Dr Di Zeng

Di Zeng
Centre for Global Food and Resources
Faculty of the Professions

Di is an applied economist with research experience in agricultural development and food and health economics. His previous work covers Sub-Saharan Africa, East Asia, Southeast Asia, and the United States. His research aims to disentangle the complicated mechanisms linking food, health and economic development from both theoretical and empirical perspectives.

Before joining the Centre for Global Food and Resources, Di has worked extensively with CGIAR centres in Africa and Europe and governmental agencies in the United States. His work has been funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, and several state government agencies in the United States. He has taught advanced impact evaluation methods to doctoral-level economists and social scientists from several CGIAR centres.

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Dr Di Zeng

Di is an applied economist with research experience in agricultural development and food and health economics. His previous work covers Sub-Saharan Africa, East Asia, Southeast Asia, and the United States. His research aims to disentangle the complicated mechanisms linking food, health and economic development from both theoretical and empirical perspectives.

Before joining the Centre for Global Food and Resources, Di has worked extensively with CGIAR centres in Africa and Europe and governmental agencies in the United States. His work has been funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, and several state government agencies in the United States. He has taught advanced impact evaluation methods to doctoral-level economists and social scientists from several CGIAR centres.

Di is an applied economist with research experience in agricultural development and food and health economics. His previous work covers Sub-Saharan Africa, East Asia, Southeast Asia, and the United States. His research aims to disentangle the complicated mechanisms linking food, health and economic development from both theoretical and empirical perspectives.

Before joining the Centre for Global Food and Resources, Di has worked extensively with CGIAR centres in Africa and Europe and governmental agencies in the United States. His work has been funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, and several state government agencies in the United States. He has taught advanced impact evaluation methods to doctoral-level economists and social scientists from several CGIAR centres.

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2016 Lecturer University of Adelaide

Language Competencies

Language Competency
Chinese (Mandarin) Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
Virginia Tech United States PhD

Keywords

Agricultural Economics, Economic Development Policy, Environment and Resource Economics, Health Economics

Journals

Date Citation
2016 Huang,Z, Zeng,D, Wang,J, 2016, Factors affecting Chinese broiler farmers’ main preventive practices in response to highly pathogenic avian influenza, Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 134, 153-159 10.1016/j.prevetmed.2016.10.013
2016 Zeng,D, Thomsen,MR, Nayga,RM, Rouse,HL, 2016, Middle school transition and body weight outcomes: Evidence from Arkansas Public Schoolchildren, Economics & Human Biology, 21, 64-74 10.1016/j.ehb.2015.12.006
2015 Zeng,D, You,W, Mills,B, Alwang,J, Royster,M, Anson-Dwamena,R, 2015, A closer look at the rural-urban health disparities: insights from four major diseases in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Social Science & Medicine, 140, 62-68 10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.07.011
2015 Huang,W, Zeng,D, Zhou,S, 2015, Welfare impacts of modern peanut technologies in China, Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture, 221-238
2015 Zeng,D, Alwang,J, Norton,GW, Shiferaw,B, Jaleta,M, Yirga,C, 2015, Ex post impacts of improved maize varieties on poverty in rural Ethiopia, Agricultural Economics, 46, 4, 515-526 10.1111/agec.12178

Book Chapters

Date Citation
2015 Zeng,D, Alwang,J, Norton,G, Shiferaw,B, 2015, Maize technologies and rural poverty reduction in Ethiopia, CAB International, United Kingdom, pp. 294-313

Conference Items

Date Citation
2017 Rupa,JA, Ahmed,S, umberger,W, Zeng,DI, Sim,NICHOLAS, 2017, Analysing the association between rural farm household health and economic shocks and food security in Bangladesh: A consolidated approach of measuring food security, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, Corner Merivale And Glenelg Streets, South Bank, Brisbane, Queensland
2016 Ahmed,S, rupa,, umberger,, zeng,, sim,, 2016, Analysing the Impact of Household Health and Economic shocks on Food Security and Dietary Diversity: Evidence from Rural Bangladesh, XXIII Agri-food Research Network (AFRN) conference, Adelaide, SA
2016 Zeng,D, Thomsen,M, Nayga,R, 2016, Food Desert and Weight Outcome: Disentangling Confounding Mechanisms, Allied Social Sciences Association (ASSA) 2016 Annual Meeting
2015 Zeng,D, Thomsen,M, Nayga,R, 2015, Neighborhood Convenience Stores and Childhood Obesity: A Panel Data Instrumental Variable Approach, Allied Social Sciences Association (ASSA) 2015 Annual Meeting
2015 Zeng,D, Thomsen,M, Nayga,R, Rouse,H, 2015, Supermarket Access and Childhood Obesity: Natural Experiments of Store Openings and Closings, 2015 AAEA & WAEA Joint Annual Meeting
2014 Zeng,D, Alwang,J, Norton,G, Shiferaw,B, Jaleta,M, Yirga,C, 2014, Agricultural Technology Adoption and Child Nutrition: Improved Maize Varieties in Rural Ethiopia, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association 2014 Annual Meeting
2013 Zeng,D, Alwang,J, Norton,G, Shiferaw,B, Jaleta,M, Yirga,C, 2013, Ex-Post Impacts of Improved Maize Varieties on Poverty in Rural Ethiopia, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association 2013 Annual Meeting
2012 Zeng,D, You,W, Mills,B, Alwang,J, Royster,M, Studer,K, Anson-Dwamena,R, Zeng,D, 2012, How Much DoWe Know about Rural-Urban Health Disparities: Lessons from Four Major Diseases in Virginia, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association 2012 Annual Meeting

Working Paper

Date Citation
2016 Rupa,JA, ahmed,SHARMINA, umberger,WENDY, zeng,DI, Sim,N; 2016; Analysing the association between rural farm household health and economic shocks and food security in Bangladesh: A consolidated approach of measuring food security

Executive Dean's Award for excellence in research. Faculty of the Professions, University of Adelaide (AUD: 2000). 

AGRIBUS 7055 Global Food and Agricultural Markets, 2017 (Instructor and Coordinator)

AGRIBUS 7054 Global Food and Agricultural Policy, 2017 (Co-instructor and coordinator)

AGRIBUS 7061 Research Principles and Methods, 2017 (Co-instructor and coordinator)

Currently I'm supervising three PhD students and three Master's students.

Phone
83136226
Campus
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Building
Nexus 10 Tower
Room Number
6 24
Org Unit
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