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Shan Jia

PhD student in Economics

PhD student in Economics in the Business School


Miss Shan Jia is a PhD candidate in Economics at Durham University Business School. Her research interests include environmental valuation and choice experiments in green transportation. Her current research topic is public preferences for mode shift in attracting urban commuters in China’s large cities. This study aims to investigate how different factors affecting choices of car commuters for public transport modes. Moreover, this study links respondents’’ state preferences on commuting mode choices with energy conservation and emission mitigation potential.

Before her PhD, she received a master’s degree from the Ocean University of China. She graduated with distinction and was awarded as Outstanding Graduate of Shandong Province-China in 2018. During her postgraduate studies, she had one publication on the analysis of regional eco-efficiency in China and presented this paper at the Annual Conference of the Chinese Association of Quantitative Economics in October 2016. Also, she won a third national prize for the 13th China Post-Graduate Mathematical Contest in Modelling.

Research interests

  • Stated choice experiments of transportation in China‚Äôs large cities
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