Professor Ding is specialized at urban economics, urban and land policies, urban planning and policy, and China studies. He has published articles in leading journals like Journal of Urban Economics, Journal of Regional Science, Urban Studies, Environment and Planning B, Housing Policy Debates, Land Use Policy etc. Prof. Ding has three edited books, five manuscripts in Chinese, and numerous publications in China Journal. He has been P.I. for many international policy projects on China, ranging urban master plan, farmland protection, property taxation reform and local public financing. Reports and publications have been widely received among both high level officials and scholars. Prof. Ding has given 50+ invited or keynote speeches/presentations. He has been consulting to the World Bank, Global Business Network, FAO, and many leading Chinese agencies such as NDRC. He serves advisory Board for the International Institute of Property Taxation. Dr. Ding is the founding director for the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy’s China Program.
Among his interests are:
- Urban economics and urban policy
- Land policy and management
- Policy and planning analysis
- Quantitative research methods in planning
- International (China) studies