Established in March 2008, the China Center for Human Capital and Labor Market Research (CHLR) at the Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE) is an integral part of the Advantageous Program Platform in Economics and Public Policy at the CUFE. 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.
The CHLR has master’s, doctoral and post-doctoral programs. We are grateful to our advisory board, including Nobel Laureate the late Kenneth J. Arrow for their contributions to our program. Current members of the advisory board are Nobel Laureate James Heckman, and Professor Dale W. Jorgenson of Harvard University, founder of the income-based method for measuring human capital, serve on the Advisory Board.
The major research areas in the Center include but are not limited to human capital and skill measurement, human capital investment, human capital mobility, human capital and innovation, and health economics.
All faculty and research fellows of the CHLR hold a Ph.D. degree in economics from major universities in North America and Europe, and some are senior professors at U.S. universities. Currently the Center has a “Changjiang Fellowship” Scholar, 6 full-time faculty members, 7 special-term professors, and 11 senior research fellows.
The Center’s graduate programs are internationally oriented. The curriculum and instruction are rigorously designed following research universities in North America. All courses are taught in English. As of 2017, 1 post-doctoral student, 8 doctoral students and 91 master students have graduated. Currently, the Center has 32 students, with 29 master students and 3 doctoral students.
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