2011毕业于美国德克萨斯农工大学(Texas A&M University),获农业经济博士学位;

2019 -- 至今 上海交通大学中英国际低碳学院,副教授;
2015 -- 2019 上海交通大学农业与生物学院,讲师;
2014 -- 2015 国际应用系统分析研究所(IIASA 奥地利),研究学者;
2011 -- 2014 三角洲研究所(RTI International 美国),研究经济学家。

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
1.Zhang, Y. W., Mu, J. E., Musumba, M., McCarl, B. A., Gu, X., Zhou, Y., Cao, Z., & Li, Q. (2018). The role of climate factors in shaping China’s crop mix: an empirical exploration. Sustainability, 10(10), 3757, doi:10.3390/su10103757.
2.Zhang, Y. W., McCarl, B. A., Luan, Y., & Kleinwechter, U. (2018). Climate change effects on pesticide usage reduction efforts: a case study in China. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, 23(5), 685-701.
3.Zhang, Y. W., McCarl, B. A., & Jones, J. P. H. (2017). An overview of mitigation and adaptation strategies for the livestock sector. Climate, 5(4), doi:10.3390/cli5040095.
4.Zhang, Y., Cai, Y., Beach, R. H., & McCarl, B. A. (2014). Modeling climate change impacts on US agricultural exports. Journal of Integrative Agriculture, 13(4), 666-676.
5.Zhang, Y. W., Hagerman, A., & McCarl, B. A. (2013). Influence of climate factors on spatial distribution of Texas cattle breeds. Climatic Change, 118(2), 183-195.
6.Zhang, Y. W., & McCarl, B. A. (2013). US agriculture under climate change: an examination of climate change effects on ease of achieving RFS2. Economics Research International, 2013 (Article ID 763818), 1–13, doi:10.1155/2013/763818.
7.Zhang, Y., Ulgiati, S., Dong, X., & Pfahler, D. (2011). Using ecological criteria to develop CDM projects in Zhifanggou Valley, Loess Plateau, China. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 141(3-4), 410-416.
8.Beach, R. H., Zhang, Y. W., & McCarl, B. A. (2012). Modeling bioenergy, land use, and GHG emissions with FASOMGHG: model overview and analysis of storage cost implications. Climate Change Economics, 03(03), 1250012-1–1250012-34.
9.Olson, S., Ritter, K., Rooney, W., Kemanian, A., McCarl, B., Zhang, Y., Hall, S., Packer, D., & Mullet, J. (2012).High biomass yield energy sorghum: developing a genetic model for C4 grass bioenergy crops. Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining, 6(6), 640–655. 

Book Chapters
1.McCarl, B. A. and Y. W. Zhang. Use of Advanced Energy Crops: An Economic Analysis of Food, Greenhouse Gas and Energy Implications. In M. J. Acosta (Ed.), Advances in Energy Research, Volume 6. Hauppauge, NY: NOVA Science Publishers. 2011.
2.Aisabokhae, R. A., B. A. McCarl, and Y. W. Zhang. Agricultural Adaptation: Needs, Findings and Effects. In R. Mendelsohn and A. Dinar (Eds.), Handbook on Climate Change and Agriculture. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar. 2012.
3.Beach, R. H., Y. W. Zhang, and B. A. McCarl. Modeling Bioenergy, Land Use, and GHG Mitigation with FASOMGHG: Implications of Storage Costs and Carbon Policy. In M. Khanna and D. Zilberman (Eds.), Handbook of Bioenergy Economics and Policy: Volume II. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing AG. 2017. 

Public Presentations
1.Zhang, Y. W., Mu, J., and Musumba, M. (2016). The Role of Climate Factors in Shaping China’s Crop Mix: An Empirical Exploration. Paper presented at 2016 AAEA Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
2.Musumba, M. and Y. W. Zhang (2016). Implications of Seasonal Price and Productivity Changes at the Household Level in Uganda – A Heterogeneous Agent Approach. Paper presented at 2016 AAEA Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
3.Beach, R. H., Zhang, Y. W., Baker, J. S., Hagerman, A., and B. A. McCarl (2015). Implications of Climate Change on Regional Livestock Production in the United States. Paper presented at the 29th ICAE (International Conference of Agricultural Economists), Milan, Italy.
4.Kleinwechter, U., Levesque, A., Havlik, P., Forsell, N., Zhang, Y. W., Fricko, O., and M. Obersteiner (2015). Global Food Efficiency of Climate Change Mitigation in Agriculture. Paper presented at the 29th ICAE (International Conference of Agricultural Economists), Milan, Italy.
5.Zhang, Y. W., Havlik, P., Forsell, N., Gusti, M., Kleinwechter, U., and M. Obersteiner (2014). Simulating Global Agriculture, Forestry, and Land Use under Biofuel and Carbon Policy Scenarios: Insights from GLOBIOM. Presented at Energy Modeling Forum (EMF) 30.2 Global Bio-Energy/Land Use Workshop, College Park, MD.
6.Havlik, P., Forsell, N., Zhang, Y. W., Kleinwechter, U., Fricko, O., Riahi, K., and M. Obersteiner (2014). Regional Development versus Global Mitigation: Insights from GLOBIOM. Presented at the IAMC (Integrated Assessment Modeling Consortium) 7th Annual Meeting, College Park, MD.
7.Zhang, Y. W., R. H. Beach, and Y. Cai (2013). Modeling Climate Change Impacts on China’s Crop Sector. Presented at 2013 CAER-IFPRI Annual International Conference, Wuhan, China.
8.Zhang, Y. W., R. H. Beach, and Y. Cai (2013). China’s Agriculture under Urbanization: A Partial Equilibrium Analysis. Poster presented at 2013 AAEA & CAES Joint Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.
9.Zhang, Y. W., A. Hagerman, and B. A. McCarl (2011). How Climate Factors Influenced the Spatial Allocation of and Returns to Texas Cattle Breeds. Presented at 2011 AAEA & NAREA Joint Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA.
10.Zhang, Y., R. A. Aisabokhae, and B. A. McCarl (2010). Energy Sorghum as A Biofuel Feedstock: Effects on GHG Offsets and Sector Performance. Poster presented at 2010 AAEA, CAES & WAEA Joint Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.

作为负责人主持国家自然科学青年基金,环保部环境与经济政策研究中心课题,上海市浦江人才计划(社科),以及上海交通大学新进青年教师启动计划项目。应邀担任Climatic Change, Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, GCB Bioenergy, Energy Economics, International Journal of Green Energy, Journal of Integrative Agriculture 等期刊审稿人。