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Leiwen Jiang

Professor and Senior Associate
Shanghai University and Population Council
Country of residence:
United States

Nationality: China
Gender: M

Member since: 2001
Membership No: 21279
Membership Type: regular

Field of Study: Demography, Environment, Population and Development

Specialization: Estimates and Projections, Families and Households, Internal Migration, Mathematical Demography, Population and Environment, Urbanization

Regional focus: United States and Canada, South Asia, Southeast Asia, East Asia

Education: Doctorate (Ph.D, MD) , 1999 , The University of Amsterdam , Demography

Working languages: English , Chinese

Other association membership in population or related fields: Asian Population Association (APA), European Association for Population Studies (EAPS), Population Association of America (PAA) , AAG, AGU

Curriculum Vitae:

Professional Summary:

Leiwen Jiang is a demographer trained in environmental sciences. His research portfolio has involved methodological work on improving the demographic component of integrated environment and climate assessments. He studies population dynamics, urbanization, household consumption patterns and their socioecological implications.  He is Professor and Founding Director of Asian Demographic Research Institute (ADRI) at Shanghai University, and Senior Associate at Population Council.  He taught at Brown University and Peking University; worked as research fellow at International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research; and was Chief Demographer at Population Action International (PAI). He served as Member of IUSSP Scientific Panel on Climate Change, a Lead Author of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 5thAssessment Report. He is now a Council Member of Asian Population Association (APA) and a scientific committee member of IUSSP Population and Environmental Research Network (PERN).


Selected 5 papers:

1.  Jiang, L. and Karen Hardee, 2011: How do recent population trends matter to climate change, Population Research and Policy Review, 30(2): 287-312.

2. Jiang, L. and B.C. O’Neill, 2017: Global urbanization projections for the Shared Socioeconomic Pathways. Global Environmental Changes 42: 193-199

3. Jiang, L. and B. O’Neill, 2018: Determinants of urban growth during demographic and mobility transitions: evidence from India, Mexico, and the US. Population and Development Review, vol. 44 (2): 363-389.

4. Jiang, L. B.C. O’Neill, H. Zoraghein, S. Dahlke, 2020. Population Scenarios for US state consistent with Shared Socioeconomic Pathways. Environmental Research Letters, 15 (19) 094097.

 5. Jiang, L. 2014: Internal consistency of demographic assumptions in the shared socioeconomic pathways. Population and Environment. 35(3): 261-285.

Honorary or professional positions and awards:
1. Best Poster Award, Population Association of America Annual Meeting, 2019
2. Best paper award (social sciences), Shanghai University, 2019
3. Medal for Distinguished Contribution to Asian Population Association, 2018
4. Highest academic achievement award, Shanghai University, 2017
5. Best Poster Award, Population Association of America Annual Meeting, 2015
6. Highest academic achievement award of China Population Association, 2002
7. Highest academic achievement award of Peking University, 2001
9. Summer Faculty Fellowship, Indiana University, 2000
10. Population Council Scholarship for PhD students of the year, 1997-1998

Research grants:
Current grants:

Demographic Projection for Integrated Multi-sector, Multi-scale modeling (IM3) Scientific Focus Area
Department of Energy (Subcontract through University of Denver)
Total amount: $160,000
Role: PI

International Migration under Belt-and-Road Initiative
China National Social Sciences Foundation (National Key Project)
Total amount: 800,000 RMB
Role: PI

10/2018 – 09/2021
Leadership for Ecozoic (L4E)
the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
Total amount: $500,000
Role: PI

10/2016 – 9/2019
Integrated Multi-sector, Multi-scale modeling (IM3) Scientific Focus Area
Department of Energy
Total amount:
Role: Co-Investigator with B. O’Neill

Multi-scale Processes Affecting Spatial Population Distribution
National Science Foundation
Total amount:
Role: Co-Investigator with Deborah Balk