The Chinese Economists Society 2008 Annual Conference Call for Papers
The Chinese Economists Society (CES) Annual Meetings for 2008 will be held in Tianjin at Nankai University. The main theme of the conference is “The New Phase of China's Economic Development”. The conference dates are April 18-19, 2008 (registration on the 17th). There may be a field trip on April 20th, more details forthcoming.
(See the following link for an article on Binhai economic zone.
(See the following link for a news report of Japanese prime minister visiting Binhai new area. http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90001/90776/90883/6328782.html "In Tianjin, Fukuda will inspect the Binhai new area, an economic development zone consisting of more than 6,300 companies, including over 70 joint ventures among the world's top 500 companies." )
The CES invites submission of papers and organized sessions.
Individual abstract submissions (in English or Chinese) should include an extended abstract of about 400 words (please follow the sample format provided at the end of this call-for-papers) and should be submitted online at www.china-ces.org (http://www.china-ces.org/ces_conference/showcontent.asp?id=21 then click on "Abstract submission" on the left panel). All fields of specialization within economics will be considered. Papers focusing on the Chinese economy on the proposed themes will be given preference although papers on other issues are also welcome at the discretion of the CES Board of Directors.
Session proposals, including session title and the name of the chair, the names and affiliations of four to five presenters, discussants for each paper, and paper titles and abstracts, should be submitted to Professor Marion Jones by e-mail at email@example.com with a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org (English sessions) and Professor Kunwang Li by e-mail at email@example.com (Chinese sessions).
Submitters may submit multiple abstracts and/or be listed as co-authors in multiple organized sessions. However, as there is considerable demand for a limited number of presentation slots, CES reserves the right to limit actual presenters to a single oral presentation if necessary. All abstract submissions must be received by January 18, 2008 (extended)
The themes for the conference include (but not limited to):
* social welfare and pensions
* healthcare and population aging
* education and financial issues
* real estate, housing, property rights of land
* agriculture and food security
* international trade
* monetary and fiscal policy
*International dimension of China’s economic development
We have secured special issues from the following journals, exclusively for our conference papers:
China Economic Review: the CES official journal, by Elsevier.
Contemporary Economic Policy: of the Western Economic Association.
The Chinese Economy: by ME Sharpe.
Journal of Family and Economic Issues: by Springer.
In addition, Journal of International and Global Economic Studies and Economic Development and Cultural Change will work closely with us and publish selected papers from those presented at our conference.
You will receive a notification by e-mail once your abstract is accepted (or rejected) by February 28, 2008. Once selected, the completed paper, with an abstract, keywords and JEL classification codes, must be submitted online at www.china-ces.org by March 31, 2008. In all cases, presenters are required to provide to their session chair and discussant a copy of their paper (preferably electronically) at least 2 weeks prior to the conference.
Payment in US dollar can be submitted online with a valid credit card, or with a personal check payable to Chinese Economists Society (address: Chinese Economists Society, Suite 3630, 1080 South University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-106, U.S.A.)
Payment in RMB yuan should be submitted to the following account
请务必在"汇款目的"一栏填写"CES 2008 Meeting/参会者姓名"。
Registration fee structure (before April 7, 2008):
Regular member (CES Member in good standing): $135/RMB972
Student (CES) member: $100/RMB720
Student non-member & Family members of participants: $100/RMB720
AFter April 7, 2008:
CES will charge a uniform registration fee of $180/RMB1296
Please note that presenters from within mainland China has the option to register onsite with discounted rate (RMB 700 for faculty/researchers and RMB500 for students)
Please note that in order to attend or present a paper, you must register for the conference. Registration can be made online through the conference website. We strongly encourage paper presenters to become members of the Chinese Economists Society (CES).
GREGORY CHOW BEST PAPER AWARD
To honor Professor Gregory Chow's (Princeton University) contribution to the field of economics and studies on Chinese economy as well as the gracious support to the CES from the Gregory and Paula Chow Foundation, the CES has established the Gregory Chow Best Paper Award to honor 2 outstanding papers in English presented at its annual conferences by junior scholars (graduate students or those who received a PhD within the last five years). Details are be posted via e-mail and on the CES website: www.china-ces.org and the CES 2008 conference website http://ces2008.org/chowpaper.aspx separately.
Format of Abstract (for the CES conference):
Title of paper (in Times New Roman, pt 12, BOLD)
Name of author, affiliation, and e-mail (if multiple authors, underscore the presenting author), in Times New Roman, pt 10, BOLD.
Abstract (single space, Times New Roman, pt 10)
Interprovincial Migration in China: The Effect of Investment and Migrant Networks
Shuming Bao (University of Michigan), firstname.lastname@example.org
Örn B. Bodvarsson (St. Cloud State University), email@example.com
Jack W. Hou (California State University--Long Beach), firstname.lastname@example.org
Yaohui Zhao (China Center for Economic Research), email@example.com
Since the 1980s, China’s government has eased restrictions on internal migration. This easing, along with rapid growth of the Chinese economy and substantial increases in foreign and domestic investments, has greatly stimulated internal migration. Earlier studies have established that migration patterns were responsive to spatial differences in labor markets in China, especially during the 1990s. However, other important economic and socio-political determinants of interprovincial migration flows have not been considered. These include the size of the migrant community in the destination, foreign direct and domestic fixed asset investments, industry and ethnic mixes and geographic biases in migration patterns. We estimate a modified gravity model of interprovincial migration in China that includes as explanatory variables: migrant networks in the destination province, provincial economic conditions, provincial human capital endowments, domestic and foreign investments made in the province, industry and ethnic mixes in the province, provincial amenities and regional controls, using province-level data obtained from the National Census and China Statistical Press for the 1980s and 1990s. We find strong evidence that migration rates rise with the size of the destination province’s migrant community. Foreign and domestic investments influence migration patterns, but sometimes in unexpected ways. We find that as economic reforms in China deepened in the 1990s, the structure of internal migration did not change as much as earlier studies have suggested. Consequently, our results raise new questions about the World’s largest-scale test case of internal migration and strongly suggest a need for further research.