The Center for Applied Social and Economic Research (CASER) at NYU Shanghai is dedicated to fostering methodologically rigorous, multi-disciplinary research on the most pressing issues related to China’s socioeconomic development. CASER convenes scholars from multiple disciplines to conduct research based on quantitative analysis in focus areas such as education, family and gender, inequality and poverty, migration, population aging and health, as well as urban neighborhood and governance issues.




The Center for Social Research(CSR)of Peking University, founded in October 2012, is an interdisciplinary institute. Since its inception the CSR has advocated rigorous sociological research with the goal of advancing our understanding of social phenomena, problems, structures, and changes through scientific and empirical research. The CSR is also committed to creating cutting edge infrastructure to provide training in quantitative social science research for young scholars in China.