Prof. Dr. Benteng Zou

Benteng Zou

Associate professor

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 Coudenhove-Kalergi
L-1359 Luxembourg
Campus Office G 014
Telephone (+352) 46 66 44 6622
Fax (+352) 46 66 44 6633

Main research interests:

  • Spatial economics
  • Foreign direct investment
  • Optimization theory and differential game
  • Economic growth
  • Environmental Kuznet curve


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: Monday, 10 March 2014

CV Benteng Zou


  •  May. 2005 - Feb. 2007 : Post-doctoral fellowship (from German ScienceFoundation), IMW(Institute of Mathematical Economics), BielefeldUniversity, Germany.
  •  Sep. 2001 - June 2005 : Ph.D, Economics Department, Catholic Univer-sity of Louvain, Belgium.
  •  Jan. 2000 - Dec. 2000 : Post-doctoral fellowship (Education Ministry ofFrance), Mathematics Department, Nantes University, France.
  •  Sep. 1996 - July 1999 : Ph.D, Mathematics Department, Peking Univer-sity, China.
  •  Sep. 1994 - July 1996 : Graduate student(Equivalent to Master Degree),Mathematics Department, Peking University, China.
  •  Sep. 1990 - July 1994 : Bachelor Degree, Mathematics Department, Yan-tai University, China.

Teaching experience

  •  2006-2010 : 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 Louvain-la-Neuve : CIACO, 2005. (UCL. Faculté des sciences économiques, sociales et politiques, NS 475).

Mathematical Ph.D Thesis Title

  • Initial-oblique derivative boundary value problems for parabolic equations with discontinuous coefficients

Last updated on: 21 Jan 2020

  • 2007 to present, Course Taught : Macroeconomics, Linear Algebra, Optimization Theory, Economic Dynamics, Stochastic Calculus.

Last updated on: 02 Aug 2011

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