Invited Talks

Keynote Speeches

“Clean Air as an Experience Good: Evidence from China’s Post-COVID-19 Pollution and Internet Search Dynamics”. 2020 China Urban 100 People Forum (3). June 27, 2020. (Zoom)

“A Bottom-up Approach to Bridge MIT Innovations and China’s Urbanization”. MIT China Summit. Beijing, China, November 13, 2018

“Industrial Parks in China: Growth Engine and Misallocation Cost”. 7thInternational Workshop on Regional, Urban and Spatial Economics in China. Changsha, China, June 9, 2018.

“Blue Skies Over Beijing: Economic Growth and the Environment”. 4th Urban China Forum. Columbia University. October 7, 2017

“Investor Confidence as a Determinant of China’s Urban Housing Market Dynamics”. CSU Real Estate Conference, Cleveland, September 27, 2017

“Housing market consequences of China's major urban and sustainability policies”. 2016 Asia-Pacific Network for Housing Research (APNHR) Annual Conference “Housing issues in a new epoch of urbanization: challenges and opportunities”. Guangzhou, China, December 17, 2016.

“Place-based Investment: Recent Studies and Policy Implications”. 2016 China Urban Planning Conference. Shenyang, China, September 24, 2016. (in Chinese)

“Jobs-Housing Balance: Measurement, Rule and Social Cost” International Conference on Urban Smart Growth and Regional Integrated Development. Tianjin, China, December 2015.

“Internet for Cities:  A Substitute or a Complement?” China Society of Urban Economy (CSUE) Annual Conference. Tianjin, China, September 2015. (In Chinese)

“Urban Vibrancy: Measurement, Causes and Consequences.” The Regional Science Association of China (RSAC) Annual Conference. Beijing, China, October 2014.

“People-centered New Urbanization: Research on Urban Vibrancy.” National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). Beijing, China, October 2014. (In Chinese)

“Quality-controlled Housing Price Index: Theory and Practice.”  International Workshop on Housing Price Index, National Bureau of Statistics in China (NBSC). Beijing, China, August 2011. (In Chinese)

“Informal Housing and Urban Growth in Chinese Cities.” 3rd Academic Conference of The Association of China Youth Economic Scholars. Shanghai, China, April 2009. (In Chinese)

 

Other Invited Speeches

“Air Pollution, Avoidance Behaviors, and Neglected Social Cost: Evidence from Outdoor Leisure and Commuting Behaviors”. 2020 Xiangzhang Summer School (China, virtual), July 25, 2020.

“Social Consequences of Air Pollution and Climate Change”. 2020 CSSCImpact Workshop. Cambridge MA (virtual), July 17, 2020.

“Toward Urban Economic Vibrancy: Developing Asia’s New Cities”. 2020 MIT World Real Estate Forum. Cambridge, MA (virtual), July 16, 2020 (panelist)

“New Planned Cities”. MIT SciTech 2019. Cambridge, MA, April 20, 2019.

“Do Political Connections Contribute to Urban Economic Growth? Evidence from the Opening of 1,400 Industrial Parks in China”. MIT DUSP-IDG Development Studies Seminar. Cambridge, MA, April 30, 2019.

“Do Political Connections Contribute to Urban Economic Growth? Evidence from the Opening of 1,400 Industrial Parks in China”. Clark University Department of Economics Research Seminar. Worcester, MA, March 18, 2019.

“Social Costs of Air Pollution”. MIT Joint Program on the Science and Polity of Global Change. Cambridge, MA, February 1, 2019.

“New Planned Cities”. Building Resilient Cities for the Future Conference. MIT Sloan and Bangkok Bank. Bangkok, Thailand, December 12, 2018.

“New Planned Cities: Conceptual Model, Empirical Analysis and Case Studies”. China GSD Lecture Series. Cambridge, MA, December 5, 2018.

 “New Planned Cities: Conceptual Model, Empirical Analysis and Case Studies”. MIT China New City Forum. Beijing, China, November 12, 2018.

“Blue Skies over Urban China: Investing for a Sustainable Future”. China Development Bank, Urbanization & Sustainable Development Training at Sloan School of Management. October 29, 2018.

“New Planned Cities: Conceptual Model and Case Studies”. China Development Bank, Urbanization & Sustainable Development Training at Sloan School of Management. November 6, 2018.

“Does Clean Air Increase the Demand for the Consumer City? Evidence from Beijing”. Harvard Environmental Economics and Policy Seminar, Harvard University. October 17, 2018.

 “Blue Skies over Beijing: Economic Growth and the Environment in Chinese Cities”. MIT ESI Lunch Talk Series. September 19, 2018.

 “Place-based Industrial Policies”, The MIT Media Lab & YSI INET Summer Workshop on Innovation, Economic Complexity and Economic Geography, MIT Media Lab. August 5-7, 2018.

“The Economic Geography of Entrepreneurship in China”, EmTech Hong Kong. Hong Kong, June 26, 2018.

