Prof. Dr. Benteng Zou


Faculty or Centre  Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance  
Department  Department of Economics and Management  
Postal Address 
Campus Kirchberg, Université du Luxembourg 6, rue Richard CoudenhoveKalergi L1359 Luxembourg 

Campus Office  G 014  
Telephone  (+352) 46 66 44 6622  
Main research interests:
 Spatial economics
 Foreign direct investment
 Optimization theory and differential game
 Economic growth
 Environmental Kuznet curve
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Benteng Zou is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance at the University of Luxembourg since Feb. 2007. He holds two Ph.Ds: one in Mathematics from Peking University, China, 1999, and one in Economics from the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium, 2005.
Benteng's current research interests lie in the broad area of theory and application of Optimal Control Theory and Dynamics Games
with focus on foreign direct investment and technology spillover, transboundary pollution and strategic choices for different players,
dynamic fiscal competition and international migration study.
His researches have been presented in international conferences in economics and published in scientific reviews such as, European
Journal of Operational Research, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control,
Ecological Economics, Economics Letters, Macroeconomics Dynamics.
Last updated on: Tuesday, 22 November 2022
Education
 May. 2005  Feb. 2007 : Postdoctoral fellowship (from German ScienceFoundation), IMW(Institute of Mathematical Economics), BielefeldUniversity, Germany.
 Sep. 2001  June 2005 : Ph.D, Economics Department, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium.
 Jan. 2000  Dec. 2000 : Postdoctoral fellowship (Education Ministry ofFrance), Mathematics Department, Nantes University, France.
 Sep. 1996  July 1999 : Ph.D, Mathematics Department, Peking University, China.
 Sep. 1994  July 1996 : Graduate student(Equivalent to Master Degree),Mathematics Department, Peking University, China.
 Sep. 1990  July 1994 : Bachelor Degree, Mathematics Department, Yantai University, China.
Teaching experience
 20062010 : Visiting assistant professor, Economics Department, B.E.T.A/ Theme, UMR 7522 du CNRS, Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France; Course Taught (graduate level) : Stochastic Calculus in Finance.
 Apr. 2006  May 2006 : Visiting professor, Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Aziendali Facolta' di Economia LUISS  Guido Carli, Rome, Italy; Course Taught (graduate level) : Difference and Differential Equations with application in Economics.
 Jan. 2001  July 2001 : Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Iowa, IA, USA; Course Taught : Engineer Calculus II.
 Sep. 1999  Dec. 1999 : Assistant Professor, Yantai University, China; Course Taught : Linear Algebra.
Research experience
Economic Ph.D Thesis
 Ph.D Thesis Title : Economic dynamics with heterogeneous capital goods : (1)Different vintage capital models are introduced to consider new technology adoption, improvement and its cost. At the same time applying these theoretical models to study energy saving programm, and environmental (pollution) problem related to economic growth ; (2) New economic geography : Bridging the gap between growth theory and the new economic geography, where capital can flow freely. Published in LouvainlaNeuve : CIACO, 2005. (UCL. Faculté des sciences économiques, sociales et politiques, NS 475).
Mathematical Ph.D Thesis Title
 Initialoblique derivative boundary value problems for parabolic equations with discontinuous coefficients
Last updated on: 22 Nov 2022
 2007 to present, Course Taught : Macroeconomics, Linear Algebra, Optimization Theory, Economic Dynamics, Stochastic Calculus.
Last updated on: 02 Aug 2011