The Long Institute conducts cutting edge interdisciplinary research on its focus areas in relation to the opportunities and challenges of China’s development.
Faculty from social sciences, management, law, and humanities conduct in-depth research on Chinese society, business, and law. They do so through an embedded and contextualized understanding of the local Chinese social and historical conditions. Moreover, where possible, the faculty try and place developments in China within a broader comparative frame to enable a relative view on what is and is not exceptional and special, as well as to present China as a case to broaden theories that have predominantly been based in Western ideas and data.
The research includes several multi-year projects funded through competitive prestigious governmental research grants or through private donations. This includes research done by senior faculty as well as work done by junior scholars at the doctoral or post-doc level. In many research projects, there are direct collaborations with Chinese partners, strengthening the bilateral mission of the Institute.
In all of its research, the Long Institute seeks to follow these action guidelines:
- Bilateral: Where possible, work with partners in the U.S. and in China
- Interdisciplinary: Combine multiple disciplinary perspectives, including those from the social sciences, management, law, and the humanities.
- Theory and Practice integration: Develop work that derives insights from academic research and practice experience, and work that contributes to scholarship and practice.
- Comparative: Place findings from China in a comparative context, while contrasting existing theories and practices from the U.S. to Chinese data.
- Impact-Oriented: Seek to disseminate key research findings and form opinions to guide public and private practice.
The Long Institute is currently engaged in the following projects:
- The Compliance Action Laboratory
- Book Series on Regulation, Compliance and Enforcement
- White-Collar and Corporate Crime in China: Domestic, Regional, and Global Issues
- Food, Drug, and Product Safety in China
- Local Level Law Enforcement in China: Challenges and Solutions
- Lawyers and Tax Payment in China
- Compliance Processes in the Construction and Hospitality Sectors in China
- Compliance Behavior in the Agricultural Sector in China
- New Environmental Regulators (Citizens, NGOs, Prosecutors and Courts) in China
- General Duty to Obey the Law in Comparative Perspective
- US-China 2013 Barometer
- US-China 2016 Barometer
- US-China 2017 Barometer
- US-China 2019 Barometer
- Cosmographic Experiments
- Editing of the Oxford Illustrated History of Modern China
- Philanthropy in the Chinese Diaspora: Chinese American History
- Work Experience and Managerial Performance: Evidence from Chinese Mutual Funds
- Information Transfer in the Common Shareholder Relationship: Does Shared Ownership Affect Fund Investments?
- Perceived Happiness, Social Protest, and Social Stability
- The Cultural Revolution and Maoism in Post-Mao Era
- Labor Dispute, Labor Protest, and Labor Law
- Government Response to National Protest