Main Research Fields
Since early on researchers in IWEP have been providing important reference for economic reform, opening up to the outside world the economic development paths in China through the review and introduction of foreign economic systems, economic reforms, economic policies, development strategies and economic practices.
Since October 1998, IWEP has determined its guideline as strengthening disciplinary development and strengthening the study of current issues. According to the actual needs of reform and change in China, the conditions of the institute and international standards, the institute has adjusted over its disciplines and research departments. Eight research sections have been founded: Research Section of International Finance, Research Section of International Trade, Research Section of Statistics and Modelling, Research Section of Multinational Corporations, Research Section of Industrial Policy, Research Section of World Economic Development, Research Section of International Relations and Research Section of International Strategy.
Major Research Areas and Issues in World Economy:
1. The new trend of international trade, WTO and global trade liberalization;
2. The global strategies of transnational corporations and FDI;
3. Financial globalization and financial turbulence in the world, international financial system reform, regional monetary cooperation and global income inequality;
4. Scientific and technological advancement and global scientific and technological competition, the adjustment of the world industrial structure;
5. The aggravation of poverty and the deterioration of global environment.
IWEP has also greatly strengthened study of the Chinese economy, for example: Chinese macro economic problems under the conditions of opening up; Chinese FDI policies; the study of ChineseR&D policies and Chinese trade policies.
Major Research Areas and Issues in International Politics:
1. Basic theories and methodologies of international relations;
2. International strategy theories, major current issues and countermeasures;
3. Science of foreign affairs, comparative politics and the major relations between countries;
4. Identification of regional hot spots and conflict distribution;
5. Identifying issues in arms control, disarmament, and nonproliferation;
6. Regional security and cooperation; study of China's peripheral security;
7. The United Nations and international organizations, especially the study of the challenges the United Nations encounters in the new period;
8. Comparative study of parties in each country; study of globalization, including the study of global problems, globalization theories and anti-globalization phenomena.