Weizhe Weng

Ph.D. Candidate

Weizhe Weng is a fifth-year Ph.D. student in the department working in the areas of applied econometrics and environmental and resource economics. She studies the reciprocal linkages between ecosystem processes and human activates using economic theory, modern econometric methods, and integrated assessment tools. As an applied economist, she also works closely with researchers from other disciplines at Virginia Tech and other academic institutions around the country. 

In addition to successful research, Weng also pursues teaching experience and growth, having served as the instructor of record for a course in the Virginia Tech Program in Real Estate, and having earned a Future Professoriate Certificate from the Virginia Tech Graduate School.

Weizhe is actively looking for a job in academia.


1. Cobourn, K. M., C. C. Carey, K. J. Boyle, C. Duffy, H. A. Dugan, K. J. Farrell, L. Fitchett, P. C. Hanson, J. A. Hart, V. R. Henson, A. L. Hetherington, A. R. Kemanian, L. G. Rudstam, L. Shu, P. A. Soranno, M. G. Sorice, J. Stachelek, N. K. Ward, K. C. Weathers, W. Weng, and Y. Zhang. (2018). From Concept to Practice to Policy: Modeling Coupled Natural and Human Systems in Lake Catchments. Ecosphere 9(5):e02209. 10.1002/ecs2.2209

2.  Yang, S., S. Wei, and W. Weng. (2017). Game Analysis and Strategy Choices of  North-South Carbon Emission Quota Policies. Journal of Management Sciences in China, 19(1),12-21 (In Chinese).  

3.  Yang, S., S. Wei, R. Xu, and W. Weng. (2014). An Analysis and Comparison on Economic and Environmental Effects of Climate Policies: a Dynamic Differential Game Model on the Basis of Carbon Tax, Tradable Emission Permits and Command-and-control. Mathematics in Practice and Theory, 22,40-5 (In Chinese.)   

4.  Yang, S., and W. Weng. (2014). The Game Analysis and Information Sharing under Strategic Environmental Policy. Statistics and Decision, 14, 51-54 (In Chinese).   

5.  Yang, S., and W. Weng. (2013). Analysis of the Differential Game of Climate Policy and its Environmental Effect. International Economics and trade research, 29(5), 39-51 (In Chinese).   

6.  Yang, S., and W. Weng. (2013). The Game of Corporate Relocation and Environmental Regulation under Foreign Direct Investment. Journal of Quantitative Economics, 30(2), 92-99 (In Chinese).   

Working Papers:

1. Weng, W., M. D. Morrison, K. J. Boyle, P. C. Boxall and J. M. Rose. Effects of the Number of Alternatives in Public Good Choice Experiments. 

2. Ward, N.K., L. Fitchett, J. A. Hart, L. Shu, J. Stachelek, W. Weng, Y. Zhang, H. Dugan, A. Hetherington, K.J. Boyle, C. C. Carey, K. M. Cobourn, P. C. Hanson, A. R. Kemanian, M. G. Sorice, K. C. Weathers. Integrating fast and slow processes is essential for simulating human-freshwater interactions. 

3. Weng, W., K. J. Boyle, K. J. Farrell, C. C. Carey, K. M. Cobourn, S. Brahma,  H. A. Dugan, P. C. Hanson, N. K. Ward, K. C. Weathers. Coupling Water Quality Numerical Simulation and Hedonic Models to Evaluate Impacts of Changes in Nutrient Loading. 

4. Ji, X., K. M. Cobourn, W. Weng. The Effect of Climate Change on Irrigated Agriculture: Water-Temperature Interactions and Adaptation in the Western U.S. 

5. Kaul, S., K. J. Boyle, W. Weng. Elicitation Effects in Stated-Preference Surveys: a Structural and Simulations Based Analysis