscience, and Nature Communications. Thirteen of them were listed in the ESI highly cited papers, and six were listed in ESI hot papers. He was awarded the 2018 World Sustainability Award, the 2017 Best Early Career Article in Environmental Research Letters, and the 2016 Highly Cited Original Paper in Applied Energy. His Doctoral thesis was awarded the Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award on Economics Research in China. He was invited to write a review article entitled Integrated Assessment Models (IAMs) for Climate Change for Oxford Bibliographies. He is an Associate Editor of Journal of Cleaner Production (IF=5.651) and Structural Change and Economic Dynamics (IF=1.542).

Twitter: @Zhifumi