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Zhenhua Chen / The Ohio State University

Gui Auditorium / Knowlton Hall
April 4, 2018 - 5:30pm

Zhenhua Chen will lecture Knowlton Hall’s Gui Auditorium at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4. The talk is free and open to the public. Dr. Chen is an assistant professor in city and regional planning at the Knowlton School of Architecture. His research interest includes regional science, risk and resilience, transportation planning and policy. Dr. Chen co-edited, with Laurie Schintler, Big Data for Regional Science, which was recently published by Routledge.

Dr. Chen has a strong background in impact assessments of infrastructure investment policy, economic resilience and natural hazards using Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) models. He is one of the lead developers of the Economic Consequence Analysis Tool, an Excel-VBA software that is intended for policymakers and analysts who need quick estimates of the economic impact of numerous threats, including terrorism, natural disasters, and technological accidents.

Dr. Chen’s recent research has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Transportation Research Part ATransport ReviewsJournal of Transport GeographyTransportationAnnals of Regional SciencePapers in Regional Science and Economic Development Quarterly. His recent book, Chinese Railways in the Era of High Speed, is co-authored with Kingsley Haynes (Emerald, 2015). Economic Consequence Analysis of Disasters: The E-CAT Software Tool, co-authored with Adam Rose, Fynn Prager and Sam Chatterjee, was published by Springer in 2017.

Before joining Ohio State, Dr. Chen worked as a postdoctoral research associate at the National Center of Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE) at the University of Southern California. He received his PhD in Public Policy from George Mason University, a MA in Regional Economics from Shenzhen University in China and a BA in Management from the University of Electronic and Science and Technology of China.