CHINA CENTER FOR ECONOMIC RESEARCH (CCER)
AT PEKING UNIVERSITY
CCER - WORLD BANK VISITING RESEARCH PROGRAM
The China Center for Economic Research (CCER) at Peking (Beijing) University, founded in August 1994, is an independent research, education, and training institute. To facilitate academic exchanges between CCER faculty and other economists in China and abroad, and to promote research on China''''''''''''''''s economic reform and development, CCER started its Visiting Fellow Research Program in 1996. The World Bank supports this program financially.
THE VISITING FELLOW RESEARCH PROGRAM AT CCER
During the academic years of 2002-2005, the CCER will have TWO to FOUR visiting research fellow positions for overseas economists who are Chinese nationals. The visiting research fellow will spend FOUR to EIGHT months （one to two semesters） at CCER to work with CCER faculty in research, teaching, thesis advising, or co-authorship of publication.
The research should focus on critical policy issues in China, especially on the issues of economic reform and development. In the 2002-2005 visiting program, the focus of the research should be on any topics related to below fields:
- Development Economics
- International Economics
- Financial Market
- Environmental and Resource Economics
- Regional Economics
- Economics of Education and Human Capital
- Institutional Economics
- Health Economics
- Industrial Organization
Research topics could be theoretical or empirical. Collaborative research with CCER faculty members that would lead to clear policy implications is encouraged.
Each visiting fellow should offer one economics course (graduate or undergraduate) per semester at CCER. It will be a good opportunity to get acquainted with students at Peking University, who are perhaps the best students in China.
Visiting fellows will give a series of lectures/seminars related to their research. It is expected that each fellow will produce at least one research paper by the end of the visiting period. The research papers will be included in the CCER Working Paper Series.
Each visiting research fellow from overseas will receive: (1) a lump-sum subsidy for one round-trip economy-class air ticket to China; (2) USD2500 per month living allowance; (3) office expenses, including telephone, fax, mailing, and copying, up to a reasonable limit.
The CCER will also provide office space, computer, and other research-related support. Visiting fellows are able to access the e-mail system (Internet) through CCER.
The office of the CCER will help to arrange accommodation at Peking University if it is requested.
The applicant must be a Chinese national who holds a Doctorate or Master degree in economics or in a closely related field. Applicants’ past research and its policy relevance is very important criteria.
Eligible applicants should submit a formal application to Professor Wen Hai at the CCER. Completed applications should include (1) a formal application letter; (2) a detailed research proposal, including a research schedule and intended collaborative CCER faculty member(s); (3) Curriculum vitae; (4) a description of the course to be taught in CCER. The deadline of submission for the 2003 spring visiting program is January 15, 2003, deadline for academic year of 2003-2004 is March 31, 2003, and deadline for academic year 2004-2005 is Feb. 15, 2004.
CCER will form a committee including expert economists not affiliated with the CCER to select the visiting fellows. Criteria for selection should include the quality of a candidate’s past research, its policy relevance and the policy priority of the candidate’s proposal in Chinese reforms. Fellows will be selected through a transparent, objective and merit-based system.
Professor Justin Yifu Lin
China Center for Economic Research (CCER)
Beijing 100871, China
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