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Title: Professor 


Graduate College:North West Agriculture and Forestry University

Education:Agricultural resources and zoning

Academic degree:Master

On-the-job information:Incumbency


Initiation time:2002.11

Office location:Guanyun Building 1412



1. undergraduate:  quantitative geography
2. graduate student: mathematical modeling
   Frontier theories and methods of resource and environment economics

Part-time Academic Job

Ecological economy,
Regional development,
Analysis oN Energy, environmental and economic  system


1. Shuwen Niu, Li Zhen, Measurement of effective energy consumption in China's rural household sector and policy implication. Energy policy 2019,128(1):553-564. (SSCI/SCI,IF4.88)
2. Hongjie Sun, Shuwen Niu , Xiqiang Wang. Future Regional Contributions for Climate Change  Mitigation: Insights from Energy Investment Gap and Policy Cost. Sustainability 2019, 11, 3341; doi:10.3390/su11123341 (SCI,IF2.59)
3. Sheng Zhong, Shuwen , Yipeng Wang. Research on Potential Evaluation and Sustainable Development of Rural Biomass Energy in Gansu Province of China. Sustainability 2018, 10, 3800; doi:10.3390/su11123341 (SCI,IF 2.59)
4. Liang Man, Shuwen Niu, Li Zhen, QIANG Wen-li et al. International Comparison of Human Development Index Corrected by Greenness and Fairness Indicators and Policy Implications for China[J]. Social Indicators Research 2018, 142(1),1-24. DOI : 10.1007/s11205-018-1912-5.(SSCI,IF 1. 703)
5. Shuwen Niu ,Zhenguo Hong , Wenli Qiang, Yingdong Shi, Man Liang, Zhen Li. Assessing the potential and benefits of domestic solar water heating system based on field survey. Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy. 2018,37(5),1781-1791. DOI:10.1002/ep.12827 (Online). (SCI,IF,1. 7) 
6. QIANG Wen-li, Shuwen Niu, Xiaojie Liu, Xiang Wang, Zhuo Jia and Runqi Dai. Analysis of generation cost changes during China’s energy transition. Energy & Environment, 2018,29(4) : 456-472 .DOI: 10.1177/0958305X17752493. (SSCI,IF 1. 0)
7. Yongxia Ding, Qu wei, Shu-wen Niu Man Liang, Wenli Qiang,Zhenguo Hong. Spatial difference analysis of residential energy consumption, income and carbon emissions in China. International Journal of Energy Sector Management 2017,11(4):541-556. (SCI,IF,1.434).
8. Qi J, Shu-wen Niu, Zhao Y, et al. Responses of Vegetation Growth to Climatic Factors in Shule River Basin in Northwest China: A Panel Analysis[J]. Sustainability, 2017, 9(3):368. (SCI,IF,1. 434)
9. Shuwen Niu, Yiyue Liu, Yunxia Ding, Wei Qu. China's Energy Systems Transformation and Emissions Peak. Renewable &Sustainable Energy Reviews 2016, 58:782-795.(SCI,IF 8. 05)
10. Shuwen Niu, Yanqin Jia, Liqiong Ye, et al. Does electricity consumption improve residential living status in less developed regions? An empirical analysis using the quantile regression approach. Energy 2016, 95:550-560. (SCI,IF,5.17)
11. Shu-wen Niu, Li-li Hu, Yu-jie Qian and Bao-lin He. Effective Pathway to Improve Indoor Thermal Comfort in Rural Houses: Analysis of Heat Efficiency of Elevated Kangs. ASCE Journal of Energy Engineering 2016,142(4):04015047-11. (SCI,IF,1.944)
12. Shuwen Niu, Yanqin Jia, Wendie Wang, Renfei He, Lili Hu , Yan Liu. Electricity consumption and human development level: A comparative analysis based on panel data for 50 countries. Electrical Power and Energy Systems 2013,53(12) : 338–347. (SCI,IF 3.432)
13. Shuwen Niu, Xin Zhang, Chunsheng Zhao, Yunzhu Niu. Variations in energy consumption and survival status between rural and urban households: A case study of the Western Loess Plateau, China. Energy policy 2012,49(10):515-527. (SSCI/SCI,IF 2. 743)
14. Shuwen Niu,Yongxia Ding, Yunzhu Niu,Yixin Li,Guanghua Luo. Economic growth,energy conservation and emissions reduction: A comparative analysis based on panel data for 8 Asian-Pacific countries. Energy Policy 2011,39(4):2121-2131.(SSCI/SCI,IF 2.723)
15. Shuwen Niu, Xin Zhang, Chunsheng Zhao, Yongxia Ding, Yunzhu Niu, Thomas H.Christensen. Household energy use and emission reduction effects of energy conversion In Lanzhou city, China. Renewable Energy 2011,36(5):1431-1436. (SCI,IF2.8)
16. Shuwen Niu, Yixin Li, Yongxia Ding, Jing Qin. Energy demand for rural household heating to suitable levels in the Loess Hilly Region, Gansu Province, China.  Energy 2010,35(5):2070-2078. (SCI 2区,IF 3.565)
17. Guozhu Li, Shuwen Niu, Libang Ma, Xin Zhang. Assessment of environmental and economic costs of rural household energy consumption in Loess Hilly Region, Gansu Province, China. Renewable Energy 2009, 34(6): 990-998. (SCI,IF2.5)

Publishing Works

1. Rural economic regionalization of Gansu province, gansu people's publishing house, 1992, the first editor;
2. Potential, benefit and outlet, Gansu culture publishing house, 1994.11, the first editor;
3. Gansu rural economy towards the new century, lanzhou university press,1995.5, the first editor;
4. Exploration of agricultural regional development, lanzhou university press,1998.5, the first editor;
5. "Building a grand channel and jointly going through xikou", China planning publishing house, 1998.7, the third deputy editor;
6. Prospects of rural economic development in gansu, gansu people's publishing house, 2000.8, the first editor;
7. Study on desertification environment evolution and ecological agriculture construction mode in Northwest China, China agricultural science and technology press, 2001.8, the first editor;
8. Ecological environment in northwest China and the beauty of mountains and rivers, Shaanxi science and technology press, 2002.7, the third deputy editor.
9. Research on the development, utilization and protection of land resources in Gansu province, Gansu people's publishing house.2005.10
10. A study on the distribution of agricultural productivity in Gansu, China social publishing house.