“The Revealed Preference of the Chinese Communist Party Leadership: Investing in Local Economic Development versus Rewarding Social Connections”, MIT Sloan China Seminar. March 8, 2018; MIT Urban China Workshop. March 20, 2018.

 “The Role of Transportation Speed in Facilitating High Skilled Worker Matching and Interaction”. Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics, Ohio State University. March 2, 2018.

“Housing Market Dynamics and the Impacts of Major Policies in Urban China”. USC Department of Economics. February 1, 2018.

 “‘Monocentric Schools’ in Beijing: The Congestion and Pollution Consequences of Driving Children to Schools”. SPURS seminar series:  North American Planning: Is It Relevant for the Developing World? MIT DUSP. November 25, 2017.

 “Green Cities in China”, Forum on US-China Energy Transition. Vassar College. November 2, 2017.

“Blue Skies over Beijing: Economic Growth and the Environment in Urban China” MIT organization Energy for Human Development (e4Dev).  October 30, 2017.

“Blue Skies over Beijing”. EPP lunch seminar. MIT. October 11, 2017.

 “New Opportunities at the Intersection of Urban and Environmental Economics”. Panel at the Heartland Environmental and Resource Economics Workshop at UIUC. September 30-October 1, 2017.

“Young Scholar Matters: The Making of a Successful Academic”.  Panel at the 2017 Asian Real Estate Society Annual Conference. Taichung, Taiwan, July 10, 2017.

“Real Estate Price Index Compiling Methodologies and Practices”. Panel at the 2017 Global Chinese Real Estate Congress Annual Conference. Taichung, Taiwan, July 12, 2017.

“Travel Speed Facilitates Human Capital Spillovers: Evidence from China’s Investment in Bullet Trains”. Urban Economics and Public Finance Conference. Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. May 5-6, 2017.

 “Evaluating Major Urban and Sustainability Policies in China”. International Conference on the Transformation and Impact of the Chinese Urban Economy. University at Albany, State University of New York, April 3-4, 2017.

 “Beijing Subway System Pricing Policies and Road Congestion.” Brookings Tsinghua Center Conference: U.S.-China Economic Analyses of Urban Congestion: What Both Countries Can Learn from Each Other. Beijing, China, October 2016.

 “Location Based Policies in China.” Workshop on China’s Fiscal Reform, Urban Policy and Economic Development. Beijing, China, July 2016.

“Urbanization in China and International Experience.” China Central Television (CCTV) NEWS. Beijing, China, December 2015.

“The Decomposition and Dynamics of Industrial Carbon Dioxide Emissions for 287 Chinese Cities in 1998-2009.” Annual Meeting of China Association for Science and Technology. Beijing, China, December 2015.

 “Picking Winners in Industrial Policy or Playing Politics: New Estimates of the Productivity Impacts of China’s Industrial Parks.” Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics (WISE), Xiamen University. Xiamen, China, December 2015.

 “The Decomposition and Dynamics of Industrial Carbon Dioxide Emissions for 287 Chinese Cities in 1998-2009.” China Energy Modeling Forum (CEMF 01). Beijing, China, November 2015.

 “Urban Agglomeration and Local Economic Growth: The Role of China’s Industrial Parks Policy.” University of Groningen. Groningen, Netherlands, October 2015.

 “Consumer City Theory: International Frontier and Research Opportunities.” National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). Shanghai, China, September 2015.

 “Green Cities in China.” Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Beijing, China, June 2015.

 “The Birth of Edge Cities in China: Measuring the Spillover Effects of Industrial Parks.” Southwestern University of Finance and Economics. Chengdu, China, May 2015.

 “Research on Urban Vitality.” “Big Data and Future Lifestyle” (should these be two separate entries, or are they part of the same seminar? If so, put “and” between the two quoted titles, or re-organize as in the entry immediately following this one. Seminar. School of Architecture and Hang Lung Center for Real Estate, Tsinghua University. Beijing, China, April 2015.

 “Urban Vitality and Its Spatial Patterns.” Seminar on “Big Data and Urban Development in China”. Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. Shanghai, China, April 2015.

 “Spatial Interactions of ‘Jobs-Housing-Local Public Goods’ in China’s Rapid Urbanization”, Workshop on China’s New Urbanization. Chongqing Technology and Business University, Global Urban Competitiveness Research Center for City and Competitiveness, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) and Economic Research Journal Press. Chongqing, China, June 2014.

Session Chair and Invited Speech: “Jobs-Housing Balance: Measurement, Mechanism and Social Cost.” Urban China Initiative and McKinsey Knowledge Center China. Beijing, China, November 2014.

 “Housing Price Index in Chinese Typical Cities: Method and Research.” Symposium on “Current Situation and the Future of Real Estate Market in China”, Research Institute of Economics and Management, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics. Chengdu, China, August 2014.

“Driving Demand, Driving Restriction and Air Quality in Beijing.” International Symposium: Urban Land Use, Transport, Environment, and Finance. Peking University-Lincoln Institute Center for Urban Development and Land Policy. Beijing, China, July 2014.

