The School of The Economics

Brief Introduction of the School of Economics

The School of Economics was founded in 1960. Its predecessor was the Department of Economics. In 1992, it was transformed into the School of Economics. It is the first secondary college in Hebei universities. It has nearly 2,000 undergraduates, more than 550 graduate students and 40 doctoral students. It consists of four departments and three institutes: the Department of Economics, the Department of Statistics, the Department of Finance, the Department of International Economics and Trade, and the Japan Research Institute, Population Research Institute, and Regional Economic Research Institute; It has two provincial key disciplines, namely world economy and statistics.

The college has a high-quality faculty. Among the 126 staff members, there are 112 full-time teachers, including 36 professors, 45 associate professors, 12 doctoral supervisors, and 64 master supervisors. The college attaches great importance to the construction of the teaching staff, and has continuously increased exchanges and cooperation with universities and research institutions at home and abroad. More than 30 teachers have been sent to visit key universities listed in  985 and 211 Program. 23 teachers went to 18 prestigious universities in 6 countries for further studies or visits.

The college has strong disciplines, and there are a doctoral programs  in applied economics, master's programs in theoretical economics, applied economics, and statistics and demography, covering 12 academic master’s disciplines, 5 professional master's disciplines, and 5 undergraduate disciplines. The college has founded Hebei Collaborative Innovation Center for Baiyangdian Ecological Protection and Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Sustainable Development,  Hebei Province Ecology and Environment Development Research Center (a new think tank), Hebei University Environmental Protection Research Center (Hebei Humanities and Social Sciences Key Research Base), Institute of Social and Economic Development In the Area Surrounding Beijing, Hebei Rural Development Research Institute, China Circular Economy Research Institute, China Foreign Exchange Investment Research Institute, Financial Research Center of Hebei University, Statistical Decision Consulting Center, and Hebei Regional Economic Development Institute co-founded with Professor Christopher Pisarides, the 2010 Nobel Prize in Economics. It has undertaken 46 national projects, including 8 national key projects  from 2011 to 2020.