Introduction

Introduction

The Department of Applied Economics of Guanghua School of Management has always been generating high-quality teaching and research, whilespreading and creating economics knowledge for the society at the same time. We play a major role in promoting the theoretical study on frontier economics and commit to using international standardized methodology in the study of Chinese economy issues. The Department of Applied Economics also has a complete education system covering undergraduate, master and PhD programs. All courses are carefully designed and arranged according to international standard and requirements. We also provide students with strict and solid training in economic theory and methods, as well as encourage them to carry out originalresearch. In recent years, the newly established undergraduate major – Financial Economics, attracts many outstanding undergraduates from Guanghua School of Management and earn a good reputation by providing high-quality education with a firm foundation.

The faculty of the Department of Applied Economics are one of the best in China. Our faculty have won many prestigious awards including three National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars and four Changjiang Scholars. The research team of a famous economist, Mr. Li Yining, has had a huge impact on China’s economic reform and development. Cai Hongbin,Gong Liutang, Zhou Li’an, Chen Yuyu and other famous economists have also made great achievements in various research fields such asmicroeconomic theory, macroeconomic policy, political economics and labor economics. At the same time, there is also a group of young scholars in the Department of Applied Economics graduated from top universities all around the world. They become the rising stars andarevery active in the field of Chinese economic studies. In recent years, there has been an increasing number of papers in top international journals such as the American Economics Review and the Quarterly Journal of Economics that comes from the Department of Applied Economics. Our research capability and influence have been enhanced by these outstanding young scholars at home and abroad.

While focusing on the study of theoretical economics, the Department of Applied Economics is also committed to China's economic policy research and consulting. For a long time, the Department of Applied Economics has actively carried out research projects commissioned by the national decision-making department to provide political strategies for major national decision. Our research results have often become important decision-making basis for the country and are highly valued and trusted by the government. It has become an advanced China’s economic policy research center and a think tank of China’s economic development.



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