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  • Locations: Xi'an, China
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: WashU applicants only
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Program Description:

Center for Experimental Economics in Education (CEEE) at Shaanxi Normal University

Address: 620 Chang'an Road West


Sector of Work: Health Education, Health Policy Analysis, Economic Development, Policy Analysis, Policy Development, Mental Health, Health Promotion

Region/Country: Xi'an, China

Mission: The Center for Experimental Economics in Education (CEEE) is a research institute directly subordinate to Shaanxi Normal University. Our goal is to conduct rigorous experiments that simulate actual government programs or policies and use our findings to transform the actions of government and other members of the education sector. CEEE is particularly focused on conducting research in four core theme areas: primary health care, nutrition, health and education, technology and human capital and rural public services. 

Description: The Center for Experimental Economics in Education (CEEE) is an impact evaluation organization that aims to inform sound education, health and nutrition policy in China. CEEE is a core partner of FSI’s Rural Education Action Program (REAP). Together, CEEE and REAP design and evaluate projects that aim to improve health and education in rural China, then communicate the results of these project evaluations to local and national government ministries within China. 


Language Requirement: Mandarin and English required

Possible Projects: All project logistics and fieldwork start and end at the CEEE offices in Xi’an. On any given day, CEEE staff may be engaged in sorting books and toys destined for parenting centers, meeting with local government officials, hosting international visitors, preparing project outreach materials, or presenting research results to an academic audience. Fieldwork takes research staff and students into rural villages across China to conduct surveys, meet with local partners, and interview project participants. Ongoing projects include the founding of a social enterprise that provides free vision care to low-income students, the establishment of village-based parenting centers that facilitate play and reading for babies and toddlers, and a computer-assisted learning program in primary schools.

The first two weeks of the Interns will be spent participating in a structured qualitative research study conducted in conjunction with senior research staff from both REAP and CEEE. This two week introduction to fieldwork will give the fellow an opportunity to meet CEEE staff and learn the ins and outs of conducting a field-based study. The remaining eight weeks of the fellowship will be based out of the CEEE office in Xi’an. The fellow will provide project and field support to CEEE faculty and research staff on an as-needed basis, and will also be expected to provide general research support by conducting literature reviews, translating key project documents into English, providing website assistance, and drafting project reports.

Preferred Knowledge and Background: Public Health, Health Policy, Research, Health Education

Cost: Students are responsible for flights, housing, potential visa fees, and living expenses. Students are required to purchase purchase WUSTL travel insurance for the duration of their practicum for $40/month.

Travel Immunizations or preventative medication is recommended and may be required for your program participation. Students are responsible for covering all associated costs. Please refer to the CDC for more information. 

Brown School Contact: Global Programs Office

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