Words from Dean Yao Yang

The National School of Development (NSD) at Peking University is a renowned academic institute that integrates teaching, research, and policy advising. NSD hosts the best economics Ph.D. and M.A. programs in China; in the meantime, it has the largest economics undergraduate double-major program in the country, each year admitting one quarter of the Peking University undergraduates and about 200 students from other universities. NSD's MBA program, BiMBA, is renowned for its rigorous teaching and a strong emphasis on leadership training. Each year, BiMBA produces about 300 high-quality regular and executive MBAs. There were only six faculty members when the China Center for Economic Research (CCER), NSD's predecessor, was established twenty years ago; now NSD has more than 40 faculty members whose expertise range from economics and management science to demography and political science. NSD is one of the most productive schools/departments in Peking University in terms of scientific publication. In addition to academic research, NSD is an important independent think tank in China; professors Justin Yifu Lin, Qiren Zhou and Guoqing Song are influential scholars in China's policy circles.

Dean, BiMBA at National School
of Development, Peking University

NSD upholds Peking University’s great tradition of academic tolerance, striving to provide a large and free space for different ideas and methodologies to flourish together. Contest between different ideas is one of the great drivers for academic advancement, and different methodologies provide new angles and new materials for serious research. Academic tolerance is one of the key success factors in CCER and NSD.

 

In the last twenty years, NSD/CCER has created many “No. 1” for China’s economics and management education and research. It is the pioneer to introduce modern economic education to undergraduate and graduate programs; BiMBA is the first joint MBA program between a Chinese institute and a foreign institute; CCER started the first summer camp for economics undergraduates and initiated the China Economic Annual Meetings; and Professor Justin Yifu Lin became the first World Bank Chief Economist from the developing world. The next decade will open a new chapter for NSD. I believe that, with the joint efforts of its faculty and staff, NSD will add new glory to its history.

Dean's Message

Words from Dean Yao Yang

The National School of Development (NSD) at Peking University is a renowned academic institute that integrates teaching, research, and policy advising. NSD hosts the best economics Ph.D. and M.A. programs in China; in the meantime, it has the largest economics undergraduate double-major program in the country, each year admitting one quarter of the Peking University undergraduates and about 200 students from other universities. NSD's MBA program, BiMBA, is renowned for its rigorous teaching and a strong emphasis on leadership training. Each year, BiMBA produces about 300 high-quality regular and executive MBAs. There were only six faculty members when the China Center for Economic Research (CCER), NSD's predecessor, was established twenty years ago; now NSD has more than 40 faculty members whose expertise range from economics and management science to demography and political science. NSD is one of the most productive schools/departments in Peking University in terms of scientific publication. In addition to academic research, NSD is an important independent think tank in China; professors Justin Yifu Lin, Qiren Zhou and Guoqing Song are influential scholars in China's policy circles.

Dean, BiMBA at National School
of Development, Peking University

NSD upholds Peking University’s great tradition of academic tolerance, striving to provide a large and free space for different ideas and methodologies to flourish together. Contest between different ideas is one of the great drivers for academic advancement, and different methodologies provide new angles and new materials for serious research. Academic tolerance is one of the key success factors in CCER and NSD.

 

In the last twenty years, NSD/CCER has created many “No. 1” for China’s economics and management education and research. It is the pioneer to introduce modern economic education to undergraduate and graduate programs; BiMBA is the first joint MBA program between a Chinese institute and a foreign institute; CCER started the first summer camp for economics undergraduates and initiated the China Economic Annual Meetings; and Professor Justin Yifu Lin became the first World Bank Chief Economist from the developing world. The next decade will open a new chapter for NSD. I believe that, with the joint efforts of its faculty and staff, NSD will add new glory to its history.