Dr Tingsong Jiang

Dr Tingsong JiangDirector

Dr Tingsong Jiang joined the CIE in 2002 as a Senior Economist. Tingsong has a PhD in Economics from the Australian National University, which he completed in 2001. Before joining the CIE, he was a postdoctoral fellow at ANU’s Asia-Pacific School of Economics and Management. Tingsong had worked at China’s National Environmental Protection Agency’s Nanjing Institute of Environmental Studies for more than eight years.

Tingsong has 30 years economic research and consulting experience advising public and private sector clients on economic policy and reform issues in agriculture, environment and resources, housing, trade, science and technology, and regional development in Australia, New Zealand, China and Philippines.

Tingsong has developed profound knowledge and strong skills of economic modelling and quantitative analysis, and applied them into a wide range of areas. He is an expert in applying, often with modifications, international renowned general equilibrium models such as G-Cubed, GTAP and MMRF as well as the CIE’s in-house general equilibrium and commodity models. Recently he developed a general equilibrium model with detailed information of the Australian food value chains based on the CIE-REGIONS model. He also built a general equilibrium of the Chinese economy with regional details – CERD.

Some of Tingsong’s recent works include:

  • Evaluating the energy efficiency measures with a general equilibrium model of the Australian economy and developing a simplified spreadsheet model for the government client to use in future assessment
  • Evaluating the R&D tax incentive program with general equilibrium and R&D microeconomic models
  • Evaluating the contribution of mining developments to national, regional and local economies;
  • Projecting national, regional and sectoral economic growth;
  • Measuring the pay-offs of Agricultural R&D in a general equilibrium setting;
  • Assessing the tax burden and reform proposals in the housing industry;
  • Modelling the mutual recognition of imputation and franking credits between Australia and New Zealand;
  • Modelling the trade implications of climate mitigation policy;
  • Evaluating Australia’s collaboration of science and research with China and Japan;
  • Modelling the economic impact of Australia’s free trade agreements with US, China, Japan and Korea

Tinsong can be contacted in our Canberra office.