2022 CES Conference
Dr. Guodong (Gordon) Gao at ggao@umd.edu
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2022 CES Annual Conference (Virtual)

Preliminary program here:

CES 2022 Annual Conference Final Program-no link.pdf


The Chinese Economists Society 2022 Annual Conference

 June 25-26, 2022, Guizhou, and on Zoom

The Chinese Economists Society (CES) calls for paper submissions for its 2022 Annual Conference, jointly hosted by Guizhou University, to be held in a virtual format on June 25-26 (Saturday and Sunday Beijing Time), 2022. To accommodate the time zone differences between China and the US, all sessions will be held in the morning and evening.
The theme of this conference is
“Big Data, AI and Economic Development: Merging Economics with Management”, but we welcome submissions in all fields of economics.


The conference will include invited keynote speakers, roundtable forums, parallel sessions, and professional development and training sessions.
Confirmed keynote speakers include:


Erik Brynjolfsson,  Jerry Yang and Akiko Yamazaki Professor, Professor of Economics at the Graduate School of Business,  Stanford University, and NBER.

Guoqing Chen, Tsinghua University Distinguished Professor of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences,Vice Chairman of Tsinghua University Research Council.

Anthony Dukes, Robert E. Brooker Chair in Marketing and Professor at the University of Southern California,   co-director of USC Marshall School Initiative on Digital Competition.

Avi Goldfarb, Rotman Chair in Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare, University of Toronto,  Chief Data Scientist at the Creative Destruction Lab and the CDL Rapid Screening Consortium. Research Associate at NBER. 

Ginger Zhe Jin, Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland, College Park. Former Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Economics and Senior Principal Economist at Amazon.com.  Co-editor of Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, Associate editor of RAND Journal of Economics.

John List, The Kenneth C. Griffin Distinguished Service Professor in Economics, University of Chicago. Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; Fellow of The Econometric Society (2015); Editor, Journal of Political Economy.

Paul Romer, 2018 Nobel Prize Winner in Economics Sciences, University Professor in Economics at New York University, former Chief Economist at the World Bank.

Tianshu Sun,  Robert R. Dockson Associate Professor of Data Sciences and Operations, University of South California, Associate Professor of Computer Science at USC Viterbi School of Engineering.

Feng Zhu, Professor of Business Administration, Harvard University. Co-editor of Journal of Economics & Management Strategy Special Issue on “Business Revolution”, Associate Editor at Management Science.



CES invites both members and non-members to submit abstract and/or to propose organized sessions at the 2022 Annual Conference. All fields of specialization in economics will be considered. If you would like to present at the conference, please submit an abstract of no more than 400 words with a title, author name(s), JEL code(s), and keywords via the CES website . The abstract submission deadline is extended to April 22, 2022. You will be notified by e-mail by May 2, 2022, as to whether your paper has been accepted for presentation.



If you would like to organize one or more sessions on a specific topic and have speakers/presenters lined up, please submit your proposal to Professor Guodong (Gordon) Gao, CES President, for approval at ggao@umd.edu by April 22, 2022. Each organized session should consist of 4 individual papers. The proposal should contain a tentative name of the session, titles of papers along with their abstracts, as well as names of session presenters and discussants with their emails. Please note that papers included in a session must still go through the regular paper submission process through the CES website to be included into the program. It is the organizer’s responsibility to ensure all papers are submitted properly. The submission deadline of individual papers in proposed organized sessions is April 22, 2022. 

Important Dates 



April 1, 2022

Organized session proposal submission deadline (submit proposals to


April 15, 2022

Abstract submission deadline for both individual presenters and presenters of proposed organized sessions

May 2, 2022

Notification of decision

May 9, 2022

Early Registration ends

June 1, 2022

Registration deadline to be included in the conference program



We will select an outstanding paper presented at the 2022 CES Annual conference by a junior scholar for the Gregory Chow Best Paper Award. To be eligible for consideration for this prestigious award, the corresponding author of the paper must be a junior scholar who received his/her PhD within the last five years (no earlier than May 2017) and has an active CES membership. The   award winner will receive a certificate and a US $1,000 prize.


If you would like to be considered for this award, please send your full paper to Dr. Tingting Ding at tingting.ding@mail.shufe.edu.cn and Dr. Vivian Yue at vivian.yue@emory.edu, Co-Chairs of the Award Selection Committee, by May 22, 2022. 



We will select two outstanding papers presented at the 2022 CES Annual conference by graduate students for the CES Best Student Paper Award. To be eligible for consideration for this prestigious award, the corresponding author of the paper must be a graduate student who is currently enrolled in a master or Ph.D. program and has an active CES membership. The award winner will receive a certificate and a US $500 prize.

If you would like to be considered for this award, please send your full paper to Dr. Susan Lu at lu428@purdue.edu and Dr. Jian Ni at jni@jhu.edu, Co-Chairs of the Award Selection Committee, by May 22, 2022. 


Winners of the Gregory and Paula Chow Foundation Teaching Award will also be announced at the CES Annual Conference.


The CES plans to select a group of high-quality papers presented at the conference for a special issue with the journals China Economic Review and China Economic Journal. Papers submitted for consideration of the special issues still need to go through regular review process of both of these journals. Details about these publication opportunities will be provided later through a CES “Call for Submissions” announcement.


All presenters and conference attendees must register for the Conference. Registration should be made online through the conference page at www.china-ces.org under “Conferences”. You may wait to register until you find out whether your paper is accepted. Please note that registration fees are non-refundable. ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER BY JUNE 1, 2022 TO BE INCLUDED INTO THE FINAL PROGRAM.


You can join the CES and become a member here. Regular membership is $40 per year, and student membership is $15 per year.


Registration Fee Schedules 


Before or on May 9st, 2022

After May 9st, 2022

Regular CES member

US $100

US $140

Non-CES member

US $160

US $200

Student CES member

US $50

US $80

Student Non-CES member

US $100

US $150

The first 200 registrants will receive a free copy of Professor John List’s new bookThe Voltage Effect”, with the author’s signature.


·         For academic matters: Dr. Guodong (Gordon) Gao at ggao@umd.edu 
·         For general inquiries: Professor Lu Xu at soeGZU438@163.com

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