Canfei He

Canfei He (PHOTO)

Peking UniversityCollege of Urban and Environmental SciencesFull Professor

Ph.D in Economic GeographyActing Dean of Urban and Environmental Sciences

Peking UniversityDeputy Director of Peking University-Lincoln Institute Center for Urban Development and Land Policy

Main Research Interests

Industrial location, foreign direct investment, urban and regional development

Academic career

Canfei He earned his Ph.D. degree in geography from Arizona State University in 2001, and then moved to the University of Memphis, Tennessee, where he taught as an assistant professor. In August 2003, he returned to China as an associate professor in Peking University’s College of Urban and Environmental Sciences, and was promoted to full professor in 2009. In addition to his academic duties at Peking University, Dr. He has served as acting dean of the college of urban and environmental sciences from 2015 and the deputy director of the Peking University–Lincoln Institute Center for Urban Development and Land Policy since 2007. He is the associate editor of two Chinese journals including World Regional Geography and Geographical Research and sits on the editoral board of several Chinese journals, including International Urban Planning, Economic Geography and Progress of Geographical Science. He is also in the editoral board of some international journals, including Eurasian Geography and Economics, Growth and Change, Regional Studies, Regional Science (Open Access Journal by Regional Studies Association) and a newly created journal, Area Development and Policy. He is a section editor in charge of Industrial Geography for the Wiley-AAG International Encyclopedia of Geography. He is the guest editor of Growth and Change during 2013-2015 to edit the special issue on Economic Transition, Urban Dynamics and Economic Development in China. He served in the organzing committee of the fourth global conference on economic geography which was held in Oxford University in 2015.

Dr. He’s research interests include multinational corporations, industrial location and spatial clustering of firms in China. The World Bank invited him to write a background paper on industrial agglomeration in China for the World Development Report 2009: Reshaping Global Economic Geography. Dr. He has authored six academic books and more than 50 papers in international journals including Regional Studies, Paper in Regional Science, Geoforum, Environment and Planing C, Annals of Association of American Geographers, Urban Studies, Urban Geography, Annals of Regional Science, Growth and Change, International Migration Review, Eurasian Geography and Economics, Post-Communist Economies, and China & the World Economy. His works have been awarded by Chinese Society of Geography, Regional Science Association of China, and Ministry of Education in China. In 2014, He was granted the Outstanding Young Scientist Award by National Natural Science Foundation of China.


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