Dr. Eric ZUSMAN
Eric Zusman is a senior policy researcher/area leader at the Institute for Global Environmental Studies in Hayama, Japan. Dr. Zusman holds a bachelors degree in Mandarin Chinese from Rutgers University, a dual Masters Degree in public policy and Asian studies from the University of Texas at Austin and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles. For much of the past decade he has worked on environmental issues in Asia. This has included publishing articles and book chapters on water scarcity, air pollution regulation, environmental law and state capacity in greater China. It has also included working with China’s Yellow River Conservancy Commission and the Chinese Research Academy on Environmental Science. He also held research assistantships with the Woodrow Wilson Center’s China Environment Forum as well as Taiwan’s Academia Sinica. In his current position, he is looking at the co-benefits of climate policies in developing Asia. He recently published an edited volume on co-benefits in Asia's transport sector entitled Low Carbon Transport in Asia: Strategies for Optimizing Co-benefits.
Research Topics & Areas of Expertise
Political economy of low carbon development
Air pollution regulation
Rutgers University, Chinese Department
The University of Texas at Austin, LBJ School of Public Affairs, Department of Asian Studies
The University of California, Los Angeles, Political Science Department