Xianwen Chen

Curriculum Vitae

Associate Professor of Economics

Østfold University College

Halden, Norway

[email protected]

+47 984 21 622

Research Fields



Public Health


Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

Research Challenges for Cultural Ecosystem Services and Public Health in (Peri-)Urban Environments


with Sjerp de Vries, Timo Assmuth, Jan Dick, Tia Hermans, Ole Hertel, Anne Jensen, Laurence Jones, Sigrun Kabisch, Timo Lanki, Irina Lehmann, Lindsay Maskell, Lisa Norton, and Stefan Reis

Science of The Total Environment 651(2): pp. 2118–2129.

DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.09.030

Labeling Farmed Seafood: A Review


with Frode Alfnes and Kyrre Rickertsen

Aquaculture Economics & Management 22(1): pp. 1–26.

DOI: 10.1080/13657305.2017.1356398

The Role of Urban Green Spaces in Care Facilities for Elderly People across European Cities


with Martina Artmann, Cristian Iojă, Angela Hof, Diana Onose, Lidia Poniży, Alma Zavodnik Lamovšek, and Jürgen Breuste

Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 27: pp. 203–213.

DOI: 10.1016/j.ufug.2017.08.007

Consumer Preferences, Ecolabels, and Effects of Negative Environmental Information


with Frode Alfnes and Kyrre Rickertsen

AgBioForum: The Journal of Agrobiotechnology Management & Economics 18(3): pp. 327–336.

Link to this paper at AgBioForum's website

Work Experience

Associate Professor of Economics
Faculty of Business, Languages, and Social Sciences, Østfold University College
Apr. 2019 – Current

Research Scientist
Department of Landscape Ecology, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research
Sep. 2015 – Current

Visiting Research Fellow
Norwegian Institute of International Affairs
Jun. 2015 – Aug. 2015

Scientific Assistant & Research Fellow
School of Economics and Business, Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Dec. 2010 – Jun. 2015

Visiting Scholar
Department of Economics and Finance, University of Wyoming
Jul. 2011 – Jul. 2012

Scientific Assistant
Norwegian College of Fishery Science, University of Tromsø
Dec. 2009 – Dec. 2010


School of Economics and Business, Norwegian University of Life Sciences
2010 – 2015

PhD in Economics

The NOMA-FAME Program, University of Tromsø & Nha Trang University
2007 – 2009

MSc in Fisheries and Aquaculture Management and Economics

College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Fisheries University
2004 – 2007

BEcon in International Economics and Trade