Jia Xiangping

Xiangping JIA is a professor in agricultural economics at the Northwest Agriculture & Forest University (NWAFU, located in Shaanxi ) China since 2014. He received his PhD from University of Hohenheim in 2008, Germany. Working on research about agricultural policies and rural development, he has a particular interest in the application of new institutional economics to issues of agrofood market coordination, development of inclusive financial markets, the organization and performance of smallholder farms, and participatory agricultural extension system. Before working at NAFU, he worked at the Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy (CCAP, located in Beijing), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

Curriculum Vitae


Xiangping JIA (PhD)

Date/Place of Birth

April 1978; Baotou (China)



Marital Status

Married to Ying WANG; Having one daughter

Official Address:

College of Economics and Management, Northwest Agriculture & Forest University

Address: Taicheng Road, Yanglin, Shaanxi Province, 712100

Tel: +86 (0)29 87081705; Fax: +86 (0)29 87081209

Professional Positions

2014 – now

Full Professor,

College of Economics and Management, Northwest Agriculture & Forest University, Yangling, China.

2008 –2014

Senior Research Fellow and Associate Professor
Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.



Doctoral Degree in Agricultural and Development Economics, University of Hohenheim, Germany.

2001 – 2004

Master at Agricultural Economics and Management, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China.

Main Research and Advisory Areas: Agricultural Policies and Rural Development

● Agricultural Technology and Rural Advisory Services

● Agro-food Chain Governance and Agribusiness

● Farm System and Agrarian Organizations

● Institutions for Irrigation and Drainage

● Social Inclusion and Rural Finance

Peer Reviewed Articles by Oct. 2014 (* for Corresponding Author)

1.         Jia, X.*, J. Huang, C. Xiang, and D. Powlson. Forthcoming. “Reducing Excessive Nitrogen Use in Chinese Wheat Production through Knowledge Training: What are the Implications for the Public Extension System?” Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems

2.         Jia, X.*, H. Luan, J. Huang, and Z. Li. (forthcoming). "Comparative Analysis of Microfinance and Formal and Informal Credit Use by Farmers in Less Developed Areas of Rural China." Development Policy Review.

3.         Powlson, D., D. Norse, D. Chadwick, Y. Lu, W. Zhang, F. Zhang, J. Huang, and X. Jia. 2014. "Contribution of improved nitrogen fertilizer use to development of a low carbon economy in China." World Agriculture 2(2): 10-18

4.         Jia, X.*, H. Luan, C. Xiang, and J. Huang. 2014. "Household Access to Nongovernmental Microfinance, Formal Credit and Informal Credit in Rural China." Review of Economics & Finance. 4(2): 61-76

5.         Jia, X.*, Luan, H., J. Huang, S. Li, and S. Rozelle. (2014). "Marketing Transformation at Dairy Farm-gate after Milk Scandal in China: Evidence From Greater Beijing." Agribusiness: An International Journal.
DOI: 10.1002/agr.21375  

6.         Xiang, C., X. Jia*, and J. Huang. 2014. "Microfinance Through Non-governmental Organizations and Its Effects On Formal and Informal Credit: Evidence From Rural China." China Agricultural Economic Review 6(2): 1-16

7.         Jia, X., C. Xiang, and J. Huang. 2013. "Microfinance, Self-employment, and Entrepreneurs in Less Developed Areas of Rural China." China Economic Review 27:94-103.

8.         Jia, X., J. Huang, C. Xiang, F. Zhang, X. Chen, Z. Cui, L. Hou, and H. Bergmann. 2013. "Farmer’s Adoption of Improved Nitrogen Management Strategies in Maize Production in China: An Experimental Knowledge Training." Journal of Integrative Agriculture 12(2): 101-108.

9.         Jia, X.*, J. Huang, and Z. Xu. 2012. "Marketing of Farmer Professional Cooperatives in the Wave of Transformed Agro-food Market in China." China Economic Review 23(3): 665—674.

10.     Huang, J., C. Xiang, X. Jia*, and R. Hu. 2012. "Impacts of Training on Farmers’ Nitrogen Use in Maize Production in Shandong, China." Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 67(4):321-327.

11.     Jia, X., J. Huang, H. Luan, S. Rozelle, and J. Swinnen. 2012. "China’s Milk Scandal, Government Policy and Production Decisions of Dairy Farmers: The Case of Greater Beijing." Food Policy 37(4):390-400.

12.     Mo, D., J. Huang, X. Jia, H. Luan, J. Swinnen, and S. Rozelle. 2012. "Have Post-Milk Scandal Policies Changed the Structure of the Dairy Sector?" Journal of Dairy Science 95(5):2282-2298. 10.3168/jds.2011-4720

13.     Jia, X.*, and J. Huang. 2011. "Contractual Arrangements between Farmer Cooperatives and Buyers in China." Food Policy 36(5):655-665.

14.     Jia, X.*, F. Heidhues, and M. Zeller. 2010. "Credit Rationing of Rural Households in China." Agricultural Finance Review 70(1):37 - 54.

15.     Guo, P., and X. Jia. 2009. "The Structure and Reform of Rural Finance in China." China Agricultural Economic Review 1(2):212 - 226.

16.     Jia, X.*, and P. Guo. 2008. "Evolution of Rural Finance in China: Institutional "Lock in" or Gradualism?" Savings and Development 32(4):279-299.

Books, Book Chapter, and Edited Volumes

Jia, X., and J. Bijman (2013) Contract Farming: Synthetic Themes for Linking Farmers to Demanding Markets. In: Contract Farming for Improved Market Access. FAO, Rome.

Jia, X.2008. Credit Rationing and Institutional Constraint: Evidence from Rural China. Frankfurt, Germany: Peter Lang.

Membership in Academic Associations

● International Network of the Erasmus Centre for Cooperatives

● International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE)

● European Association of Agricultural Economists (EAAE)

● Chinese Economists Society (CES)