 “’Mono-centric Schools’ in Beijing: The Congestion and Pollution Consequences of Driving Children to Schools.” International Workshop on “Global Urban Public Policy and Governance Innovation”. Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. Shanghai, China, July 2014.

“Sustainable Urban Growth: Jobs, Housing and Local Public Goods.” International forum on “Urbanization and Urban Governance”. Singapore Management University and Tsinghua University. Beijing, China, April 2014.

 “Green Cities in China: Study from Demand Perspective.” (in Chinese)  Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CASS). Xiamen, China, March 2014.

“Housing Policies in Urban China.” Center for Real Estate, MIT. February 2014.

“Measuring Urban Quality of Life in Chinese Cities.” Department of City & Regional Planning at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. February 2014.

 “Towards High Quality of Life in Chinese Cities: The Analysis Tool of Demand-Supply Spatial Matching Indices for Local Public Services.” Urban China Initiative and McKinsey Knowledge Center China. Beijing, China, November 2013.

“Local Public Goods and Housing Market—Real Problem and Research Development in Urban Space.” School of Urban and Environment, Yunnan University of Finance and Economics. Kunming, China, May 2013.

 “A New Approach for Constructing Home Price Indices in China: The Pseudo Repeat Sales Model.” Workshop on Real Estate Prices: Measurement and Dynamics, National Bureau of Statistics of China. Beijing, China, December 2012.

 “Public Housing in China: Development and Puzzles.” Urban Land Institute (ULI) Youth Chapter Local Seminar. Beijing, China, November 2012.

 “The Real Estate Implications from Cross-Boundary Air Pollution Externalities: Evidence from 85 Chinese Cities.” Research Seminar at Guanghua School at Peking University. Beijing, China, May 2012.

“Increasing Demand on Environmental Quality in Chinese Cities.” Urban Economic Workshop, Social Science in China Press. Beijing, China, April 2012.

 “Ideology and Energy Conservation in Beijing.” Environmental and Resource Economics Winter Forum, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University. Beijing, China, December 2011.

 “Land Leasing, Infrastructure Investment and Real Estate Price: Estimating Simultaneous Equations with Local Governments’ Behaviors.” The Peking University-Lincoln Institute Center for Urban Development and Land Policy (PLC). Beijing, China, July 2011.

“Housing Status and Housing Inequality in Urban China.” Workshop on China’s Public Housing: Actual Problem and Policy Design. Beijing, China, July 2009.

 “The Determinants of Journey-to-Work: Empirical Evidence from Two Micro Datasets in Beijing.” Workshop on China’s Rapid Urbanization and Job-Housing Spatial Relationship: Empirical Evidence and Policy Implications. Beijing, China, January 2009.

 

Media Coverage
 

July 3, 2018. MIT News. “The city is her lab: Siqi Zheng studies the economics of China’s urban explosion”. At: http://news.mit.edu/2018/faculty-profile-siqi-zheng-0703

June 7, 2018. Interviewed by Asia Research News. “Fostering innovation in the heart of China’s Greater Bay Area” At: http://www.researchsea.com/html/article.php/aid/11780/cid/2/research/fostering_innovation_in_the_heart_of_china_rsquo_s_greater_bay_area.html

April 20, 2018, Interviewed by ChinaDialogue, cited in the article “China’s indoor air pollution highlights rural-urban divide”. https://www.chinadialogue.net/article/show/single/en/10586-China-s-indoor-air-pollution-highlights-rural-urban-divide

April 1, 2018, 6:40 pm, Live interview by TBS eFM's "This Morning" English radio program in Seoul, Korea. “Beijing’s anti-pollution campaign, its implications for other regions, and the Beijing-Seoul hotline on fine dust”.

Podcast website
http://www.podbbang.com/ch/10101
or on iTunes
https://itunes.apple.com/kr/podcast/tbs-efm-this-morning/id1038822609?l=en&mt=2    

Dec. 20, 2017, 8:30 am – 9:00 am, Live interview by THE POINT from CGTN/ China Global TV Network. “The future of Tongzhou and Xiongan new city”

Live on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dSH362gZBM&index=1&list=PLt-M8o1W_GdSNhViAVk4Fq8IItW8PHBVf

September 19, 2017. MIT News. “MIT and Tsinghua University sign urban innovation agreement Future City Innovation Connector to support projects addressing rapid growth of Chinese cities.” At: http://news.mit.edu/2017/mit-and-tsinghua-university-sign-urban-innovation-agreement-0919

August 17, 2017. MIT News. “Industrial “edge cities” have helped China grow

Study: Commercial parks have boosted growth, created new urban centers.” At: http://news.mit.edu/2017/industrial-edge-cities-helped-china-grow-0818

May 19, 2017. MIT News. “3Q: Siqi Zheng on air quality and urban development in China. Author of “Blue Skies over Beijing” links Chinese air quality and urban development.” At: http://news.mit.edu/2017/3q-siqi-zheng-on-air-quality-and-urban-development-in-china-0519