2020 CES NA Conference
For academic matters:
Prof. Junfu Zhang at juzhang@clarku.edu

For general inquiries:
Prof. Ben Zou at benzou@msu.edu

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2020 CES North America Virtual Conference

2020 CES North America Virtual Conference


Given the global pandemic, it is clear that we will not be able to meet face-to-face this summer. The CES North America Conference organizing committee has therefore decided to hold a virtual conference on August 13-15, 2020 (Thursday – Saturday). We will schedule conference sessions during the morning hours in North America to accommodate participants in Asia. 


If your paper was accepted for presentation at the postponed North America Conference, please go to the following website to let us know whether you will be able to present your paper at this virtual conference: https://mit.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cCt54KoH27RqF6J. If there’s anything else you want to inform us (e.g., your paper’s title has changed or you prefer to present at a particular time), you may use the comments area at the linked website. Please respond by June 10 so that the conference organizing committee can make plans accordingly.


The virtual conference will be free to everybody. If you had paid the registration fee for the originally planned March conference, you will get a refund by June 10. Please contact Dr. Shuming Bao (sbao@umich.edu) for any related issues.


This year’s Gregory Chow Best Paper Award will be announced at the virtual conference. As originally planned, we will publish selected conference papers in a special issue of the China Economic Review (submission deadline: December 31, 2020).


Since nobody “travels” to the virtual conference, we will not provide any travel subsidies this year. However, since it is CES’ long term policy to support junior scholars’ conference travel, this subsidy will become available again once we return to in-person conferences.


More details are coming shortly.  


Junfu Zhang

President, Chinese Economists Society (2019-20)

Professor, Director of Graduate Studies

Department of Economics

Clark University

950 Main Street

Worcester, MA 01610

Phone: (508) 793-7247

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