Energy Economy and Sustainable Development, Environmental Control Policy, Electricity Economy and Renewable Energy Incentive Policy
 National Natural Science Foundation of China: Research on Incentive Mechanism of Renewable Energy Power Generation Based on Stakeholder Game Relationship, Project No.: 71573273. From January 2016 to December 2019, 570,000, in research, chaired.
 National Natural Science Foundation of China: Non-market Assessment of External Costs of Power Generation Industry Environment and Policy Model of Energy Conservation and Emission Reduction. Project Number: 71373078. From January 2014 to December 2017, 570,000, in research, chaired.
 National Natural Science Foundation of China: Dynamic Model of Economic Analysis of the Impact of Low-Carbon Economic Transformation on Firm Behavior. Project Number: 71073053, January 2011 - December 2013, 270,000, completed, chaired.
 National Natural Science Foundation of China: An Economic Model of the Impact of Industrial Layout on Energy Conservation at Different Levels of Technological Progress. Project Number: 70773040, January 2008 - December 2010, 200,000, completed, chaired.
 National Social Science Foundation of China: Research on the Impact of Economic Globalization on China's Energy Consumption and Energy Conservation Policies. Project Number: 08BJL051, December 2008 - December 2009, 100,000, completed, chaired.
 Humanities and Social Science Foundation of the Ministry of Education: Research on the Relationship between China's International Trade Structure and Energy Consumption. Project Number: 07JA790070, December 2007 - December 2009, 50,000, completed, chaired.
 Xiaoli Zhao, Xueying Yu, Ying Wang, Chunyang Fan. Economic Evaluation of Health Losses from Air Pollution in Beijing, China. Environmental Science and Pollution Research (SCI，IF：2.828), published on line, 2016, 3, 5. 1-13.
 Xiaoli Zhao, Yue Zhao, Saixing Zeng, Sufang Zhang. Corporate behavior and competitiveness: Impact of environmental regulation on Chinese firms, Journal of Cleaner Production (SCI&SSCI，IF：3.59)，2015, 86(1), 311-322.
 Xiaoli Zhao, Haitao Yin [ Corresponding author: E-mail: email@example.com], Yue Zhao. Impact of Environmental Regulations on the Efficiency and CO2 Emissions of Power Plants in China. Applied Energy(SCI，IF：5.106), 2015, 149(1), 238-247
 Xiaoli Zhao, Chunbo Ma. Deregulation, vertical unbundling and the performance of China's large coal-fired power plants. Energy Economics (SSCI，IF：2.538), 2013, 40, 474-483.
 Xiaoli Zhao, Qian Ma, Rui Yang. Factors influencing CO2 emissions in China's power industry: Co-integration analysis. Energy Policy（SCI & SSCI，IF：2.575）. 2013, 57, 89-98.
 Xiaoli Zhao, Sufang Zhang, Yasheng, Zou, Jin Yao. To what extent does wind power deployment affect vested interests? A case study of the Northeast China Grid. Energy Policy (SCI & SSCI，IF：2.575), 2013, 63, 814-822.
 Xiaoli Zhao, Longli Wu, Sufang Zhang. Joint environmental and economic power dispatch considering wind power integration: Empirical analysis from Liaoning Province of China. Renewable Energy (SCI, IF: 3.476), 2013, 52, 260-265.
 Xiaoli Zhao，Na Li, Chunbo Ma. Residential energy consumption in urban China: A decomposition analysis. Energy Policy (SSCI& SCI，IF：2.575), 2012, 41, 644-653.
 Xiaoli Zhao, Thomas P. Lyon, Feng Wang, Cui Song. Why do electricity utilities cooperate with coal suppliers? A theoretical and empirical analysis from China. Energy Policy (SSCI& SCI，IF：2.575), 2012, 46, 520–529.