Leiwen Jiang

Population Action International

Leiwen Jiang, a top population and climate researcher, is PAI’s Senior
Demographer. Dr. Jiang has been a co-investigator on population and climate
research with Brian O’Neill of the National Center for Atmospheric Research
(NCAR) and continues to partner with climate change experts on behalf of
PAI. Dr. Jiang has conducted research and taught on population-environment
studies for more than nine years in the United States, Europe, China and
other Asian countries. 

Dr. Jiang’s most recent work focused on population and
household projections for the United States, China and Europe; the impact
of population dynamics on energy consumption, land use and climate change
in the US, China, India and other major regions of the world; household
projection modeling; population migration and land degradation in Xinjiang,
China; energy transition in China and India; and projections of households
and housing demand in China.


Dr. Jiang holds a BA and MA from Peking University in
Sociology and a Ph.D. in Demography and Environment Sciences from The University
of Amsterdam. He conducted post-doctoral research at the Max Planck Institute
for Demographic Research, and was also an associate professor at Peking
University, a visiting scholar at Indiana University, the Vienna Institute
of Demography of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, and the University of
Amsterdam. Before joining PAI, he was an assistant professor of research
at the Watson Institute for International Studies and a faculty associate
of the Population Study and Training Center at Brown University, as well
as a guest researcher at the Population and Climate Change Program of International
Institute for Applied System Dynamics Analyses (IIASA).


Dr. Jiang has an extensive publications record and his
work has been funded by the Wellcome Trust Foundation, the World Bank,
the China Natural Science Foundation, and a National Key Research Project
in China.