Established in March 2008, China Center for Human Capital and Labor Market Research (CHLR) is an integral part of the Advantageous Program Platform in Economics and Public Policy at Central University of Finance and Economics.
It is an international research center for the study of human resources, labor markets, and their impact on economic development, focusing on China and related economies. CHLR has a team of international scholars and trains graduate students according to international standards. CHLR also adopts international management practices in the Center’s daily operation as research universities in the United States.
One of the CHLR research projects, “China’s Human Capital: Measurement and Index Construction”, funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China and the CUFE, aims to establish China’s first scientific and systematic human capital measurement, quantitatively describe China’s human capital distribution, trend and dynamics, in order to further evaluate human capital and its contribution to economic development, and provide policy-makers with important data. The project has become a part of the international research on human capital measurement, and joined the effort of eventually incorporating human capital into the national income and product accounting