《China Business News》today published a testing edition of TTPEC (Top Ten Programs in Economics in Mainland China), which doesn't only take into full account of the stocks accumulated by the various "first moves" made in the field of economics during the past ten years, but it also stresses the angle of the modern economics, outlining the direction of future development and potentials in respect of opening-up and intellectual introduction.
According to the newspaper, China Center for Economics Research (CCER) at Peking University, ranks first among the Top Ten, which is not surprising because of its accumulation and stocks. Among the three first indexes, CCER ranked the third only in the index of opening-up and influence, but in the other two, it was both considered the best in its ability of economics education and research.
Guanghua School of Management, another institution of Peking University, ranks the second among the Top Ten, the School of Economics Management, Tsinghua University follows, and the fourth and the fifth on the list are respectively the School of Economics of SHUFE (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics), and the Advanced Research Center of Economics of Wuhan University.
It is found that the top five institutions share the common advantages of making the first moves and owning high proportions of scholars returning from overseas, which was highly valued by the modern economics; the rest five ones, however, boast more of strong traditional accumulation, including the School of Economics of Peking University, the School of Economics of Fudan University, the School of Economics of Renmin University of China (RUC), Lingnan (University) College of Sun Yat-sen University, and the School of Finance, Renmin University of China.