Ron Chan

Ron Chan


  • Senior Lecturer in Environmental Economics, Economics

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Personal profile


Ron is an environmental and energy economist who is interested in studying a wide range of policy issues. Ron obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland in 2014 and joined the University of Manchester in the same year. His research studies the economic impact of air pollution, energy transition and climate change.

Research interests

  • Environmental and Energy Economics
  • Empirical Industrial Organization
  • International Trade


ECON32191 (International Trade and Policy)


PhD in Economics, University of Maryland at College Park, 2014

MA in Economics, University of British Columbia, 2009

BSc in Economics and Finance, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2008

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Areas of expertise

  • HB Economic Theory
  • Environmental Economics
  • Climate Change

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Sustainable Futures
  • Manchester Environmental Research Institute


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