The school has been laying emphasis on the study of modern economic theories and methods in quantitative economics, and extended to the research in other fields and economic problems in Chinese economy

Under the guidance of eminent professor Zhang Peigang and Professor Lin Shaogong, the research in Development Economics and Chinese economic development is influential in academics, and the research in Econometrics and Financial Quantitative has unique feature. Rich research results have been achieved in the field of microeconomics, macroeconomics, finance, and international economics and trade

Since 1994, the school has published over 100 monographs, textbooks and translations, as well as over 2000 academic papers. Over 40 National Social Sciences Foundation projects and National Natural Science Foundation projects have been carried out by the faculty of the school. More than 50 provincial or ministry research projects and more than 200 enterprise cooperation research projects have been undertaken.

Over 20 research provincial and Ministry level projects are awarded prizes. Two academic dissertations has been elected as "Top 100 Excellent Dissertations in China".

This field includes the second-level discipline called “World Economy” which is in the first-level of theoretical economics as well as “international trade” which belongs to applied economics. It is mainly engaged in the studies of international economy and trade, international investment and transnational companies, world economy and other fields of the theory and its application in China's foreign economy.
This major mainly engaged in econometrics, mathematical economics, financial econometrics and other cutting-edge theories, methods and their applications in China. At present, micro-econometrics, experimental economics, behavioral economics and other emerging areas of study tracking are particularly the important aspects.
Development economics has a long history in our school and our school has become an important base for promoting development economics research and nurturing related talents. Our school has always been at the forefront of domestic economics research. As early as 1988, our school set up a specialized research institution of development economics - economic development research center, as a physical institution directly under the school.
This direction is developed since 1980s under the leadership of Professor Zhang Peigang, one of the economists from older generation. Relying on the Western economics, this is a key secondary discipline at the national level. Mainly engaged in microeconomics, macroeconomics theory and its applied research in China, this direction is also closely related with teaching as well as the nurturing of postgraduates.
Established in 2002, The Research Center of Modern Economics in Huazhong University of Science and Technology is the first center which established the key research base of Hubei Provincial Higher Education Humanities and Social Sciences.