Prof. Zhou is a Ph.D and professor of economics at Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences(SASS). She has been a visiting scholar at the FairbankCenter (Harvard University) in 2001, and at the Center for Environment Studies (Oxford University) in 2005. She is working as Director of the Center for Eco-economy and Sustainable Development at Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences. Furthermoe she is the General Secretary of the Shanghai Academic Society of Ecological Economy. Her main reserach areas are resources and environment economics, environment regulation, and the green economy.