Laixiang Sun is a Professor in the Department of Geographical Sciences, UMD. He was previously a Chair Professor and the Head of Department at Department of Financial and Management Studies in SOAS University of London, and Senior Economist at International Institute for Applied System Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria. He was awarded the title “Fellow (Academician) of the Academy of Social Sciences” (www.acss.org.uk) in February 2010. He has produced more than 180 research publications in regional sciences and regional economics, environmental sciences and management, business and management studies, integrated modelling, and ecological economics. He has been a principal investigator or leading scientist in more than 30 research projects sponsored by the European Commission; NASA in the USA; British Academy, Royal Academy of Engineering, Royal Society, ESRC, EPSRC, Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO), and Met Office in the UK; Chinese Academy of Sciences, National Natural Sciences Foundation, and Ministry of Education in China. He has taught more than 20 different courses in universities in China, the Netherlands, Finland, the UK, and the USA spanning from systems analysis, economics, econometrics, calculus to corporate governance, international business studies, and urban geography.
Areas of Interest
- Regional sciences and regional economics
- Climate change mitigation and adaptation
- Integrated modelling and applied systems analysis
- spatial economics and econometrics
- ecological economics and development economics
- international business studies
- Agricultural economics
Degree TypePh.DDegree DetailsDevelopment Economics, International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam in The Hague, Netherlands, 1997
Degree TypeMSDegree DetailsMathematics, Peking University, China, 1985
Degree TypeBSDegree DetailsMathematics, Peking University, China, 1982
|Course Name||Course Title||Semester||Syllabus|
|GEOG416||Conceptualizing and Modeling Human-Environmental Interactions||Fall 2014|
|GEOG333||The Social Geography of Metropolitan Areas in Global Perspective||Spring 2018||Syllabus|
|GEOG333||The Social Geography of Metropolitan Areas in Global Perspective||Spring 2019||Syllabus|
|GEOG432||Spatial Econometrics||Fall 2017||Syllabus|
|GEOG432||Spatial Econometrics||Fall 2014|
|GEOG432||Spatial Econometrics||Fall 2015||Syllabus|
|GEOG732||Spatial Econometrics||Fall 2017||Syllabus|
|GEOG732||Spatial Econometrics||Fall 2014|
|GEOG732||Spatial Econometrics||Fall 2015||Syllabus|
|GEOG331||Introduction to Human Dimensions of Global Change||Spring 2017||Syllabus|
ProfessionalFellow/Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS), the UK
ProfessionalAssociate Editor, Cleaner Production Letters, June 2020-Present.
ProfessionalCo-Editor (2008-2013) & Board Member (Since 2008), Journal of Chinese Economic & Business Studies,
ProfessionalEditorial Board Member, Management Decision, July 2012-Present
ProfessionalEditorial Board Member, Energy, Ecology and Environment (E3), Nature-Springer, 2015-Present.
ProfessionalExecutive Member of the Editorial Board, China Quarterly, 2004-2014.
InternationalPresident (2012-13) & Member of the Board of Directors, Chinese Economist Association (UK & Europe)