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Think Tanks in China: Economics

A list of think tanks in China, their roles, specialties, and publications.


1. China Center for Economic Research (北京大学中国经济研究中心) - Peking University's China Center for Economic Research (in English referred to as the CCER) was founded in August 1994. CCER is a research, teaching and training instiution and was elected in 2004, "Ministry of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences 100 key base." The establishment of the Center of Peking University is aimed at mobilizing public resources to assemble a group of outstanding young and middle-economists, management academics, teachers and researchers at Peking University. Their research focuses on China's economic reform and development of contemporary economics, management theory, research contribute. The center is a part of Beijing University.

2. China Center for International Economic Exchanges (中国国际经济交流中心) - China Center for International Economic Exchanges (CCIEE) founded in 2009,is a comprehensive association with the mission of promoting international economic research and exchanges and providing consulting service.CCIEE attracts experienced economic researchers and has close connection with economic research resources in various fields. It operates under the guidance and supervision of the National Development and Reform Commission in terms of its business scope and is registered in the Ministry of Civil Affairs.

3. China Development Institute (CDI) (综合开发研究院(中国·深圳) - China Development Institute (CDI) was established in February 1989 upon the approval of State Council as a think tank for research and consulting. It is engaged in economic policy studies and provides economy-related consulting services to government at all levels, to businesses and to other public organizations. Adhering to a spirit of reform and innovation, the institute is manned mainly by young and middle-aged researchers and engaged in economic research and consulting with a preference for the new framework-geared to the market economy-over traditional ones.

4. China Institute of Strategy & Management (中国战略与管理研究会)- China Institue of Strategy and Management (“CISM”) is a national first-grade academic group registered on June 17, 1989 under the ratification of the Ministry of Civil Affairs, PRC. It is a national comprehensive strategic research organization, bringing together professional scholars from national economic, political, cultural, social, and military circles in conjunction with a large group of fruitful amateur theoretical researchers. CISM aims to provide strategic decision-making consultation and policy proposals for the fundamental interest as well as the long-run development of the country and people. A dozen of well-known senior political activists, diplomatists, militarists, economists, and litterateurs at home and abroad serve as senior advisors. CISM has built good relationship with international and domestic governmental organizations, academic bodies, and NGOs. Internationally known as the “strategic think tank of China”, it plays an important role in the field of civil diplomacy. The Strategy and Management magazine sponsored by CISM is internationally called the oriental Foreign Affairs.

5. China National Committee for pacific Economic Cooperation (中国太平洋经济合作全国委员会) - PECC is a unique tripartite partnership of senior individuals from business and industry, government, academic and other intellectual circles. All participate in their private capacity and discuss freely on current, practical policy issues of the Asia Pacific region. Established in 1980, PECC now has 26 Member Committees, including one associate member, and two institutional members. Each Member Committee brings together leading thinkers, and decision makers from government and business in an informal setting to discuss and formulate ideas on the most significant challenges facing the Asia Pacific. It regularly develops and advocates regional policy initiatives to aid in the stable economic development of the region. PECC is the only non-government official observer of APEC.

6. Chinese Economists 50 Forum (中国经济50人论坛) - Chinese Economists 50 Forum (“50 Forum”) was created by established Chinese economists who shared common vision of devoting their intelligence to researches of China’s economic issues, in June 1998, Beijing, China. 50 Forum is an independent research entity based in Beijing, China, that gathers the most famous and reputable Chinese economists who exchange ideas and present their academic researches to the public. 50 Forum insists the principle of public interests and academic nature. It organizes academic activities, such as “50 Forum Annual Meeting Event”, “Economic Policy Seminar”, “50 Forum Seminar Events”, “Advanced Seminar on Economic Theories”, and academic trips, etc.

7. Civic Exchange (思匯政策研究所) - Civic Exchange is an independent Hong Kong based public policy think tank that was estatblished in September 2000. it is a company with limited liability and a registered charity in Hong Kong.Its mission is to promote civic education amongst members of the community and for such purpose to conduct research and publicise the results so as to provide objective and balanced information to the public concerning economic, social and environmental issues; and undertake research on development of economic, social and political policies and practices to help shape the breadth and depth of public policy debate and so to provide well-founded and reasoned argument on the issues identified above.

8. Hong Kong APEC Study Centre (香港亞太經濟合作會議研究中心) - The aims of the Center are to conduct top quality academic research on policy issues related to the economic and business development in Asia-Pacific region, and to have impact on the formation of policies by the dissemination of reasearch reults to releveant bodies. The APEC Study Centre, at the Faculty of Business and Economics, builds on the existing strengths of the University in the development of policy oriented research projects in Hong Kong, China and the Asia-Pacific region. A major portion of our research in this area takes place in the School of Business, School of Economics and Finance and the Hong Kong Institute of Economics and Business Strategy.

9. Institute of World Economics and Politics (IWEP) (中国社会科学院经济世界政治研究所) - The major tasks of the Institute of World Economy at its establishment were to provide each department of the central government with reports and reference materials about the world economy and to serve economic construction in China. Since early on researchers in IWEP have been providing important reference for economic reform, opening up to the outside world the economic development paths in China through the review and introduction of foreign economic systems, economic reforms, economic policies, development strategies and economic practices.

10. The Hong Kong Centre for Economic Research (香港經濟研究中心) - The Hong Kong Centre for Economic Research was founded in 1987. It is an independent, non-profit, educational, and research institution incorporated as a tax exempted charitable trust under the laws of Hong Kong. It is supported by sales of publications and donations from individuals, foundations, and corporations. The Centre is affiliated with the School of Economics and Finance of The University of Hong Kong, with convenient access to the academic world and numerous opportunities for interaction with local and international scholars. The aim of the Centre is to support research and to publish and promote authoritative studies on important public policy issues which enhance public understanding of economic affairs and provide government with alternative policy choices. It does not undertake private consulting work for individuals or business organizations and does not seek to advance the business or political interests of any particular individual or organization.

11. Unirule Insitute of Economics (天则经济研究所) - Unirule aims to promote, support, and conduct high-quality research in economics and other social sciences. Meanwhile, since its foundation, Unirule has unequivocally pursued a practical approach in its research, as opposed to being purely theoretical, believing that economics should be employed for the enhancement of the well being of society as a whole. The restructured institution has not only brought Unirule greater focus in its research on one of its founding principles-Economic Liberalism, but it has also enabled the organization to make a more concrete effort to build itself into an institute where independent thought, free exploration, and open discussion are highly encouraged. Additionally, the Institute's new status as a private non-profit research institute has made it possible to be open and transparent to the public regarding the operations of the organization, which is in line with one of the pronounced objectives of its founding members.



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