Founded on November, 2011, Center for Agricultural and Rural Economy is a research institution under direct management of Shandong University of Finance and Economics. Its former institute is Development Research Institute on Issues of Agriculture, Farmer and Rural area of Shandong University of Finance. At present, research fields of Center for Agricultural and Rural Economy mainly include the following aspects: 1. Agricultural Economic Theory and Policy; 2. Agricultural and rural finance; 3. Trade of agricultural products; 4. Rural urbanization; 5. New rural construction.
Relying on rural towns, Center for Agricultural and Rural Economy has actively carried out establishment of research and practice bases. At present, four research bases have been set up. With participation of agricultural experts, scholars and entrepreneurs in government, universities, research institutions and enterprises, “Agricultural Economy Salon” activities are organized in the middle of each month to explore hot topics in agricultural and rural development.
At present, Center for Agricultural and Rural Economy has one office and three research institutes, with nearly 20 full-time and spare-time qualified researchers.
The future vision of Center for Agricultural and Rural Economy is to become an important research base of agricultural and rural economy in Shandong province, decision-making consultation institution of Shandong provincial party committee and provincial government and the senior specialized talents cultivation base of agricultural and rural economy in Shandong province.read more