My passion for sustainability—especially sustainable development in energy and the environment—is one of my strongest influences. It inspires me to develop new research projects and keeps me following challenging research problems.

Most of my research focuses on empirical analysis including policy analysis.

Thoroughly understanding economic theories, mastering various advanced computer software, and strong quantitative and analytical abilities allow me to efficiently and effectively produce high-quality research.

Peer-reviewed Publications

Jiang, J. and Marsh, L.T. (2020) “Volatility Spillover Effects and Cross Hedging in the U.S. Oil Market and the Energy Pipeline Sector Index” in “Handbook of Energy Finance: Theories, Practices and Simulations“, eds. S. Goutte, D.K. Nguyen, World Scientific Publishing. (Lead author)

Jiang, J., & Fortenbery, T. R. (2019). “El Niño and La Niña induced volatility spillover effects in the U.S. soybean and water equity markets. Applied Economics, 51(11), 1133-1150. ABDC Ranking: A (Lead author)

Jiang, J. (2016).”Peer Pressure in Voluntary Environmental Programs: a Case of the Bag Rewards Program.”Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade16(2): 155-190 ABS Ranking 2/4(Solo author)

Jiang, J., Marsh, T. L., & Tozer, P. R. (2015). Policy induced price volatility transmission: Linking the US crude oil, corn and plastics markets”. Energy Economics, 52, 217-227. ABDC Ranking A* (Lead author)

Paper under Review

Jiang, J. ” The Environmental Policy Induced Persistence Risk: Impulse Response Analysis of China’s Plastics Bans in Oil, Plastics and Exchange Markets ” Energy Economics ABDC Ranking A* (Solo author)

Jiang, J., Marsh, L.T. and Belasco, E. “Optimizing Microplastic Pollution in the Soil: A Case of Plastic Mulches” (Lead author) Ecological Economics ABDC Ranking A* (Lead author)

Papers in Progress

Jiang, J.  and Wetzstein, M. Assessing the Importance of Solar Adoption at Public Institutions on Growth of Solar Industry: Machine Learning and Real Option Joint Approach” (Lead author)

Jiang, J. “Developing Renewable Energy to Reduce Volatility on Domestic Energy Market”

Research Grants

Principal Investigator (PI), Project “The Impact of COVID-19 on Independent Restaurants in Erie–Meadville, PA Combined Statistical Area and the Usage of Single-use, Food-related Plastics” (Submitted) 2021-. $7,982
Funding source: 2021 PASSHE FPDC Grant.

Principal Investigator (PI), Project “Revitalizing Older Industrial Cities by Developing Renewable Energy Related Small Business” (Completed) 2018-2020. $1,297
Funding source: University Senate Research Committee Grant

Principal Investigator (PI), Project “Partnering with the Erie, Pennsylvania hospitality industry to reduce amounts of single-use food-related trash items (RESILIENT)” (Submitted) 2020-. $327,488.94 (Federal Grant)
Funding source: FY2020 Marine Debris Prevention
Collaborating Agents: Regional Science Consortium, Erie Department of Planning, Erie Department of Health
Business Partners: Scott Enterprises, Lesko Enterprises, Chartwells Dining Services, the Juice Jar

Principal Investigator (PI), Project “Market Mechanism Design: Monetary Incentive Programs to Form Non -Plastic-Bag Shopping Norm” (Under Revision) 8. 2018 (National NGO Grant)
Funding source: Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF)

Participant, Project “Live Plastic Free” (Under Revision)11.2017 $132,000  (Federal Grant)
Funding source: NOAA Marine Debris Program
Collaborating Agent: Environment Erie

Principal Investigator (PI), Project “EU Education and Environment Enrichment Programs” (Under Revision) 11.2017 $ 55,940 (Regional External Grant)
Funding source: Erie Insurance Giving Network

Principal Investigator (PI), Project “Choosing a Cost-Effective Sustainability Energy Portfolio: Case Study of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania” (Completed). 2014-2015 $736.12
Funding source: University Senate Research Committee Grant
Collaborating Agent: Department Physics and Technology at Edinboro University
Collaborated with the Physics and Technology Department, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

Collaborator, Project “Cost-Effective Internal Thermal and Moisture Insulation Envelope Home Improvement Rd&D Projects” (under revision) 11.2015 $150,000  (Federal Grant)
Funding source: Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, FOA Number: DE-FOA-0001395
Collaborating Agents: Pen State University-Erie campus, Gannon University

Participant, Project “Biodegradable Mulches for Specialty Crops Produced Under Protective Covers” (Completed) 2011-2013 $1,000,000 (Federal Grant)
Funding source: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under award numbers 2009-51181-05897 and 2014-51181-22382.

Selected Conference Presentations&Seminars

Jiang, J. “The Environmental Policy Induced Persistence Risk: Impulse Response Analysis of China’s Plastics Bans in Oil, Plastics and Exchange Markets” 2020 Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Conference, Kansas City, MO, July 2020. (National Conference)

Jiang, J.Beyond the Plastic Bans: the Impact of the Chinese Plastic Bans on Risk Transmissions among Chinese Plastics, Oil and Currency Markets“. Southern Economic Association 2018 Annual Meeting. Washington DC. Nov, 2018 (Regional Conference)

Jiang, J. “Volatility Spillover Effects and Cross Hedging in the U.S. Oil Market and the Energy Pipeline Sector Index” Business School, Shandong University of Technology, Shandong, China, June 2018 (Seminar)

Jiang, J.A Real Options Evaluation for Solar Power Adoption under Uncertainty: a Case of Public Institutions at Northwest Pennsylvania” Southern Economic Association 2017 Annual Meeting. Tampa, FL, Nov. 2017. (Regional Conference)

Jiang, J.El Niño and La Niña Induced Volatility Spillover Effects and Cross Hedging in U.S. Soybean and Equity Markets” Southern Economic Association 2016 Annual Meeting. Washington DC, Nov. 2016. (Regional Conference)

Jiang, J. and Marsh, L.T. “Volatility Spillover Effects and Cross Hedging in the U.S. Oil Market and the Energy Pipeline Sector Index” (Presented as a poster) 2016 Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Conference, Boston, MA, July 2016. (National Conference)

Jiang, J., Marsh, L.T. and Tozer,P.“Policy Induced Price Volatility Transmission: Linking the U.S. Crude Oil, Corn and Plastics Markets,” (Presented as a poster) 2014 Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Conference, Minneapolis, MN, July 2014. (National Conference)

Jiang, J. “Bandwagon Effects on Participation in Voluntary Environmental Programs: A Case of Plastic Bags Reduction,” International Conference on Applied Business And Economics (ICABE), New York, NY, Oct. 2013. (International Conference)

Jiang, J., Marsh, L.T. and Belasco, E. “Optimal Pollution Control in Agricultural Production: Biodegradable vs. Plastic Mulches: General Model and Application in the Plastic Mulches,” University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, Mar. 2012. (Seminar)

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