The CUFE–VU Centre for Research on Business and Economics (CRBE) focuses on research and research training in:

  • energy and environmental economics
  • economics of trade and tourism
  • public finance and public policy management
  • international financial reporting standards
  • social welfare and social security
  • health and sport economics.

Mission & aims of the Centre

The mission of CUFE-VU Centre for Research on Business and Economics (CRBE) is to become a world-class research and research training centre focusing on business and economics.

The Centre for Research on Business and Economics (CRBE) was established in 2017 to consolidate the relationship between the Central University of Finance and Economics (China) and Victoria University and to provide directions for future research collaboration.

The Centre aims to:

  • promote collaborative research between the two universities
  • facilitate academic interaction through joint research projects and conferences
  • facilitate graduate research student interaction between the two institutions.

About CUFE

CUFE has been earmarked as one of the top 100 universities to which the Chinese Government has attached top priority for the 21st Century. It’s also a pilot university for developing the national innovation platform under the guidance of China’s Ministry of Education. 

In Beijing, the joint CUFE-VU Research Centre is located at the Xueyuan South College Campus, Beijing.

In Melbourne, the joint Centre is located in the College of Business in the Flinders Street City Campus.

Visiting Fellows

Every year the Centre invites a number of visiting Fellows to each campus for conducting and publishing research in the key areas of interest.

Each visiting Fellow will spend up to 12 weeks at the CRBE to conduct research seminars and workshops and submit research output for publication by the CRBE. 

Centre for Research on Business and Economics Conference, 8 - 9 July 2019, Convention Centre, Victoria University

The annual CUFE-VU Joint CRBE Conference was held at Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia.

The conference themes were:

  • Energy Economics
  • Tourism
  • Climate Change
  • Water Policy.

Program and speakers

The keynote address for the conference was delivered by Professor Ross Garnaut, Professorial Research Fellow in Economics at the University of Melbourne. Professor Garnaut's expertise in international economics, public finance and economic development, particularly in relation to East Asia and the Southwest Pacific, is widely known.

Download the full conference program.

Contacts

If you’re interested in being part of the Centre or learning more about what they do, please get in contact with one of the co-directors:

Professor Guijun Li is the Director, Research Management Office at Central University of Finance and Economic (CUFE). He is also the Secretary-General of CUFE’s Academic Committee and the Director, Global Economy and Sustainable Development Research Centre. 

Professor Li’s major research areas are focusing on urban complex ecosystem, finance and investment of infrastructure. He has chaired and worked collaboratively on about 20 Chinese national level research projects. Professor Li is a council member of the Chinese Research Institute of Construction Management, China Society of Urban Economy, and the Beijing Association of Project Management.

Phone +8610 13641369109
Email: ligj@cufe.edu.cn

Dr Yongqiang Li is Co-director of the VU-CUFE Research Centre on Business and Economics and a Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Law at the College of Law & Justice, VU. He has consulting experience on corporate governance and university governance, promoting law programs and maintaining collaborations with law specialised universities in China and across Asia.

His current research investigates the interaction between law and disruptive technology, IP and Belt and Road Initiative. His areas of expertise include law, governance, regulation, small businesses, evidence-based policy, econometric and statistical modelling.

Email: yongqiang.li@vu.edu.au.

Co-directors: Professor Guijun Li (left) and Dr Yongqiang Li (right)