Institute for Economic and Social Research
About IESR

The Institute for Economic and Social Research (IESR) was founded at Jinan University in December 2015. Since then, IESR has played a leading role in economics education, research, public service, and international cooperation. Operating under the leadership of internationally renowned scholars, including Professor Shuaizhang Feng as Dean and Professor James Heckman as Chair of the Advisory Board, IESR currently has 42 full-time faculty members, many of whom are graduates of renowned institutions such as Yale University, University of Chicago, LSE, UC Berkeley, and UCLA. Research at IESR covers all major economic fields, and undergraduate and graduate students receive rigorous training in economics. The Institute runs a Survey Data Center for data collection and management, as well as a Policy Research Center for policy analysis and evaluation.

The mission of the Institute is to advance policy-oriented economic and social research by addressing pressing social and economic issues in China. Our work is driven by the following objectives:

— Developing China-based research programs in applied economics and other fields

— Collecting original survey data related to China’s economic and social development

— Building a leading Chinese think tank to inform and influence national policymaking

— Guiding IESR students to become future leaders in economic and social research

— Facilitating academic exchanges between scholars in China and abroad

    In 4 years

   8      Centers

              Research Center for Labor Economics

              Research Center for International Trade and Firms

              Research Center for Real Estate and Regional Economics

              Center for Ecological Civilization and Environmental Economics

              Center for Econometrics and Microdata Practice

              Survey Data Center

              Center for Policy Research

              Center for Development and Exchange

  42     Full-time faculty members

  76     Research papers published (or accepted)

  60     Research grants received

200+   Academic events

114    Undergraduate students

 29     Graduate students

      Overseas Masters programs in Economics launched with overseas universities


 IESR Brochure 2020.pdf


 

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