Political Economics

I. Objectives and duration of schooling

Master Program

Sticking to the Four Cardinal Principles, and the reform and opening-up policy, this major cultivates professional talents who can develop their moral, intellectual and physical abilities at the same time; who can obey laws; who are of morality, and who can develop a good foundation of economic theory and systematic expertise in economics, a foreign language, modern economic analysis, and computer application skills. Graduates from this major can engage in teaching and research work in the field of economics, management work in the government, or practical work in the business departments.

A flexible schooling system from two to three years is adopted; therefore the postgraduate students who can gain all the required credits, be up to standard in results, and complete the defense of the thesis can finish their Master’s Degree in two years or two and a half years.

Doctoral Program

The education of this major sticks to the Four Cardinal Principles and presses ahead with reform and opening-up to develop students morally, intellectually and physically, who can obey laws and have good moral character and academic ethics. Students will be able to attain a profound foundation of economic theories and systematical expertise of economics, some modern economic analyzing methods, some skills of computer application and get familiar with academic regulations and advanced theory research, and be able to undertake independent scientific research. Graduates from this major can engage in teaching and researching work in the field of economics and management in the governments or practical work in the business departments.  

The duration of schooling is three years generally, or four years specially for in-service doctoral postgraduates in Beijing who accept directed education or contractual programs, or five years for the students who accept a continuous academic project that involves postgraduate and doctoral study or those who are enrolled as Ph D candidates directly from undergraduate programs.

II. Specialized Research Orientation

No. Research Direction Main Research Content  Supervisors
1 Theory and its Application of Economics
(Including the study of “On Capital”) (Master and Doctoral Programs)
Fundamental principles and theories of economics; study of the “On Capital”; comparison of western economic theories and political economics; study the modern western economic problems and Chinese economic problems. Professor Bai  Baoli (PhD students supervisor)
2 Study on value and price
(Master and Doctoral Programs )
The origin and value of fortune; determinant and formation of price; the determination, variation and stabilization of market prices; price control and management. Professor Bai  Baoli (PhD students supervisor)
3 Comparison of economic systems
(Master and Doctoral Programs)
Study the economic system of developed countries and comparison; comparison of the economic transition in socialist states; comparison of the economic development systems in different countries; economic transition and development in China. Professor Shen Yue (PhD students supervisor)
4 Reform and development of Chinese economy
(Master and Doctoral Programs)
Apply the theories and principles of modern economics in the research the theoretical and practical problems appear in Chinese economic reform and development. Professor Shen Yue (PhD students supervisor)
Professor Lu Yuexiang (PhD
students supervisor)
5 Study of the Chinese market economy
(Master and Doctoral Programs)
Chinese socialist economic system and economic development, including market economic theory and market economic system; Chinese economic development, industrialization, industrial structure, agriculture, countries and farmers, opening up, and the reform and development of Chinese economic system. Professor Lu Yuexiang (PhD students supervisor)
Associate Professor Li Ping
Associate Professor Yu Ran
6 Study of financial revenue
(Master Program)
Study the economic behavior of government, including the theoretical and practical problems of public choice, tax system, national bond, government investment, social consumption, financial subsidy, social security, national budget management. Associate Professor Feng Wenrong
7 Firm theories and system
(Master Program)
Study the firm theories and systems, including the theoretical and systematical problems of the origin and development of firms, company law, corporate capital, corporate establishment, company debt, company organization and management, the amalgamation, acquisition and separation of companies, the dissolution, bankruptcy and liquidation of companies. Associate Professor Li You
Professor Shen Yue (PhD students supervisor)
8 Study economic systems and policies
(Master Program)
Study of Chinese economic development, the economic system and its changes, public goods theory and public policy. Associate Professor Li You
9 Capital structure and company governance
(Master Program)

This direction is designed to cultivate talent with a solid foundation in economics, financial management and principles of management, those who can work for the theoretical research of companies and practical management. This direction focuses on analyzing the capital structures and systems of companies, and the relationship between company management and company performance, to find reasonable capital structures and approaches to improve company management.

Professor Yang Xiaowei (PhD students supervisor)

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