Center for New Structural Economics at Peking University


Who We Are


Proposed and championed by Professor Justin Yifu Lin, New Structural Economics applies the neoclassical approach,based on the given factor endowments and endowments structure at any specific time, to study the determinates of economic structure, including technology, industry, infrastructure and institutions, and its dynamic evolution in the process of economic development. It underscores the essential roles of an effective market as well as a facilitating government in achieving rapid, inclusive and sustainable development. The NSE has been endorsed by renowned economists worldwide, including more than 10 Nobel Laureates such as Joseph Stiglitz, Gary Becker, Douglass North, Robert Fogel, Michael Spence and George Akerlof, and is taken as the third wave in development economics after Structuralism and neoliberalism.

The Center for New Structural Economics at Peking University aims to promote in-depth research and application of New Structural Economics, forging a platform to lead internationally theoretic research in new development ideas, to offer policy advice, and to provide educational programs.


What We Do


Build the Academic Foundations for NSE

—— Future Hub of Development Economics Research

World-Class Original Theoretical Contributions

Dedicated to NSE theoretical modelling, database building and empirical research, the Center pioneers theoretical innovations, facilitates international academic exchanges, dialogues with mainstream academia, with the overarching aim of contributing to the course of mankind’s progress.

Special Research Fund for New Structural Economics

The Center identifies and finances high-level NSE-related research; helps and encourages outstanding scholars to work in the field of NSE at home and abroad.

International Conference on New Structural Economics

The Center serves as an open platform to bring together leading institutions and scholars for high-level international discussions on NSE, to construct a new system for academic discourse and to establish a global academic community in due course. 


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