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2023-2024 Faculty Recruitment Paula and Gregory Chow Institute for Studies in Economics

Paula and Gregory Chow Institute for Studies in Economics, Xiamen University
Xiamen University, China
Closing date
Dec 15, 2023

2023-2024 Faculty Recruitment

Paula and Gregory Chow Institute for Studies in Economics, Xiamen University, China.

Job Description and Qualification

Paula and Gregory Chow Institute for Studies in Economics (Chow Institute) invites applications for either tenure-track or tenured full-time faculty positions in the upcoming academic year, starting in September 2024.

Any field. Our preferred areas of specializations are – but are not limited to – econometrics, statistics and data science, economics, and finance.

Junior candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. degree by August 2024 and show evidence of promising research ability. Senior candidates must have a Ph.D. degree and a demonstrably strong research record.

The Chow Institute offers competitive salary and benefit package, along with other benefits, including housing subsidies and research support.


Application Instructions

Application via JOE portal or email are accepted. If applying via email, applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, job market paper(s) and evidence of teaching effectiveness to (Only electronic submissions will be accepted). Please also arrange three reference letters to All materials need to be received by November 30, 2023.


Applicants should also register and complete the online application via


All applications will be reviewed and we will organize initial online interview for selected candidates.


Email for Applications:

For further information please visit:


About Professor Gregory Chow

(Prepared by Professor Ben Bernanke, Chair of the Department of Economics, Princeton University, in May 2001.)


Gregory C. Chow is the Class of 1913 Professor of Political Economy Emeritus at Princeton University. He has been a major figure in econometrics and applied economics. Every beginning econometrics student learns the "Chow test", a statistical test for structural change in a regression. However, Gregory's work extends far beyond his eponymous test. He was a major figure in the postwar flowering of econometrics, and his applied work included important research in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and development economics (particularly in reference to Southeast Asia).


Gregory has become a towering figure in economic transition and economics education in Asia. He played an important role in the transformation of the economy of mainland China. Gregory also did a great deal for ties between China and the United States, including supporting education programs for Chinese students in both countries. His experiences and writings on China were the basis for a popular undergraduate course on the Chinese economy that Gregory taught regularly at Princeton for many years.


About Chow Institute

Paula and Gregory Chow Institute for Studies in Economics is one of China’s leading centers for research, policy evaluation and academic training. First founded as Chow Center in 2016 under the auspice and generosity of Professor Gregory Chow, Chow Institute was upgraded to an independent institution in May 2022. Our founding Director is Professor Yongmiao Hong, who is the Ernest S. Liu Professor of Economics and International Studies Emeritus at Cornell University. Chow Institute is devoted to excellence in training academic candidates, producing original research, and facilitating dialogue of strong policy relevance.


Chow Institute embraces three research centers: NSFC Fundamental Scientific Center for Econometric Modelling and Economic Policy Studies, Key Laboratory of Econometrics of the Ministry of Education (Xiamen University), and Macroeconomic Research Center of Xiamen University.


NSFC Fundamental Scientific Center for Econometric Modelling and Economic Policy Studies (FSCE) is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China and jointly managed by the Center for Forecasting Science at Chinese Academy of Sciences. Approved in 2019, the FSCE is the first national fundamental scientific center not only in the Management Science Division of NSFC, but also in Fujian Province and Xiamen University. Combining research strengths of Xiamen University and Chinese Academy of Sciences in the fields of econometrics, statistics and data science, forecasting science, policy studies, quantitative finance, international economics, environmental economics and climate change economics, FSCE actively promotes in-depth interdisciplinary exploration, and strives to deliver cutting-edge research. It is positioned to be an academic highland for econometric modeling and economic forecasting with international influence.


Key Laboratory of Econometrics of the Ministry of Education (Xiamen University) is among one of the first key laboratories of the Ministry of Education founded in 2009. As China's first key laboratory in Economics, the Key Lab strives to promote econometrics education, research and international academic exchanges in Xiamen University and China.


Macroeconomic Research Center of Xiamen University (MRC) was established in September 2001 with a specific research agenda focusing on policy relevance. Since February 2005, MRC has become a key research center for humanities and social sciences of the Ministry of Education. It is also one of the most important components of the National Philosophy and Social Science Innovation Base, and has long been engaging in China's macroeconomic analysis and forecasting research.


Mission and Goal

Chow Institute is dedicated to becoming a leading economic institution that focuses on econometrics and quantitative policy analysis in China and Asia.


As an international hub for academic exchange, the institute is committed to rigorous theoretical work, innovative research paradigms, and interdisciplinary synergies. It also serves as a highly influential institute in policy research, providing evidence-based policy insights into areas such as economic growth, development, and social governance. Additionally, it is a premier center for training a group of academic talents with a strong theoretical foundation, who can apply cutting-edge econometrics methods and possess a deep understanding of China's economic system.

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