English Language session proposal submissions: Dr. M.E. Jones by e-mail at

Chinese Language session proposal submissions: Dr. Jack Hou by e-mail at

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The Right Policy for China’s Continued Development
 CES Supplemental Call For Papers, 2008
In response to the recent earthquake in Sichuan, China, the Chinese Economists Society (CES) is announcing this special supplemental call for papers” for its annual North American meeting at the University of Regina, Canada, August 20-22, 2008.
The "5.12 earthquake" in Sichuan, China has shocked China and the world. More than 40,000 people are already declared dead, more than 15,000 remain missing, and an astonishing 5 million people are homeless and displaced.  Transportation networks have been obliterated, as has much of the medical and social infrastructure, hampering not only relief efforts, but with serious implications for economic activity and well-being long into the future.  As the industrial powerhouse of China’s southwest, and an important tourism destination for both domestic and foreign tourists in many of its poorer areas – most severely affected by the quake, it is anticipated that the earthquake and its aftermath will have long-term impacts on the population, economy and environment, and China’s very future development, particularly in the southwest.  At this early date it is impossible to give complete estimates of its impacts, but, it is possible to say something about the broader implications of this significant external shock and China’s disaster preparedness, and its policy milieu.
This Supplemental Call For Papers by the CES invites submission of papers that relate to southwestern regional development and how it will be challenged by the earthquake, and also on disaster preparedness and management for special sessions at the conference, which will be dedicated to policy discussion and recommendation to improve the outcomes of recovery and re-building in the disaster areas.
Please refer to the website:  for paper submission. Please have a subtitle on your paper abstract indicating “disaster preparedness” or  “southwestern development and assistance”.
The Chinese Economists Society (CES) is holding a meeting in North America at the University of Regina, Canada, August 20-22, 2008.
The CES invites submission of papers and organized sessions.
Individual paper submissions (in English or Chinese) should include an extended abstract of about 400 words and should be submitted online at 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 focusing on other issues are also welcome at the discretion of the CES Board of Directors. Each submitter may submit up to TWO abstracts and/or be listed as co-authors in multiple organized sessions (Note you may need to use different email addresses for the submissions). 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. Individual paper submissions should be made through our website:
Then click "Abstract submission" on the left.
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.
English Language Submissions (only for session proposal): Dr. M.E. Jones by e-mail at
Chinese Language Submissions (only for session proposal): Dr. Jack Hou by e-mail at
All submissions must be received by May 31, 2008
The themes for the conference are:
  • Health Care
  • Population Health
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Agriculture and Food Security
High-quality papers presented at the conference will be solicited for consideration for special issues or symposium of several renowned international and domestic journals (including Contemporary Economic Policy, China Economic Review, Chinese Economy, Journal of Family and Economic Issues, China Agricultural Economic Review, World Economic Papers).  Note that the theme for the special issue of Journal of Family and Economic Issues is “Family and Economic Issues in Transitional Economies”.
You will receive a notification by e-mail once your paper is accepted (or rejected) by June 15, 2008. Once selected, the completed paper, with an abstract, keywords and JEL classification codes, must be submitted online at  by July 20, 2008. In all cases, presenters are required to provide to their session chair and discussant a copy of their paper (preferably electronically) at least one month prior to the conference.
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: (then click “registration” on the left). We strongly encourage paper presenters to become members of the Chinese Economists Society (CES).
Schedule of Fees:
Earlybird Registration, before July 20, 2008:  Members $200, Non-members $250
Normal Registration: Members $300, Non-members $350
Students and Retirees: Members $75, Non-members $100
Please note:  Student members who present papers are eligible for a housing subsidy for on-campus accommodation.  (Accommodation: on-campus $50 per night; off-campus $120 per night)
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